The number plates were carefully covered in mud so no-one could identify the truck. But then the farmer showed up.
Upper South Island's alternative highway will close in stages for truck removal.
Drink-driver who "works hard, plays hard" drives into oncoming traffic with bottle of booze in hand.
A former school librarian behind a defamatory letter claiming her former boss was a bully is to appeal a judge's decision to make her apologise.
As results are revealed, what's next for the winners and losers?
Four days into a two-week horse trek in the isolated Altai Mountains, Del Bissell realised she was in serious trouble.
Plan to use an airplane to fly early votes out of Kaikōura has been scuppered by slips.
For the past two years, she has built up a relationship with her carers. Next week, she may never see them again.
Stuart Smith wins easily in Kaikōura
The memory of a young designer who took out the World of WearableArt Awards top prize is being kept alive in a garment at this year's finals.
Some things come to mind easily in the Scott Watson case, then it gets murky - not just because it's decades on.
After the earthquake, they started working 24/7 loading and unloading more than 100 trucks a day.
They do know it wasn't the track though, it was found "to be in good condition".
"He wanted my details. I gave him about half of them," says Kaikōura candidate as she refuses to leave.
The Ministry for Primary Industries, under the leadership of Nathan Guy, has been pushing ahead with a plan to override local rules on marine farming expansion in the Sounds.
Kiwi's love of the outdoors is being supported by cash as more funding for walkway access is up for grabs.
A man who rear-ended a car at a roundabout and drove away without checking the driver was unhurt says he cannot afford to pay for the damage.
A Blenheim man has admitted shooting out a window at Blenheim's health hub in the central business district.
Spectacular vistas? Check. Easy tramping? Check. Marlborough Sounds tramp ticks all the Great Walk boxes.
For a century, the mail boat has provided a vital link to families cloistered in secluded bays, the comforting chug of its engine a binding link to the mainland.
Two will be at the pub, one will be at home, the incumbent has hired a hall. But who will be celebrating?
Judge knocks back American bid to start a mine near Marlborough gold rush town because of risk to river.
A blue whale has washed up on a beach near Flat Point in Wairarapa.
If you've been mulling over a dream move to Picton you might have missed the boat.
"It's 13.4 degrees in here," says Megan Ross, pointing at the thermometer flanked by shelves and shelves of negatives and other memorabilia.
With only two days until Election Day The Marlborough Express is keen to find out how people intend to vote.
What is the best way to tackle the housing crisis in Marlborough?
"If this Māori way resonates with other people, then they would be considered as well."
Toska Bayly's house was assessed 10 days after the quake. But with no report filed, it had to be checked again.
A prominent winemaker and a new company he is linked to - dubbed the "complete solution" to grape marc - are to be dealt with by the Environment Court.