Search for wanted man 'ongoing'

Police said they received a potential sighting of James Elkington heading towards Rai Valley in Marlborough at about 3pm ...

Police hunt for fugitive in Marlborough and Tasman district.

Highway re-opens

Traffic was banked up on State Highway 1 following two crashes near Tuamarina.

State Highway 1 in Marlborough has re-opened after two crashes between Picton and Blenheim stopped traffic.

Seeking Salvation in winter

Polly Kavanagh says the Salvation Army programme has not taken away her seasonal depression, but given her the tools and ...

Salvation Army drop-in centres a place to escape the cold, and eat, but they're only open a few hours a week.

When we worried for the Moon video

Eleanor Pickford remembers worrying about the fate of the Moon after the Apollo 11 touched down.

In Marlborough, the Moon landing is a memory still vivid 50 years on. Well, one of their own helped make it happen.

1994 flood plan signed off

Rocks to be used as "groynes" have been stockpiled along the Wairau River ahead of the work starting.

Weak stopbank prompts "emergency" rock walls as course of river has changed dramatically.

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White dolphin ghosts into view video

Passengers on board a wildlife tour in the Queen Charlotte Sound have spotted a rare white dolphin.

Passengers on a wildlife tour in Queen Charlotte Sound were treated to a rare sighting of a white dolphin.

'Funky' space for women floated

Roadhouse Cafe workers, from left, Isabella Tippett, Megan Bennett, Elizah Hudson, Cara Butler support the idea of a ...

Community group plans local "meeting point" for women in Renwick, but they need a venue.

Endeavour charts Marlborough course

Captain John Dikkenberg will helm the iconic replica of Captain Cook's ship during Tuia Encounters 250.

Australian with 50 years experience to captain iconic heritage vessel.

Closing in on pipe dream

Brett McKeown is playing the pipes at the World Championships in Glasgow in August.

"If you're the one person who plays the pipes, they're gonna remember you," says a Blenheim-raised bagpiper heading to world championships.

Recreational fishers seek voice

Fish Mainland says the group will benefit recreational fishers and the government.

Recreational fishers in the South Island are forming a new group to push for official recognition of their rights.

Get your skates on to help students

The pop up rink in 2018, from left, Layla Clark, Rachel Sampson and Kasie Boyt.

Queen Charlotte College students are fundraising for their Japan trip with some mid-winter fun.

Pāua fishers wanted

Pāua populations have declined in recent years, partly due to overfishing and partly habitat destruction.

People interested in the protection of pāua and their habitats are urged to check out a draft pāua fisheries plan.

Gun laws 'breach disabled rights' video

Marlborough man Stephen Tiplady is calling for an exemption to new gun laws to allow him to keep using his military ...

A Marlborough hunter with a disability says new gun laws will mean he can no longer put meat in the freezer.

18 hour crossing to nowhere

The MV Straitsman was also delayed in Picton. (File photo)

Cook Strait ferry debacle as passengers returned to Wellington after Picton dock damaged on arrival.

Drink-driver gets around interlock

Darren James Fowke, 27, had been ordered to get an alcohol interlock device after his sixth drink-driving conviction, so ...

He had run out of cigarettes at a party. He went to get some and clocked up his seventh drink-drive offence.


Birds of a feather show together

An inquisitive bird keeps a lookout.

Feathers were preened and some were ruffled at the 132nd annual Marlborough Poultry, Pigeon and Cage Bird Association show.

Wee Wonders: Asking little people big questions

In Wee Wonders we ask little children big questions. This week it's Room 12 students from Rai Valley Area School.

Get your skates on to help students

Pāua fishers wanted


AI to the rescue

If global warming persists without any meaningful action, sights like these out in the Southern Ocean will soon be a ...

Sometimes when we need answers to the most pressing of questions, it's right there at the touch of a button

Equality starts at school

Blenheim mother-of-three Kia King, with her youngest son Kieran, was first on a quest for evidence about modern learning ...

OPINION: After rattling modern learning cages, "my-child-is-not-a-guinea pig" mum takes on single-sex schooling.

Hey, what's this climate change thing about?

Marlborough Girls College students
add their call to climate change action.

How do you explain climate change to a know-it-all brother? Ask Google.

Wise wonders: The teachers' turn

Allyson Court: I'm Tired. 
It would include, working with the kids and seeing those light bulb moments and knowing that ...

In Wise Wonders we ask the more experienced members of the community the big questions.

Composting our relationship

If you have any questions about climate change and what you can do to help, get in touch with us at Climate Karanga ...

If you want to think global but can only act local, composting organic waste is a good start.


Pāua fishers wanted

Pāua populations have declined in recent years, partly due to overfishing and partly habitat destruction.

People interested in the protection of pāua and their habitats are urged to check out a draft pāua fisheries plan.

Picton cafe changes hands

Wave Cafe and Courtyard owner Marcia MacDonald is excited to move on to her next venture.

Marcia MacDonald has been trying to sell for more than a year, to set up her dream; a food truck in Waikawa.

Boutique hotel to retain facade

The building has had a colourful past, and its latest incarnation will be that of a boutique hotel.

Renovations will soon turn a neglected 1950s building into an upmarket "neighbourhood hotel".

Marine farm extension granted

Te Whanganui/Port Underwood is described as a "working environment" as it's full of forestry, marine farms and fishers.

Neighbours worry the water cannot carry any more shellfish, in an area teeming with marine farms.

A new food frontier video

Open ocean mussel farms, like this one near Opotiki, don't look like much from the surface, but could be the future of ...

Salmon, seaweed and mussels can all be farmed in the open ocean, if science can overcome the challenging conditions.

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Plans for Picton patrol

Blenheim Community Patrol volunteers from left, Stuart Petersen, Moira Conroy and Brent Laurenson are looking for ...

Volunteers want to set up a community patrol in Picton to help the portside town cope with cruise ship visitors.

Cricket fans to pull all-nighter

Prabodha "Artha" Arthavidu might be late to work on Monday, as the Cricket World Cup final is on Sunday night.

Teacher thrilled Cricket World Cup final comes during school holidays, having sacrificed much sleep already this week.

Watchful falcon stars in exhibition

Joanna Upperton has painted an "iconic" Marlborough scene for The Gallery Havelock's latest exhibition.

New Zealand's native falcon has inspired one artist's contribution to a show of iconic Marlborough scenes.

Playgroup celebrates 30 years

Dillons Point Community Playgroup treasurer Leann Lamb is helping to plan the playgroup's 30th birthday.

Founding mother who wanted the "counsel of other women, wise women" amazed playgroup has lasted three decades.

Skiing is believing video

Country kid Charlotte Gorman, 9, is quickly building a reputation in competitive skiing.

A Marlborough farm girl with a need for speed is taking the world of competitive skiing by storm.

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