Arrest following burglaries in Marlborough

A 43-year-old Marlborough man has been charged with burglary, theft, cultivation of cannabis and unlawful possession of ammunition following a search warrant in Renwick yesterday. "He was arrested in relation to burglaries that have occurred...... Read More

Sad end for yellow-eyed penguin chick

Takaraha, a juvenile yellow-eyed penguin that captured attention in recent weeks, has been euthanised after suffering a non-survivable injury to its left flipper, believed to be inflicted by a predator. Takahara was one of 23 juvenile yellow-eyed penguins...... Read More

Serious crash in Marlborough

State Highway 1 at Redwood Pass, Marlborough, is blocked following a crash between a car and a truck. Emergency services were notified just after 10:30am. One person is understood to be seriously injured, and a helicopter has been called, says police. "The...... Read More

Heavy rain and gales to hit South Island

Heavy rain and northwest gales is set to affect parts of the South Island on Tuesday. MetService says an active front is forecast to move northwards across the island. “This will be accompanied by a period of heavy northwesterly rain into the...... Read More

Tourism operator calls for shipping suspension

A Marlborough Sounds eco tourism operator wants to see all shipping stopped in the Tory Channel, which he says is at increased risk of a large-scale disaster. Peter Beech is among thousands of submitters to a Marlborough District Council review of...... Read More

Quake research looks at resources and farm resilience

A south Marlborough community organisation is investing government funds in finding ways to protect itself from the impact of future earthquakes. Areas around Seddon and Ward - also known as Flaxbourne - were badly damaged in the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake...... Read More

Farmer feels vindicated in battle with Defence Force

A former Marlborough farmer says the least he might expect is an apology from the government if it is found he was right about groundwater poisoning. Gordon Appleton lost a legal battle with the government in the 1990s over allegations his groundwater...... Read More

Heavy rain for South Island with more to come

Low pressure sitting off of the western coast of the South Island continues to bring wet weather across the area. MetService meteorologist John Law says not only is the western side of the island being hammered with rain but this is also spreading...... Read More

Wairarapa is NZ’s ‘luckiest’ region for 2017

Renowned for its vineyards and outstanding hospitality, the Wairarapa has made it onto the map for another reason today after topping the table as New Zealand’s ‘luckiest’ region for Lotto winning in 2017. With an estimated population...... Read More