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Worker killed in Marlborough forestry accident

They were operating a wheeled log hauler when it crashed.


Overnight crashes take two lives

A motorcyclist was killed near Tirau, and a ute driver died in a fiery collision with a truck.

Deer, Animals,

Magical sight as deer takes rare dip in Marlborough Sounds

A local mussel farmer was fascinated by the Disney-esque moment, glimpsing the deer wading through water.

The truck on the Wye River Bridge (Ross Wearing / Newshub.)

EFTPOS outages in Marlborough after truck crash

Engineers were trying to fix the crash-damaged bridge when they cut through a cable.

Salmon fish in the water, close-up

Marlborough residents protest proposed salmon farms

They want the creep of salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds to stop.

The strongest aftershock was 3.4 (file)

Aftershocks follow Marlborough quake

The magnitude 5 quake struck at 9:42pm, and nearly 2500 people reported feeling it on GeoNet.


One killed in Taihape crash

The single-car crash happened on Friday night.

Marlborough Sounds (file)

Search for missing diver resumes

The man went failed to resurface after diving off of a boat north of Stephens Island.

Breaking news

Diver missing in Marlborough Sounds

A diver was reported overdue just after 10am on Saturday.

A person has died in a crash on State Highway 1 south of Spring Creek in Marlborough.

One dead in Marlborough crash

A person has died in a crash on State Highway 1 south of Spring Creek in Marlborough.


Fires rage in dry Canterbury, Marlborough

A scrub fire is burning near Springfield and a paddock was ablaze in Spring Creek.

Most of the little spotted kiwis on Long Island come from the same parents (Getty)

Inbreeding kiwis: It's in their genes

Researchers say it could lead to problems for the birds.

 Jason Michael Johns (NZ Police)

Missing US tourist found safe

Jason Michael Johns was found on board a charter yacht.


Boy racers driving locals round the bend

Hundreds of drivers are using State Highway 1 north of Seddon as a "skid pad".


NZ's Awaroa beach preparing for busiest summer yet

Tourism operators in Abel Tasman are gearing up for a record summer as Kiwis book in to see the new beach we own.

Scott Watson (File)

Scott Watson parole decision delayed

The 45-year-old is serving a life sentence for the 1998 murders of 17-year-old Olivia Hope and 21-year-old Ben Smart.

The dead fish (Newshub.)

Mass fish die-off at Marlborough children's fishing event

Dozens of fish died after being released into a Marlborough river for a children's fishing event.


Residents of Ward 'won't be forgotten' after quakes

Marlborough Mayor John Leggatt met with the residents of Ward on Sunday to reassure them they wouldn't be forgotten after the big quake.

(Neil Protheroe / Supplied)

Fears wall of water could hit quake-hit settlement of Hapuku

Civil Defence says it's concerned about settlements on the shores of the Hapuku River near Kaikoura and the Waima River in Marlborough.


Young Marlborough family rescued from home

A young Marlborough family had to be rescued from their home early Tuesday morning as they were unable to leave due to heavy rain.

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