Waka Kotahi NZTA has told councils not to expect as much road funding as they had sought.
Top of the south iwi are demanding new aquaculture rules in Marlborough be withdrawn.
New Zealand's largest salmon farmer pulls request to extend a farm into colder waters.
Residents of a small Marlborough beach community say tourists defecated in their gardens.
Family fears Marfells Beach will become "dead" and void of enjoyment if bylaw goes ahead.