New health and safety legislation would not prevent farmers hosting shooters, or enjoying duck shooting
Watercolours, digital graphics and photographs will battle for the supreme art award.
Event guide for the week ahead.
"The community gets so annoyed over the weeks of harvest from harvesters holding up traffic and so on. It just shows that harvesters can be fun."
The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon shows the benefit of events to Marlborough.
"The whole normal routine is just flipped on its head and you're rushing around cleaning things and the corporals are shouting at you 'hurry up!'"
Water quality in Marlborough was "reasonably good and reasonably stable'' despite assumptions it was in decline.
A Blenheim op shop is celebrating 40 years operating in Marlborough.
A ski field is offering a sweet deal for helpful snow enthusiasts.
I like an entry to a home to start at the property boundary rather than at the front door. It should build in significance as it approaches and then marry with the house at the front door.
Levi O'Connor had to use two borrowed surfboards to surf through the quarter-finals and semi-finals at Gore Bay, but that didn't slow him down.
"The last thing I was thinking about was getting a hole in one, I was just thinking 'just get it on the green'."
Holiday fun in Kaikoura.
Camille Davidson wants to set up a no-kill shelter for all animals, but her focus is on cats.
Applications are due to open soon for the DOC Community Fund.