CGT: Retirement plan back on video

Blenheim man Roger Wadham was relieved when the capital gains tax was ruled out.

Sixty-four-year-old flipping houses would have had "literally nothing to show for six months' work" had controversial tax been pushed through.

Country kids explore the sounds

Billy Ryan, 8, keeps look out in Queen Charlotte Sound.

There were shrieks of excitement as a pod of Hector's dolphins danced around the bow of the Steadfast sailing boat. 

Mobility scooter sheds coming to Blenheim

Grey Power Marlborough member Russell Hopkins says he's pleased council's senior housing complexes will get new mobility ...

Pensioners in Blenheim will soon have a new space to park up their prized mobility scooters.

Royal wish for birdwatchers

TeHuia Wesling McGregor, 15, from Kapiti, and Joseph Ruwhiu ,13, from Renwick, holding kārearea caught and banded on Tuesday.

If bird lovers see any rare king shags on their national camp this week, you can guarantee they'll tweet about it.

10 big Hikurangi quakes

Earthquake geologists study the walls of a temporary trench on the coast north of Gisborne, looking for evidence of past ...

Scientists now have evidence of 10 large earthquakes along New Zealand's largest fault system in the past 7500 years.

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Ski field 'still keen' on campsite

Rainbow Ski Area in summer, without the snow.

Plans for a freedom campsite at Rainbow Ski Area, between Blenheim and Nelson, are on ice.

Money-back guaranteed?

Council operations and maintenance engineer Stephen Rooney overseeing sewerage works on Arthur St in December.

Marlborough has 20km of quake-damaged sewerage pipes. A hand with the cost would be nice.

Ground battles 'softened' at airshow

War re-enactment groups perform at the 2017 Classic Fighters airshow.

"Reduced appetite" for soldiers firing weapons scales back war re-enactments at three-day Marlborough airshow.

Marlborough Flyer a sell-out

Following a successful first journey to Seddon, The Marlborough Flyer is set to take further excursions to the Awatere ...

The Marlborough Flyer is set to steam through to Seddon and beyond as a big weekend welcome prompts turntable discussions.

'No day in court' for cruise passenger

Cruise ship passenger Roy Hewitt claimed he was assaulted at a restaurant in Picton.

A former US judge who claims he was shoved to the ground at a restaurant is angry at police's response.

'Vintage brewery' to use watermill

With water from the well, grain from Canterbury and hops grown in the back garden, they would focus on brewing "heritage ...

Grovetown Hotel working on heritage beer as it connects with its late 1800s roots.

MetService to revamp website

Picton and Marlborough Sounds Tourism Group members, from left, John Reuhman and Helen Neighbour-Cone will push for ...

Reworking the website could give little towns their day in the sun.

Early forestry: Science v wisdom

Sediment run-off into the Pelorus Sound is visible from space, in a photograph taken by the European Space Agency's ...

Science says forestry in the Pelorus dates back to 1901. But none of the locals agree.

Firefighters call for health reform

Cherie Flintoff is the widow of Brett 'Gonzo' How, a firefighter who died last year from cancer.

"Forewarned is forearmed", say firefighters exposed to toxic chemicals, calling for blood tests and ACC treatment.

Healthy conversations needed now

Blenheim woman Catherine Alexander, left, with daughter and Advance Care Planning Marlborough facilitator Helen ...

Catherine Alexander, 78, is in good health, but has taken part in the new nationwide campaign to get people talking about their future healthcare.


Green gunning for gold

Blenheim skater Erin Green is in Australia as part of the NZ speed skating team at the Oceania Championships.

Blenheim teen Erin Green has got her skates on and she's ready to roll to blades of glory at the Oceania champs in Australia.

NZ's centre moves to Wairarapa

If you're looking for the centre of New Zealand, it's moved. And it's not in the same island any more either.

New algae centre for Nelson

The war on climate change


The war on climate change

School students went on strike for climate change action in March.

OPINION: We need full-scale economic and social mobilisation to combat further deterioration.

Far too many deer on Molesworth

Wilding pines are sprayed at Molesworth Station, part of the millions  spent controlling pests in the region.

OPINION: Deer are pests and threaten the biodiversity hotspot, argues Forest & Bird.

Time for seismic shift to wood

Very early days of the Kaikōura civic building, pictured in 2014.

OPINION: Look at the new Kaikōura civic building. It wasn't even officially open, and it withstood the ultimate test.

Laughing at the final taboo

The cast of Marlborough Repertory Society's production of 
It's My Party, and I'll Die If I Want gave a high-energy ...

It's My Party (and I'll Die if I want to), written by Elizabeth Coleman 

Awards fuel environmental trailblazers

Ross Beech has been an entrant, judge and now a trustee of the Marlborough Environment Awards.

Trustee of the Marlborough Environment Awards, a judge for the farming category, and am now a trustee for the Marlborough Awards Trust.


Stadium boss resigns

With the business in good health, Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 CEO Paul Tredinnick says now is a good time to resign.

After nearly two decades at the helm Paul Tredinnick has quietly slipped out the door in characteristic fashion.

Coffee-Card app to ease wallets

Blenheim man Ben Clarke has designed an app to do away with coffee cards.

A coffee enthusiast sick of stuffing coffee cards into his wallet has created one app to rule them all, one app to find them.

Farmers 'ATMs' for beneficiaries

Federated Farmers Marlborough president Phillip Neal has spoken out against potential new taxes.

A regional farming president says tax reforms will use farmers like ATMs to pay for the "useless".

Trust 'playing silly buggers': MP

National MP Stuart Smith said he requested documents from the Marlborough Electric Power Trust in an attempt to avoid ...

Kaikōura MP accuses Marlborough trust of frustrating his attempts to access documents about Yealands Wines purchase.

Vineyard investors seek new pastures

Highfield TerraVin was created in 2015 by Al Soper, left, Peter Coldwell and Gordon Ritchie, with Ritchie now the ...

Owners want to cash up Marlborough vineyard and restaurant company set up in 2015.

Your Marlborough

Asking little people big questions video

Billy Ryan, 8, Probably seeing all the dolphins and seeing a seal. I've never seen a Hectors dolphin before. I've never ...

We ask little people big questions. This week's Wee Wonders are from the senior class at Wairau Valley School on board the Steadfast sailing boat in the Marlborough Sounds.

Country kids explore the sounds

Billy Ryan, 8, keeps look out in Queen Charlotte Sound.

There were shrieks of excitement as a pod of Hector's dolphins danced around the bow of the Steadfast sailing boat. 

Kmart koha given to Hospice

Hospice Marlborough manager Nicki Kitson, centre left, accepts the koha from Paora Mackie, centre right.

After recovering from surprise at the size of the koha, iwi decided to pass the love on.

Asking little children big questions

Thomas Maxwell: I would teach maths number sentences.

We ask little children big questions. This week's Wee Wonders are from Whitney Street School, Room 12.

A tyring workout challenge video

Ian and Brenda Green work with this tyre as part of their CrossFit workouts.

Ian and Brenda never thought they would be throwing a tractor tyre around the yard for fitness.

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