Marlborough

Flood warning signs stolen in Blenheim

Theft of flood warning signs along the flooded Taylor River reserve in Blenheim was a foolish act which could have compromised public safety, says the Marlborough District Council. Since the heavy rain began late last week, seven of the 18 warning signs,...... Read More

Picton sewerage upgrade in the pipeline

Work is set to begin to reduce the amount of raw sewage being discharged into Picton Harbour.   Stages two and three of a major upgrade to the town’s 85-year-old sewerage system will begin in mid-May.   Contractors will be replacing...... Read More

Marlborough man wanted for burglary

Tasman Police have launched an appeal for help from the public in their efforts to locate a man they describe as "dangerous". The authorities are looking for 45-year-old Rodney Shane Wright, who is from Marlborough. Wright, who has a...... Read More

Second quake in 24-hours hits Seddon

A strong earthquake struck 40km south of Seddon earlier this evening - the second to hit the area in the last 24-hours. The 4.6 magnitude quake registered at 7.23pm at a depth of 34km. At the time of writing, GeoNet have confirmed that 206 people...... Read More

Come to public meetings: mayor

Marlborough mayor John Leggett is urging East Coast residents to bring their questions or concerns to the public meetings arranged for next week to respond to earthquake insurance and rebuild issues. Community information meetings have been arranged...... Read More

Fire engulfs Blenheim home

Marlborough fire crews have raced to the scene of a raging house fire in Blenheim this evening. The blaze, on State Highway 1 near Alabama Road in Riverlands, is reported to have engulfed most of the two-storey property before the emergency...... Read More

White crosses to remember the fallen

Memorial white crosses in honour of Marlborough's fallen soldiers have been placed in the garden beds of Seymour Square next to Blenheim's War Memorial clock tower in preparation for Anzac Day. Each cross bears the name and rank, and sometimes...... Read More

Fatal crash in Marlborough overnight

One person has died following a crash in Marlborough overnight. Police were called to the single vehicle crash on State Highway 6 near Kaituna-Tuamarina Road, Marlborugh just before 11pm. There were four people in the car, one male has died and the...... Read More

Person in serious condition after crash

  Police in Marlborough have confirmed they were called to the scene of a crash late last night which left one person in a serious condition. The incident happened on State Highway 6 near the coastal town of Havelock at around 10:46pm. After the...... Read More

Bin change for Sounds rubbish

Wheelie bins will be replacing the big blue rubbish and recycling bins put into the Picton marina for the convenience of Marlborough Sounds residents and holidaymakers after complaints about dumping and bad smells. Marlborough District Counicl installed...... Read More