Marlborough

More transitional housing for Blenheim

Families in urgent need of housing will benefit from 17 more transitional housing places opening in Blenheim, says Associate Housing and Urban Development Minister Jenny Salesa. “Everyone deserves a place to live and to have support when it is...... Read More

Wild weather on the way for South Island

A wet, windy and snowy week is forecast for much of the South Island this week. Between eight to 12 centimetres of snow is expected to fall around the Southland region tonight and tomorrow, and heavy rain and winds up, to 120 kilometres per hour around...... Read More

Council resumes pre-bookings for burial plots

The Marlborough District Council is set to resume pre-booking of burial plots in high-demand cemeteries. It plans to adopt a revised cemetery bylaw at a meeting today which sets new terms and conditions on reserving burial space. Councillor Michael...... Read More

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