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Off-road pastor gets round disaster

Taking deliveries to those still isolated by the earthquake are pastor Tom Hatch, left, and Matthew Tempest from Elim Church.

They're a church group devoted to their 4WDs, but this weekend they have good reason to tackle some rough terrain.

Car crash on SH6

Fire and police attended a two-car crash on Wednesday about 7.30am.

A car has blocked the middle of a state highway after collision near Blenheim.

Swimming deer stuns mussel farmer

Clearwater Mussels owner John Young spotted this deer taking a swim through one of his mussel farms, on the western side ...

Deer makes like a dolphin and takes a midwinter dip in the Marlborough Sounds.

Pools reopen after parasite scare

Four pools at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 aquatic centre have been chemically treated.

After three tests and a chemical treatment, the aquatic centre is back in action.

These students won't run on empty

Checking out the new laptops are, from left, Peter and Catherine Ford, Kaikoura High School head girl Abba Kahu, deputy ...

Kaikoura High School students have two new laptops thanks to a fuel swap programme.

A trapped train buffet

Janene Sandford, Pie Bird, Anton Evans and Mel Skinner were some of the locals recognised for their help after the ...

Kaikoura residents who helped out after the November earthquake have been thanked in true recovery fashion.

Behind the facade

The building at 17 West End used to house homewares shop Detail and Kaikoura Surf.

As the first earthquake-damaged buildings start to come down on Kaikoura's West End, layers of history are being revealed.

'We are the champions'

"The pride of Picton", Joseph Sullivan, heads to the boat at this year's America's Cup.

Joseph Sullivan's parents have Queen karaoke classic ready for when he calls.

Church burglar steals children's money

Harvest Life Church elder John Etheredge outside the Nelson St church after it was burgled.

Burglar ransacks church, steals money raised by children for children.

Fill trolley, walk out

A woman put a lawn mower, curtains and curtain rails in a trolley and walked out the door without paying for them. (File ...

Shoplifter's brazen approach almost worked, until she tried it again.

School charity box theft

Timothy Clements admitted theft, burglary and wilful damage at the Blenheim District Court. (File photo)

He stole a screwdriver from a nearby property so he could break into the school's charity box.

For one night only

Students from Kaikoura High School, Hapuku School, Kaikoura Primary and St Joseph's School had time with the orchestra.

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra gives new meaning to "a night to forget" as Kaikoura residents brush aside their quake worries through the power of music.

Barbless hooks could catch on

Blue cod caught on artificial jigs are more likely to be lip-hooked and survive release than bait-caught fish which can ...

They might mean a few more yarns about "the one that got away", but that's a small price to pay to protect blue cod numbers.

Village open day in the works

The village contains a recreation room and library.

A temporary worker's village in Kaikoura housing rebuild workers is about to roll out the welcome mat.

After-hours, during hours

Marlborough Primary Health Organisation chief executive Beth Tester has already started advertising for doctors and ...

It's hoped a daytime version of the after-hours clinic will ease the strain on Blenheim's A&E.

Farmer skips break to help cow

Farmer Alan McConachie was stopped by police on State Highway 63 in Wairau Valley, Marlborough. (File photo)

A farmer who drove more than seven hours without a break says one of his cows looked sick.

How did parasite escape?

Flat oysters, also known as Bluff oysters, will be removed from the Marlborough Sounds as a precautionary measure ...

Angry oyster farmers demand to know how deadly Bonamia ostreae got out of quarantine in Marlborough.

RSE workers unionise

Central Amalgamated Workers Union organiser Steve McManus has been signing up Recognised Seasonal Employer workers in ...

Migrant vineyard workers in Marlborough on a Government-sponsored scheme join a union for the first time in years.

Time to repay kindness in kind

Always on hand to help others, from left, Dontae, Gina and Maddie Anderson are well known in Blenheim for their charity ...

Gina Anderson is first to help those in need but her family is facing a serious set back of their own.

Tourists taking 6 crays a day

Marlborough fisherman Larnce Wichman wants to limit the tourist crayfish catch in Kaikoura. (File photo)

Boatloads of visitors pulling up crayfish pots as part of the Kaikoura experience are pressuring the fishery.

Highway night closures

State Highway 62 will be closed between Jacksons Rd and the SH1 intersection so contractors can carry out pavement ...

Shutdown scheduled for construction of Spring Creek roundabout.

Early pool tests clean

The Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 pools could reopen to the public on Wednesday after early tests for cryptosporidium ...

But it all depends on the second set of water samples currently being hand-delivered to Massey University.

Man hit by car dies

Emergency services investigate how Joseph Bertogg came to be hit by a car in Blenheim last week. (File photo)

Blenheim man Joseph Bertogg, 30, dies in hospital after being hit by a car.

Built to fit in Marlborough

Bright pops of colour bring life and personality to the home.

Wendy Jones sits on the turquoise couch in her light, airy living room dotted with splashes of summery colour.

Bail pending fraud sentencing

Coffey was accused of helping deceive his former employer, the Department of Internal Affairs.

Former gambling inspector Kevin Coffey gets bail until fraud sentencing.

Driver admits guilt in fatal crash

Lara Glover, 16, died in the car crash on February 19.

Teen admits dangerous driving causing death but challenges police version of events.

Two drivers hospitalised

Fire, ambulance and police attended the crash on New Renwick Rd.

Fire, ambulance and police respond to two-car crash.

Yacht crash 'like Survivor in real life' video

The crew of shipwrecked yacht Jungle with the inhabitants of the little island that cared for the Kiwis at Tuavana-Ira.

Shipwrecked Kiwis near Fiji were taken in by remote islanders. In exchange, they gave them a bike.

Banking on brown paper bags

Donations through the Brown Paper Bag Appeal will give Marlborough Community Foodbank volunteers Tony Morrison, left, ...

Supermarket makes pantry plea to help fill the shelves at local food banks.

Tagging inspires theatre mural

Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust chairman Kevin Moseley wants the Marlborough community to have input into a mural design ...

A daring piece of graffiti on a Blenheim theatre has led the trust behind the building to consider their own artwork as a replacement.

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