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Robbie McEwan and his father Bill McEwan end their sit-in to create awareness of climate change after a week of fasting.  
Blenheim Band Rotunda in Market Place.

Agenda for change

Marlborough climate change campaigner keeps the momentum alive after week-long protest.

Students to pay more

Scholarship students will pay more to sit exams.

Marlborough students sitting scholarship exams might be out of pocket if they cannot fork out enough cash.

Fewer mail deliveries for Blenheim

Posties will be calling at Blenheim letter boxes less often from next week onwards. 

Suspension, expulsion rates drop

Fewer students are being expelled, suspended or stood-down in Marlborough, new figures show.

Tax sugar like booze and smokes

Sugar should be treated in the same way as tobacco and alcohol, dental officer says. 

Wipes clogging pipes

A buildup of wet wipes is causing a soggy problem for Blenheim's sewage system.

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Marlborough couple convicted of benefit fraud

Blenheim District Court House

A Marlborough couple have been convicted after receiving an overpayment in benefits of almost $50,000.

Seven caught in poaching sting

Spotlight on unlawful hunters.

Advisory group to be rural voice

Tourist robbed under bridge


Wheeler misses NZ cricket contract

Some impressive efforts on New Zealand's England tour failed to secure Ben Wheeler a national contract.

Marlborough bowler Ben Wheeler has narrowly missed out on a New Zealand Cricket contract. The Central Districts Stags' left-armer was probably the most unlucky of the current crop after he turned heads in England with his bowling in the pre-test tour matches and on ODI debut.

Ian Columbus: a man of vision

Ian Columbus, who died in Blenheim on June 16 aged 83, was a little man with a big heart and even bigger ambitions.

Joe Wheeler, right, congratulates fellow Highlanders' lock Mark Reddish after their semifinal win over the Waratahs in Sydney last weekend.

'Wheels' gets his timing just right

Top level sport doesn’t offer up too many second chances, especially where injuries are concerned.

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.


Young winemakers celebrated

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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