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BNZ Chamber of Commerce lunchtime speakers series. Barrister Rob Harrison speking on the social cost of gambling, drugs, alcohol addictions in the workplace.

Proposal to cut prosecutor 'absurd'

Leading criminal barrister hits out at plan to axe prosecutor role at Blenheim District Court.

Crisis in the making

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Vienna Cassidy, Blenheim based councilllor is concerned about a lack of funding for councilling services.
Family violence - Suicide - mental health.

Funding cuts could ramp up suicide and domestic violence, counsellors warn.

Link Pathway taking shape

Plan to link Picton and Havelock along a 150-year-old miners' track is starting to take shape.

Bus stop investigation avoided

Education Ministry has acted following a complaint about a rural Marlborough bus stop.

Man charged with stealing boats

A man who allegedly stole three boats appeared in court on Monday.

No conviction for burning letterbox

A teenager who set fire to a stranger's mailbox has avoided a conviction.

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Man admits assaulting stranger

Blenheim District Court

6:49 PM  A man who assaulted a stranger, punching and kicking him while he was on the ground, was convicted in the Blenheim District Court on Monday.

Roadworks won't impact seal watchers

Essential roadworks on the storm ravaged State Highway One won't stop seal watchers being able to park up.

Public meeting for Captain Cook celebrations

New owners for Ritual cafe

Sport

Colleges battle for top hockey honours

Nelson College for Girls player Olivia Dennis in action against Marlborough Girls' College during the Tasman secondary schools hockey championships at Saxton Turf.

7:16 PM  Marlborough Boys College are looking likely in the boys' competition while defending champions Waimea College look set to square off with Nelson College for Girls for top honours at the Tasman secondary schools hockey tournament.

Tasman under-19s lose to West Coast

The Tasman under-19 rugby team endured a torrid season-opener after losing 31-5 to the West Coast Heartland team in the wet at Murchison on Saturday.

Football

Weekly sports draws

Weekly draws for Marlborough sport.

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

New owners for Ritual cafe

New Ritual Cafe owners Del Lowther and Dave Lowther took over the business this month.

One of Marlborough's most popular cafes has changed hands just over a month after being put on the market, with the new owners vowing not to make any changes.

New owners for Blenheim Montessori school

August marked the end of an era for a Blenheim pre-school when the founders of Montessori House of Children handed over their 20-year-old businesses to new owners.

Raupo Cafe owner Stephane Ughetto, with son Kaidin, celebrate one year of ownership at the popular Blenheim eatery.

Raupo owner looks ahead after frenzied first year

Raupo Cafe owner celebrates one year

Your Marlborough

Join the green cadet forces

Ex-army officer and teacher Rachael Climo is hoping to set up a green army cadet force in Marlborough.

If your teens are outdoorsy, thrill seeking and adventure-loving, the new green cadet forces may very well be a place for them to have some fun and learn valuable life skills.

Matthew named inaugural winner

Prue Matthews is the inaugural winner of the Marlborough Art Society's Stella de Gruchytrophy.

Marlborough District Library in Blenheim.

Library fines stack up

Marlburians owe nearly $17,000 to the Marlborough District Library for overdue books, with the worst offender owing $808.

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