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

Arrest following false aggravated robbery

Marlborough Police today arrested and charged a 44-year-old man for making a false statement to Police and for theft as a person in a special relationship. He is due to appear in the Blenheim District Court on 11 June. The arrest is a result of the...... Read More

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