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

Gastroenteritis outbreak in Marlborough

Eight patients at Wairau Hospital are currently in isolation with gastroenteritis and up to 10 hospital staff members have been affected. Hospital Operations Manager and Assistant Director of Nursing Joyce Forsyth says that robust infection prevention...... Read More

Body recovered off Titi Island

A body has been discovered by the police dive squad near Titi Island, Marlborough Sounds. A formal identification process is yet to be completed but police believe it to be a 25-year-old man who went missing in the area yesterday. "The man was...... Read More

Police dive squad called into to help with search

The Police Dive Squad is now searching the Marlborough Sounds near Titi Island where a missing free diver was last seen yesterday. The Police Maritime Unit has also completed a shoreline search around Titi Island, says Senior Sergeant Peter Payne. "Weather...... Read More

Search for missing diver continues

The search for the diver missing in the Marlborough Sounds will recommence this morning. Teams currently working through their plans for the day, says police. "The Police Maritime Unit is heading across from Wellington with the Police Dive Squad...... Read More