Interisland ferry Arahura sails out of Picton, bound for Wellington, for the final time.

Arahura makes final crossing

9:22 PM  She's helped rescue passengers from a sinking cruise liner and travelled the equivalent of 325 times around the world.

Student makes the cut

Aidan Quinn-Brereton, from Queen Charlotte College, performs at the Marlborough Smokefree Rockquest.

Marlborough teenager has a shot at winning NZ's most prestigious battle of the bands.

Dying man jailed again

A terminally ill man who breached his parole by taking drugs has been sent back to prison.

Man remanded on child sex charges

Marlborough man charged with four counts of sexual connection with a 15-year-old.

Bus stop puts pupils at risk

School bus leaves children on busy rural road used by logging trucks.

Dog impaled on branch gives birth

Marlborough sheepdog recovers from serious injury to give birth to a litter of healthy pups.

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News

Marine reserves 'won't save Sounds seabed'

Sedimentation at Hitaua Bay in the Marlborough Sounds.

Creating more marine reserves in the Marlborough Sounds will do nothing to stop sedimentation smothering seabed ecosystems, fishermen say.

Marlborough mentoring programme has funding cut

A successful Marlborough youth mentoring programme will be forced to slash the number of children it helps each year because of funding cuts.

Liquor store not moving next to health hub

Arahura's final Strait crossing video

Sport

Tasman thumped by Manawatu

Tasman's David Havili moves the ball in Wednesday's loss to Manawatu.

It's only preseason and Tasman might have headed north with an Emerging Players tag hovering over them, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.

Marlborough shooters second

The Marlborough representative smallbore team turned in a creditable effort at the annual Andrew and Faulkner Shield competition in Alexandra.

Marlborough rep player Jack Boon juggles the ball on his stick as he launches another attack during his side's fixture against Nelson at Blenheim's College Park on Sunday.

Boon brings his A game

 The Collins English Dictionary describes the word "boon" as "a welcome benefit" or "a blessing".

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

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Letters to the editor

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

Business

Marlborough looking to attract skilled migrants

190410,News. Photo Scott Hammond/The Marlborough Express .
Business.
Andy Rowe.
Cuddons Engineering.
standing next to a freeze drier.

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.

Kaikoura free range chicken farm proposed

A proposed free range chicken farm on the outskirts of Kaikoura will follow the SPCA's strict animal welfare requirements.

Picton's only second hand store, Second Time Round, is closing on Friday after the building's overseas owner gave an eviction notice to leasee Keith Allen, left, pictured with his wife Kerrin, dog Kaci, and staff member Maurice Burgess.

Picton store to close

Keith Allen, owner of Picton's Second Time Around second hand shop, is not ready to be thrown out on the employment junk heap.

Your Marlborough

Make te reo part of every day

Kiley Nepia, front, stands in front of Omaka Marae, in Blenheim, with whanau. Photo: SCOTT HAMMOND/FAIRFAX NZ

Kiley Nepia is an advocate for te reo Maori and Te wiki o te reo Maori is a time for him to reflect, celebrate and plan for the future.

Blenheim girls ready for international scavenger hunt

Best friends Rhiannon Halfacre and Anna Maxted say they are about to embark on the most outrageous, wickedly fun and socially-minded week of their lives.

Aya Kovesy decided to do something for others after reading an article online.

Good news leads to good deeds

It is rare to come across "good news" on a national media site and even rarer to reach out to the people reported on.

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