PM acknowledges quake anniversary from Manila

As the people of Kaikōura, Hurunui and Marlborough gather to mark the anniversary of the November 2016 earthquakes today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sends her thoughts and support. She says these communities have shown true strength over the...... Read More

Driver trapped in Marlborough truck crash

Police are attending a serious crash involving a milk tanker and a power pole on State Highway 63 in the Wairau Valley, Marlborough. The driver of the truck is currently trapped and is being cut free. Emergency services were called to the crash near...... Read More

4.1 quake hits near Marlborough

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake has hit in the Marlborough area this afternoon. According to GeoNet, the 4.1 quake hit 20km sourth-east of Seddon at 2.24pm. While the shaking is described as "light", GeoNet says the quality...... Read More

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