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Cyclone Gita: How it will affect you

Schools and roads closed, mass transport cancellations, heavy rain and wind warnings in place.

Gita is presently a category 3 storm.

Cyclone Gita: Where it will strike

It's taken a while, but finally there's a consensus on where she will make landfall.

Much of the North Island and the West Coast are in for a heavy dump of rain, forecasters say.

Heavy rain forecast across New Zealand

MetService has issued a severe weather warning in many regions for Sunday.

The vandals have destroyed the bush - and DoC's unhappy.

Campers destroy trees at campsite to improve views

The vandals have destroyed the bush - and DoC's unhappy.

At 6:51pm a magnitude 3.6 was recorded, centred 25 km south-east of Seddon at depth of 18km.

Seddon quakes rattle central NZ

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake near the Marlborough town of Seddon has been followed up by a later 3.6 rattle.


Search for missing free diver continues

The 25-year-old went missing in the Marlborough Sounds on Tuesday.


20 years on, the Sounds murders are back in the spotlight

The team who helped clear Teina Pora are taking a look at the case.

Two people have escaped with minor injuries after their glider crashed south of Blenheim.

Two rescued after dramatic glider crash

The aircraft spiralled 1500 feet before crashing south of Blenheim.

The person believed to be infected had since been quarantined.

Alert issued over Marlborough mumps case

Vacationers should stay alert for symptoms.

Stop-go workers will be a familiar sight to motorists on SH1 this summer.

Stop-go workers keep motorists happy while waiting

Drivers on the quake-damaged SH1 will encounter many sets of roadworks over the holidays.


Tractor crash leaves one dead

A 30-year-old man from Marlborough died in the accident.

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

Rescue for man with Outward Bound

A man tramping with an Outward Bound group on a ridge in the Marlborough Sounds has been taken to hospital after a fall.

A promotional video for Kaiuma Bay, where you can now spend your Bitcoin on property.

Bitcoin enters the New Zealand property market

Your digital wallet can now buy you a section in the Marlborough Sounds.

Motorists can travel south via Nelson but it will add time to their journey.

Crash hampers travel south from Picton

State Highway 63 through Wairau Valley is closed on Saturday evening after a car crashed into a power pole.

A body has been located at the end of Maungatapu Rd.

Body found in search for missing Marlborough man

Bert Kuiti, 38, had been missing for over a week.

Several people tried to move the orca into deeper waters.

Orca beached in Marlborough

Low tide is fast approaching on Marfells Beach.


'Serious concerns' for welfare of missing man

The 53-year-old was last seen in Blenheim more than a week ago.

The hotel is about 15 minutes from Picton by boat or 75 minutes by road.

Four people fall from balcony at hotel

Four people are injured after a balcony collapsed at the Portage Resort Hotel in the Marlborough Sounds.

Andrew Geddis, politics professor from the University of Otago, says counting is not foolproof.

Votes for National wrongly given to Māori Party

More than 100 votes in a small farming village intended for National were given to the Māori Party.


Worker killed in Marlborough forestry accident

They were operating a wheeled log hauler when it crashed.

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