Robbery-accused still not assessed

The g.a.s service station in Picton.

2:28 PM  Forensic psychiatrist still waiting for files, to see if man fit to plead.

Claims against teacher

The Marlborough Boys' College, in Blenheim.

A female teacher is accused of inappropriate relations with several school boys, it is understood.

Students to skip strike, plant trees video

Zoe Luffman, Sophia Wills, George Varney and Lennox Crowe are planting trees, not skipping school, for climate change.

Marlborough's young climate campaigners have opted to plant trees in their "own time" instead.

Plans for new Islamic centre video

From left, Megan Rosene, Jonathan Rosene, Nisha Blissett, Marlborough Muslim Association president Zayd Ian Blissett and ...

An interfaith group is helping bring a dream to build an Islamic Faith Centre in Blenheim to reality.

Nelson tramper stable

Police and search teams have been called to locate the whereabouts of two trampers in the Mt Richmond Forest Park, near ...

As one missing tramper was found in the Richmond Ranges a search was being organised for another.

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Donations pour in for oak trees

Tree lover Grant Baxter hopes to save 70 oaks south of Renwick that are set to be axed.

A crowdfunding campaign to save an avenue of oak trees from the chop is closing in on its target.

Heritage commemorations locked in

Tōtaranui 250 Trust general manager Chrissy Powlesland says dual heritage commemorations in Marlborough could draw ...

Drones, heritage ships and fireworks are just some of the things eyed up for Tuia 250 commemorations.

Warm walking welcome to Picton video

Picton plans to welcome visitors with free walking tours.

Picton could follow in the footsteps of Buenos Aires, Paris and Beijing, by joining the International Greeter Association.

College staff member investigated

The Marlborough Boys' College, in Blenheim.

Ministry of Education aware of "allegation", while school confirms staff member on leave.

Toilet block fire

The damage wasn't extensive but no one is using this toilet for a while.

Fire crews have tackled a fire in a toilet block at a Blenheim sportsground.

Nelson man missing on tramp

A photo of missing Nelson man Philip Young that was taken on Thursday by another member of his walking party.

Nelson man Philip Young went missing while walking on Thursday afternoon.

'Penny-pinching' or 'brave'?

Councillors butt heads over a cemetery price restructure on Thursday.

A move to hike cemetery costs in Marlborough has scraped through - by a single vote.

NCEA reforms 'the wrong direction'

Marlborough Girls' College Year 13 students, from left, Shannon McLean, Piiata Norton and Hannah Whittall prefer ...

School leaders fear changes to NCEA, like more end-of-year exams, won't work for everyone.

Blenheim needs landlords first

Jason McCutcheon has been sleeping on a bench in central Blenheim.

Nearly a year after Housing First was promised to Blenheim, not a single landlord has signed up for the project.

Action on speed limits

Marlborough Roads estimates a timeframe of 42 weeks for the speed limit bylaw review.

The bylaw review, starting next month, will go back over submissions over the past few years.


Missing tramper Philip Young found alive

Nelson man Philip Young has been found almost 48 hours after he went missing in Mt Richmond Forest Park on Thursday ...

Missing tramper Philip Young has been found alive almost two days after going missing in bush between Nelson and Blenheim

Nelson man missing on tramp

Nelson man Philip Young went missing while walking on Thursday afternoon.

'Penny-pinching' or 'brave'?

NCEA reforms 'the wrong direction'


Composting our relationship

If you have any questions about climate change and what you can do to help, get in touch with us at Climate Karanga ...

If you want to think global but can only act local, composting organic waste is a good start.

The war on climate change

School students went on strike for climate change action in March.

OPINION: We need full-scale economic and social mobilisation to combat further deterioration.

Far too many deer on Molesworth

Wilding pines are sprayed at Molesworth Station, part of the millions  spent controlling pests in the region.

OPINION: Deer are pests and threaten the biodiversity hotspot, argues Forest & Bird.

Time for seismic shift to wood

Very early days of the Kaikōura civic building, pictured in 2014.

OPINION: Look at the new Kaikōura civic building. It wasn't even officially open, and it withstood the ultimate test.

Laughing at the final taboo

The cast of Marlborough Repertory Society's production of 
It's My Party, and I'll Die If I Want gave a high-energy ...

It's My Party (and I'll Die if I want to), written by Elizabeth Coleman 


Half marathon no longer for sale video

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon co-owner Chris Shaw listed the event for sale last month.

Still buzzing from the weekend, race organisers decide to shelve sailing the world and focus on next year.

Sultana-scented grape marc solution?

PacRimEnviro director Chris Bowhill has found a sultana-scented solution to the wine industry's waste woes.

New company takes "tinkering in a garage" to the next level to tackle the wine industry's potent pollutant.

Rockshop continues owners' legacy

Music Works will change hands and become part of the Rockshop & KBB Music nationwide network.

Blenheim won't be left without a music shop, with the NZ Rockshop set to take over from Ken Ham's Music Works.

A tavern to move for

Rai Valley Tavern owner Sarah Markham says the Marlborough lifestyle is worth moving for.

Sarah and Hayden visited the South Island once, and loved it so much they decided to buy a pub there.

Victory for threatened king shag gallery video

Clearwater Mussel industry award winners Lyn Godsiff and John Young.

Threat of extinction of king shags was why the High Court declined resource consents for a Clearwater Mussels farm.

Your Marlborough

Asking little people big questions gallery

Kahurangi Moore: It would be a pink dress, with white pink and purple stripes, it would have a pattern bird on it.

We ask little people big questions. This week's Wee Wonders are from Seddon School Room 9.

Competition and camaraderie on cards

Sixty-four players competed in the Picton Bridge Club Inter-Provincial teams competition.

 The region's best bridge players came to Picton last weekend to compete for a spot at the inter-provincials in Christchurch.

Glamping revamp for outdoor ed

Three large decks and a pergola were constructed by the NMIT students.

Major upgrade begins of building in national park, worn out by 50 years of outdoor education trips.

Blenheim's grape street secret

Keith Sandford shares one of the town's best kept secrets.

You have to hear it through the grapevine to find Blenheim's secret wine theme.

A tavern to move for

Rai Valley Tavern owner Sarah Markham says the Marlborough lifestyle is worth moving for.

Sarah and Hayden visited the South Island once, and loved it so much they decided to buy a pub there.

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