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Strict new freedom camping certification system and $1000 fines coming video

Concerns over safety and public access prompted the Christchurch City Council to close a beach car park popular with ...

4:28 PM  Bogus blue freedom camping stickers will be replaced by a strict compliance system requiring fixed toilets under new legislation.

Convicted murderer Scott Watson denied parole for the fourth time video

Scott Watson in the High Court at Christchurch in 2015. Despite spending 23 years in jail, Watson has always insisted he ...

Scott Watson told the parole board he would "eat, sleep, work and repeat" if he was to be released from prison, but the board said he remained an undue risk to the public.

Sticky clean-up after tanker crash

A police officer walks through the sticky mess of molasses leaking from a tanker that crashed on SH1, near Kēkerengū.

After a seven-hour road closure, the tanker has been removed from State Highway 1 and its contents washed away.

Golden Sounds: R&V founder turns attention to festivals 'where we can run events' video

Endeavour Live boss and Rhythm and Vines founder Hamish Pinkham looks forward to the inaugural Golden Sounds.

Hamish Pinkham expects to make a call on Rhythm and Vines later this week, but says it's "full steam ahead" for Golden Sounds in Marlborough.

Man jailed for assault and threats to girlfriend

Tai appeared via audio visual link for sentencing in the Blenheim District Court on Monday.

Quade Tai threatened to put his foot down and drive into a power pole after making his girlfriend get into his car.

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Covid 'reasonably inevitable' as hospital prepares video

Langford says staff are available to be pulled from other departments, such as elective surgery, should there be a ...

Wairau Hospital in Blenheim is gearing up for Covid cases as the country moves into the traffic light framework from next week.

Marlborough Sounds bach proves hot property at auction despite flood-damaged road video

The house is just a short walk from the foreshore reserve and boat ramp.

The "classic Kiwi bach" sold for much higher than expected, even though the only road in is still being repaired.

Young Blenheim speed skaters on a golden roll video

Booting up for a training session, the girls are all smiles.

Blenheim Speed Skating Club members racked up 10 golds at one South Island event, and they are not stopping there.

Lost dog Lani found after 18 days

Lani has been found.

The 16-month-old Shih Tzu-Bichon cross was found on Sunday afternoon, about 2km from where she went missing.

Air travel subsidised for cut-off Sounds residents video

Parts of Kenepuru Rd still needed to be repaired following flooding on July 15.

A $25 flight susbidy will be available to essential workers, residents, and others who need to visit the Kenepuru Sound.

Police boost organised crime force in top of the south

Police are upping their presence in both the West Coast and Marlborough areas in an effort to eliminate organised crime ...

New positions are rolled out as police seek to curb the intimidating behaviour of gangs.

Hikoi reveals 'wants and needs' of Marlborough schools for rebuild project

Representatives from Bohally Intermediate School recently undertook a hikoi to schools in Christchurch to gain ideas for ...

Principal says trip to Christchurch to visit schools like going to open homes, “just on a bigger scale”.

Council stumps up for freedom camping ranger after Government pulls funding video

The five “responsible camping” sites in Marlborough will be monitored 7 days a week from December to the end of March.

MBIE says its responsible camping drive was a "short-term programme", which has ended.

'Confusion and chaos' during crash

A trial outlining elements of the crash that killed kayaker Andrew Martin took place this week at Nelson District Court.

A woman was found guilty on all charges in relation to the Whangamoa Saddle crash that took the life of world-class kayaker Andrew Martin.

Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith takes positives out of 'disappointing' day for National video

Stuart Smith, left, with ousted Judith Collins during the 2020 election campaign.

“We deal with these things and move on, and that’s what we’ve done.”

News

Police boost organised crime force in top of the south

Police are upping their presence in both the West Coast and Marlborough areas in an effort to eliminate organised crime ...

New positions are rolled out as police seek to curb the intimidating behaviour of gangs.

Interislander repairs force changes to thousands of bookings

Sailing times for up to 10,000 summer holiday travellers are being changed because of Cook Strait ferry cancellations.

Hikoi reveals 'wants and needs' of Marlborough schools for rebuild project

Council stumps up for freedom camping ranger after Government pulls funding video

Opinion

Helping the next generation succeed video

Bruce Cardwell isn’t slowing down, but is ensuring those that come after him don’t have to deal with any unforeseen issues.

Seeking advice and having a plan for who steps into your business shoes will ensure a smooth and successful transition.

It's the Sounds but not as we knew them video

Tom Scott’s cartoon from October 16.

OPINION: You know environmental management in the Marlborough Sounds has hit rock bottom when it's the subject of a Tom Scott cartoon.

Learning lessons five years on from the Kaikōura quake video

The destruction to road and rail along the South Island's east coast.

OPINION: The complex 2016 Kaikōura quake has changed the way scientists and risk experts view seismic hazard around the world.

Burning questions over biomass as coal replacement video

Biomass offers a cleaner fuel alternative but there are fishhooks.

As organisations consider switching from coal boilers to waste wood products, such as pellets and chips, there are some big fish hooks to consider.

Shipping hits stormy seas of climate change

The pandemic has thrown a spotlight on how much we rely on international shipping. How secure is it? And how is it set ...

Waiting for a collectable car (not a toy!) Tom Powell from Climate Karanga Marlborough runs into the headwinds hitting international shipping.

Business

Fraud case opens lid on aero club turbulence video

The Marlborough Aero Club office manager, Raylene Isabel Wadsworth, has been convicted of defrauding the club over ...

An office manager at the centre of a dispute that divided the Marlborough Aero Club has been convicted of fraud offences.

Marlborough Sounds bach proves hot property at auction despite flood-damaged road video

The house is just a short walk from the foreshore reserve and boat ramp.

The "classic Kiwi bach" sold for much higher than expected, even though the only road in is still being repaired.

Helping the next generation succeed video

Bruce Cardwell isn’t slowing down, but is ensuring those that come after him don’t have to deal with any unforeseen issues.

Seeking advice and having a plan for who steps into your business shoes will ensure a smooth and successful transition.

Pharmacy staff shaken after abuse from 'anti-vaxers' video

Unichem Springlands staff have been abused by two men who opposed the use of Covid-19 vaccines.

Two men have been trespassed from a Blenheim pharmacy after calling staff "murderers".

Farmers and supporters converge on central Blenheim during Groundswell protest video

Traffic was bumper to bumper on Blenheim’s main streets with trucks and tractors in the convoy.

Central Blenheim was in gridlock as farm vehicles filled the streets with toots, howls and cheers.

Your Marlborough

Young Blenheim speed skaters on a golden roll video

Booting up for a training session, the girls are all smiles.

Blenheim Speed Skating Club members racked up 10 golds at one South Island event, and they are not stopping there.

Hikoi reveals 'wants and needs' of Marlborough schools for rebuild project

Representatives from Bohally Intermediate School recently undertook a hikoi to schools in Christchurch to gain ideas for ...

Principal says trip to Christchurch to visit schools like going to open homes, “just on a bigger scale”.

Down to earth lessons for overseas workers

A group of women from the Solomon Islands are excited about their new vegetable garden at Hortus and are looking forward ...

A new education programme is Marlborough's way of giving back to the Pacific Island communities that support horticultural and viticultural businesses.

Foodbank collection a hit at the box office

Marlborough Community Foodbank volunteer Kay Leach in a sea of banana boxes filled with groceries collected during this ...

“It starts off nice and quiet, you're on your knees packing boxes, and then whooosh, you've got boxes everywhere, and all this stuff all around you.”

Triple crown for Marlborough winery

The triumphant Ibbotson family from Saint Clair Family Estate, Judy, left, Neal, Julie and Sarina. The winery took out ...

Saint Clair estate has taken out the top sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and Wine of the Show in the Marlborough Wine Show awards.

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