Ricky Michael Boyd, 27, has been charged with offering to sell drugs several times a week over about five months. (File ...

Man faces 65 drugs charges

He allegedly offered to sell meth and cannabis several times a week for months.

Battle to save the park

Marlborough Sounds ward councillors have convinced the Marlborough District Council to put the proposed truck park out ...

7:10 AM  There are more trucks hanging about Picton and plans are in place to pave over a park. Not everyone is happy.

Pay win becomes a loss

Care workers jobs to go after equal pay win, replaced by "home assistants". Rest home says it's all it can afford.

Haul aboard video

Port crew spout off about their latest addition as they take her for a spin in the Sounds.

Heading home to venting volcano

Pruning season is over, these guys are going home, no matter what.

Garage grow room discovered

She had smoked cannabis since she was young, but could no longer afford it, she told police.

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Driver trapped after truck rolls

Fire crews are working to free the person trapped after a truck and trailer unit rolled.

The driver of a truck and trailer unit became trapped after rolling their vehicle north of Kaikoura.

Grape result for young vintner

A Marlborough vintner keeps young winemaker award in the region.

Little town the sculptor forgot video

Freight trains resume video

Sport

Taranaki threaten Makos' run

Makos' skipper Alex Ainley returns to the starting line-up for Thursday's vital clash with Taranaki in New Plymouth.

The next 11 days could well decide Tasman's Mitre 10 Cup rugby season.

Weekly golf notes

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activity, clubs, course, equipment, game, golf, grass, leisure, ...

Weekly golf notes

QCYC sailors fire into another season

Harry Edwards, 12, sails his Starling class boat during opening day races at the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club on Saturday.

The Queen Charlotte Yacht Club opened their 2017-18 season in a cloud of smoke on Saturday.

Lindsay to lead Tasman United video

Midfielder Cameron Lindsay, right, has been named captain of the Tasman United team for the 2017-18 season.

Cameron Lindsay replaces Paul Ifill as Tasman United captain.

Rep golfers struggle in Nelson

Luke Ryder was one of the best-performed Marlborough senior golfers in Nelson at the weekend.

 Marlborough's rep golfers found the going tough during the triangular tournament played at the Greenacres Golf Club in Nelson on Saturday and Sunday.

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

Freight trains resume video

KiwiRail says it is taking a conservative approach to weather for the safety of staff and so freight is not trapped.

After a week of wild weather, freight is back on the newly-reopened rail line between Picton and Christchurch.

Pushing aquaculture frontiers

Dr Serean Adams, Cawthron aquaculture group manager at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park.

New species and technologies will increase resilience of aquaculture stock for the future, industry told.

Food with a view

Chef Prateek Rawat from the Slip Inn cafe in Havelock.

Havelock's Slip Inn serves up a waterfront view with plenty of entertainment from the nearby boat ramp.

Love is wild

Rebecca Stoner, a florist at Forget Me Not, left, and Jessica Bunting, designer at Betty and Co, work on one of their al ...

It can be pretty wild trying to organise a wedding, especially these days.

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.

Your Marlborough

Fairy tale garden full of charm video

The ball at the heart of the knot garden is lonicera; the hedging at the end is pittosporum, as is the spiral topiary; ...

Visitors are blown away, but the owners of this Blenheim garden just think about what they could do better.

Celebrating kākābeak

Now rare in the wild, kākābeak brings its rich red colour to gardens.

Kākābeak brings its splash of red to gardens

Youth awarding youth

Youth Council members, from left, Chole Fitzpatrick, 14, Petra Jellyman, 14, Madison King, 15, and Emily Thomas, 15, are ...

After taking out four awards at the Canterbury event, the Kaikōura Youth Council has decided to do their own thing.

Road plans drag on

The proposed deviation of SH1 would go straight though this home and business on Ludstone Rd.

A final decision on controversial plans to move the highway through Kaikōura could be another month away.

Army back in town

New Zealand Defence Force ​warrant officer Craig Ross, director of joint exercise planning Lieutenant Colonel Martin ...

Armed forces are expected back in Kaikōura next month, but residents need not worry.

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