Your Marlborough

Film shoot

Aaron Falvey is filming at the Taylor Dam Reserve this weekend

Don't be alarmed if you see someone with a rifle at the Taylor Dam Reserve this weekend.

The church needs saving

The future of St Oswald's Anglican Church, near Wharanui, has yet to be decided.

The distinctive stonework church has been a lasting sight on the South Island's east coast. But it's in trouble.

Whale-watching wonderland

The first humpback whale of the year was spotted in Akaroa Harbour last Monday, on its way up the east coast.

A decade-long survey of whales is finally over, meaning the "closest place they come to shore" is back in business.

Picton's new top dog

Richard Van Asch is the new top police officer for Picton.

Police dog handler Richard Van Asch becomes new officer in charge of Marlborough port town.

From front line to family fun

Deputy fire chief Tony Nolan with three of the Blenheim station's new trucks, which will be on show on Sunday.

The Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade is warming up the trucks and rolling out the welcome mat.

Act of kindness raises $20k

Carol Reardon with t-shirt her family sent for her birthday.

An off the cuff quirky comment and simple act of kindness kick started a fundraising campaign raising more than $20,000.

Art from quake waste

Artist Gwen Scrivner will have a large display of her mosaics on show.

The Eco Art exhibition hosts local works of art and craft using recycled and natural materials.

Just doing my job, sir

Seizing overpriced wine was part of the job for Justices of the Peace 700 years ago. (File photo)

Seizing overpriced wine was once part of the job for Justices of the Peace.

Hospitality a hit

The winning junior pair, president Pam Whitehead, Pat Murphy and Michelle Ritchie.

Competitors travelled from all over the Top of the South to compete in Kaikoura's 'friendly' two-day bridge open tournament.

Heading south for winter?

Teja Kodelja, 25, Thomas' employee, Slovenia: "I've been on the South Island with my boyfriend for two months and it ...

We asked Marlburians what impact the alternative route has had, and what winter could bring.

What's on

Meet a fireman and check out the gear at the Blenheim Volunteer Fire Station on Sunday.

Things to do around Marlborough this week.

Don't burst their bubble

Artist Mieke Davies came up with the idea of speech bubbles, to be filled in by young people in Marlborough.

Hundreds of "speech bubbles" in Blenheim alley waiting to be filled with the voices of young people. 

Big names behind surf competition

Surfer Alan Te Moananui.

Kaikoura Boardriders Coldwater Classic held on Queen's Birthday Weekend has plenty of heavies behind it as big sponsors come on board to support the local surfing event.

Fonterra staff donate Christmas gift

Kaikoura Primary School kids were some of the 600 Kaikoura school children to be gifted products from Fonterra Brands staff.

Six hundred Kaikoura school children got the surprise of their life when they were gifted bags of food from Fonterra staff.

Draft annual plan out for consultation

The November earthquake has impacted Kaikoura's future planning document.

The Kaikoura District Council's draft annual plan is open for discussion and residents are being encouraged to give feed back.

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