With Christmas approaching, people in Marlborough talk about what a traditional Christmas Day looks like for them.
Visitors to Marlborough can take a spin on a scooter this summer.
A slow start to Christmas trade in Blenheim has turned into a last-minute rush.
Holidaymakers are being warned not to take shellfish from Tory Channel.
Boaties flouting lifejacket rules will get slapped with a $200 fine, says Marlborough's harbourmaster.
A 23-year-old Blenheim man has been sent to prison for raping an 8-year-old girl.
Woman gets degree without having to leave lounge
A Marlborough woman has graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree without having to leave the region.
Some of the south's best wildlife experiences are within easy reach of downtown Dunedin.
A 31-year-old man who was found with about $7000 worth of stolen property from two Marlborough burglaries has received a community-based sentence.
$70,000 grant helps rural fire brigade
A rural Marlborough fire brigade has bought a new smoke chaser after their old fire truck kept breaking down on the way to fires.
Okiwi Bay residents have clubbed together to buy or lease a small plot of private land so they can continue to burn their green waste.
A small group of determined shoppers sprinted through the doors of The Warehouse in Blenheim, eager to snap up post-Xmas bargains.
A man charged with ram-raiding a van into Blenheim’s Work and Income office on Christmas Day will not appear in court today.
A man in his early 20s remains in a serious condition in hospital after a crash near Kaikoura on Christmas Day.
Man charged with burglary and arson after Work and Income building ram-raided and set alight.
Blenheim man Jessie Hepi has not been seen since leaving work on December 17.
Blue cod back on the menu but few out looking after recreational season opens in Marlborough Sounds.
Campers heading to Momorangi Bay Camp will discover upgraded facilities and improved accessibility.
Drivers urged to be careful over holiday season
Marlborough police will be targeting drink-drivers and taking a zero-tolerance policy on speeding.
Blue cod are back on the menu after the season opened on Saturday.
A 54-year-old Blenheim man has been sentenced to home detention on his twelfth charge of drink-driving.
A pair of leafy green mazes have sprouted on a Marlborough farm as a family's solution to summer holiday boredom.
Marlburians and visitors to the region can get up close and personal with two endangered New Zealand falcons.
Picton's heritage railway station is up for sale for the first time in 20 years.
Community work detention for daughter and mum with lesser roles in 'drug supermarket'.
Two teens have appeared in court over the burglary of rugby jerseys from ex-All Black Leon MacDonald's home.
Commute worth the quality time for Trudy
Christmas has begun for Marlborough woman Trudy Hennessy, who is already celebrating the festive season with her two granddaughters.
The lights of a Blenheim neighbourhood are drawing in crowds like moths to a flame this year.
Leon MacDonald says he's 'gutted' after 15 rugby jerseys were stolen from his Blenheim home.
Sick of scrambling in your handbag or wallet for a few dollars to feed your parking meter?
Christmas magic to help shoppers
Parking fairies are handing out Christmas cheer in Blenheim CBD.
Avoid the hectic hustle and bustle of pre-Christmas food shopping and instead relax at the twilight Marlborough Farmers' Market tomorrow.
A cluster of Marlborough organisations are working together to changes the region's drinking culture.
Fish & Game is still waiting for confirmation 1080 does not pose any sub-lethal risks to anglers.
Learning is work and work is learning, 400 graduates told as they step out with new qualifications.
It's summer and you fancy a holiday in the South Island. But will the ferry get you there?
All invited to centre's communal festive lunch
The anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ makes Christmas an important event on the Christian calendar.
In 1964, the last whale was harpooned off the Kaikoura coast.
Sex offender Arthur Samuel Roy Senior, 66, went to the Court of Appeal to fight for continued name suppression.
Kiwi farmers uneasy about a $40k fine handed out to farming couple for not wearing helmets while on quad bikes.
To his family Arthur Samuel Roy Senior was a likeable rogue, but for three decades he preyed on vulnerable teenage girls.
Report on incident not released yet
The boom of a crane that crashed to the ground at Blenheim's new ASB Theatre earlier this week has been cut in half and removed.
John's Kitchen has worked its usual "miracle" to feed diners at its annual Christmas dinner.
Top doctor "filled with horror" at online stores selling quad bikes for children as young as four.
A $500,000 government grant for the new Marlborough ASB Civic Theatre shows recognition of its worth in the community, a theatre spokesman says.
A Marlborough woman has been found guilty of assaulting her husband and daughter after a night at the pub.
Education ministry officials say the option of maintaining Blenheim's colleges still remains.
A young seal found wandering the streets of Picton last week is relaxing at a Marlborough Sounds resort trying to put on a bit of weight.
The Department of Conservation has completed its "Battle for our Birds" pest control at Mt Stanley, in the Marlborough Sounds, and at the Nelson Lakes National Park.
Renwick residents have opposed plans to provide accommodation for vineyard workers.
Marlborough Lines is considering selling its stake in a Bay of Plenty lines company rather than appeal a ruling forbidding it from acquiring more shares.
With just seven sleeps until the big day, Blenheim businesses are hoping Christmas sales will pick up after a rather slow start.
Women are making a list and hoping their partners check it twice to get the perfect Christmas present.
Mural featuring Maori mythological guardians has been completed by pupils at Bohally Intermediate School.
A hidden history of unmarked Marlborough graves will soon be revealed.
The Only Marlborough brand has started to gain momentum on social media reaching 25,000 Twitter users.
Karyn Malthus has been appointed the new Tasman police district commander.
A new "sunlounger park" on Picton's waterfront has drawn mixed reactions from long-time residents and tourists.
'Bomb curious' Blenheim man convicted after buying ingredients to make an explosive device.
The Ministry of Education has ruled out keeping Marlborough Boys' and Girls' colleges as they are.
Firefighters were called to a suspected chemical leak at a Marlborough freight company yesterday.
Marlborough grapegrowers recruited helicopters from across NZ to help protect their crop this spring.
The cockpit of a Boeing 737 parked at the Blenheim railway station car park yesterday morning attracted a steady stream of interested visitors.
Seddon residents will soon be able to use their swimming pool again.
Maori wardens will be keeping people safe on Marlborough streets again after a five-year hiatus.
A Marlborough farming couple has been fined $40,000 for not wearing helmets while riding their quad bikes.
Mishap doesn't hold up progress
Work on Blenheim's new ASB Theatre hasn't slowed after part of a crane plummeted to the ground on Monday.
Suppression will end on Friday for a man found guilty of 35 charges, including rape, last week.
The Marlborough community's cries for two new colleges on a joint site have been heard.
The Marlborough Sounds is the setting for a new novel by Wellington writer Thomas W Devine.
Man sentenced to community detention after stalking a Marlborough teenager for two years.
'Relief and joy' after 15-year battle
Marygold Miller sits in her easy chair with a wide grin as a pensioner walks safely across a new pedestrian crossing outside her rest home villa in Blenheim.
A man who assualted his former partner was remanded in custody for sentencing.
Blenheim man ordered to pay reparation after trying to reminisce with an old friend while drunk.
Agreement outlining who should respond to medical callouts won't affect Marlborough firefighters.
A decision on the future of Marlborough's colleges could be a closer after a meeting last night.
Graduates from a new viticulture degree in Blenheim are expected to hit the ground running.
Whale lovers, conservationists and former whalers are gearing up to celebrate 50 years since the last whale was harpooned in the Marlborough Sounds.
A Blenheim retailer has described the smashing of a display window at his store as "senseless vandalism".
The co-founder of Lawson's Dry Hills has sold her majority stake in the company to long-term investors.
Thieves have stolen the slide and swings from Burleigh Park in Blenheim.
Two Marlborough brothers had a pleasant surprise on Friday, when New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum offered to replace a bat that was stolen from outside their house.
A Blenheim teenager endured a gruelling week of sleep deprivation to graduate as one of 41 air force recruits at Base Woodbourne last week.
A young seal found in Picton's CBD has been the talk of the town.
Crane working on Blenheim's new multi-million dollar theatre breaks and topples to the ground.
Friendship Force member Judith Kerridge is frustrated nothing has been done about a new bus shelter at the Blenheim Railway Station.
Shoppers will need a little more loose change when they head into town next year after a hike in parking charges.
More than 3000 people turned out with their picnic blankets and folding chairs for Blenheim's annual Christmas in the Park event at Pollard Park last night.
Plummeting milk prices threaten to cost a Marlborough family thousands.
His first move to Australia almost ended in disaster but now, Nathan Stretch is in paradise.
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