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Highway move to make Kaikoura safer

The proposed road realignment will come out opposite the Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park.

A deviation to State Highway 1 is planned to help manage safety and traffic at Kaikoura's busiest intersection.

Hemi Whiro and his waka

This photo of the waka was published on page 3 of the Marlborough Express on February 7. It shows the waka as it arrived ...

A waka held at the Marlborough Museum provides a link to one of Marlborough's earliest identities - Hemi Whiro.

Winter tests ambulance crews

St John Marlborough territory manager Murray Neal says if people take precautions, their callouts could decrease.

Winter has been busy, and will likely get busier as the flu season hasn't even hit yet, says St John.

Music in the mourning

The Cloudy Bay Funeral Home reception lounge doubles as a quiet place to play for members of the Marlborough Civic ...

Blenheim orchestra desperate for a rehearsal space where they won't disturb anyone has found the perfect spot - a funeral home.

Scoring a bullseye

Despite badly injuring her hand, Shannon Campbell has been selected to play at the Australasian Championships.

A darts player left with a horrific injury to her hand has beaten the odds to become one of New Zealand's top players.

Kiwi Can do attitude

They first met at Marlborough Girls' College and now good friends Katie Foley-Taylor, left, and Jordan Peipi, right, are ...

From school friends to work mates, Kiwi Can duo Jordan Peipi and Katie Foley-Taylor are making a difference in schools across Marlborough.

Quake causes 'Peketa Phenomenon'

The discovery of a smelly oil-like slick in a Kaikoura drain after November's 7.8-magnitude earthquake has been called ...

The discovery of an oil-like slick in a Kaikoura drain appears to be the remnants of ancient wetlands.

Boat ramp back in action

Now the slipway has been excavated, it takes the Coastguard boat Kaikoura Rescue half the time to respond to an emergency.

Eight months post-quake and the Coastguard Kaikoura ramp at South Bay has been officially re-opened.

Rubbish dumped at council meeting

Resident Julie Radcliffe dumped a pile of rubbish outside the Kaikoura District Council meeting last week because she ...

Kaikoura residents against plastic bags wanted to make a point, but they were a month too late.

Can you say 'Kaikoura' correctly? video

The class of 6 and 7-year-olds from Suburban School sing their Mission Kaikoura song for Mayor Winston Gray.

Careful though, or you might come out with "eat feathers" or "eat dog" instead.

Soul music

Creative Kids director Liz McKay describes music as her "soul food".

Creative Kids director Liz McKay believes music has the capacity to change people's lives for the better.

Wheels keep turning

Menz Shed chairman Dave Oliver, left, with Sowman's general manager Barry Holmwood and bike program manager Colin Smithies.

The Blenheim Menz Shed can now help more families get access to inexpensive bikes thanks to a generous donation.

Guerrilla knitters yarn-bomb Kaikoura

West End retailers Stephanie Thompson and Jacqui Harnett are behind Kaikoura's yarn-bombing project.

Many a good yarn has come out of quake-hit Kaikoura over the past few months, and that doesn't seem to be wrapping up anytime soon.

Ready for launch

The new and improved Portage boat ramp was officially opened by resident Ross Withell.

The passing of time had taken its toll on the boat ramp at Portage, but a much-needed makeover has it back in business.

Knitting Bea has warm heart

Avid knitter Beatrice Dunn always has her knitting on hand and recently donated 40 hats to RSE workers.

Pensioner Beatrice Dunn knits to keep busy, but her hobby has helped keep singing seasonal workers nice and cosy.

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