Stubbing out

Raupo director Stephane Ughetto says he and his team are proud to work at a smokefree restaurant.

Smokefree groups are teaming up with restaurants and cafes for World Smokefree Day.

What's in a name?

People can get confused flying to Blenheim and landing at Marlborough Airport.

Blenheim isn't the first town to consider a name change. How would you like to live in Google?

Introducing Isabelle Saunders

Marlborough Youth Councillor Isabelle Saunders, 17.

Marlborough Girls' College student Isabelle Saunders is passionate about youth involvement.

Ballet students' magic night

Keen young Marlborough dancers, from left, Mary Hedgeman, 8, Theodore McFadden, 5, Sarah Olliver, 8, Phineas McFadden, ...

Five young Marlborough dancers are getting ready for a magic night with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Sensitive obesity checks needed

Obese pre-school children in Marlborough will get health checks under a government directive.

"Kids are self-conscious. There is a social stigma that goes with being 'the fat kid'."

The Marlborough City debate stuff nation

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith doesn't think Blenheim should change its name without overwhelming public support.

A winemaker and a politician champion the pros and cons of a Blenheim name change.

Health board tackles bullying

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is taking steps to prevent bullying in the workplace.

It wants to make reporting workplace harassment more informal.

Four things to love from Chelsea

Kiwi winemakers Cloudy Bay commissioned Sam Ovens to create this striking garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

Our pick of great garden ideas from this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Dog poo in her freezer

Judge Peter Butler convicted Harrington and remanded him for sentencing on June 13.

Marlborough man smashes his ex-girlfriend's belongings, leaves a surprise in her freezer.

Facebook charge


A man has appeared in court for using someone else's Facebook account. 

Assault denied

Blenheim District Court

A Picton man has denied assaulting a man with an air gun and a knife. 

Careless driving

Blenheim District Court

A Marlborough man has been charged with careless driving causing death. 

Animal cruelty

Blenheim District Court

The trial of two Marlborough men accused of cruelty towards animals has been delayed.

Make it your business

Blenheim Business Association chairman Anthony Mullen, left, and executive committee member Win Greenaway.

A Blenheim business group wants to firm up its membership, secure funding and encourage businesses to collaborate.

Flasher enjoyed the risk

Blenheim District Court.

He waited in bushes and alleyways before exposing himself to school girls.

The kids are all right

Atom flight, from left, Ryan Simmons, Aidan Thomas and Robbie Miller.

Marlborough's young bands have talent, they just need somewhere to play.

Concerns over airport proposal

Construction site of a new hangar at Kaikoura Airport in 2011. More hangars are planned, along with an increase in ...

Helicopters not wanted at airfield.

Slow down around dolphins video

A dolphin struck by a boat.

Boats speeding through dolphin pods can disrupt their feeding, sleeping and socialising.

The cost of shelter

Emily Holder is paying back a $475 loan she got from the Ministry of Social Development to stay at a Blenheim holiday park.

Emily Holder didn't want to live in a cabin, but she has racked up hundreds of dollars in debt with WINZ after seeking help with accommodation.

Help for obese pre-schoolers

DHBs get ready to start screening pre-schoolers for obesity as the government's new health target take effect from July1.

More than one in 10 Canterbury 4-year-olds obese and eligible for weight loss treatment.

Brawl over 'bludging cigarettes'

The Blenheim District Court.

Man threatens woman, fights her father over friend's tobacco.

Push to rename 'boring' Blenheim

A group of business people think changing Blenheim's name to Marlborough City will help the town leverage off the ...

It's warmer than Queenstown and smells less than Rotorua, but still struggles with visitors. Is Marlborough City more appealing?

Introducing Lindsay McGinlay

Marlborough Girls College student Lindsay McGinlay, 14.

In the third of a series of interviews getting to know Marlborough's young people we spoke to Lindsay McGinlay, 14.

Warm spell's bitter end

Marlborough's warm spell has come to an end.

Snowy cold snap brings an abrupt end to Marlborough's Indian summer.

Angry voters will vote Trump

US ambassador Mark Gilbert takes a selfie with Marlborough Boys' College head boy Ma'ara Ave and Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

US ambassador fields questions on Donald Trump, America's gun laws and being friends with Obama.

New creche for kiwi

Rowi kiwi chicks will learn how to find food at their new home in the Marlborough Sounds.

Raising babies is never easy, but raising the rarest kiwi chicks in the world needs a team effort.

Two years to build new bridge

Civil engineering student Daniel Owen, of Blenheim, fills in a submission on the future of the Opawa River bridge.

Marlborough residents most interested in the design of the new bridge and what will happen to the old one

'Let our children cycle in safety'

Jo Clendon, with her children, has petitioned Parliament for a law change that would allow children under 14, and their ...

While it is illegal to cycle on a footpath, Marlborough police say they won't be reprimanding children cycling to school.

Introducing Alice Overend

Marlborough Youth Councillor Alice Overend loves sport.

The first in a series of Marlborough Youth Council profiles for Youth Week, May 21 to May 28.

Aquaculture rules delay

Planning rules around aquaculture in the Marlborough Sounds have been shelved until next year.

Ten years worth of work on Marlborough Sounds marine farming is put on hold by council due to fears of legal action.

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