High swells and debris have closed roads along Wellington's south coast.

Huge waves shutting roads video

Large waves have closed roads along the coasts of Wellington and Kaikoura.

Marlborough fit but fat

New Zealand Health Survey 2011-2014

Marlburians are fitter, eat more greens and less likely to smoke than the average Kiwi.

Counsellor surprised by RA closure

Former Relationship Aotearoa manager hopes the organisation's workload in Blenheim will be continued by replacement service providers.

Budget boost for hospice

$52m boost for hospice care welcomed by the chief executive of Hospice Marlborough. 

Kmart rumours wrong

Property developer kills rumours that retail giant has plans to open in Blenheim.

Flag should represent the people

MBC student Mark Makin explains what it's like to be a young person in Marlborough.

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Tour operator grows business to meet demand

Marlborough Shuttles and Tours owners Lynn Wong and Dave Porter have bought Picton Shuttles.

7:52 PM  The number of passengers arriving in Marlborough on cruise ships doubled over the past summer and is offering tourism operators a golden opportunity to cash in, one tour company owner says.

Tourism booming in Marborough

7:41 PM  Marlborough's tourism industry is on the up following an excellent summer of increased visitor numbers and more spending, the region's tourism boss says.

Hashtag Marlborough keeps region smart and connected

Dog poo and nappies dumped in recycling


Central face trophy favourites

Tasman Trophy

The final round of Tasman Trophy cross-over rugby kicks off on Friday evening when Biddy Kate’s Central travel to Nelson to take on Waimea Old Boys.

Rowers ready to take on world's best

The start of the international rowing season is approaching quickly and the country’s leading oarsmen and women are hard at work.

Crusaders' prop Tim Perry takes on the Melbourne Rebels defence during the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

A little over seven months ago Tim Perry literally dragged himself off Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, his achilles tendon in tatters, along with his immediate rugby prospects.


Should Watson go on the record?

Scott Watson appears in the High Court.

If there is a chance a convicted criminal may have been subjected to a miscarriage of justice, that individual should be allowed the opportunity to express their views in public.

See you around

Steve Mason says goodbye as editor of the Marlborough Express.

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

Letters to the editor

Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in, health board funding and kea numbers.


Wineries urged to cater for Chinese tourists

Wineries can cater more for Chinese visitors to enhance their stay in Marlborough.

Marlborough wineries are being urged to cater for more Chinese tourists on top of increasing wine export sales.

Vehicle dealership tops provinces

Blenheim Holden dealership wins national awards for top provincial sales.

Meaters of Marlborough owner Mike Newman, with his staff.

Service above all else

Meaters of Marlborough boss Mike Newman works 75-hour weeks making sure his firm offers quality meat, advice and above all, friendly service.

Your Marlborough

Skype link for Sounds community

A home in the Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds.

Plans are underway to link isolated Marlborough Sounds communities with Skype

Eco-burials approved in Kaikoura

Eco-burials in a designated area were officially approved by the Kaikoura District Council at its meeting last week.

Patsy Buttle is commissioned as the lay pastoral leader of Kaikoura's Sacred Hearth Catholic parish by Cardinal John Dew. At left is Father Eric Urlich.

Lay leader commissioned

May 17 was a damp day in Kaikoura but nothing could dampen the enthusiasm, the joy, the energy of the people of Sacred Heart Parish.

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