Penguin killed by dog on Kaikoura beach

A little (blue) penguin in a nesting box at the Kaikōura colony. (File photo)

12:41 PM  The death of an endangered penguin in Kaikōura has prompted renewed calls for dog owners to properly control their animals.

From farm to rest home

An image showing what the new retirement village off Old Renwick Rd's communal spaces could look like.

12:13 PM  A well-known Marlborough strawberry farm is set to become a $100m retirement village.

Note threatens to bait dog

Live-in nanny Kym Miller holding the anonymous letter threatening bulldog Denny.

11:55 AM  Malicious note threatening to get rid of a barking Blenheim dog is the latest ugly act to hit the region's pets.

Marlborough woman still missing

The family of Renwick woman Jessica Boyce, 27, is concerned for her wellbeing, police say.

Jessica Boyce has been missing for six days. Her ute was found at Lake Chalice, 90 minutes west of Blenheim.

Farmers 'ATMs' for beneficiaries

Federated Farmers Marlborough president Phillip Neal has spoken out against potential new taxes.

A regional farming president says tax reforms will use farmers like ATMs to pay for the "useless".

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Lights, cameras and action for Marlborough

Marlborough director Aaron Falvey says his new film 'Northspur' is set in a post-apocalyptic world.

Top of the south director, writer and crew behind feature movie to be filmed in Marlborough.

Clean tap water so close video

Celebrating the official opening of the Seddon water treatment plan, from left, Rodger Caughley, Alistair Sowman, Gerald ...

The day Seddon residents can drink water straight from the tap "just around the corner" as new treatment plant opens.

Sisterhood at girls' night out

Four 'qui mi' or 'sisters who are not related', from left, Mandy Li, Natalia Vasquez, Elena Filipo and Sohee Bae.

A group of international women living in Blenheim has become each other's family far from home.

Meaningful chats with infants

Blenheim mother Nadine Linklater, and Ingrid O'Flaherty, 3 months, chat with course co-ordinators Lynn DeBoo, centre, ...

A new parenting course looks at ways to develop infant communication skills using "rich, meaningful language".

Community man cruising

Okiwi Bay residents Pam and Ian Montgomery who have been awarded the ASB Good as Gold award.

After 25 years spent giving everything to his beloved community, Monty is ready to cruise after winning a prize as good as gold.

Remote road's dangerous history

One of the trucks that resident and contractor Michael Brennan has helped get back on the narrow Te Towaka-Port Ligar Rd.

People living on a road that has been the scene of two fatal crashes in six years say there are many more near misses.

Gun retailer predicts defiance

The Gunshack owner Peter Watson says he knows several recreational shooters who do not want to hand over their weapons.

"When legislation is passed under urgency ... compliance is low and people just become illegal firearms owners."

Top of the south resurgence tipped

ANZ chief economist Sharon Zollner said while the national economy was unlikely to accelerate this year, the demand for ...

Whichever way New Zealand's economy is headed, agriculture is still where the grass is greener, says ANZ's chief economist.

Wave of support for Muslim centre

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and forever," reads on note left at the empty property.

The site is covered in rubble and overgrown with weeds, but flowers and messages decorate its fence line.

Crash victim's tragic end

Greymouth man Pryor Lee died the day after a he was involved in a car crash near Kokowhai Bay in the Marlborough Sounds.

A crash victim walked through the night to get help after his car plunged off a remote road. But he succumbed the next day.

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Teen's bowel surgery botched

After surgery at Nelson Hospital, Georgie Ferris spent 12 days in debilitating pain before it was realised her bowel had ...

Georgie Ferris was left in pain for 12 days after a surgeon wrongly stitched her bowel shut at Nelson Hospital.

Wee Wonders

In 'Wee wonders' we ask little children big questions. This week's Wee Wonders are from Room 6 at Witherlea School.

Puppy killed in dog attack

Remote road's dangerous history

Opinion

Challenges for vintage and drivers

Harvesters are a common sight around Blenheim at this time of year.

As Vintage 2019 ramps up it's a rite of passage to drive behind the harvesters and gondolas between vineyards and wineries.

Protesting for a future

George Glover, left, Shannon McLean and George Varney will be protesting on Friday. The national protest by students ...

The upcoming student demonstration about climate change reminds Tom Powell of his time protesting the Vietnam War.

Fleeing driver rams police car

After crashing into a logging truck, the driver and passenger fled on foot.

Getaway on narrow, winding road doesn't last long as car hits logging truck head-on.

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.

Business

Farmers 'ATMs' for beneficiaries

Federated Farmers Marlborough president Phillip Neal has spoken out against potential new taxes.

A regional farming president says tax reforms will use farmers like ATMs to pay for the "useless".

Trust 'playing silly buggers': MP

National MP Stuart Smith said he requested documents from the Marlborough Electric Power Trust in an attempt to avoid ...

Kaikōura MP accuses Marlborough trust of frustrating his attempts to access documents about Yealands Wines purchase.

Vineyard investors seek new pastures

Highfield TerraVin was created in 2015 by Al Soper, left, Peter Coldwell and Gordon Ritchie, with Ritchie now the ...

Owners want to cash up Marlborough vineyard and restaurant company set up in 2015.

Villa Maria among most admired wines

Being a family-owned company is a bog part of Villa Maria's success, says Morrison.

As winemakers get stuck into harvest, across the globe wine critics name the Kiwi company one of the best.

At winemaking's cutting edge

Kelly Stuart in the Vin Olympics at the 2018 Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker Marlborough competition where she ...

Deciding to become a winemaker was a "lightbulb moment" for Kelly Stuart.

Your Marlborough

Wee Wonders

Scarlett Maunsell: My nana always gives me icecream after school ... She just gives me big cuddles.

In 'Wee wonders' we ask little children big questions. This week's Wee Wonders are from Room 6 at Witherlea School.

Community man cruising

Okiwi Bay residents Pam and Ian Montgomery who have been awarded the ASB Good as Gold award.

After 25 years spent giving everything to his beloved community, Monty is ready to cruise after winning a prize as good as gold.

Wee Wonders video

Katelyn Johnstone: Christchurch with my brother and my mum, because we camp there. I play with my toys because I always ...

In 'Wee wonders' we ask little children big questions. This week's Wee Wonders are from Kiwi class at Redwoodtown School.

Japanese script a gala star

Witherlea School gala organiser Tash Stewart, left, and parent Chika Janutka, centre, practice Japanese characters with ...

Ever wondered what your name would look like in Japanese script? A parent at Witherlea school can show you at its upcoming gala.

Passionate volunteer firefighter retires

Retiring Picton Volunteer Fire Brigade firefighter Diane Wilson is excited for more time to go for walks, including the ...

After nearly two decades of bush fires, car crashes and "code purples", Diane Wilson has handed back her helmet.

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