Police chase ends with spikes

Police used road spikes to stop the car near Ward.

8 min ago  Two people were arrested after a high-speed police chase in Marlborough ended with spikes being deployed.

Pedestrian hit by truck

A pedestrian was hit by a truck on Rapaura Rd, near Spring Creek, on Monday.

A man was critically injured after being struck by a truck in Spring Creek.

100kmh highway through town

Blink and you'll miss it. Grovetown resident John Gridley stands in front of the Grovetown Hotel.

John Gridley waits for a gap in the traffic to get to the pub. He's been doing it since 1960.

Grape harvest starts early

Harvest will kick off this week, which is a week to ten days earlier than the long term average.

Workers get unusual early call up as Marlborough's hot weather ripens grapes early.

Treasure hunters on the take

Treasure hunter David Yates unearthed a 4.5-kilogram gold lump, alongside shoes and a gold seal, buried on the ...

The Kaikōura earthquake left historic artefacts exposed. It didn't take long for the plunder to start.

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RSE workers' small rental impact

Wine Marlborough advocacy manager Vance Kerslake says a new housing report has "busted" the myth that seasonal workers ...

Seasonal workers have a smaller impact on the rental market than thought, new report reveals.

1080 survey ready to drop

Molesworth Station, near Marlborough, was the target of OSPRI's TBfree 1080 poisoning campaign in 2017.

Anecdotally, hundreds of deer were killed after one of New Zealand's largest 1080 drops and a soon to be released survey would make or break those claims.

'Dirty dairy' farmer to sue Fonterra

Dairy farmer Philip Woolley plans to sue Fonterra for the cost of dumping milk in 2014.

Fonterra tries to block law suit, judge says suspension notice not the same as termination of contract.

Callouts spike in January

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was called to a serious crash in Renwick in what was its second busiest January ...

A motorcyclist who had her leg amputated was just one of the 63 accidents the rescue helicopter crew dealt with in January.

Caring and sharing

Donations have been pouring in for firefighters battling the Nelson fires says Lynda Butt, left, and Trish Oswald.

When word spread about the huge bush fire near Nelson, Marlburians were quick off the mark to help.

The not so purrfect crime

Nelson SPCA manager Donna Walzl says vulnerable cats and kittens will always be a priority. (File Photo)

Devious cat owners have been caught out pretending their pets are strays to take advantage of cut price desexing surgery.

Much-loved 'monument' clock returns video

The new digital clock and temperature gauge is installed in the centre of the Blenheim CBD early Wednesday morning.

Massive digital billboard showing time and temperature replaces old neon-tube clock, which broke down in 2014.

Car rolls on highway

The car rolled just south of Ward on State Highway 1, in south Marlborough.

Traffic was delayed while the wreck was removed from the road.

Renters worried over refugee plan

Demand already outstrips supply in the Marlborough rental market.

From next year, Blenheim will get up to five refugee families seven times a year.

Flyover to assess fire risk video

A tinder dry Marlborough means the fire risk is real.

With no significant rain forecast and resources soaked up in Nelson, Marlborough's fire response capabilities are reduced.

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The $4000 8-hour shift

The New Zealand Resident Doctors' Association members will be balloted on a fourth strike.

Senior doctors have been paid between $300 and $500 an hour to provide cover during strikes, with some making $4000 a shift.

More details wanted on polytech shake up

A proposed overhaul to polytechnics could see changes to the top of the south educational sector, including job cuts.

What will become of Waterlea?

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What will become of Waterlea?

The racecourse and grandstand at Waterlea Racecourse.

OPINION: It could have been a new college campus site, but that plan has bolted too.

Mum's the word

Miss Six takes her baking very seriously, especially when it comes to cakes.

Miss Six wants to have her cake and eat it when it comes to being in the kitchen.

Mum's the word

When Miss Six has something on her mind, sleep is not on the agenda.

OPINION: It's the middle of the night and she should be sound asleep but Miss Six has some burning questions.

She's a pretty big job

The front cover of "The Kaikōura Job", published by the NZ Railway & Locomotive Society.

New book retells 'The Kaikōura Job': "A record was set on May 26 when in one day over 7000 cubic metres of debris was removed from one slip, 300 metres high."

Cob cottage care

DOC ranger Ray Bennett, left, and DOC South Marlborough operations manager Phil Bradfield, work on the Acheron ...

OPINION: It's stood for more than 150 years and DOC staff are making sure it stands for many more.

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Nelson orchardists nervous

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese pictured at a promotional event after the 2018 harvest - orchardists are fearful this year's ...

Nelson orchardists fear for their harvests as the region dries out and water is restricted.

Pie shop's lucky escape

A truck has crashed outside the Burleigh, in Blenheim.

Luckily, the shop is closed on Mondays, as picnic tables out front flattened by truck.

Sea temperatures worry farmers video

Marlborough's waters were hotter than average in early January this year, according to Niwa.

The weather's expected to get warmer next week, and that could be bad news for marine farmers.

'Cruise alert' warns town video

The Majestic Princess should have been sailing from Akaroa to Port Chalmers but was diverted due to strong winds and ...

Last minute changes to travel plans is bad enough, but when there's 5000 people affected, it takes a monumental effort to make things right.

From gumboots to office

Wairau River Wine's quality and safety systems administrator Zoë Eld never thought she would have an office job.

There's some irony in Zoë Eld's love of health and safety, given the accidental nature of her career path.

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Perfect chance for picnikers

Conservation volunteers have helped restore Ronga Reserve and a special event will give members of the public a peek ...

 From long tailed bats to pygmy daisys, the Department of Conservation's Summer Explorer programme has something for all.

Wairau Warriors win

The Wairau Warriors and Colts following the 2nd Grade T20 final which saw the Warriors come out on top.

An entertaining and high-ecoring final saw the Wairau Warriors come out on top.

Mum's the word

When Miss Six has something on her mind, sleep is not on the agenda.

OPINION: It's the middle of the night and she should be sound asleep but Miss Six has some burning questions.

Glass recycling project expands

The Glass Packaging Forum is shouldering half the cost of providing a recycling container like this one to Oyster Bay ...

No more 90-minute drives to the recycling centre as far-flung community joins project to divert glass from landfill.

Cob cottage care

DOC ranger Ray Bennett, left, and DOC South Marlborough operations manager Phil Bradfield, work on the Acheron ...

OPINION: It's stood for more than 150 years and DOC staff are making sure it stands for many more.

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