First date sleepover for Picton pair

Picton's most popular love story looks set to continue after a successful first date ended in a sleepover yesterday.

Shirtless dog guy, admirer 'all cuddly' on date

There was "a bit of magic" between a shirtless, tattooed barista and a traveller whose first date has made global headlines.

Blenheim murderer 'mystified' by killing

A man who murdered his wife in Blenheim 15 years ago remains “mystified” about the killing.

Treats in store at school's harvest fair

Second-hand bargain hunters can get first dibs on the white elephant stall at the Rapaura School Country Harvest Fair this Saturday, for a small fee.

Company fails to pay couple $100,000 reparation

A Kaikoura couple have applied to put a Blenheim company into liquidation after it failed to pay more than $100,000 in court-ordered reparations.

Vineyard work paying off back home

The story of a coconut oil launched in New Zealand last week is entwined with the grape vines of Marlborough.

Algae mats threat to humans, dogs, stock

Algae linked to deadly bacteria found in a Picton dam last week discovered in Wairau River.

Strickly a waste of money

A spelling gaffe on a Marlborough parking sign has left Marlborough Roads employees red-faced.

Boatloads of trash retrieved from cove

Divers have hauled up three boatloads of rubbish from a Marlborough Sounds marine reserve.

Woman's tattoo honours soldiers

'I'll never forget my dad'

Blenheim woman Robyn Thomson wears her heart on her sleeve.

Accusations of lying in sex tape trial

A defence lawyer has accused a woman of lying about her knowledge of being filmed having sex with her former partner.

Mystery admirer whisked away by Picton barista

Picton's most eligible bachelor has met his mystery admirer - and whisked her away from the crowds.

Sex tapes 'gross breach' of woman's privacy

Woman had no idea her ex-partner was filming her during sex, a court has heard.

Temperature dip put frost fans in action

Temperature dip in the middle of ripening season prompted vineyards to trigger frost fans.

Water restrictions for Renwick, Picton, Havelock

Residents in Renwick, Picton and Havelock are again being asked to conserve water.

Unaware car parkers cop hefty fines

Motorists unaware of new parking charges introduced in Blenheim have been slapped with $40 infringement notices.

A Kiwi love story in the making

Romantic story is talk of the town

Hopeless romantics are waiting with bated breath to hear the end of a homegrown love story that started with a passing smile on Picton's foreshore.

Nelson Grey Power president disowned by national body

National Grey Power Federation disowns Neville Male, ordering him not to use Grey Power name.

Swiss crash driver did not realise he was on the wrong side of the road

Tourist didn't realise he was on wrong side of road when he caused head-on smash.

RSA women's section celebrates 70 years

The Marlborough Returned Services Association Women's Section celebrated its 70th anniversary yesterday.

Marlborough Sounds trust reclaiming the skyline

The best advertising for the Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust is the skeletal remains of poisoned wilding pines, visible from passing ferries.

Kaikoura A&P Show goes down a treat

Townsfolk and countryfolk mingled with international visitors in sparkling conditions at Kaikoura's A&P Show on Saturday.

Gastro bug shuts down retirement village

A week-long gastroenteritis outbreak at a Blenheim retirement village has been controlled, the village's manager says.

Game fiesta hits target with family fun

A baby possum, a few deer and even a hedgehog made it to the weigh station at this year's Grovetown School Game Fiesta.

Blenheim drug dealer avoids prison

A convicted Blenheim drug dealer has avoided a jail sentence because of his medical needs.

Pelorus Sound seabed under microscope

Scientists begin study of how the Pelorus Sound seabed has changed in the past 500 years.

Drug dealers jailed after residents complain

Four Blenheim drug dealers have been sent to prison after an undercover police operation that was sparked by frustrated residents.

Cancer survivor 'buggered' after 16-hour charity walk

A Blenheim cancer survivor says he's 'buggered' after walking 16 hours in honour of a sister who died of leukaemia.

Disoriented man staggering home from hospital

A disoriented man with a walking frame tried to walk 1.5 kilometres home from hospital in the rain.

Elderly man given phonebook to get home after surgery

Hospital staff gave elderly man a phonebook when he needed to get home after stent surgery.

More families needing grants for school costs

More parents are struggling to afford equipment needed for their children to learn.

Blenheim 9-year-old to get bravery award

Bravery award for Blenheim 9-year-old

A brave Blenheim boy dialled 111 after a fall left his mum struggling to breathe and helped mind his young sisters.

Hokitika Wildfoods Festival revamped

The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is relying on ticket sales this year to turn a profit.

Gastro outbreak at resthome 'controlled'

A week-long gastroenteritis outbreak at a Blenheim retirement village has been controlled, the village's manager says. 

Court for alleged broom sex attackers

Three men have appeared in court in Blenheim charged with sexually violating a man with a broom stick.

All-day parking fee

A new parking charge of $4 will allow drivers to leave their vehicles all day in any of the Marlborough District Council's off-street car parks.

Elderly man hospitalised after crash

An 85-year-old man has been taken to hospital after two cars collided in Blenheim.

It's Only Marlborough but they like it

The Only Marlborough logo has been appearing on product labels, shirts, websites, Twitter accounts and hashtags as people show their support for the new marketing scheme.

End in sight for 'intense' fire season

Intense summer of bush fires could soon be over as temperatures dip.

Region's hospitals rate well

Patients in Marlborough and Nelson have among the shortest emergency department stays in the country.

Licence queue

Learner and restricted drivers hoping to sit practical driving tests in Blenheim are having to wait up to a month for an appointment.

Seresin finds the life in the land

"Organics, biodynamics and beyond"

Marlborough wine company Seresin Estate has hit a milestone - 20 years of organics. Wine reporter Chloe Winter catches up with manager Colin Ross to see how far they have come.

Operation Queen nails local drug network

One of the most senior players in a Blenheim drug-dealing ring has admitted selling cannabis for 10 years.

Drug dealers jailed after residents complain

Four Blenheim drug dealers have been sent to prison after an undercover police operation that was sparked by frustrated residents.

Centres use app to keep kids sun-safe

New technology keeps kids safe in the sun

An app that measures UV levels is helping to keep children sun-safe at two Blenheim early childhood centres.

'Kiwis cause more crashes'

New data on foreign drivers actually paints poor picture of Kiwi drivers, says Marlborough policeman.

Students roll into adventure tourism

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology students got a dunking in their first week.

Police fail to prove accused was at scene

Man found not guilty of stealing a log splitter from a Blenheim property after police couldn't prove he was at the scene.

Billionaire and friends hosted by winery

Super-yacht owning Russian billionaire spends a day sipping wine at Cloudy Bay.

Driver caught one hour after court appearance

Blenheim man caught driving while suspended an hour after appearing in court on the same charge.
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