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Shoppers spending hard video

There was $65.4 million in Paymark electronic transactions made in Marlborough between November 14 and December 7.

Marlborough has seen the biggest jump in the number of eftpos transactions made across the country, compared to the same period last year.

Bigger ships to Picton gallery video

Interislander Ferry terminal's main entrance in Picton. KiwiRail is looking to upgrade the older fleet in anticipation ...

Massive upgrade planned for Picton's ferry terminal which could also prompt changes to road and rail.

Police station future unknown

Emails reveal the future of the Blenheim Police Station is still unknown, five months after the seismic assessment that evacuated the cell block.

Crash survivor 'improving'

The scene of the crash that killed four members of a Malaysian family near Kaikōura last Friday.

An 11-year-old girl who survived a crash that killed her parents and sisters learned of her family's deaths just before they were buried.

House fire started by cigarette butt

The house on Glendale Place was gutted by fire in the early hours of last Thursday morning.

A fire which gutted the home of a young Blenheim family was started by a cigarette butt, prompting a fire investigator to warn others of the risks.

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Man missing five days

Holger Wolf was last seen speeding out of his driveway last Wednesday.

A Marlborough woman is concerned for the safety of her husband, who has been missing for five days.

Backseat crash victims not belted

The scene of the fatal crash, north of Kaikōura.

Four members of a Malaysian family died when their car crossed into the path of an oncoming truck.

Busy weekend for rescuers

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter responded to five callouts during the weekend.

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was called out five times over the weekend, including to help an adventure racing team stuck in the Wakamarina Valley.

The search for kind stranger 'Ron'

German travellers from left, Evelyne and Saadik Goll, want to thank the man they believe is named Ron, right, who helped ...

Their car broke down on an isolated Marlborough beach, before a stranger came to the rescue.

Fire ban looms as region dries up gallery video

Principal rural fire officer for Marlborough and Kaikoura John Foley said Marlburian's can expect fire restrictions ...

Marlburian's can expect fire restrictions before Christmas as the region continues to dry up.

Fourth tourist dies

The scene of the fatal crash, north of Kaikōura.

A fourth person has died after a car carrying a family of five collided with a truck near Kaikōura on Friday.

Kids speed cut campaign gets traction video

Tua Marina School students, from left, on bottom, Peyton Couper, Frank Brought, Quinn Verran, Jasmine Tierney, and ...

Council proposes reducing 100kmh speed limit outside Marlborough school to 40kmh after kids conduct own survey.

Ratepayers consider breakaway options

East Coast Community Organisation chairman Chris Wilson is one of several residents hoping to have their Kaikōura homes ...

Clarence and Kēkērengu residents are pressing on with their case to shift from Kaikōura to Marlborough District Council jurisdiction.

Have a gander at these lights

Ethan Gander, left, Wayne Gander holding Jazz and Katrina Gander holding Lulu.

Struggling to get into the Christmas spirit? First National Marlborough's Christmas lights trail can help you get inspired.

Rain, parade, no worries

Cherie To and Cheryl To at their first Christmas parade.

Although the rain started to drop just as the Christmas parade started, the crowd wasn't fussed.

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Sizzling end to cricket year

Ben Blackman took 5 for 15 for the Marlborough Labour Hire Dolphins. Blackman is pictured in this 2017 photo.

Ben Blackman led the bowling attack with an impressive 5-15 for the Marlborough Labour Hire Dolphins.

Fourth tourist dies

A fourth person has died after a car carrying a family of five collided with a truck near Kaikōura on Friday.

Kids speed cut campaign gets traction video

Ratepayers consider breakaway options

Opinion

Family ties in business

Once you understand what your purpose is in business, the journey becomes more fulfilling.

Working in a family business brings with it a unique set of challenges.

Future proofing your business

Linking up with organisations such as the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce was vital for Catherine van der Muelen, in white.

Building good relationships and the "village" mentality can be the difference between business success and failure.

'Lack of care' in sex case decision

A Ministry of Education decision not to investigate a Marlborough sex teacher abuse case focuses on legal proceedings ...

OPINION: The Ministry of Education's decision not to investigate a teacher's sexual abuse of Marlborough students is poor, says an ethics expert.

Why trees matter

Trees protect homes from damaging winds, and soak up carbon dioxide among many other benefits.

OPINION:Trees do much more than provide shade and a haven for birds.

Fireworks are dangerous, and great

Let's not ban fireworks, just because something could go wrong.

OPINION: Sorry, but fireworks are awesome and even all the fireworks haters will have shared in the fun.

Business

Family ties in business

Once you understand what your purpose is in business, the journey becomes more fulfilling.

Working in a family business brings with it a unique set of challenges.

Shoppers spending hard video

There was $65.4 million in Paymark electronic transactions made in Marlborough between November 14 and December 7.

Marlborough has seen the biggest jump in the number of eftpos transactions made across the country, compared to the same period last year.

Bigger ships to Picton gallery video

Interislander Ferry terminal's main entrance in Picton. KiwiRail is looking to upgrade the older fleet in anticipation ...

Massive upgrade planned for Picton's ferry terminal which could also prompt changes to road and rail.

Chorus' 'grossly misleading flattery'

A high court judge has slammed a telecommunication giant for misleading behaviour.

The broadband giant also pretended a competitor's new innovations were of "substantial value", but said in emails their "design sucks".

Hi-tech mussel power

Around 60 members of the aquaculture industry, community and science representatives attended the Havelock forum.

Ways to boost Marlborough aquaculture range from solar power to artificial intelligence and climate adaptation.

Your Marlborough

Family ties in business

Once you understand what your purpose is in business, the journey becomes more fulfilling.

Working in a family business brings with it a unique set of challenges.

Rain, parade, no worries

Cherie To and Cheryl To at their first Christmas parade.

Although the rain started to drop just as the Christmas parade started, the crowd wasn't fussed.

Upbeat on and off water

Simply the Breast dragon boat team member Mary Adams says she has been welcomed with open arms.

A Marlborough breast cancer survivor who keeps the beat on a dragon boat says the friends she has made have changed her life.

What's on

Blenheim's Christmas Parade returns in all its tinselled glory on Saturday.

Looking for something to do in Marlborough this week?

Wee Wonders - Whitney Street School, Room 6

Olivia Valk (9) - Concrete houses that would be dark inside cause they had no electronics.

In 'Wee wonders' we ask little children big questions.

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