Soldiers on Operation Exercise Southern Katipo give sentry duty while camp is set up at Omaka; from left, Private Weir ...

Convoys on a roll

Exercise Southern Katipo is underway in Marlborough with soldiers and equipment being transferred on the alternate Picton to Christchurch route this week.

Revenge backfires

Screen shots posted by Lisa Maree Moynihan attacking people she claimed ripped off her son were shared more than 100 times.

A mum decided to shame an alleged dealer on Facebook when her son didn't receive his cannabis. 

Furnace plans spark action group

After "investing their life's savings" into their new homes, residents have banded together to fight the furnace to the bitter end.

Poachers too lazy to go around

But they weren't too lazy to climb a 2-metre gate 18 times in 15 months.

Costly midnight raid

A second poacher has been fined after a deer farmer caught the men in action.

Meat-eating snail found in Sounds

The elusive gastropod, dubbed the Sumo wrestler of the snail world, is rarely seen in the Sounds. Then two show up at once.

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Men's group for post-quake stress

Kaikōura Health Centre social workers and counsellors Simon Gordon, pictured, along with Victor MacGill, are setting up ...

0 min ago  A pair of social workers are setting up a Kaikōura support group for men struggling to cope post-quake. 

Packed church farewells reverend

0 min ago  After seven years at the helm of Kaikōura's St Paul's Church Reverend Alistair McNaughton and his family were farewelled on Sunday.

Kaikōura brewer scores medals

Hammer Hardware opens in Kaikōura

Sport

Ainley looking forward to semifinal

Tasman lock and skipper Alex Ainley, shown here against Wellington, is feeling confident ahead of Saturday's semifinal.

Positive vibes for Tasman skipper Ainley ahead of Saturday's semifinal against Taranaki.

Marowa starts again with Tasman

After spending the entire preseason with the Wellington Phoenix, Tinashe Marowa has returned to Tasman United.

Tinashe Marowa reveals why he returned to Tasman United after spending the entire preseason with the Phoenix.

New innings for women cricketers

Women player numbers are increasing, and Marlborough Cricket development officer Prabodha Arthavidu will set up ...

Women's cricket is making headlines and attracting more to the game since the Women's World Cup held in England recently.

Players perform well at table tennis champs

Jacqui Wood picked up two titles at the NZ table tennis champs.

 Six Marlborough-based players competed in the New Zealand Table Tennis Championships.

Van Antwerpen wins club champs

Eventual winner Neils van Antwerpen leads Craig Harper up a hill during the club champs on the Seaview course on Saturday.

Junior under-19 rider Niels van Antwerpen showed his strength in the final stages to win Cuddon Cycling Marlborough's Club Championships event on the Seaview course at Seddon on Saturday afternoon.

Opinion

Is this the future of Predator-Free NZ?

With no predators, would New Zealand's native birds, lose their survival tendencies? (File photo)

Opinion: What exactly does a predator-free New Zealand look like?

'Fully funded' but out of pocket

Some rest home residents are being hit in the pocket as the impact of the pay equity settlement for aged care workers ...

Opinion: Recent coverage of Blenheim's Aberleigh Rest Home has highlighted the challenges facing aged care providers around the country.

Guardians of the land

Chair of the Marlborough Landscape Group Peter Jerram would like to see more being done to protect the region's natural ...

Monocultures and a faliure to recognsie the intrinsic value of the Marlborough Sounds need to be addressed.

Qualified for the job?

Then Finance Minister Bill Birch arrives at Parliament to brief journalists on his Budget of 1999, his last year in ...

Opinion: Tony Orman questions whether our politicians are actually qualified for the job.

Truckies deliver to avoid economic disaster

Truck driver 'Pix' takes a break at Springs Junction. The inland route from Christchurch to Picton is on State Highway ...

OPINION: The road freight industry has put hundreds of more trucks on the road in both islands to cover freight no longer being shipped by rail or sea.

Business

Furnace plans spark action group

Alan Hall, foreground, is leading the resurrected Blenheim Residents and Ratepayers Association to fight a proposed ...

After "investing their life's savings" into their new homes, residents have banded together to fight the furnace to the bitter end.

Bridging the gap

Sounds Air chief executive Andrew Crawford says if the research stacks up 19-seater Beechcrafts could be flying between ...

Sounds Air could be flying 19-seaters between Christchurch and Blenheim by early next year.

Building on a boomtime

It's all systems go for subdivisions around the outskirts of Blenheim as the Marlborough District Council paves the way ...

Could Marlborough's housing squeeze finally be coming to an end? With new subdivisions starting to take shapeall over Blenheim, reporter Geoff Vause investigates.

Grape marc charges too late?

Judge John Hassan hears submissions on whether charges relating to the discharge of grape marc should be "time-barred" ...

Major wine company challenges pollution charges, saying they were filed out of time.

Paying it forward

Good times at John's Kitchen as Janette Walker, second from right, receives boxes of food from Constellation staff, from ...

They might work for one of the largest companies in the world, but they live in Marlborough, and they care for Marlborough.

Your Marlborough

7.8 - the aftermath on canvas

Kaikōura artists Susie Baker, left, and Jane Riley at the opening of Shaken Earth at Blenheim's Detour Gallery.

A new art show in Blenheim marks the anniversary of the Kaikoura earthquakes.

Truck mess cleaned up

Recycled waste was left on the side of the Inland Rd after a truck accident last Wednesday.

A truck transporting recycled waste left its mark on the Inland Rd between Kaikōura and Christchurch.

Kiwi battlers share 'Auld Mug' glory

Team New Zealand shore team member Sean Regan, Kaikōura Boating Club member Yvonne Morrison, cyclor Joe Sullivan, Ted ...

An inspirational team talk from their sailing heroes has given quake-damaged Kaikōura a much-needed morale boost.

A battle worth fighting

Angela Woolf battled hard to keep the Wantwood Room in the Wairau Valley.

Wairau Valley's Wantwood Community Room has officially opened.

Good mates and great ideas

It's amazing what you learn from like-minded outdoors people.

In life's continuing journey we all meet exceptional and extraordinary people every day.

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