Ex-employee's angry spending spree

The Blenheim District Court.

He bought $15,000 worth of construction tools under the names of three former employers.

Man charged with sexual violation

The Blenheim District Court.

Police claim he twice sexually violated and twice indecently assaulted the same young girl in one day.

Housing solutions 'out there'

Labour social development spokeswoman MP Carmel Sepuloni, left, Kaikoura candidate Janette Walker and housing spokesman ...

Labour will run Housing NZ as a public service with one goal; "to house people in need".

Drug capital of New Zealand?

Meth use has risen dramatically in Blenheim.

Better known for its ageing population, mayor says new stats aren't "the sort of publicity we need".

Build your own roads

A forestry block in Marlborough.

Landowner will have to build his own roads for Marlborough Sounds forestry operation.

Lotto winner's surprise

A Blenheim man bought a winning Lotto ticket from New World Blenheim.

A Blenheim man thought he had won $50, instead he walked away 4000 times richer.

Mystery couple rescue woman

Ryland Mazey, 2, with his mother Sarah. Ryland was strapped to his mother's back when she sprained her ankle while ...

Sarah Mazey is looking for strangers who went "above and beyond" after her tramping accident.

Rural show celebrates 144 years

Marlborough A&P Show vice-president Chris Bowron, left, and secretary Heather Clelland say the annual show still plays ...

A&P Show brings farmers and townies together to rub shoulders and chew the fat over the state of the nation.

Man charged with sexual violation

The Blenheim District Court.

He is also charged with intentionally damaging a camera in his jail cell.

Man allegedly threatened police families

The Blenheim District Court.

Man who allegedly threatened to kill a police officer and his wife not mentally fit to stand trial.

Networking on the cheap

The Marlborough District Council spends the second least on social media promotions of all the councils in New Zealand.

No social media splash-outs, but the Marlborough council is looking at better ways to get the message out.

Still reeling after house fire tragedy video

The Pearce family in front of their Tuamarina home, from left, Robin, Hugh, 12, Lisa, Holly, 14, and Lucy the cat.

Family home reduced to charred shell, while the smell of smoke still lingers.

Meet the real Mc Lovin video

Lydia Martin, left, does not mind that Mc Lovin, right, changed his name.

He changed his name to Mc Lovin to make people laugh - but it was sparked by tragedy.

Mysteries of the deep

A digital map of the Sounds seabed is set to uncover what lies beneath the water. From left, NIWA marine data manager ...

Mapping of Sounds seafloor to reveal mysteries of the deep.

Freedom camping pressure nationwide

German freedom campers at Koromiko reserve. Gesa Stoever, left, Leon Obendorf, centre, and Emily Smirr, right

The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association already owned, or leased 32 sites around the country but were keen to acquire more land, especially in Marlborough.

Marching for our children

Our Children's Future Hikoi reaches Kaikoura en route to Parliament.

Group reaches halfway mark in cross-country protest against TPPA.

Kaiteriteri moutainbiker winched

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter has had a busy start to Labour Weekend.

A busy Labour Weekend for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

Music to the ears

Marlborough Boys College students Steven Simpson 16, left, and Jonty Zydenbos, 14, won the Campbell Trophy for Musicianship.

MBC jazz musician Jonty Zydenbos "really, really" happy to be receive award.

Man beaten for 'wearing pink'

Kent Morgan shows the aftermath of being attacked by two men for wearing a pink shirt.

Kent Morgan was walking home when he was attacked over the colour of his shirt.

Jubilation at 150th jubilee

The Beal family is proud to attend the Grovetown School 150th jubilee on Saturday. Pictured, from left, is Cienna, 6, ...

Grovetown School celebrates 150 years of memories.

Toxic algae could kill dogs

The toxic algae can detach from rocks and float to the edge of a river, where dogs find and eat it.

Avoid rivers with the brown, musty bacteria, scientists warn parents and dog owners.

Lotto windfall in Blenheim

A customer in Blenheim is $200,000 richer.

The winning ticket in Blenheim has not yet been claimed.

Clown caution urged

Pennywise - the clown form of a demonic entity from Stephen King's 1986 horror novel It.

"There's a real danger of somebody dressed up as a clown being shot."

Spy McSpyface - wine not? video

Spy Valley Wines viticulturist Adam McCone at the Wairau Valley vineyard the company is looking to name.

Marlborough wine company latest to ask public for ideas on a new name. That's risky business.

Labour plans mental health review

Labour leader Andrew Little speaks at Marlborough Boys' College, in Blenheim.

Mental health often seen as the "poor cousin" of health, says Andrew Little.

Schools kickstart co-location planning

Deputy principal Michael Heath has been appointed co-location planning manager for Marlborough Boys' College.

"Fantastic changes are occurring in how education works."

Protest march to Picton

Free Scott Watson protesters in Christchurch on August 13.

A group dedicated to freeing Scott Watson is planning marches from Christchurch to Picton to push for a re-examination of the case.

Garden oasis of suburbia

Jill Tomlinson invites garden lovers to explore the private grounds of her family's Maxwell Rd home at Nelmac Garden ...

Take a peek into Blenheim's best private gardens.

'You need to talk, to confide'

Bary Neal and Carolyn Jones say young people need to help each other through depression.

''I never thought he had got to that point,'' Matt Neal's dad said, ''I think he just held it all inside.''

Man robbed at knife-point

Police are looking for two men involved in a knife-point robbery in central Blenheim.

One man pulled a knife while the other hit the victim from behind during a robbery in Blenheim, police said.

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