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Eddie Thoroughgood 89 is sick of picking up cans on the Taylor River.
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Anger at litter bugs legacy

Blenheim man who picks up rubbish along the Taylor River bank wants more bins in the area.

$148m for roading

Increased funding will go into Blenheim's bus service aimed at growing patronage by 50 per cent over the next three years.

Marlborough will get a share of $148m to help maintain the region's roads for the next three years.

Mac back in Maori ABs

Quentin MacDonald found out on social media that he was back in New Zealand Maori team.

Bird swerve causes crash

Woman drove off bridge and into power pole in Blenheim to avoid hitting a hawk.

Advisory group to be rural voice

The rural community wants to provide a reasoned voice to debate Marlborough District Council policies and decision making.

Drought still major concern

Effects of lengthy drought and continuing feed supply continue to concern farmers.

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News

Kirsty Bentley's dad dies still professing his innocence

Sid Bentley died after a battle with cancer, was a suspect in his daughter's 1998 disappearance and murder, along with Kirsty's older brother, John.

The father of murdered Ashburton teenager Kirsty Bentley died still denying involvement in her death, saying he still looked at her photo every day.

Junction revamp set for February

Construction of a roundabout at the Spring Creek intersection aimed at cutting the number of car crashes will start in February.

Call for sugar to be treated like booze and smokes

Cycleways work gets thumbs up

Sport

Harlequins hold nerve in battle of the big guns

Malia Manoa, who was once again unstoppable in the Marlborough Girls’ College shooting circle, lines up a goal during premier grade netball at Marlborough Lines Stadium in Blenheim on Tuesday night.

Harlequins Radich Law dealt Smog Bayleys successive Marlborough premier grade netball losses on Tuesday night in Blenheim, claiming round two honours in the process.

Junior sports results

Marlborough’s junior footballers, netballers and rugby players were in again in action for their club and school teams on Saturday, making the most of the winter sports season.

Rogaine

Annual rogaine attracts big field

Several Marlborough teams were among over 400 competitors to hit the Hurunui Hills on Saturday for a test of brain and body in the Heights of Winter rogaine event.

Opinion
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.

Business

Award to celebrate region's best young winemakers

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

Foreign buyers snap up vineyards

Overseas companies continue to buy up land in Marlborough for vineyard expansion.

Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust will have to draw on a $3.1 million loan and raise $1 million in fundraising to finish the ASB Civic Theatre due to open next February.

Council extends guarantee on theatre loan

Loan guarantee to the new multi-million ASB Civic Theatre in Blenheim extended to save project from collapsing.

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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