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Marlborough Mayor John Leggett, pictured speaking at the Marlborough Boys’ College earlier this month.

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett has expressed “extreme disappointment” on the Government's decision to legislate.

Man steals fuel card from relative, spends over $5000

Reid Hughes, 27, used an NPD fuel card he took from a relative, spending over $5000 in under a month.

The man would sometimes use the card to put fuel in his mates' cars to pay back money he owed.

Overseas vineyard worker punches partner in face

Manji Varea, 33, was walking in central Blenheim when he began arguing with his partner.

It was the middle of the day when Manji Varea struck his partner multiple times while walking through central Blenheim drunk.

Pasifika community in Nelson-Marlborough smashes vaccination target video

Sonny Alesana chairman of the Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community Trust, said an information event on Super Saturday at ...

The country needs to get to 90 per cent vaccination. The Nelson-Marlborough Pasifika community has topped 95 per cent.

'Not again': Bride's rollercoaster as Covid-19 shows up before wedding

Ashlea Newton and James Regan will tie the knot this Saturday, October 30 in Blenheim.

“I will marry my man and that's all that matters.” Ashlea Newton has accepted that “everything is out of my control with Covid”.

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Rescued trampers stranded 700m from hut

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter came to the aid of a couple trapped on Mount Robert on Saturday.

Pair found themselves on a snowy ridge in the darkness and unable to go on with insufficient gear for the alpine environment.

Wine company toasts UK trade deal

Yealands Wine Group chief executive officer Tiffani Graydon is celebrating the UK free trade deal that removes tariffs ...

The removal of tariffs from wine exports to Britain will be worth more than $1.2 million a year to a Marlborough company.

New skiff follows coach's winning ways

Marlborough Boys College’s new rowing skiff has been christened “John Robinson” after their champion head coach, back ...

The new Marlborough Boys College skiff, named John Robinson after their champion coach, has already shown winning form.

Blenheim Covid-19 case stayed a night in Tokoroa video

Anyone in the Waikato with Covid-19 symptoms has been asked to get tested as two further cases are identified on Monday.

The news was revealed in Monday's 1pm update, along with two additional Covid-19 cases in the Waikato region.

Positive Covid-19 case and negative close contacts isolating together in Blenheim

There were no new Covid-19 cases reported in Blenheim on Monday.

The Waikato man was wearing a mask while at locations of interest in Blenheim, he has told authorities.

'Double-whammy' clinic in remote Sounds an opportunity for many to get the jab video

Mel Price receives her first vaccination from Kate McLaren (Tamariki Ora Nurse from Te Piki Oranga). Almost 30 residents ...

"It was lovely to come out here and find people waiting for us," said Marlborough Primary Care general manager Sue Allen

All but one of the South Island's mayors and chairs fully vaccinated video

West Coast Regional Council chairman Allan Birchfield is also a mine owner. He’s pictured here on land that was ...

Only one regional council chairman in the South Island hasn't got the Covid-19 vaccine, and he refuses to say why.

Covid-19 in Blenheim: Low risk, but a reminder of the South Island's vulnerability video

Cars line up for Covid-19 tests at the Horton Park Testing Centre in Blenheimon Sunday, 24 hours after the South ...

No need to panic over South Island's first community case in almost a year, health experts say, but questions linger over how it got there.

Blenheim's Covid-19 case travelled alone, was picked up at airport by close contact video

About 20 cars queue for Covid-19 tests at the Horton Park CBAC on Sunday morning.

The testing centre had three lines "constantly flowing" on Sunday as the town got some good news; no more cases.

Marlborough ready and set to go with traffic lights ahead of summer festivals video

Lukes Marek gets his first vaccination from Julie Luffman at the Super Saturday event in Blenheim.

Vaccination certificates could be the new norm by the time punters walk through the gates of their favourite festivals this summer.

News

'Double-whammy' clinic in remote Sounds an opportunity for many to get the jab video

Mel Price receives her first vaccination from Kate McLaren (Tamariki Ora Nurse from Te Piki Oranga). Almost 30 residents ...

"It was lovely to come out here and find people waiting for us," said Marlborough Primary Care general manager Sue Allen

All but one of the South Island's mayors and chairs fully vaccinated video

Only one regional council chairman in the South Island hasn't got the Covid-19 vaccine, and he refuses to say why.

Blenheim's Covid-19 case travelled alone, was picked up at airport by close contact video

Marlborough ready and set to go with traffic lights ahead of summer festivals video

Opinion

Vaccine rollout delivers second-class treatment for Māori video

The Government has known since February 2020 that a targeted Māori vaccination programme was essential, John Tamihere says.

Vaccine percentage rates are the new proxy for political success, not about equal access to health services or vaccines, writes John Tamihere.

Māori are so much more than numbers video

Lisa Tumahai is the co-chair of the National Iwi Chairs Forum Pandemic Response Group.

Every number represents whānau, kaumātua, tamariki – loved ones – but there is much work to be done to protect them from Covid-19. Iwi must be part of the solution, says Lisa Tumahai.

Are houses still bolting out the gate or are we looking at the market all wrong?

Harcourts Marlborough sales manager Craig Searle says continued multiple offers are being driven by a lack of supply, ...

OPINION: Competition and multiple offers are still a regular feature but are driven more by a supply problem than a mass of buyers hunting for a property.

'Aotearoa New Zealand': What if it went to a vote? video

A work by artist Jude Te Punga Nelson. The British added a typically hypocritical twist in their colonising plans, says ...

OPINION: While National demands debate, the Māori Party argues such a debate would only ever suit the majority.

Housing moves don't fit Marlborough, agent says

It's difficult to find houses in Marlborough under the regional cap used for the First Home loan scheme, says ...

OPINION: Government housing policies too "Auckland-focused" and more outside-the-box thinking is needed, says Marlborough estate agent.

Business

Marlborough ready and set to go with traffic lights ahead of summer festivals video

Lukes Marek gets his first vaccination from Julie Luffman at the Super Saturday event in Blenheim.

Vaccination certificates could be the new norm by the time punters walk through the gates of their favourite festivals this summer.

'No one was there, we've been lucky'

KiwiCamp is a freedom camping location where tourists use an app on their phone to pay for amenities like showers, ...

Owner hoping to get the all-clear after Blenheim positive case spent one night at his campsite on the outskirts of town.

Moteliers no longer 'loath' to take 'lifeline' guests on emergency housing grants video

Blenheim Spa Motor Lodge owner Paul Cooper did not see the same spike in emergency housing guests this lockdown.

But even they have dried up in Marlborough, where closed borders might have turned the rental market on its head.

Few Marlborough homes for sale while buyers continue to circle video

A Bayleys Marlborough auction for Wai-Iti subdivision at the ASB Theatre, back in December.

''We need another subdivision,” says a real estate manager as Wai-Iti development runs out of sections.

Farmers; our climate heroes video

There’s a lot of good that comes from farming cows, but there is also a fair amount of bad, including the issue of methane.

Opinion: Hard-working rural Kiwis are not only be the heroes of our economy, but they can also be our climate heroes.

Your Marlborough

Can regenerative agriculture work in NZ? video

A crop on a dairy farm in Northland growing as part of a regenerative agriculture system.

Researcher says it has the potential to transform farming, as scientists work with farmers to fill research gaps.

Country gardens set to charm in Wairau Valley tour

Diane Johnson, left, with organisers Nicki Stace and Val Mapp in Johnson’s garden that part of the Wairau Valley ...

Garden Marlborough may be a Covid casualty, but a tour of 11 charming gardens in the Wairau Valley is set to go ahead.

Linkwater ready for Labour Weekend fundraiser video

Kids at Linkwater School pitched in to re-pot and prepare plants for the Spring Fair to be held on Labour Weekend.

Other events have toppled, but 'double-whammied' rural school in the Marlborough Sounds stands firm their fundraising fair will go ahead.

Marlborough's A&P to go ahead — without the public

Equestrian competitors will still have the opportunity to accumulate points at this year’s Marlborough A&P Show.

Five zones will each accommodate a different event, with a cap on 100 through the gate.

Organisers forced into 'cruel decision' to cancel Christmas market

Mistletoe Market convenor Delphine Lee is hoping the market can come back “bigger and brighter” in 2022.

Socially-distanced Mistletoe Market deemed near-on impossible, but it will be back - “bigger and brighter”.

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