Latest Marlborough, New Zealand Stories

2009-11-23 15:35:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- For foodies, New Zealand is a veritable playground, renowned for its award-winning wines and farm-fresh cuisine. On March 30, from New Zealand to Australia, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises is showcasing the epicurean appeal of the region on a 12-day Wine & Food Experiences of Discovery cruise. Master Sommeliers Robert Bath and Cameron Douglas - the first and only Master Sommelier from New Zealand - will guide guests through the nuances and...

2008-08-27 15:00:43

By COLLETT, Geoff The plan to build a hydro power scheme on Marlborough's Wairau River might have prompted the longest resource consent hearing ever, but it's not over yet. Geoff Collett reports. -------------------- There are clear undercurrents of bluff, bluster and breast- beating swirling here, and hardly surprisingly. The will to win on both sides is unyielding, and the stakes high by any measure. But perhaps where the saga of the plan to harness Marlborough's Wairau River for...

2008-08-09 15:00:38

Havelock residents now have access to a nurse at the Havelock Medical Centre five days a week instead of just two. Pelorus Area Health Trust chairwoman Roz Freeth said the community had been lobbying for its rural status to be reinstated since it was lifted in 2005. While this had not yet happened, extending the nursing service was a big improvement. The extended service is a collaboration between Marlborough primary health organisation Kimi Hauora Wairau, Springlands Health and the Nelson...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By VAN WEL, Alex TrustPower's hydro scheme passes its first hurdle. ALEX VAN WEL reports. Opponents of TrustPower's $280 million hydro electricity scheme in Marlborough say they will not give up their fight, despite resource consents being granted. In a long-awaited decision, the Marlborough District Council yesterday confirmed the power company could proceed with the controversial project - the biggest infrastructure development contemplated in the region - subject to conditions....

2008-06-27 15:02:32

By HARDING, Evan INVERCARGILL CITY COUNCIL committee members last night lent their support behind a bid by local Maori to make about 12km of Invercargill's Oreti Beach a mataitai. A mataitai is an area or reserve that identifies a traditional fishing ground for the local tribe and sub-tribe who hold customary authority over that area. In a letter to the council's environmental and planning services committee, Te Runanga o Waihopai spokesman Michael Skerrett said a mataitai would...

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