Around the world on two wheels

Charity ride a real triumph

The odometer ticked over 35,500 kilometres on Rhys Lawrey's Triumph Tiger 800XC motorbike as he rode into Picton.
Rhys Lawrey is undertaking a round the world trip on his Triumph, to raise money for The Prince’s Trust.

New rates bills to sting

5:00am About 60 properties in the Marlborough District are facing a 50 per cent or larger increase in their property valuations and rates bills.

Brawl blamed on passing gang

5:00am A fight that broke out in the middle of Picton ended with a woman wielding a baseball bat and an off-duty police officer called in to calm things down.

Victim groped by priest

Blenheim priest groped his victim in the church presbytery, court documents show.

Rape complainant 'intoxicated'

Nelson student denies charge of raping Blenheim teen after she passed out drunk.

Flights, camera, action

 charter flight A-list actor Michael Fassbender has arrived in New Zealand and will begin filming a new movie in Marlborough next week.

Sunwear over at Rainbow

rainbow A huge dump of snow, combined with warm spring weather will see T-shirts and shorts on the slopes at Rainbow ski area.

Crushed tutor back in Rotorua

A forestry tutor crushed by a tree in Marlborough has been transferred to Rotorua Hospital.

Blenheim retirement village mulls merger

Grape expectations

Gary Bartlett

Book on boyhood hero

The story of the Marlborough cricketer many consider this country's fastest bowler is about to be launched.

Kennard enjoying life riding shotgun

Jimmy Cowan Marlborough vineyard owner John Kennard combines wining and driving as the right-hand man for New Zealand's leading rally car racer, Hayden Paddon.

Tasman top pool and flop in semis

Both the Tasman men's and women's hockey teams blew golden opportunities to play in Friday's senior national finals.

Young guns aiming in opposite directions

McKenzie tops Marlborough winter series

Jimmy Cowan

Classy Makos bag the Stags

If you thought Tasman might curb their attacking instincts after last week's gut-wrenching loss to Taranaki, think again.

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Everyone loves a crafty drop

Sango and chicken rice paper rolls Before I head off on my travels I'd like to bring you up to date on a few interesting bits of brewing news.

Wines with the wow factor

There are four new Brancott Estate Limited Edition World of WearableArt Awards Series wines that are worth showing off at the table.

Brass band's window on the world

Teen tale - and so much more

Sango and chicken rice paper rolls

Something to sprout about

Those little feathery sprouts usually sold in packets at your supermarket are highly nutritious.

Strong Kaikoura voice pledged

Springlands Tavern National candidate for Kaikoura Stuart Smith sets out his case for the coming election.

Letters to the editor

With the election looming, political points of view dominate the discussion in today's letters to the editor.

Eye spy

The power of one vote

NZ at mercy of news bias

Blenheim businessman Hugh Steadman poses some questions on the way international events are being interpreted.

Merger could put ABs in the black

john key All Blacks including Dan Carter and Richie McCaw are in the "line-out" for retirement riches.

Bid to subdivide land by airfield

The trust that owns 21 hectares of land next to Omaka airfield is applying for approval to subdivide and sell the land.

From Russia with love - and $3m

Mayor tackles Easter trading changes


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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