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Woman waiting months for cataract surgery in constant pain

Marita Winstanley, 67, has been waiting for cataract surgery since April.

14 min ago  Blenheim's Wairau Hospital has two funded ophthalmology positions. Neither are currently filled.

New faster ferries won't have open slather of the Sounds despite 'interesting' design

New interislander ferries are expected in New Zealand by 2025, which means Picton’s port needs upgrading.

4:29 PM  The new Interislander ferries will be bigger and greener, and faster, but not through the Marlborough Sounds.

NZ needs to invest in small hospitals - Luxon

National Party leader Christopher Luxon said that more investment was needed for Wairau Hospital. (File photo)

4:04 PM  The National Party leader says MIQ is a "human lottery system" putting a strain on healthcare by preventing overseas doctors and nurses from filling vacancies.

Vandals raid kindergarten's koha kai station, throw beans on the walls

“They just don’t understand it’s here for needy people.” The Rainbow Corner Early Learning Centre’s Mana in Mahi Kaiako ...

Children’s area of Blenheim kindergarten strewn with wasted food and rubbish for the second time in a month.

Mystery of Kaikōura's stalled vaccination rates

Kaikōura's vaccination rate is now lagging behind South Island council areas.

Kaikōura once led the vaccination roll-out but it now has the lowest rates of any South Island council area.

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Marlborough athletes sparkle at Colgate Games

The South Island gold medal winning Medley 13’s team from Left to right: Alex Hansen, Drew Materoa, Elijah O’Donnell, ...

Seventeen medals, including six golds, gave young Marlborough athletes their best result at the South Island Colgate Games.

Ika Fa'aoa heard volcanic eruptions in Tonga while on phone to son video

Marlborough Tongan Community chairman Ika Fa’aoa hasn’t spoken to his son since Saturday, when he could hardly hear him ...

He was working at the time, and didn't know what was going on, so cut the call short. He hasn't spoken to him since.

Nelson-Marlborough Māori near 90 per cent first dose milestone video

Māori Health team Matty Anderson, left, Ditre Tamatea, Tui Lister, Pete Kara, TeAnna Hema, Brooke Stilwell, Sean Te ...

Work to reach people in the community has helped get Māori vaccination rates up.

Tongan RSE workers' repatriation flights cancelled by volcanic ash cloud

Clouds of steam rise from Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai as heat vaporises a small crater lake on January 7.

A group of Tongans living and working in Blenheim were due to fly home this week after earlier attempts were halted because of the pandemic.

Medical practice starts child Covid-19 vaccine roll-out with family video

The Marfell family: Stu, left, Nina, 9, Guy, 7, and Emily after the children had their first dose of the Covid-19 ...

“The sooner the better,” says Blenheim doctor after her children get the jab on Monday.

Not ‘two and done’: Education to lift Māori booster uptake video

Manu Ora mātanga rata (general practitioner) Dr Sara Simmons says an effective booster roll-out for Māori will require ...

While some might have had "other things on their mind" over the holiday season, now is the time to educate people on why they need a booster.

Run Isla run: schoolgirl on winning streak

Marlborough’s Isla Tilbury competing at North Island Colgate Games at Newtown Park in Wellington.

Young Marlborough athlete Isla Tilbury has struck gold four times at the Colgate Games on both islands.

Hell Pizza to open Blenheim restaurant in 2022

Hell is well-known for its outlandish advertising campaigns and its unconventional pizza names.

Almost seven years after it was first touted, the pizza chain will finally open in Blenheim.

Commander up for the challenge

Base Woodbourne's new commander Wing Commander (WGCDR) Paul Drysdale.

Base Woodbourne’s new commander knows how great the base is, and he’s keen to inspire others to work alongside him.

Housing stock in Marlborough increases in December

The latest realestate.co.nz data, showed there were 176 properties on the market in December.

But those working in the real estate industry say demand is as strong as ever.

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Not ‘two and done’: Education to lift Māori booster uptake video

Manu Ora mātanga rata (general practitioner) Dr Sara Simmons says an effective booster roll-out for Māori will require ...

While some might have had "other things on their mind" over the holiday season, now is the time to educate people on why they need a booster.

Blowing its horn to celebrate 160 years

Many former Marlborough District Brass Band members are expected to travel to Blenheim for a reunion featuring a parade and concert.

Run Isla run: schoolgirl on winning streak

Hell Pizza to open Blenheim restaurant in 2022

Opinion

An energy saving Christmas tale

211220  News  photo: Warwick Smith/STUFF 
Christmas lights on Palmerston North properties  -  Overall winning house on ...

All those Christmas lights may see more coal-fired electricity in the North Island - not such a good present for the country, say Tom and Marg.

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.

Business

Hell Pizza to open Blenheim restaurant in 2022

Hell is well-known for its outlandish advertising campaigns and its unconventional pizza names.

Almost seven years after it was first touted, the pizza chain will finally open in Blenheim.

Harlequin ladybird well-established in Marlborough thanks to Cyclone Gita

Growers in Marlborough should be on alert as the Harlequin ladybird has a foothold in the region.

And for wine and honey producers, the invasive insect is a “serious threat”.

The tour tracing Sir Edmund Hillary's footsteps video

The Ab608 Passchendaele, built in 1915, will carry the first part of the Hillary Explorer.

The mountaineering legend's son hopes a classic train expedition along the length of the South Island will help local businesses.

Blenheim buzzing with Golden Sounds

Festival-goers Olivia Heald, left, and Coen Henderson were some of the first to arrive at Golden Sounds.

Thousands are expected to descend on Lansdowne Park and dance their way into the night.

Wild mussels making a return to the Sounds video

NIWA PhD student Trevyn Toone deploying the harvested mussels.

While farmed mussels are booming, the wild population has experienced a big decline. Now local marine farmers, scientists and iwi have joined forces to turn this around.

Your Marlborough

Blowing its horn to celebrate 160 years

14012022 News Photo : Scott Hammond/ Stuff
The subjects are 10-year-old Jack Cutts and Alan Papps who's 70. 
The story ...

Many former Marlborough District Brass Band members are expected to travel to Blenheim for a reunion featuring a parade and concert.

Family finds letter to Santa in chimney 35 years later

Andriearna Machin, 6, shows the 35-year-old photo and Christmas card she and her siblings found while helping their dad ...

They are hoping to find "Therése" - the girl in the photo discovered during renovations of their new home.

Marlborough photographer Brya Ingram's moments to remember from 2021

Emma Rossignol and George the Clydesdale do under-vine work with a plough from Brayshaw Park at Churton’s Waihopai ...

The region had a year like no other but still found time for celebration, appreciation, and moments of true grit.

Marlborough in photographs: 2021 through Scott Hammond's lens

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Tanker V SUV ( VW Amarok ).
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South of Kekerengu.
Tanker ...

The region has had its fair share of nail-biting, heart-warming, eyebrow-raising and awe-inspiring stories.

Nigel Perry honoured for 80-odd years in tennis and table tennis video

There’s not a lot that Perry doesn’t know about table tennis, having been involved with the sport since 1946.

The sprightly nonagenarian put the racket down last year, but his lifelong involvement hasn't waned.

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