A woman drove off a bridge on Battys Rd, near Blenheim on Thursday morning after swerving to avoid a bird.

Bird swerve causes crash

Woman drove off bridge and into power pole in Blenheim to avoid hitting a hawk.

Mac back in Maori ABs

12012015 Sport Photo: Bruce Mercer / Fairfax NZ.
Chiefs rugby training, Hooker, Quentin MacDonald.

Quentin MacDonald found out through a friend on social media that he was back in New Zealand Maori team.

Vineyards snapped up

Foreign companies continue to buy up land in Marlborough for vineyard expansion.

Murderer loses appeal

John Frederick Ericson claimed he was being held in prison under an invalid warrant.

Outrage at nosy WINZ security

Work and Income security guards demanding to know visitors' business is an invasion of privacy, says Blenheim woman.

Support for 'gut-wrenching' losses

Anna Higgins came home with empty arms after the birth of her daughter Ellie Mae. 

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News

Kirsty Bentley's dad dies still professing his innocence

Sid Bentley died after a battle with cancer, was a suspect in his daughter's 1998 disappearance and murder, along with Kirsty's older brother, John.

The father of murdered Ashburton teenager Kirsty Bentley died still denying involvement in her death, saying he still looked at her photo every day.

Junction revamp set for February

Construction of a roundabout at the Spring Creek intersection aimed at cutting the number of car crashes will start in February.

Anger at litter bugs ruining 'pristine' Blenheim riverbank

Call for sugar to be treated like booze and smokes

Sport

Annual rogaine attracts big field

Rogaine

Several Marlborough teams were among over 400 competitors to hit the Hurunui Hills on Saturday for a test of brain and body in the Heights of Winter rogaine event.

Pelorus on target for return

Pelorus Speight’s Ale House looks to have booked a trip back to the premier netball ranks.

Waitohi under 11 player Bray Taumoefalau is wrapped up by the Central defence during junior rugby action at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Junior sports results

Marlborough’s junior footballers, netballers and rugby players were in again in action for their club and school teams on Saturday, making the most of the winter sports season.

Opinion
An image from Mum's Diet by Joy Cowley, who says that, far from shaming fat people, the 1987 children's book promotes a healthy acceptance of all body types.

OPINION: Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

OPINION: It’s time we faced up to the harm that can be done by extreme literary diets.

Business

Award to celebrate region's best young winemakers

The inaugural Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker competition will enhance employment prospects for the winner, says awards chairwoman Sophie Matthews.

A new award to celebrate the skills of young winemakers in Marlborough will be held on Friday

Council extends guarantee on theatre loan

Loan guarantee to the new multi-million ASB Civic Theatre in Blenheim extended to save project from collapsing.

Dam storage on Rob Peter's Cape Campbell farm.

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

The effects of the lengthy drought and continuing feed supply and grass growth issues continue to concern farmers.

Your Marlborough

Telling stories through pictures

The Wicked Pirate

"Painted Stories", an exhibition of art which has appeared in books by Joy Cowley, published by Gecko Press, is now showing at the Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim. It will run until the second Marlborough Book Festival which starts on July 24, where Joy is a featured writer. 

Kaikoura longest day for youth satisfying

The Longest Day event challenging Kaikoura youth to new heights has been completed to a backdrop of cheers, backslaps and exhaustion.

Old friends Alistair Campbell, left, and Ray Craven talk about their schoo days.

Old friends reunited

Spring Creeks' Moutere Rugby Club was filled with laughter and reminiscing when folk took a trip down memory lane last week.

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