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Marlborough's new vintage - a clothes market

Glassons are now selling 'pre-loved' vintage alongside their new factory-made clothes.

5:00 AM  A young entrepreneur will bring a vintage clothing and streetwear market to Blenheim.

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.

5:00 AM  But even they have dried up in Marlborough, where closed borders might have turned the rental market on its head.

'Two cups too much' kava lands driver in court

Kava, a muddy tasting drink squeezed out of pounded root powder of the kava plant, is a legal and traditional Pacific ...

The man was pulled over after police saw his car swerve, and he was incapable of completing an impairment test.

Marlborough hits 90pc vaccination milestone video

Blake Shefford, 13, gets his first Covid-19 vaccine on Super Saturday.

Super Saturday was just what the doctor ordered to get the region across the 90 per cent first dose vaccination line.

Scott Watson refused bail pending appeal video

Scott Watson has maintained he did not kill Olivia Hope and Ben Smart. (File photo from 2015)

The convicted killer of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart wanted to help his lawyers prepare for the case.

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'Hideous' behaviour by man who stole groceries every shift for two years

A supermarket employee with an early shift had been stealing about $350 worth of groceries every week for two years. ...

A "breakdown in communication" saw a husband steal around $36k worth of food from a Blenheim supermarket, filling a plastic bag up every shift he worked.

Summer festival 'still full steam ahead'

Rhythm and Vines founder Hamish Pinkham says a vaccination mandate for summer events needs to be easy and seamless.

Organisers of the Golden Sounds festival in Blenheim on January 6 say the show will go on despite Covid hurdles.

Pair face robbery charges after armed police search Blenheim house

Police search a property on Lane St in Blenheim on Thursday morning.

A 32-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have been charged with aggravated robbery.

Scott Watson seeks bail while appealing murder convictions video

Scott Watson wants out of jail to help his lawyers prepare for his appeal. (File photo from 2015.)

Convicted of murdering Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in 1998, Watson wants out of jail after 23 years to help prepare for the reconsideration of his case.

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.

Covid-19: Top of the south hospitals at near capacity, even without the virus video

At last count, Wairau Hospital has four intensive care units (ICU), four negative pressure rooms and four ICU-capable ...

The retirement capital of NZ, Marlborough, still has 10 ventilators, same as last March, but a more detailed stock take reveals only four are “ICU-capable”.

Flood proofing for the future

Growers need to plan for the future and will need to think how their infrastructure is positioned.

“There are huge opportunities for us in Marlborough to be innovators and trailblazers.”

Muddying waters traced to erosion and land use video

Diving Services crew prepare a high-frequency vibra-corer sampler aboard the boat ‘Pelorus’ at Mahau Sound, in the ...

Of sources that can be identified for sediment smothering the Pelorus Sounds seabed, erosion, dairy farms and forestry are the main drivers.

Marlborough puts on 'Super Saturday' shuttle to get the jab done video

If you need a ride to get either your first or second vaccination, St John are just a phone call away.

When shuttle driver Graeme Haymes heard the news about “Super Saturday”, he didn’t hesitate to say St John needed to get behind it.

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.

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Cricket's back for summer

Players taking part in Marlborough Cricket's Coaching Academy programme.

All grades have started, so get out your whites, get down to your local club and give it a go.

Covid-19: Top of the south hospitals at near capacity, even without the virus video

The retirement capital of NZ, Marlborough, still has 10 ventilators, same as last March, but a more detailed stock take reveals only four are “ICU-capable”.

Flood proofing for the future

Muddying waters traced to erosion and land use video

Opinion

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.

Future of work conference: Which career are you made for?

The Future Of Work conference was opened to all Marlborough Year 11-13 students. From left, Giovanna Burtenshaw, Mekah ...

OPINION: Marlborough students had the opportunity to interact with different industries and talk about career pathways at the Future of Work conference.

Have you heard about the climate emergency?

Air travel is being promoted again but is an emission-heavy form of

OPINION: "How are people to believe there is a climate emergency when the little messaging we hear from the Government has been contradictory and muddled?"

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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.

Locomotive's swim in Picton harbour proves fatal for ageing engine video

Workers watch from the wharf as the locomotive is pulled from Picton harbour.

Due to the time it spent in salt water, the shunt engine will be stripped for parts rather than repaired, KiwiRail confirms.

As is, where is: Marlborough Sounds house yours to take home ... literally

The two-storey house on Queen Charlotte Drive was originally a small cottage built in 1911 before being extended in the ...

Helen Rood doesn't need her old house anymore. In fact, it's kind of in the way.

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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”.

Mini speedsters raring to go at new 'speedway' track video

An illegal dump site near Renwick is to become the new home of the Blenheim Radio Control Car Club. President Bevan ...

Illegal dump site next to Eastern States Speedway, in Marlborough, gifted to radio-controlled car club.

'It's the best decision I ever made,' says Alzheimer's volunteer

Alzheimer’s Marlborough volunteers Helen Knapp, left, and Sylvia Ashdown love the time they spend at the day centre on ...

Sylvia Ashdown says the time she spends at Alzheimer's Marlborough is the highlight of her week.

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