Marlborough

On the lam, farmer’s missing stock found

The 50 lambs reported stolen from a Fairhill, Marlborough, paddock have been found. The sheep had escaped and merged with another farmer’s flock, says a police spokesperson. "The combined flocks had been moved to another property before...... Read More

Search on for missing Marlborough lambs

Police are seeking information about lambs stolen from a Fairhill farm in Marlborough. "Between July 13 and September 15 50 lambs were stolen from Ashmore Valley Vineyard paddocks on Grahams Road," says Senior Constable James Green. "The...... Read More

Marlborough Sounds valleys drown further after quake

GPS monitoring in the Marlborough Sounds, which shows some areas dropped in the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, has proven what some locals thought all along. The magnitude 7.8 quake caused widespread damage in Marlborough, massive uplift of land along...... Read More

Search warrant leads to arrests

Police executed a search warrant at a Wairau Valley address on State Highway 63 on Monday, August 27. The warrant related to methamphetamine dealing in the Marlborough Area, says a police spokesperson. "Police staff located a clandestine laboratory...... Read More

Cycle trail funding boost

The Government has committed $13.2 million to the proposed extension of Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, which will connect four existing Great Rides and link 30 communities along a 530km continuous cycle trail network across Otago. The...... Read More

Earthquake widely felt both sides of the Cook Strait

Thousands of people have reported feeling the 5.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central New Zealand this afternoon. The quake was centred 20 kilometres east of Nelson at a depth of 73 kilometres. It was felt from Auckland to Christchurch, but was...... Read More

Drug network disrupted by Tasman Police

    Marlborough Police have executed several search warrants over the past two days targeting an organised drug dealing network. Local staff as well as the Tasman Armed Offenders Squad were deployed to assist. Arrests have been made and...... Read More

All hands on deck for avalanche response training

  Canterbury Police, ski industry personnel and SAR groups will take part in a large-scale avalanche response exercise near Mt Cheeseman Ski Area today. Acting Sergeant Paul Beaver, Canterbury Police SAR Coordinator, says there is a danger of...... Read More

Marlborough to be promoted as film and TV location

Marlborough District Council will invest up to $70,000 over the next three years to help promote the region as a film and television location. The council has agreed to partner with Screen Wellington which wants to increase production activity in the...... Read More