Waikawa Dive Centre instructor Kate Trayling, left, and owner Stuart Scaife hope to use a decommissioned navy boat, ...

'Why not' sink navy ship?

Divers push to sink HMNZS Endeavour in Marlborough Sounds for Cook commemoration.

Heavy rain causes slip

A section of State Highway 6 between Blenheim and Nelson has been closed to one lane following a slip on the road.

SH6 down to one lane after rain hits the top of the south.

No parole for dance teacher

The sex offender will not finish treatment outside of jail, after his victim spoke to the parole board.

Finals time at Lansdowne

Whatever happens at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, history will be made.

Bug spreads from pool to school

More people reported to have contracted cryptosporidium bug.

Drink-driver 'just wanted smokes'

She was spotted looking "unsteady on her feet" at the gas station before driving away.

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Forecasting the next big quake

The Adelphi Hotel, in Kaikoura, was pulled down due to earthquake damage.

It's impossible to say when an earthquake is going to strike. But the predictable patterns of aftershocks can help.

Temporary quake houses open

Eight months on from the quakes, affected Waiau residents have access to warm dry homes.

New Picton Library on track

Winter inspiration

Sport

What it's like to be a 'cyclor'

The Team New Zealand cyclors dig deep to power the hungry cat against Sweden's Artemis Racing.

The fear factor, the jellied legs, the leaps across the boat. A Team NZ cyclor says he felt like a human battery.

Finals time at Lansdowne

Marlborough division one grand final rivals, Baxter Wilson, left, captain of Moutere, and Glen Ballam, co-captain of ...

Whatever happens at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, history will be made.

MBC First XV head south

MBC First IV rugby team the Falcons.

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV head into the final month of their University of Canterbury championship campaign with a trip to Ashburton.

Herkt sprints to victory

Chris Karton was too fast for allcomers in Cycling Timaru's individual time trial event. (File photo).

Glen Herkt produced a strong sprint to win the Vincent Shield at Cuddon Cycling Marlborough's opening day of the winter season at Fairhall last Saturday afternoon.

Basketballers step up

Some of Marlborough's Tasman representative basketballers. From left, Ella Donald, Toby Witehira, Billie Watson, Lily ...

Seven Marlborough representative basketballers have taken their skills to a higher level.

Opinion

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.

Adventures at Kaipupu Point

Kaipupu volunteer Gerald Harper, right, introduces visitors to a little blue penguin.

Marlborough's third Toyota Kiwi Guardian site was officially opened at Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary last weekend.

Meeting emissions goals

The Paris Agreement, which New Zealand has ratified, commits the world to holding the increase in the global average ...

OPINION: Six cross-party MPs give their views on NZ's steps towards a low-emissions economy.

Business

A positive role

Rose Newton is a youth worker at Marlborough Girls' College and feels her role is making a positive difference.

A youth worker for three years, Rose has recently started at Marlborough Girls' College and believes there is a need for a youth worker at all secondary schools.

Postal delivery going electric?

The council is working through a legal agreement with New Zealand Post to allow the fully-electric Paxster delivery ...

Move aside mobility scooters, posties in Marlborough might be switching out their bikes for electric delivery buggies.

Public meeting to air concerns

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith has organised a public meeting about air services in and out of Marlborough.

Marlborough residents will get the chance to hear direct from the airlines at a public meeting in Blenheim next week.

The road stealing the workers

More than 1300 workers are involved in the earthquake repairs to SH1.

They don't want to work in the local town anymore - as their heads are turned by the promises of higher wages and more hours on the road.

Government giving oyster removal contracts to oyster farmers

Farmed Oysters removed from Stewart Island being unloaded in Bluff under MPI supervision.

The Government is awarding oyster removal contracts to oyster farmers to support them as they lose their livelihoods.

Your Marlborough

Tell me a story

Author Joy Cowley will talk with Gavin Bishop about the latest book in their Snake and Lizard series.

Young Marlborough readers are in for a treat when they get the chance to listen to two of New Zealand's favourite storytellers.

A positive role

Rose Newton is a youth worker at Marlborough Girls' College and feels her role is making a positive difference.

A youth worker for three years, Rose has recently started at Marlborough Girls' College and believes there is a need for a youth worker at all secondary schools.

'Brother' locomotives reunited

Blenheim Riverside Railway Society volunteers, from left, Gary Coburn, Ted Ellens, and Ralph Heywood, are pleased they ...

Decades after shifting coal together, two locomotives share a shed again.

What's on

Get your 50's frock on and get rocking at the Clubs of Marlborough American Hop.

Looking for things to do around Marlborough this week?

Latching on to health message

Staff at Wairau Hospital's Maternity Unit, from left, Gwen Costello, Jackie Martin and Debbie Fisher with proud parents ...

The number of mothers choosing to breast feed their babies has almost doubled in the past 14 years thanks in part to a new initiative.

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