Strong value increases seen across Marlborough

The Marlborough District Rating Revaluation for 2017 is now confirmed and property owners will soon receive a 2017 Notice of Rating Valuation with an updated rating value for their property. The new rating valuations have been prepared for 26,566 of...... Read More

Rail returns between Picton and Christchurch

The first rail freight service between Picton and Christchurch in almost a year is due to start this Friday. The track has been closed since the line suffered extensive damage in last November's earthquake, which diverted thousands of heavy trucks...... Read More

Helicopters to take to Marborough skies

Two Royal New Zealand Air Force helicopter squadrons will take to the skies in and around Marlborough over the next month to conduct training. The flying training exercises start with Exercise Blackbird next week and Exercise Bluebird will take...... Read More

Blenheim ticket holder $1m richer

A ticket holder in Blenheim is celebrating this evening after landing the $1 million first prize in Wednesday night's Lotto draw. The lucky winning ticket was purchased from Countdown Springlands in Blenheim. Elsewhere, a person in Auckland...... Read More

Teen killed in Marlborough crash named

Police have revealed the name of the person who died following a crash in the Wairau Valley earlier this month. He was 19-year-old George Holland of Marlborough.  The crash, between a truck and a ute, occurred on the Wye Bridge on State...... Read More

KiwiRail remain unconvinced on cycle trail

KiwiRail is open to the idea of partnering with a proposed cycle trail down the South Island's east coast, but says it is going to take some convincing. The Coastal Pacific Trail working group is proposing to run a trail from Marlborough to Christchurch,...... Read More

Fatal crash in Wairau Valley

One person has died in a crash on State Highway 63 in the Wairau Valley overnight. The crash, between a truck and a ute, occurred on the Wye Bridge at around 1.30am this morning. The driver of the ute was killed in the crash, while the two truck occupants...... Read More

Southern District Police warn motorists to take care

The cold snap is making driving across parts of the Southern Policing District dangerous this morning and Police want motorists to plan ahead and drive carefully. Ice is causing issues for many drivers, particularly in the Invercargill area and on the...... Read More

Serious crash on Coastal Highway in Redwood Valley

Police and emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash on the Coastal Highway, Redwood Valley, near Nelson. Police were called at 7:41am after a single vehicle with two occupants crashed into a tree. One of the occupants is trapped and has...... Read More

Road warning between Picton and Christchurch

Police are advising motorists travelling between Picton and Christchurch to allow extra time for their journey due to a number of road work sites. Via a statement released a short time ago, police urged caution in repsonse to the "large number"...... Read More