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Air quality rules could tighten

Blenheim resident Scott Valk says while he's conscious to curb air pollution from his fireplace, he isn't concerned ...

Blenheim's air quality is worse than Auckland, but some residents aren't too concerned.

Sex claims against female teacher

A teacher at Marlborough Boys' College, in Blenheim, is under investigation.

Video circulating at school brought claims about a teacher's relationships with boys to the surface.

Robbery-accused still not assessed

The g.a.s service station in Picton.

Forensic psychiatrist still waiting for files, to see if man fit to plead.

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.

Why they missed cemetery vote

Councillors butted heads over a cemetery price restructure on Thursday.

Two councillors absent for cemetery fee hike say their votes would not have changed outcome.

Tree felling delayed

A report was completed in December which said the large trees are at risk of collapsing.

Two macrocarpa trees on the banks of a popular walking track in the Queen Charlotte Sound at risk of collapsing into the sea.

No rush to save church

Leicester Murray, a relative of the church builders, says they are still passionate about saving the building.

A family working to earthquake strengthen a historic church say it isn't going anywhere, so why rush trying to re-open it?

Students rescue whale bones

University students dig 150-year-old whale bones out of the sand at Kaikōura's Jimmy Armers Beach.

Hacksaw and chainsaw marks have been found on the whale skeletons slowly appearing on the beach.

Opinion

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 

Business

Jack-up rig begins move south

On Tuesday the rig was towed south to Admiralty Bay in the Marlborough Sounds where it will be loaded onto a heavy lift ...

A large jack up rig working off the North Taranaki coast is on the move.

Honey company restructure

One of the largest honey operations in the South Island has cut staff in a bid to "strengthen" its business model.

Taylor Pass Honey Co moves to "strengthen" business before going global.

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.

Your Marlborough

Bouncing baby penguins arrive early

Record-breaking little penguin chicks hatch in Kaikoura.

Little blue penguins have broken their own record by bringing their own bundles of joy into this world earlier than ever before.

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.

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