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Raymond Fleet's wife tells of grief: 'Everything has changed now'

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:00
The wife of murdered Bay of Plenty man Raymond Fleet says the father of her children was a good person who loved his kids and didn't deserve his violent death. Michiko Suzuki has spoken publicly for ...

Skip company dumps load of trash on couple's driveway

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:50
A skip-bin company has dumped a full load of trash on an Auckland couple's driveway after a pay dispute turned sour. Len Cooper from Jumbo Bins has defended his actions, telling the Herald the rubbish ...

Rain and wind settle in before Christmas

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:40
The sunny start to the week was short lived, with severe weather warnings for rain and wind forecast over the lower South Island today. A complex low system is due to make its way over the country during ...

Councillors want end to Queen St car-parking

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:40
Several Auckland councillors want to scrap cars parking on Queen St to improve the poor air quality on the city's premier street. They want Auckland Transport to investigate the removal of short-term ...

Sideswipe: It's a big job

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:20
Jackie writes: "You'd think picking up this branch on Marina View Drive in West Harbour would be quicker and easier than coming back, placing a cone and then subcontracting it to someone to remove it." ...

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Lefty JA Happ, Yankees finalize $34 million, 2-year deal

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:55
NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander J.A. Happ and the New York Yankees have finalized a $34 million, two-year contract.Happ gets $17 million in each of the next two seasons, and his deal includes a $17 million option for 2021 that could...

Pacers hire NBA's 1st female assistant general manager

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:35
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title.Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise.She spent...

AP Coach of the Year: Notre Dame's Kelly wins for 2nd time

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:05
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year and the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998.Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll...

Brian Kelly of Notre Dame named The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Kelly of Notre Dame named The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year.

Skier-snowboarder Ledecka finding more success after golds

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:30
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — The skier-snowboarder who stunned just about everyone by winning the Olympic super-G in February is finding her groove again.Ester Ledecka led the second training session for a World Cup downhill...

The Marlborough Express

Spray drift - is drift from herbicide affecting people's health?

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 07:00
The possible affects of spray drift on health and ecosystems will finally be investigated more than a decade after a 2007 report raised concerns.

Police raid man's home after child sex chat on dating website

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:56
A man who sent child exploitation images to another man on a dating website says he needs help with his addiction.

Marlborough winery contaminates neighbours' drinking water with grape waste

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:51
A winery that contaminated neighbours' drinking water with poisonous waste has avoided convictions after demonstrating "extraordinary remorse" in a landmark pollution case.

Growers will be able to cherry pick their price after unseasonable deluge of rain across New Zealand

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 05:00
You want a bite of the cherry this Christmas? It's going to cost you.

Marlborough council halts online voting trial for next year's elections

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:00
An online voting trial in next year's local body elections has been ditched because of the cost.

Sport Headlines

All Whites defender Kip Colvey announces shock retirement from football

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:10
All Whites defender Kip Colvey has sensationally walked away from professional football after losing his love for the game at 24.

Robbie Manson does the double at Marlborough Sports Awards - again

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:05
Rowing powerhouse Robbie Manson never set out to win awards not on water, but they are a "nice bonus". 

Tasman fan gets best seat in the house after stroke spoils his All Blacks experience

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:45
Gavin Dickson was one of 20,000 rugby fans at Trafalgar Park eagerly anticipating Nelson's first All Black test.

The Dominion Post

Capital gains tax: Let's not tax Kiwis for 'paper gains' on property and savings

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:58
OPINION: It seems all but certain that, early next year, the Tax Working Group will advise the Government to adopt a capital gains tax.

Police Dive Squad readies for another summer of searching our waters for loved ones

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:00
Searching under water for drowning victims  is a grisly task but it will likely be the reality for the New Zealand Police Dive Squad over the summer season.

The Basils: who's been faulty this year

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 05:00
OPINION: Yes, it's that time of year again, folks. The recent rain and sunshine have ensured my Newtown basil patch is blooming. Jolene the fox terrier is taking time out from barking at neighbours and retrieving sticks at Lyall Bay beach to stand by in her Santa korowai to wish you all a Meri Kirihimete, and to help me present the 2018 Basil Awards.

Fleeing Syria for a New Zealand life

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:40
Like most students in New Zealand, 17-year-old Radwan Loulou is celebrating the end of the school year. But just five years ago, Radwan was fleeing his school in Syria. He speaks to UNICEF about the day his town was attacked and the importance of sign language for his brother.

Pillion passenger killed in motorcycle crash in Tauranga

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:22
A woman has been killed in a motorcycling crash in Tauranga.

Sport Headlines

Rugby boss speaks candidly on own experience of domestic violence

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:05

Lower Hutt now boasts the biggest sports hub in the region

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:46
Lower Hutt is the proud new home of the biggest sports hub in the region, with the opening of Fraser Park Sportsville.

Wellington a contender for team as NRL eyes expansion to 16-team competition

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:09
The NRL has put expansion firmly on the agenda, with Wellington one of the cities in the hunt.