Marlborough community Constable Russ Smith.

Crime news

Marlborough police community Constable Russ Smith breaks down recent crime in Blenheim, which includes vehicle thefts, dangerous driving and burglary.

Street dining v parking

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MIA Restaurant has put forward a proposal for outside dining. Owner Jetti Walker.

Neighbouring businesses shoot down a proposal to replace car parks with outdoor dining.

Thieving foreigners

Overseas tourists appear to be stealing from the retailer using a method which is "advertised" online.

Fish farm application alarms

Sounds residents gear up to fight research base proposed by international fish food company.

Richlisters sell vineyards

Todd Corporation is said to be selling Winegrowers of Ara to Marlborough's Indevin.

Man throws chair at ex-partner

A Blenheim man repeatedly punched his ex-partner, threw a chair at her, and broke their daughter's Christmas present.

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Who says libraries are dead?

Tony Calder, visiting from Wanaka, using the free wi-fi at the Marlborough District Library.

More than 26,000 people visited the libraries in Blenheim and Picton in December.

Private beach sparks buyer interest

It could be anyone's game for a private Abel Tasman beach with plenty of interest from buyers.

Education film to spark debate

Fatal house fire still being investigated


No last round heroics for Marlborough


Val Symes of Marlborough in action against Nelson during the representatives match at Stoke Bowling Club on Sunday.

Marlborough’s rep bowlers couldn’t match it with their Nelson counterparts over the weekend, with the hosts taking out both men’s and women’s sections of the Romano-Jones Shield contests at the Stoke Bowling Club.

Trading fairways for bush tracks

Emily Stenhouse during the Tarawera Ultra Marathon on Saturday.

Marlborough rep golfer Emily Stenhouse found herself on a new type of course on Saturday.

Record entries for regional swim meet

Tasman's Sam McKenzie produced a gilt-edged performance at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough age-group champs.

Sam McKenzie and Cassie Hagan each won 13 gold medals to help the Tasman Swim Club to a convincing points win at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough age group championships in Nelson at the weekend.

Marlbororugh beat Nelson in junior Blair Cup clash

Nelson's Amy Hurst in action during the doubles in the Blair Cup fixture against Marlborough at the Tasman Tennis Centre.

Marlborough proved too strong for Nelson in the weekend's junior Blair Cup tennis fixture.

Sports draws

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Junior Tennis from Pollard Park.
Rapaura Aces v Fairhall Aces.
Alice Roughan (Fairhall Aces)

Marlborough's weekly sports draws


A tale to remember

The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on February 6, 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and various Māori chiefs from the North Island.

OPINION: The story of

MP on the TPP

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MP Stuart Smith at his office in Blenheim.

Last Thursday was a significant day for New Zealand with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Auckland.

OPINION: Marine park

Sustainability key to marine debate

Wild juvenile paua are pictured with seven spat (light blue seeded paua). The spat are taken from adult paua then farmed and released into the wild to increase the overall biomass. This work is carried out by paua quota owners throughout New Zealand.

What will Marlborough choose: recreational fishing parks or sustainable fisheries?

SATIRE: New 'flaky' fish rule

The Beaver

SATIRE: The ministry is rumoured to be in talks with a Marlborough winery to provide its taste-tasters with small bottles of sauvignon blanc.

Letters to the editor

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Letter boxes at Okiwi Bay.

Correspondents write about marine farming, Express coverage, plant-based diets and ecological hypocrisy.


Al fresco dining v car parks

Made in Aotearoa owner Jetti Walker wants to transform the footpath and car parks outside his restaurant into an al fresco dining area.

Neighbouring businesses shoot down restaurant's proposal to replace car parks with outdoor dining.

Spending big in January

Accommodation providers in Marlborough are reaping the benefits of strong January spending, with the region experiencing the third highest growth in the country.

"From what I've heard, the tourism industry is finally back to where it was before the Canterbury earthquakes."

Good practice standard for farmers

Environment Canterbury commissioner Peter Skelton says all farmers should have, as a starting point, a baseline nitrogen leaching rate that reflects Good Management Practice

The proposed changes seek to deal with the effects of land uses, particularly farming activities, on water quality at a region-wide level.

Richlisters sell vineyards

Todd Corporation is believed to be selling its wine company to a Marlborough wine company.

Todd Corporation is said to be selling Winegrowers of Ara to Marlborough's Indevin.

What makes Picton, Picton?

The Brand Picton Working Group, from left, group leader Juliet Gibbons, Picton Smart and Connected chairwoman Barbara Speedy and group member Patricia Berwick, is consulting with the public to find out the key characteristics of Picton's identity.

"It can't be enforced from the outside, it needs to come from within the community."

Your Marlborough

Celebrating a century of service

Four of the six stamps celebrating 100 years since the RSA was established.

A series of collectors stamps and coins have been released by NZ Post to commemorate 100 years of RSA service.

Pink Hike proving popular

Pink Hike organiser Luisa Coyle, centre, at the inaugural event last year.

The event will also be great for those who have always meant to get around to climbing up Mt Fyffe.

Ocean calls life saver Bob

Bob Jones was one of Auckland's first paid life guards in the 1970s.

"I was never one for school. Half the time I would skip classes and go out surfing."

Poignant day for Catholic families

The final mass for the Sacred Heart Parish was held on January 31 ahead of the amalgamation of three parishes into one.

It was a poignant day for the congregation of Sacred Heart Church Kaikoura last Sunday when families gathered for their final Mass as Sacred Heart Parish Kaikoura.

Walk on the wild side

The Momorangi Forest Experience walk opened to the public on January 28 and aims to offer a hands-on experience of the forest to visitors.

COLUMN: The Momorangi Forest Experience is a must-do, says DOC community ranger Wendy Sullivan.

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