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Giesen Wines staff tread grapes for late harvest sauvignon blanc dessert wine.(Pictured foreground) Giesen Wines winemaker Hamish Kempthorne.

Giesen treads late harvest wine

Marlborough winery counts on feet of staff to produce an award winning wine.

The kids are alright

NSW kids are healthier than they have ever been in decades, a new report shows.

Marlborough children eat more fruit and veges than any other region in the country.

Welcome signs fall short

Blenheim's signage does little to lure travellers, business group says.

Calls for plastic bag ban trial 

Comments by the Environment Minister that he would not consider a plastic bag ban dismayed a Marlborough campaigner.

No more squabbles in Picton

Picton no longer "ugly duckling" to Blenheim battling infighting. 

Drivers warned to slow down

People hitting the road over the long weekend warned to slow down and avoid alcohol.

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News

Duck hunting 'patchy' in Marlborough

Settled weather and clear skies has meant a patchy duck shooting season for Marlborough hunters.

Duck hunters have not been helped by settled weather and clear skies this season, hunters say.

Marlborough women travel to Nelson for mammograms

More than 160 Marlborough women have travelled to Nelson for mammograms since January because of a staffing shortage. 

Saint Clair Half gets top marks

New laws should curb over lending

Sport

Waimea too good for Central

Waimea fullback Ili Ravudra dives over for a try in the attempted tackle of Central winger Alan Dinan.

Waimea Old Boys underlined their superiority, and maintained their unbeaten run in the Tasman Trophy division one rugby competition, with a comprehensive 60-23 victory over Central at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

Marlborough fleet to light up Canterbury Rally

The Marlborough Car Club, and one family in particular, will be well represented at the Lone Star Canterbury Rally this weekend when nine drivers and cars make the trip south for racing.

Renwick Rugby

Rugby interest centred on Renwick

With the Tasman Trophy division one rugby finalists already decided, Marlborough-based sides will be playing predominantly for pride, plus local competition points, tonight and on Saturday.

Opinion

Flag should represent the people

Marlborough Youth councillor Mark Makin.

Marlborough Boys' College year 12 student Mark Makin explains what it's like to be a young person in Marlborough.

Letters to the editor

Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in, health board funding and kea numbers.

Scott Watson appears in the High Court.

Should Watson go on the record?

If there is a chance a convicted criminal may have been subjected to a miscarriage of justice, that individual should be allowed the opportunity to express their views in public.

Business

Cruise visitors spark tourism growth

Marlborough Shuttles and Tours owners Lynn Wong and Dave Porter have bought Picton Shuttles.

The number of passengers arriving in Marlborough on cruise ships doubled over the summer.

Service above all else

Meaters of Marlborough boss Mike Newman works 75-hour weeks making sure his firm offers quality meat, advice and above all, friendly service.

Wineries can cater more for Chinese visitors to enhance their stay in Marlborough.

Wineries urged to cater for Chinese tourists

Marlborough wineries are being urged to cater for more Chinese tourists on top of increasing wine export sales.

Your Marlborough

Love at first sight for Stretches

Judy and Tony Stretch chill at their home in Mandurah.

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series talking to ex-Marlburians now living across the ditch.

The murderous Maungatapu

The four businessmen had set off from Canvastown the previous day, travelling the main Maungatapu road.

Blenheim artist Yvonne Jordan with some of her creations.

Blenheim artist leaving "medical haze"

The title of Yvonne Jordan's new exhibition "Through the Haze" has a special meaning to the Blenheim artist. 

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