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Human poo in river

Scarlett Sheridan, who grew up just outside Blenheim, says she "wouldn't be surprised" if there was faecal bacteria in ...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, poo report proves otherwise.

Nelson secures big mountainbike race

Nelson and Christchurch are the two new NZ venues for the EWS Asia-Pacific Enduro Series.

Nelson mountainbiking trails will get international exposure following the city winning the right to host a major race.

Radio station goes 'mainstream'

The Wither Hills have a designation over them restricting radio communications to emergency and council services, Brian ...

Devil-may-care radio station with "no DJs, no requests and no commercials" plans mainstream venture.

'Green' graphite from forestry waste

CarbonScape has patented a new 'green' process for manufacturing graphite, from left, head of research and development ...

Kiwi company strikes gold with its own modern-day philosopher's stone, turning sawdust into valuable graphite.

Mayor eyes another run

Mayor John Leggett says rumours he will not run for mayor again are "not correct".

Mayor quashes rumours he will be one-and-done with the mayoral chain.

Cook complaint reaches UN

Tina Ngata laid a complaint at the United Nations on the grounds that New Zealand's discovery narrative, through the ...

Dame Jenny Shipley rejects "act of war" claim, saying 250th commemorations about "our shared society".

Pumped with new track

Track designer and builder Chris Mildon shows how to generate speed on the track.

From dirt pile to bike course in a week, community spirit makes it happen in Rai Valley.

The lesser-known treaty date

Ngāti Toa Rangatira Ki Wairau Trust vice-chairman John Grey discusses the Wairau Incident at the site where it happened ...

February 6, 1840; a date marked in every NZ diary. But June 17, four months later, seldom gets a look in.

SH1 reopens following crash

A truck hit the side of a temporary rock fall protection structure on State Highway 1 directly south of the Parititahi ...

State Highway 1 south of Kaikōura has reopened following a truck crash.

New play packs a punch

Pam Hooper, played by Jody Hughes, leads an all-girls rugby team in Pack of Girls.

Blood, sweat, and tears, or is that tears? As in torn muscles.

'Cruel, malicious' attack

Kaikōura Wildlife Rescue manager Sabrina Luecht said nine birds in total were killed, but there were likely more injured ...

GRAPHIC: At least nine threatened red-billed gulls have been shot, stomped, run over or left for dead.

Flash houses flood vineyards

Vineyard owners used their own funds to set up a pumping station to combat flooding, but have found it struggles to keep up.

Several Marlborough vineyards under threat from flooding caused by an exclusive subdivision.

Highway island a maths puzzle

State Highway 1 in Seddon, with shops on the right and toilets on the left.

The town has an underpass to get to the public loos. NZTA's not sure that's enough.

Matariki calendar celebrates region

Kane Hartill's 'Midnight Light From Onekaka, Mohua' - Golden Bay is one of the photos in the calendar.

A bilingual calendar celebrating the Māori New Year has painted the top of the south in the most beautiful light, says a man who knows what he's talking about.

NZ's next dairy?

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People scoffed at the wine industry when it started out. Salmon can "easily exceed" that, then it's coming for dairy.

Hot pools in Picton?

Viv Watson, with grandson Leo Parkinson, 2, isn't keen to lose her mini golf business to a pool and wellness centre on ...

Look what they've done for Hanmer and Tekapo. Imagine something similar overlooking the Marlborough Sounds.

Intruder alert at Heartbreak Island

Marlborough retail worker Lincoln Marshall says he's into "nudity".

Two new players are set to enter Heartbreak Island. One likes naked people, the other is looking to settle down.

Ordered to pay his neighbours $500k

The fire near Port Underwood spread over more than 6 hectares of vegetation and damaged property in December 2013. (File ...

He got out the chainsaw and sparked the out-of-control fire they say destroyed their holiday home.

Community spirit

Roundtable national president Julian Butterlin has a lot he wants to achieve to help the Marlborough community.

Rountable national president Julian Butterlin has great plans for the organisation which has helped enrich his life.

Neighbours fight fire

The early morning fire in Maxwell Rd, Blenheim.

Man rushes from house to find neighbours keeping the flames at bay.

Murder-accused to see photos

A 59-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly stabbing her partner to death at the Kaikōura Top 10 Holiday Park in ...

Found fit to stand trial, the woman will be shown crime scene photos to "assist her in recovering her memory".

Beavers on the brain video

Kidz Kindy children, from left, Richie Hook, Leah Conroy and Marcus Lindmets still think beavers are the best.

As plans for a giant beaver are shot down, here's a quick guide to the "misconception" behind Blenheim's unofficial mascot.

How to start a book festival

Some of the Marlborough Book Festival team, from left, Sharon Hill, Sophie Preece and Sonia O'Regan.

COLUMN: You'll need the following; homemade plum pie, a kitchen table, kebabs, puppy dogs and children in pyjamas.

Meet the mum making memes

Mummy memer Lucy Scorer holding her daughter Joy, the inspiration for many of her memes.

Most people share memes, Lucy Scorer makes them to put life in perspective.

Life is but a stream

Ronald Diaz at his streaming rig, which he likes to call his 'potato'.

When Ronald Diaz gets home at night he puts his headset on, fires up his microphone and becomes 'dizzybaku' for the next four hours.

Kerr moves to NMIT

Grant Kerr is resigning from his role as CEO of the Nelson Tasman and Marlborough Chambers of Commerce in favour of a ...

Grant Kerr will be starting work with NMIT in September this year, stepping down from his role as Nelson Tasman and Marlborough Chambers of Commerce CEO.

'Medium' town needs monitored

How will Marlborough accommodate the expected 1.5 per cent population growth over the next 25 years?

When Blenheim was smaller, it didn't have to watch how house prices and rents affected population. Now it does.

Mum's mission to include child

Alana Sagar wants all her children, including Archie, 3, to be able to use the swings and play equipment at Blenheim's ...

Her eldest son doesn't understand why his little brother doesn't play with him at the park. It's because he can't.

Human drone no more

Colin Aitchison uses a drone to complete surveying work.

Now he's flying drones over vineyards to spot stressed-out grapes. And it's paying off.

Drink-driver blames roadworks

Logan Russell McLeod, 23, veered off Onamalutu Rd and crashed into a tree, injuring his passenger.

Judge would put 23-year-old with "bad attitude" in prison if he could, "no question".

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