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Spring flights between Christchurch and Wānaka planned video

Respondents to a survey on commercial flights between Christchurch and Wanaka, pictured, said they would use the service ...

5:49 PM  A nine-seater Sounds Air plane is set to make the 45-minute journey three times a day in spring.

Firm's artful way of giving back

All of these were made using scrap materials found in the workshop.

5:26 PM  An engineering company in Marlborough is auctioning off scrap metal art to raise money for community groups.

First pay rise in a decade 'reflects the skills' of council representatives

Richard Hunter is glad to receive a pay rise after several attempts at asking the council to review the amount it paid ...

Thirty dollars more a meeting for community representatives with combined 40 years experience.

Marlborough wine industry gets funding to train 200 Kiwi job-seekers

The funding is for Kiwis who have lost their job as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The MSD funding is for Kiwis who have lost their job as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Flooding risks prompt widening of major stormwater network

Drains are being widened on Redwood St to make way for future developments.

Stormwater upgrades to prepare Blenheim for future development growth well on the way to completion.

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Police investigate smear campaign against Blenheim fast-food worker

Some households in Blenheim have received handwritten flyers of a “derogatory nature” about a fast-food worker.

Flyers of a “derogatory nature” have been left in letter boxes around Blenheim.

Hacker renames high school on Google search page as 'strip club'

On Saturday a search of Marlborough Girls’ College saw it renamed a strip club.

And gives Covid-19 update: "Masks are not school uniform. Anyone who wears a mask will get it confiscated."

Traffic survey brushes off bypass claims, suggests another roundabout

A review commissioned by the Marlborough District Council says there isn't enough out-of-town traffic for a bypass, but ...

While Grove Rd could lose some short-term parks for an extra lane of traffic.

The man keeping an eye on the health system shake-up for Marlborough video

Walter Scott always took a diplomatic and a-political approach, listening to all sides of the argument.

Since 2013 Walter Scott has been a voice for patients, and he's got Marlborough covered for the health system's overhaul.

Two injured in crashes

Crew from the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter flew one person from the scene of a crash at Rai Valley in ...

Occupants from two vehicles were taken to hospital on Monday evening after separate crashes at the top of the South Island.

Puppy love: Bylaw review suggests lifting town centre dog ban in Blenheim

Councillor Jamie Arbuckle and Blue at the Market St sign which bars dogs from entering Blenheim's town centre.

Early draft of new bylaw paves way for dogs to make permanent return to Blenheim's CBD.

Vineyard worker charged with raping woman outside Blenheim bar

The 22-year-old man surrendered his passport to the Blenheim District Court on Monday.

The RSE worker has been granted bail. He must work a 6-day week, and not leave the house on his day off.

Forestry company hoping third time's a charm as harvest ban heads back to court

Zindia Limited managing director Jacob Mannothra in 2010.

Environment Court overturns council. High Court overturns Environment Court. So it's off to the Court of Appeal.

Both lanes of new Blenheim bridge to open this week

The new Ōpaoa River Bridge, left, is 10 metres wide, compared to its 5.5m wide predecessor.

The final completion date for the old "banana" bridge will be confirmed at the end of this year.

Mayor Leggett on the Jeffery Review: New leadership needed to save Clubs from liquidation video

03062020 News Photo: Brya Ingram/STUFF
John Leggett outside the Clubs of Marlborough

“Health and safety, employment law ... you need a governance group that understands how those things work."

News

QV stats show modest growth for Nelson home values video

Nelson's house values have continued to grow in modest fashion, according to latest QV figures.

There's been a slight increase but the real effects of Covid-19 on the property market is yet to be seen.

Mum 'clashed' kids' heads together

Blenheim woman has been convicted of child assault after the incident in June last year.

Illegal cut-down shotgun found in search of Blenheim property

Puppy love: Bylaw review suggests lifting town centre dog ban in Blenheim

Opinion

We need to support Sounds Air

Sounds Air was one of the first airlines to receive the Essential Aviation Transport Connectivity package.

OPINION: The regional airline is crucial to our economy, but for it to survive long-term, it needs Kiwis to put their money where their mouths are.

Power of internet comes with costs

The internet uses up huge amounts of electricity, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.

The internet's information superhighway also carries costs of emissions from the electricity used to power it.

Be a hero citizen video

We all have a role to play in supporting the regional economy, says Marlborough Chamber of Commerce general manager Hans ...

OPINION: You can help to save our regional economy, by considering Marlborough businesses first.

Buy local, save jobs

Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith started a petition this week to 'Save Sounds Air'.

OPINION: Households might be tightening their belts, but buy local, even if you find it cheaper online.

Former scientist slams PMEP

Sediment from a steep face reaches the sea via a creek through native bush.

OPINION: Perhaps it is time for a separate coastal authority focused on the Sounds, to protect the region's 'jewel in the crown'.

Business

Marlborough wine industry gets funding to train 200 Kiwi job-seekers

The funding is for Kiwis who have lost their job as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The MSD funding is for Kiwis who have lost their job as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Forestry company hoping third time's a charm as harvest ban heads back to court

Zindia Limited managing director Jacob Mannothra in 2010.

Environment Court overturns council. High Court overturns Environment Court. So it's off to the Court of Appeal.

Mayor Leggett on the Jeffery Review: New leadership needed to save Clubs from liquidation video

03062020 News Photo: Brya Ingram/STUFF
John Leggett outside the Clubs of Marlborough

“Health and safety, employment law ... you need a governance group that understands how those things work."

Research institute could boost economy by $8 million

“World-first” fermentation tanks at the Bragato research winery in Blenheim.

Up to 30 new jobs could be created, report suggests

'Take it to the High Court'

A special meeting at the Clubs of Marlborough, on the banks of the Taylor River, on Tuesday night has been described as ...

Shouting, booing and more accusations; meeting to restore peace at social club does anything but.

Your Marlborough

Free immigration advice for Covid-stranded migrants

Many temporary work visa holders in Marlborough were essential wine industry workers during lockdown.

Agencies are teaming up to provide free advice to Marlborough's migrants told to leave.

Funding for popular rural hub but not for much needed upgrade

The Kekerengu Community Centre plays a crucial role for the rural community, including hosting a playgroup.

The only community hall for 80km on the Kaikōura coast is essential for rural people, but in dire need of an upgrade.

Connecting parents with their kids video

Jenkins had noticed kids had changed in recent years and were often less resilient and more stressed.

Victoria Jenkins has spent 20 years as a teacher. Kids have changed a lot in that time.

Negatives turned positive

Marlborough Museum executive director Steve Austin with an old shearer's vest and a dental campaign, from the museum's ...

For many, the lockdown brought about changes. The Marlborough Museum was no exception to that.

Chathams next for eco-tours

Will and Rose Parsons of Driftwood Eco-Tours relocated from Marlborough to Kaikōura in May.

Veteran operators Will and Rose Parsons have drifted south from Marlborough to Kaikōura, but they're not slowing down, with tours to the Chathams on the travel cards.

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