Thinking outside the box

Bridge Street Collective founder, New York-based Galen King, is behind a new shipping container precinct in Nelson's ...

We need visionaries who can turn the mundane into extraordinary focal points.

Scallop closure essential

A temporary closure of the Southern Scallop Fishery area (SCA7) in the Marlborough Sounds is the best way to ensure the ...

COLUMN: The closure of the Marlborough Sounds scallop fishery is the only option, writes Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

Wine awards can be relied on

Wine judge Jim Harre.

The independence of wine show judging processes give a solid indicator of quality to consumers.

SATIRE: Pikachu's diabetes scare

The Beaver.

SATIRE: Pokemon Go characters stuffing their faces with nothing but candy and stardust could bring the health system to its knees.

Have your say

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Local body decisions still have a significant impact on our lives.

Tele-scamming a twilight industry

Dodgy call centres are getting left behind in the con game.

SATIRE: Cold-calling scammers are going out of business as more Kiwis do away with land lines.

What to do about P?

Testing HNZ houses for meth in between tenancies would cost $10 million dollars.

In 2009 Prime Minister John Key declared war on the methamphetamine trade.

MP's report

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MP Stuart Smith at his office in Blenheim.

COLUMN: Marlborough's new theatre will be finished.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about councillors, the ASB Theatre and the "Marlborough City' idea.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about 'dirty politics' and ASB Theatre Marlborough.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about the ASB Theatre, Air NZ dropping its BLN-CHCH direct link, and speeding warships.

Letters to the editor


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Correspondents write about the Grove Rd bridge, feral cats, public art and theatre funding.

COLUMN: Back from Norway

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith at a Skretting salmon feed research facility in Stavanger, Norway.


New connections with the past

Te Pokohiwi a Kupe, the Wairau Bar.

This week Rangitane o Wairau will host the New Zealand Archaeological Association's annual conference here in the Wairau, at Ukaipo, the iwi's cultural centre at Grovetown.pe, the Wairau Bar.

Letters to the editor

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Letter boxes at Okiwi Bay.

Correspondents write about the World Brass Championships, dog owners' rights and freedom camping in Picton.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about snapper management, a shortage of prescription medicines, the "mess' near the entrance of the Blenheim tennis courts, a mooted Blenheim bypass, visitor numbers, and confidence in the local economy.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about the Taylor River walkway, the Kaikoura Trash Fashion Show, Air New Zealand dropping the direct route between Blenheim and Christchurch and the Queen Charlotte Track.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about the snapper quota, refugees and the solstice.

EDITORIAL: Open fire debate rages on

Open fires have been banned in Blenheim.

EDITORIAL: Unlike the cigarettes we smoke or the sugary drinks we swig, we don't get to choose the air we breathe.

'We must not stand by'

People gathered at the Dance-O-Mat to pay tribute to victims shot in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. "Love wins but ...

OPINION: Love wins but only when straight people love ourselves enough to stand up for other people's rights.

SATIRE: Tray bakes for bin men

The Beaver.

SATIRE: Bin men have started working on their dump truck dismounts to impress the ladies.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about a Blenheim bypass and political commentary.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about the Orlando shootings, FOMO and Meals on Wheels.

MP's report

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith salutes recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours.

Costly working farm dogs

Jock Wyllie of Kaihoka and his dog Will at dog trial finals in Tapanui.

OPINION: Dog trials bring a lot of enjoyment, but registering working dogs does give rise to frustration.

Letters to the editor

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Corespondents write about a possible Blenheim bypass, meth, Mamma Mia! and government funding.

Once were warriors ...

Bones of tupuna who lived on Te Pokohiwi a Kupe, or the Wairau Bar, up to 700 years ago were brought home by Rangitane ...

Over the past six months I have been fortunate enough to spend time with Rangitane elders familiar with the oral traditions of the Wairau. These elders are the grandchildren of people who in their lifetime sought the return of koiwi and taonga taken from Te Pokohiwi a Kupe during the mid-20th century. Today's elders are witnessing the return.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about trolls, the Marlborough City name change proposal, welcome signs and the 'bypass brigade'.

Be prepared

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COLUMN: Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith talks about Alpine Fault and State Highway 1.

Letters to the editor

Don't knock the police, confusion, King Salmon and an overdue Bypass.

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