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21:17, Dec 16 2013

Medicine stolen

Prescription medicine has been stolen from a house in Blenheim, police say.

Constable Andrew Holdaway, of Blenheim, said the medicine was taken from a house in Taylor Pass Rd on Friday. It was not known how much medicine was stolen, Mr Holdaway said.

Container broken into

A padlocked refrigerated container at Drylands Winery on Hammerichs Rd was broken into at the weekend, Mr Holdaway said.

The theft happened between Saturday night and Sunday morning. It was not known what was taken, he said.


Meanwhile, an outboard motor was stolen from a boat parked on a rural property near Okaramio.

The boat was not visible from the road, Mr Holdaway said.

Yacht salvaged

A yacht that mysteriously sunk in the Marlborough Sounds this month has been salvaged.

Marlborough harbourmaster Alex Van Wijngaarden said the 15-metre yacht was pulled from Ruakaka Bay, in Queen Charlotte Sound.

He did not know what had caused the boat to sink.

The owner of the yacht said he had yet to establish why the boat sunk and was still investigating.

Candidate countdown on

The National Party is expected to select its Kaikoura electorate candidate at a meeting tonight.

The meeting of party branch delegates, which is not open to the public, will choose between sitting MP Colin King and Marlborough grapegrower Stuart Smith, who is challenging him.

The Labour Party is expected to announce its candidate this week.

The general election is due to be held by November next year.


The Marlborough Express