'Beast of Blenheim' should be given substantial prison sentence, ex-detective says

Serial rapist Stewart Murray Wilson was found guilty yesterday of more rapes - including that of a nine-year-old.

Seven Sharp’s Arrun Soma took a look in the Marlborough Sounds.

'I've got my man back' - Dad emotional as he gets back on track with estranged teen at Outward Bound course

Outward bound's week-long course in the Marlborough Sounds for parents and teens is in hot demand.

That’s because of toxic algae blooms which are being described as “unusual” for this time of year.

Warnings against collecting shellfish extended for parts of the country following spread of toxic algae

The blooms are being described as 'unusual' for this time of the year, with commercial fisheries having to cut their harvest short.

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Drugs, cash, ammunition seized as six arrested in Marlborough

The six face a range of charges including supplying methamphetamine.

Heavy rain, gales, possible thunderstorms expected for central and southern parts of the country

MetService has issued a severe weather watch for the lower North Island and the western areas of the South Island.

Cute Baby Girl sleeping in the Crib. At home

Most read story: Plunket warns against wrapping sleeping babies in polar fleece

Synthetic materials increase the risk of infants overheating.

The Ministry for Social Development brought the 17-apartment property for just over $3.6 million.

Families facing homelessness in Marlborough move into converted Blenheim motel

The Ministry for Social Development bought the 17-apartment property for just over $3.6 million

Health warning against collecting, eating shellfish in parts of Marlborough Sounds

Routine tests on shellfish have found levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxins to be above the safe limit.

One of New Zealand's first indoor dairy farms argues it has substantial environmental benefits, but questions around animal welfare persist.

Golden Bay farmer who hit cows with a pipe and slammed a gate into one of their heads banned from owning animals for five years

Steven John Wells was sentenced in the Nelson District Court this week following prosecution action taken by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Police (file picture).

Gas leak at Picton Railway Station prompts warning from police

There is currently a 200m cordon around the building.

Marlborough Sounds peak water temperatures were well above normal in December and January.

Salmon farmers link unusually warm seas with lower fish survival rates

Marlborough Sounds peak water temperatures were well above normal in December and January.

Seven Sharp's Gill Higgins sampled some of the local mussels.

Marlborough’s first Mussel Appreciation Day marked with scrumptious seafood

Seven Sharp’s Gill Higgins sampled some of the local mussels.

The region will draw in around 1000 for this year's harvest.

More foreign winemakers travelling to Marlborough to learn their trade

The region will draw in around 1000 workers for this year’s harvest, many of them from overseas.

Watch: Dramatic aerial vision shows massive slips blocking SH1 near Kaikoura, putting it out of action for at least a week

Around 300,000 cubic metres of material needs to be cleared from 60 sites both north and south of the town.

St Oswald's Anglican Church has been offered to descendants of those who built it in the 1920s, but the cost of repairs is ungodly.

Future of quake-damaged Marlborough church on shaky ground

The cost of repairs needed to St Oswald's Anglican Church could be described as "ungodly".

No one has been helping from behind the BBQ as long as Dave Shaw.

Good Sorts: Blenheim man takes humble sausage sizzle fundraiser to the next level

No one has been helping from behind the BBQ as long as Dave Shaw.

Truck driver steers his blazing vehicle away from Blenheim petrol station

The rear unit of the truck and trailer caught fire while the driver was filling up at the station.

Watch: Daring, knife-wielding robber runs off with till from Blenheim dairy

Police are hunting the robber, and a car seen at a nearby park after the December 29 robbery.

Body recovered in Marlborough sounds believed to be missing free diver

A 25-year-old man free diving was reported missing yesterday afternoon.

Major search for diver missing of Marlborough Sounds island

The 25-year-old free diver was reported missing mid-afternoon.

Glider occupants rescued after crashing on Marlborough mountain

The two occupants remarkably escaped serious injury.

Holiday-makers in Marlborough told to remain alert after mumps case identified

People who stayed in Havelock or Collingwood could have been exposed.

Man dies after tractor rolls on top of him in Marlborough

The accident involving a 30-year-old man occurred in Onamalutu about 8pm this evening.

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. (File picture)

Tramper rescued by helicopter after falling in Marlborough Sounds

The man slipped and fell while ascending the high tops near Nydia Bay, shortly before 1pm today.

Some families still haven't returned to their homes or are living in severely damaged ones.

Rural residents yet to return to their homes a year after Kaikoura earthquake

Currently 60% residential insurance claims have been settled in the upper South Island.

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