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Kirsten and Matthew Muir,L-R have moved from Waiheke Island to Blenheim.
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Couple priced out of Auckland

Matthew and Kirsten Muir won't have to be mortgaged up to the hilt in  Marlborough.

Marlborough appeal

Aucklanders are able to buy a home in Marlborough for half the price.

Aucklanders are cashing in and buying homes in Marlborough for half the price.

MBC cling on for 1-point win

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV emerged victors from a tight tussle on Saturday.

Four plead not guilty

Four men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of $30 million in gaming fraud.

$1m needed for museum

A museum specialising in helicopter history could become a reality for Marlborough.

'Can't believe this is happening' video

Scott Wallis broke his leg at sea and the skipper put out a mayday call. Then the vessel started sinking.

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News

Cheese factory renovation unearths hidden gem

Marcel Rood has uncovered a 60-year-old whey vat while renovating a cheese factory for his new cafe at The Grove in the Marlborough Sounds.

A historic whey vat has been discovered during renovations to a 104-year-old former cheese factory in the Marlborough Sounds.

Dale carries the torch for Marlborough

Two weeks of carrying the torch ahead of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games was an amazing but exhausting experience, a Blenheim man and former medalist says.

Fever cast signs off for last time

Rockquest disappointment for Marlborough musician

Sport

Tasman snatch late win over Otago

Makos midfielder Trael Joass breaks into open territory during Saturday's match against an Otago XV at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

The Tasman Makos mended some cracks with Saturday's 31-25 pre-season rugby win over an Otago XV at Trafalgar Park but they're still in desperate need of some polish.

Battle for semifinal spots continues for premier netballers

7:30 AM  The race for premier netball semifinal spots will heat up under the roof at Marlborough Lines Stadium in Blenheim on Tuesday night when the competition enters the midway point of the final round.

Gaston Yabes in action for Marlborough Development on Saturday.

Development a grade above opponents

Marlborough Development got their Tasman Trophy football campaign off to a flying start on Saturday.

Opinion

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

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Letters to the editor

Readers write in about the Picton Library and the councillors abstaining from voting on the civic theatre.

Business

Rich list shows Peter Yealands worth $105m

Yealands Family Wines founder Peter Yealands

 

Marlborough looking to attract skilled migrants

A Marlborough businessman said the region can offer competitive wage rates and quality lifestyles to attract skilled migrants if they are ready to work here.

Love Thy Curry founder Mia Yealands can't believe how the business has taken off. She is looking for someone to take over so it can grow even larger.

A love of curry

Mia Yealands always had high hopes for her small business Love Thy Curry, but never expected it to grow as quickly as it has over the past three years.

Your Marlborough

Dale carries the torch for Marlborough

Former Special Olympics medallist Dale Smit has returned from Los Angeles, in the United States, where he was one of 10 torch bearers ahead of the 2015 games. He is pictured with the torch and some of mementos from his two week trip.

Two weeks of carrying the torch ahead of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games was an amazing but exhausting experience, a Blenheim man and former medalist says.

Comedian coming to Havelock

Kiwi comedian Nick Rado, who writes for the hit TV show 7 Days, is heading to Havelock next weekend for a night of comedy and a charity auction. 

John Romano has been made a life member of Bowls Marlborough.

Bowls for life

It is an honour to be awarded a life membership from Bowls Marlborough, John Romano says. 

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