Waihopai Valley History

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Sun 24 Sep 2017
Four days into a two-week horse trek in the isolated Altai Mountains, Del Bissell realised she was in serious trouble.
Wed 5 Apr 2017
His legs were pinned inside the crushed cab, leaving him hanging upside down for 30 minutes.
Sat 25 Mar 2017
Firefighters used the jaws of life to free a woman trapped in her car in Marlborough.
Fri 3 Feb 2017
In 1850, Benhopai was one of 45 farms in Marlborough to be granted occupation leases by the government.
Thu 22 Dec 2016
A family whose children had to trek 50km to Blenheim library to do their homework welcome solar-powered internet.
Wed 17 Aug 2016
COLUMN: There are some great, lesser-known spots to explore around Marlborough, writes Department of Conservation community ranger Clare Moore.
Tue 19 Jul 2016
It's home to a spy base, but Waihopai residents have patchy broadband, no cell coverage and weather-dependent landlines.
Tue 29 Mar 2016
The council last year issued eight resource consents for dams, with a total volume of more than 411m litres.
Fri 11 Dec 2015
Biggest fire in Marlborough in 15 years.
Sun 25 Nov 2012
A man with deep roots in the Marlborough winegrowing industry takes ownership today of historic Leefield Station in the Waihopai Valley.