Ahead of election night, polls suggested neither Bill English's National Party nor Jacinda Ardern's Labour had a clear ...

Live: Election night

5 min ago  "Hon get back inside with the sauce!" an unseen Jacinda Ardern yelled at partner Clarke Gayford from their home, as he served sausages in bread to media outside. Meanwhile in the race, National's out in front.

Early results for Kaikōura electorate

Kaikōura electorate candidates at the first public meeting at St Christopher's Anglican Church, from left, National's ...

12 min ago  It's a closer race than last time - but one candidate is pulling ahead.

1.24 million vote early

Over 250,000 people voted on the last day of early voting, bringing the advance vote to record breaking levels.

Electorate races to watch

10 min ago  Follow the latest from the 12 closest and most-intriguing electorate races.

The waiting game

4 min ago  Hundreds of selfies, thousands of handshakes, and over a million early votes - we're finally here, it's election night.

When the voting's done

Two will be at the pub, one will be at home, the incumbent has hired a hall. But who will be celebrating?

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WOW tribute to late designer

The Art of New York City created by Martin de Ruyter, Karen Stade and Troy Stade, modelled by Nicole Gibson.

The memory of a young designer who took out the World of WearableArt Awards top prize is being kept alive in a garment at this year's finals.

Flaws in Sounds murder case video

Some things come to mind easily in the Scott Watson case, then it gets murky - not just because it's decades on.

Freight hub to keep trucking

Wagon derails, cause unknown

Sport

Tasman B overcome Canterbury

Tomas Aoake scored a hat-trick of tries for Tasman B as they swept past Canterbury B in Christchurch on Saturday.

The Tasman Makos B team took a notable scalp in Christchurch on Saturday afternoon, beating their Canterbury rugby counterparts 37-13.

Hansen to give Havili ABs shot?

David Havili has reached a point where his coach feels he is now comfortable in the All Black environment.

All Blacks coach will consider whether it's time to throw another debutant into the test arena in Argentina.

First chance for players to impress video

Tasman United player Kieran Smith runs through a training drill during a practice session at Saxton Field.

Tasman United to kick off preseason campaign with warm-up match against Canterbury.

Makos legend back in the fold

Robbie Malneek last played for the Tasman Makos during the 2015 Mitre 10 Cup season.

Robbie Malneek, the only player to reach 100 caps for the Tasman Makos, has been handed an unlikely recall.

Ferns set for Chch sellout

Silver Ferns defender Katrina Grant tussles with Australian shooter Natalie Medhurst for possession the last time New ...

 Interest high in Silver Ferns' Constellation Cup test in Chch with just 500 tickets remaining.

Opinion

Qualified for the job?

Then Finance Minister Bill Birch arrives at Parliament to brief journalists on his Budget of 1999, his last year in ...

Opinion: Tony Orman questions whether our politicians are actually qualified for the job.

Truckies deliver to avoid economic disaster

Truck driver 'Pix' takes a break at Springs Junction. The inland route from Christchurch to Picton is on State Highway ...

OPINION: The road freight industry has put hundreds of more trucks on the road in both islands to cover freight no longer being shipped by rail or sea.

Our insatiable desire to shop

Kmart Petone opened on June 1. Blenheim is to get its own Kmart by Christmas 2018.

We live in a time of absurdly cheap consumer goods, of continual sales and bargains and a dominance by big shopping chains and franchises.

Climate situation not without hope

Rising temperatures could have major impacts for industry in the Marlborough Sounds.

Hugh Steadman from Marlborough climate action group Climate Karanga discusses the possible impacts of higher temperatures in Marlborough.

Where to now?

NZ recreational fishers account for less than 3 per cent of the total wild stock harvest taken from marine waters, ...

Opinion: It is urgent a separate, well-resourced Ministry of Fisheries be re-established, writes Peter Watson.

Business

New boat in the post

Jim and Amanda Baillie are the ninth owners of the Pelorus Mail Boat in 100 years. The new boat will be revealed next ...

For a century, the mail boat has provided a vital link to families cloistered in secluded bays, the comforting chug of its engine a binding link to the mainland.

Adding up to a win

Adam Tyney, Lynley McGowan, Neil Sinclair, Craig Robinson, Sammie Parkes, Melanie Foster from WK.

Blenheim accounting firm WK has been recognised as a global Xero leader.

Recycling in the bag

Pak 'n Save owner Mark Elkington with their new soft plastics recycling bin.

Millions of plastic bags destined for landfill can now be recycled.

Educating the masses

Waikawa Bay School pupils, from left, Manaia Jones, 8, Paige Smith, 8, Tobias Carroll, 11, Aja-Lee Ivamy, 9, and Crystal ...

Mum with a "Kiwi Can kid" says the course moulds children into better adults.

New string to her bow

Juliearna Kavanagh owns and runs boutique hotel, Escape to Picton and is set to open a new  tour business, Hop On,Hop ...

Juliearna Kavanagh is a very busy lady and is about to get busier.

Your Marlborough

New boat in the post

Jim and Amanda Baillie are the ninth owners of the Pelorus Mail Boat in 100 years. The new boat will be revealed next ...

For a century, the mail boat has provided a vital link to families cloistered in secluded bays, the comforting chug of its engine a binding link to the mainland.

Best foot forward for Alzheimers

Barry Brown of Blenheim led last year's memory walk, and will be back with his bagpipes for Alzheimers Marlborough this year.

Blenheim bagpiper Barry Brown will call the tune once again for Alzheimers Marlborough's Memory Walk.

History can be cool

Archives manager Megan Ross goes through the massive collection at the Marlborough Museum.

"It's 13.4 degrees in here," says Megan Ross, pointing at the thermometer flanked by shelves and shelves of negatives and other memorabilia.

Marlborough's next 'cultural treasure'

Weaver and artist Peg Moorhouse says it is important to recognise the great talent in Marlborough.

"Extraordinary", "inspiring" and "significant" are just some of the criteria the Marlborough Museum and Marlborough District Council are seeking for the Marlborough Living Cultural Treasure Award.

New MTB trail for Picton

Sam Richardson at the entrance to a new mountainbike trail for kids in Picton.

Young mountainbikers can test their skills on a new trail at Picton.

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