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Teenage brains 'closed for renovations', says expert

Wallis will be speaking at Marlborough Girls’ College on Monday July 20.

10:00 AM  A neuroscience expert visiting Blenheim this month hopes to help parents and teachers understand the teenage brain.

Kāinga Ora rejects 'win-win' land swap as hotel looks to expand video

The southern wing of the hotel was designed to allow for westward expansion to the right, along Charles St.

Hotelier says the swap would allow Kāinga Ora to build more state houses than first planned.

Government appointment 'best way' to get Māori on health boards

Dawn McConnell was one of two government appointed Māori representatives on the Nelson Marlborough DHB.

It's hard to get Māori to stand on health boards, and hard to get them elected, Māori health representatives say.

Council concerned NZTA downplaying impact of larger ferries on Picton's roads

A concept design shows one of the new larger ferries coming through the Marlborough Sounds.

The move will see a re-run of a traffic report that this week brushed off calls for a Blenheim bypass.

Visa extension 'good news' for Covid-stranded migrants in Marlborough

Wine worker Roberta Di Marco, of Italy, was hopeful the six-month extension would apply to her visa.

While others count the cost of missing out; $3000 for a flight home compared to $400 a month later.

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Open-heart surgery at 4 months old video

Frankie was born in October last year with Down syndrome and a tiny hole in her heart, known as a congenital heart defect.

Lockdown was good timing for 4-month-old Frankie, who had just undergone open-heart surgery.

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 ...

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.

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.

Kaikōura District Council seeks to shrink staff numbers

The Kaikoura District Council is looking to cut jobs as it deals with budget cuts.

Job cuts are looming at the Kaikōura District Council as it prepares for a year of lower revenue and less Government funding.

Arrests after drugs search in Nelson-Marlborough

The Armed Offenders Squad assisted in the execution of four search warrants across the top of the south on Tuesday. ...

Two men have been arrested after an investigation into methamphetamine supply at the top of the south.

Police officer justified in shooting knife-wielding car-jacker near Blenheim

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Armed police end police chase 
Hardings Road Blenheim

"We locked eyes as he ran towards me with the knife ... I feared for my life.”

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.

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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.

Kaikōura District Council seeks to shrink staff numbers

Job cuts are looming at the Kaikōura District Council as it prepares for a year of lower revenue and less Government funding.

QV stats show modest growth for Nelson home values video

Arrests after drugs search in Nelson-Marlborough

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'.

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Kāinga Ora rejects 'win-win' land swap as hotel looks to expand video

The southern wing of the hotel was designed to allow for westward expansion to the right, along Charles St.

Hotelier says the swap would allow Kāinga Ora to build more state houses than first planned.

Classic movies fill the gap post-pandemic

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Event Cinemas - Matthew Scott (Manager)

Re-runs are proving popular with moviegoers as cinemas get back to business as usual.

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

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John Leggett outside the Clubs of Marlborough

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

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What's on

A Matariki exhibition and a Matariki show are two of the events on in Marlborough this week.

What's on in Marlborough this week.

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.

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