Employers unable to fill vacancies in Marlborough

A workforce recruitment survey has found four in five employers in Marlborough cannot find enough staff. The district had one of the country's fastest growing economies and the lowest unemployment level at 2.2 percent, according to a recent infometrics...... Read More

Waitomo pumps Kiwi petrol price down below $2

Hamilton-based fuel supplier Waitomo Group has dropped its fuel prices not just for a day but for all of next week, with Unleaded 91 petrol now less than $2 a litre. Until midday Friday 23 November, Waitomo is selling Unleaded 91 at $1.999 a litre,...... Read More

On the lam, farmer’s missing stock found

The 50 lambs reported stolen from a Fairhill, Marlborough, paddock have been found. The sheep had escaped and merged with another farmer’s flock, says a police spokesperson. "The combined flocks had been moved to another property before...... Read More

Search on for missing Marlborough lambs

Police are seeking information about lambs stolen from a Fairhill farm in Marlborough. "Between July 13 and September 15 50 lambs were stolen from Ashmore Valley Vineyard paddocks on Grahams Road," says Senior Constable James Green. "The...... Read More

Marlborough Sounds valleys drown further after quake

GPS monitoring in the Marlborough Sounds, which shows some areas dropped in the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, has proven what some locals thought all along. The magnitude 7.8 quake caused widespread damage in Marlborough, massive uplift of land along...... Read More

Search warrant leads to arrests

Police executed a search warrant at a Wairau Valley address on State Highway 63 on Monday, August 27. The warrant related to methamphetamine dealing in the Marlborough Area, says a police spokesperson. "Police staff located a clandestine laboratory...... Read More

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