Firefighters monitor fire in Waihopai Valley in Marlborough

Firefighters will continue dampening down a fire in the Waihopai Valley in Marlborough today. The blaze flared up yesterday evening, and firefighters have been monitoring it overnight. A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said there was a flare up at...... Read More

Pillion passenger injured by falling rock

A pillion passenger on a motorcycle has escaped serious injury after being hit by a rock on State Highway 1 near Weld Pass in Marlborough today. Emergency services were notified of the incident just after midday. Enquiries into the circumstances are...... Read More

Wineries told to check supply chains

The Labour Inspectorate is calling on the viticulture industry to thoroughly check their supply chains to prevent wine labels being produced by exploited labour. Marlborough vineyard contracting company Double Seven Services and its owner have been...... Read More

Plans for Golden Bay seawall back on the table

Plans for a seawall up to 350 metres long in western Golden Bay are back on the table. Property owners in Pakawau, north of Collingwood and on the inside of Farewell Spit, want the wall to protect their homes and land from rapidly increasing coastal...... Read More

Named released after fatal Tauranga crash

Police have named the man who died in a crash on Te Puna Road, near Tauranga, early on Saturday morning. He was 21-year-old Tarandeep Deol, of Tauranga. A police spokesperson says police extend their sympathies to his family and friends. Police...... Read More

New compliance tool for fishery officers

Paired navigation stations, superior tracking technology, suspensions seats and an on-board loo. They’re all features of a top-of -the -range new fisheries patrol vessel that’s been welcomed into the fold by the Ministry for Primary Industries’...... Read More

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