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Highway meltdown

The road surface in the Wairau Valley, west of Blenheim, has reached 60 degrees Celsius, causing the bitumen to melt and ...

How hot is it outside? The roads are melting.

Marlborough 'local heroes'

Kiwibank Local Heroes, from left, Shirley Hocquard, Mark Rea, Jennifer Eatherley, Jason Walker, Liz Buttimore, Katheryn ...

They may not be sporting undies on the outside but they are Marlborough's [super] heroes.

Two arrests after car chase

The driver and passenger of a Honda sedan were apprehended by police.

The pursuit started after a vehicle failed to stop for a "routine traffic stop".

Importing stoats and weasels popular at the time

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By 1920, 18,333 ferrets, stoats and weasels had landed in New Zealand.

Tiny answer to housing shortage?

Tiny homes are an answer to the housing crisis, according to manufacturer Colin Wightman who makes them ready to go for ...

Tiny homes may be an answer to the housing crisis with wheels attached to dodge building codes.

Dogs sniff out weed pest

Scientist and dog trainer Fiona Thomson gives 2-year-old rescue dog Tahi, now trained as a sniffer dog, her treat for ...

Rescue dogs from the SPCA are being trained to sniff out biosecurity threats to pasture.

Riverside park - 'tick'

Deputy mayor Terry Sloan cuts the ribbon to officially open the park.

First step in connecting the river to the town centre finally complete.

SH1: One week to go

Construction vehicles can already drive the entire way between Blenheim and Kaikōura.

Road markings on newly sealed road like "icing on the cake". Of course, not all of the cake has been iced yet.

Great Walk great for tourism

Support is growing to classify the Waiau Toa (Clarence)/Molesworth trail as one of New Zealand's Great Walks.

Great Walk proposed for Kaikoura/Hurunui districts.

Stamping out loneliness

The national Sending Love Christmas campaign is helping spread joy to older people who may feel isolated.

A small gesture can make a big difference at Christmas - even a card.

10 hour days on cliff face video

In this job, you cannot be scared of heights.

It might look terrifying, but for these "super human" abseilers working in Kaikōura, it's just another day on the job.

Nation of empty nesters

Empty nesters will make up most new families because many more people will be in the age where their children have left ...

Couples living without children are predicted to make up more than half of the families forecast for New Zealand by 2038.

Hot to trot

Charlie the pig works on his manners with carer Linda Johnstone from Prenzel in a bid to impress the right sow.

Charlie the kunekune pig is hoping to get the ladies to swipe right.

Challenging the future of education

Anna Colman, assistant principal, Marlborough Girls College.

Overseas study and travel are in store for a talented Marlborough teacher.

Truck crash blocks lane

A truck crash blocked part of the Kawatiri-Murchison Highway on Friday morning.

A truck crash near Murchison blocked part of SH6 on Friday morning.

'It was always sport'

Sports reporter Peter Jones, at Lansdowne Park, has watched "promising kids" grow into "world-beating athletes" over his ...

In sports, and in work, you want people you can rely on – a little bit of flair is an added bonus.

Feathered friendship

Fern the falcon will be making the tour of the various sites on the estate to help teach forestry workers on the New ...

Forestry workers are set to take endangered New Zealand falcons under their wing.

First-time competitor wins big

Jack Bugler, 15. won gold, silver and bronze in his first Special Olympics National Summer Games swimming competitions.

Fiftheen-year-old swimmer arrives home from Special Olympics National Summer Games looking decorated.

Rep cricket coach expects step up

Landon Neal comes into the Marlborough rep cricket side for the weekend's clash.

Establishing batting consistency is top of the priority list when Marlborough begin their 2017-18 Hawke Cup zone three qualifying campaign in Westport on Saturday.

Jolt rattles central NZ

The quake was felt across the top of the South Island and bottom of the North Island.

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has struck near Nelson.

Watson appeal passes first hurdle

Scott Watson was convicted of the murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope in 1999.

The convicted killer is "very happy" his latest appeal has been forwarded to the minister for consideration.

Crown may bail out EQC

EQC's accounts are close to empty, a briefing to new EQC Minister Megan Woods says.

EQC funds have been exhausted by the November 2016 earthquake and the entity may need a bailout from the Crown.

Bad water risk at air bases

Air force firefighters blast a Devon with foam to prevent a fuel fire after a crash landing at Ohakea in 2006.

Drinking water around New Zealand air bases to be tested over contamination fears from firefighting foam.

Storm upset leading tennis team

Hamish Morrow guided his Storm premier tennis team to a win on Wednesday night.

Forrest Marlborough Storm pulled off an upset result in the latest round of Allan Scott Premier League tennis.

Sprint ace Sheat on move

Lucy Sheat in action at the Harold Nelson meet in early November.

School's out for Marlborough Girls' College sprint ace Lucy Sheat.

Motorcycle racers relish classic days

Motueka rider Steve Brown is "all pace and purpose" at the Mike Pero Southern Classic last weekend.

 Top of the south riders enjoyed a weekend of memories and motorbikes at the Mike Pero Southern Classic 2017.

Picton pays off at the pump

On Thursday, Picton's Z had 91 unleaded for $2.099 a litre.

New Zealanders are paying the most on the OECD for petrol. How do Marlborough prices compare?

'Tis the fire season

Rural fire crews dampen hot spots near Taylor Pass in January.

Remember that mid-winter burnoff months back? Well, check it, because it might still be smouldering.

Smart way to teach history

Writer and computer whiz Allan Udy has put new technology in his latest military history book.

Smartphone technology is helping bring military history alive.

Seasonal worker delay 'frustration'

Immigration NZ says the delays were down to employers not providing enough information. (File photo)

Vineyard workers likely to be worked "harder" to make up for Immigration NZ's delays.

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