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Power trust delays customer payout

Marlborough Lines pylons in the Awatere Valley.

Electricity users to wait longer for their share of Yealands deal profits, but dividend is triple last year's.

Harbourmaster says goodbye

Retiring Marlborough harbourmaster Alex Van Wijngaarden, left, with his successor, deputy harbourmaster Luke Grogan.

After 22 years, the man responsible for Marlborough's maritime safety is retiring.

Food of the earth

Specialist in plant foraging Mel Wright demonstrated where to find edible plant material and how to use it in meals.

Marlborough iwi reconnect with foraging techniques of yesteryear.

Vandals accuse Shenfield

Marlborough District Councillor Laressa Shenfield's election signs have been vandalised.

Marlborough District Councillor Laressa Shenfield upset by "defamatory" vandalism implying she was responsible for a leaked recording.

Tramper stuck in fog

The last leg of the Nydia Track.

A 62-year-old spends night alone in Marlborough bush after wandering from the track.

Boy's presents torched

Rheuben Pedersen lost his birthday presents after the family car was set on fire.

He was about to turn 5, and all his presents were in the car ready for the big day. Then someone set it on fire.

Voting on the climate

Climate Karanga Marlborough members, from left, Pete Wilkinson, Peter Deacon, Bill McEwan, Budyong Hill and Lesley Hill.

A Marlborough lobby group has got the positions of local body candidates on climate change.

Four years in the growing video

Niamh Doherty, 8, had her hair cut off to help a teenager with alopecia.

Niamh was 4 when she decided to grow her hair for a friend with alopecia. Now she's 8, it's finally long enough.

Farmer florist

Jeanine Wardman farmer florist

Jeanine Wardman must have one of the best offices in Marlborough.

Sniffing out stink bugs

A brown marmorated stink bug perches on a sorghum plant.

Detector dogs could be employed to track down the hitch-hiking intruders that could wipe out crops.

King Salmon share price set

New Zealand King Salmon owns and operates eight sea farms in the Marlborough Sounds.

New Zealand King Salmon shares will be priced at $1.12 for its upcoming initial public offering.

'We just want to clear it up'

Departing councillor Jessica Bagge at the final Marlborough District Council meeting before the elections, on Tuesday.

The second Marlborough councillor refusing to sign a statutory declaration over the Whale Oil leak has been named.

Hiring doctors a costly practice

Picton Medical Centre practice manager Leeanne Gardiner has used recruitment agencies to hire doctors, which is quickly ...

GPs are turning to "very expensive" recruitment agencies to lure overseas doctors as Kiwi graduates leave the country.

Scoring political points

John Rodger, Ray Clearwater, and Selwyn Sidaway ride a cycleway in Blenheim.

Sport could be a deciding factor in the upcoming local body elections.

Bud burst underway

Cloudy Bay viticulturist Jim White inspects a chardonnay grape vine in the company's vineyard off Matthews Lane.

Chardonnay vines are opening their leaves as Marlborough gears up for the growing season.

Guns and drugs discovered

Some of the weapons found at a property in rural Blenheim.

Routine rental inspection uncovers weapons, ammunition and cannabis.

Payback time for benefit fraudsters

The Blenheim District Court.

But to pay off the full amount would take too long.

All together now

Marlborough District Council ele

Voting papers are out, the candidates have spoken and we've gathered their profiles for you to peruse.

Riding in harmony

Tracey Johnson has been named National Judge of the Year 2016 at the Dressage NZ Conference.

Dressage judge of the year says you don't need an expensive horse, just the will to learn.

Making promises he can keep

Marlborough mayoral candidate John Leggett and his partner Anne Best outside their Blenheim home.

Ahead of the October elections, reporter Oliver Lewis catches up with each of the four mayoral candidates. Meet lawyer and two-time councillor John Leggett.

Woman pleads not guilty to murder

Blenheim District Court.

A Blenheim woman accused of murdering her daughter has pleaded not guilty.

Is Scott Watson really guilty?

Dr Chris Gallavin investigates Scott Watson's case in a new TV One doco.

A new TV One doco asks if Scott Watson should have been convicted for killing Ben Smart and Olivia Hope.

Clandestine cooks' killer gamble

Constable Matthew Crawford of Nelson police with the butane canisters commonly used by cannabis oil producers.

"The force of these explosions are powerful enough to lift off roofs and send glass shards flying long distances," cops warn.

Time running out for duathlon

The New World Blenheim Marlborough Kids Duathlon will be held for the 10th year this year.

The 10th anniversary of the New World Blenheim Marlborough Kids Duathlon is just around the corner.

'I am not signing any declarations'

Blenheim ward councillor Jamie Arbuckle.

Two councillors don't sign. One fronts up, but who is the other?

Almost time to weigh waste

The Waste Sorting Centre in Blenheim opens on November 1.

First council-owned waste sorting plant nears completion.

'You're either working or not working'

The Blenheim District Court.

Woman with learning disability claims she could not understand benefit forms.

Door-knocking doesn't work

Business consultant Stephen Ryan.

What is being done to get younger voters more involved in Marlborough?

An outsider's paradise

Harcourts Picton sales assistant Lisa Cockerell on the balcony of a Marina Drive property listed with the real estate ...

Four out of five properties sold in Picton bought from outside the region.

Styling New Zealand's top models

Taylah Eagle at the New Zealand Fashion Week. The Kaikoura hairdressing apprentice was picked for a 20-strong team to ...

Kaikoura hairdressing apprenticeship embraces NZ Fashion Week.

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