Pay boost for support workers

$38m package to fix 'grossly unfair' system

Struggling home support workers in Marlborough are a step closer to getting paid for the time they spend travelling between clients.
Ereni Barr

Priest pleads guilty

Alastair Aidan Kay Catholic priest admits charge of indecent assault ‚Äčon a male over 16.

Ships put Picton to test

A bumper cruise ship season will put pressure on Picton, a tourism operator says.

Lucky escape a reminder to all

Firefighter urges homeowners to install smoke alarms after child's lucky escape.

Man struck by falling tree

A forestry worker is in a stable condition in intensive care after tree fell on him yesterday.

Three arrested after bar mayhem

Three men arrested outside Blehneim bar early on Sunday morning for disorderly behaviour.

Farmers' Market back to black

Ereni Barr The Marlborough Farmers' Market has recorded a $3000 profit for the 2014 financial year, after a loss of almost $4000 the previous year.

New system to monitor surgeries

A temporary system is being rolled out across the NMDHB to fix a dip in surgery performance.

A league of extraordinary citizens

Wine sales slump claim rejected

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Dotty idea to remember Abi

Reminders of a young life taken too soon are popping up in Blenheim as members of the public strive to turn sorrow into something positive.

Makos rue catastrophic confusion

Liam Squire What the hell happened at the end of the Makos' disastrous game against Taranaki? Tasman lock Joe Wheeler gives the players' side of the story.

Wizards down Trail Blazers to lift crown

The Woodbourne Wizards proved too strong at both ends of the basketball court on Saturday when they finished the Marlborough men's A grade season as champions.

Tasman U19s hammered

Barcello scoops top honour

 Donny Clark

Stags clash will test Makos

Following a last-minute meltdown against Taranaki, a chastened Tasman Makos team heads south today to meet Southland.

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Teen tale - and so much more

 Denis Teeling Teenage hormones are high in a New Zealand stage comedy opening at the Boathouse Theatre in Blenheim tomorrow night.

Fun is common theme

"Fun" is a word used by two artists with separate exhibitions opening in Blenheim on Saturday.

Trending black garlic

Keeping company with curries

 Denis Teeling

Brass band's window on the world

As New Zealand's political future goes down for the count on Saturday night the Marlborough District Brass Band will offer people in Blenheim a more global view.

Many characters of Marlborough

Kansen John As well as expanding our cultural understandings, travellers bring their labour and skills to Marlborough's vineyards and breweries.

Woman on a mission

Vicarious trauma. It's a concept I hadn't heard of until a few days ago when we had a lecture on staff care at International Justice Mission HQ.

Letters to the editor

Playing with numbers

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Decisive action welcomed

The Catholic parish in Marlborough has been thrown into turmoil.

Price slashed for vineyard

Vineyard owner slashes asking price on 226-hectare Seddon vineyard by $2 million in a bid to "intensify interest".

Olive trees stand amid the vines

As vineyards continue their spread across Marlborough's Wairau plains, a new oil is attracting increasing attention. Olive oil.

Isabel vineyard owes millions

Springlands Tavern up for sale


Bad timing for business awards

Annual Marlborough Chamber of Commerce business awards pushed back due to lack of entries.


Sports draws

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from September 9.

Community calendar

A round-up of community events for the week ahead.

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Weekly arts diary

Art. Theatre, Workshops and Performances in Marlborough this week.

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Youth to get jazzy

Sponsored content by Marlborough 4 Fun - the 2014 Southern Jam Youth Jazz Festival begins August 6.

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