Marlborough

Do you know where John Griffen is?

Kapiti-Mana Police are appealing to the community for any information which will help them locate John Griffen. A spokesperson says police have concerns for the welfare of the 49-year-old who is likely to be in the Keneperu/Porirua area. “He...... Read More

Education the best way forward on stock droving

A review of Marlborough District Council bylaws around stock movement on local roads has concluded there is no need for more regulation, but more education for drivers is required. The council would like to see more education for drivers so they know...... Read More

Huge variety at Nelson Architecture awards

If architecture holds a mirror to society then the winning buildings in the 2017 Nelson/Marlborough Architecture Awards reflect a region with a wide range of interests and a desire to commission buildings of enduring worth. At the awards event, held...... Read More

Seven-hour Cook Strait crossing in storm

A three-hour Cook Strait crossing turned into a seven-hour ordeal for a ferry caught in a storm that hit the lower North Island. While damaging winds hitting the Wellington region prompted the Interislander company to cancel its strait-crossing on Sunday...... Read More

Water metering for Renwick this summer

Water meters are a step closer for Renwick following the Marlborough District Council's approval of their installation and a tariff structure. Maintenance and operations manager Stephen Rooney says approximately 100 households across the township...... Read More

Resolution reached on Murphy’s Creek impasse

After four years of meetings and discussions, residents living along Murphy’s Creek and the Marlborough District Council have found a mutually satisfactory way to manage future stormwater flow into the creek. Residents expressed concern when the...... Read More

Mountain biker winched from Old Ghost Road

A mountain biker had to be winched into the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter after injuring himself along the Old Ghost Road trail yesterday. The 55-year-old male from Timaru supposedly retained a hip injury at around 11.30am whilst riding the trail...... Read More

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