Despite badly injuring her hand six months ago Shannon Campbell has been selected to play at the Australasian Championships.

Scoring a bullseye

A darts player left with a horrific injury to her hand has beaten the odds to become one of New Zealand's top players.

Cycle trail will happen - advocate

A cycleway will run along the edge of this damaged stretch of SH1, just south of Ohau Point, as part of $231 million of ...

Government chips in to build stretch around Ohau Point, deemed the most difficult section.

Time to fix 'scary' highway

The road from Blenheim to Nelson has claimed 12 lives in 10 years. Now it's a priority.

Boat ramp back in action

Eight months post-quake and the Coastguard Kaikoura ramp at South Bay has been officially re-opened.

Babysitter jailed for sex abuse

Man sentenced for sexual abuse spanning eight years against boy he was meant to be looking after.

Tree gets the chop

The liquid amber survived the school holidays, but only just. Tree lovers look away now.

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Health board finances in good shape for rebuild

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board says it is in good financial shape.

The health board has ended the financial year with $3.2 million in the coffers.

A helping paw

The dogs' assistance with gardening tasks varies between direct and indirect involvement. Often it takes the form of finding a sunny spot and keeping a keen eye out for bogeymen.

Truck rolls near St Arnaud

Third psych report needed

Sport

Makos squad slowly taking shape

Billy Guyton is the first Super Rugby player to report for duty.

Billy Guyton is the first Super Rugby player to report for Tasman Makos duty.

An epic day of rugby finals

Finals day at Lansdowne Park certainly lived up to its billing and was a great advertisement for the sport at grassroots level.

Tasman enters women's NPC

Wairakau Greig is one of 12 players selected from club championship winners Moutere.

Huge boost for women's rugby as Tasman joins expanded 11-team Farah Palmer Cup competition.

Weekly sports draws

Renwick flanker Cody Weir takes on the Moutere defence in the premier rugby finals at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim last ...

 Marlborough sports draws for the week starting July 24.

Canterbury Squash teams named

Megan Craig, of Marlborough, has been named to captain the Canterbury senior womens squash team.

New Zealand's number two squash player Megan Craig will captain the Canterbury squash team named this week.

Opinion

Cycle trail support a no-brainer

Cycle trail

EDITORIAL: A proposed Marlborough to Christchurch cycle trail just got a boost from Wellington. It's time local government stepped up.

Rethinking and revitalising Matariki

The rising of Matariki, also know as the Pleiades star constellation, signals the Maori New Year.

Are we celebrating Matariki too early?

Midwinter lull a time to plan ahead

The challenge ahead for Kaikoura will not only be accommodating the tourists but also the tourism staff.

As Kaikoura hits midwinter the town showing signs of getting back on its feet, writes MP Stuart Smith

Highway could increase tourist nights

Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism Minister Paula Bennett at a Kaikoura Plunket group.

Paula Bennett promises tourism highway during visit to Kaikoura.

Two words you never want to hear

Farmed Oysters infected with Bomamaia ostreae from Stewart Island, unloaded in Bluff.

OPINION: It takes only one mistake for the new bonamia parasite to spread, Rino Tirikatene writes.

Business

Music in the mourning

The Cloudy Bay Funeral Home reception lounge doubles as a quiet place to play for members of the Marlborough Civic ...

Blenheim orchestra desperate for a rehearsal space where they won't disturb anyone has found the perfect spot - a funeral home.

Kiwi Can do attitude

They first met at Marlborough Girls' College and now good friends Katie Foley-Taylor, left, and Jordan Peipi, right, are ...

From school friends to work mates, Kiwi Can duo Jordan Peipi and Katie Foley-Taylor are making a difference in schools across Marlborough.

Boost for Kaikoura tourism

Lynda Keene from Keene Enterprises has been supporting the rebuild of the Kaikoura i-Site website.

High hopes Kaikoura i-Site's new website will help lure tourists back.

The gift of learning

Korean students destined to Marlborough are welcomed to the country by, from left, Ambassador Seung-bae Yeo, Garin ...

Korean students set to study in Marlborough have been officially welcomed to New Zealand.

Picture perfect

Marlborough photographer Jessica Jones won four awards at the annual Iris Awards for professional photographers.

Professional photographer and competition novice Jessica Jones impresses judges in one of New Zealand's most prestigious competitions.

Your Marlborough

Music in the mourning

The Cloudy Bay Funeral Home reception lounge doubles as a quiet place to play for members of the Marlborough Civic ...

Blenheim orchestra desperate for a rehearsal space where they won't disturb anyone has found the perfect spot - a funeral home.

Scoring a bullseye

Despite badly injuring her hand six months ago Shannon Campbell has been selected to play at the Australasian Championships.

A darts player left with a horrific injury to her hand has beaten the odds to become one of New Zealand's top players.

Kiwi Can do attitude

They first met at Marlborough Girls' College and now good friends Katie Foley-Taylor, left, and Jordan Peipi, right, are ...

From school friends to work mates, Kiwi Can duo Jordan Peipi and Katie Foley-Taylor are making a difference in schools across Marlborough.

Quake causes 'Peketa Phenomenon'

The discovery of a smelly oil-like slick in a Kaikoura drain after November's 7.8-magnitude earthquake has been called ...

The discovery of an oil-like slick in a Kaikoura drain appears to be the remnants of ancient wetlands.

Boat ramp back in action

Now the slipway has been excavated, it takes the Coastguard boat Kaikoura Rescue half the time to respond to an emergency.

Eight months post-quake and the Coastguard Kaikoura ramp at South Bay has been officially re-opened.

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