Rain fails to deter crowds

Madsen Brothers

Rain, hail and sleet failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of punters at Kaikoura's annual Seafest on Saturday.

Police seize cash, drugs in Kaikoura

Police have seized thousands of dollars in cash and drugs in a raid on a Kaikoura property.

Nine nominated for Kaikoura seat

Nine candidates are standing in the Kaikoura electorate and another six are contesting the Te Tai Tonga seat in next month's general election.

Historic building needs repairs

Fyffe House

The Marlborough Express

Heritage New Zealand has launched an appeal to help in urgent restoration work at Kaikoura's oldest surviving building, Fyffe House.

Warriors of all shapes and sizes

 	 Kaikoura Ultimate Warrior

Pirates, transvestites and super heroes were among the contenders for the first ever Kaikoura Ultimate Warrior event.

Eight charged in Kaikoura cray cases

Eight people have been charged for taking crayfish to sell without a permit after an MPI sting.

Trash fashion a big hit

Trash Fashion

And so the curtain closes on another incredible show — Trash Fashion Kaikoura is over for another year.

No plea from man on sex charges

A 59-year-old man was remanded without plea on 37 sex-related charges in court yesterday.

First sod turned at hospital

Brayden Jennison and Piers Landon-Lane

Kaikoura could not have put on a better sunrise than the one that provided the backdrop for Friday morning's dawn ceremony at the site of the new hospital.

'Honour Te Korowai strategy'

The Te Korowai Marine Strategy should be left as it was intended, committee hears.

Coroner repeats lifejacket warning

Calls for fishermen to wear lifejackets have been repeated after the deaths of two men in Kaikoura.

Defaults leave sour taste for Cray Coasters


The Kaikoura Rugby Club are unhappy after their players and supporters were left frustrated on Saturday.

Rural swaps, the ticking clock

Last Friday, the Commerce Commission asked for any remaining rural customers who had been sold "swaps" to come forward by the end of the month.

Work starts on new hospital

 Kaikoura Hospital

Canterbury DHB has announced that work on the new Kaikoura Hospital will begin this month.

Was he killed?

Terence Charles Hendry

Grieving family of a man who vanished more than 20 years ago believe he was murdered by his ex-girlfriend's father

Giant pumpkin contest

Dylan Phair

Anzac Day saw the community come together in the morning for the Anzac service at the Memorial Hall, and again in the afternoon for the grand weigh-in of the giant pumpkin competition, organised by Mitre 10 Kaikoura.

Blue Ribbon Day at pony club

A good day was had by everyone at the Kaikoura Pony Club Blue Ribbon Day, especially the riders.

Cops corner

Over the past few days Kaikoura Police have stopped and processed three people for excess breath alcohol, or what has been referred to in past media campaigns as being a "bl@#dy idiot" by drinking then driving.

Hats off to the best in business

For the first time, the Westpac Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Business Awards will be brought to Kaikoura

Wild seals at Ohau Stream

ohau seals

They may be playful, they may be cute, but the seal pups at Ohau Waterfall, near Kaikoura, are still wild animals

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