Kelly Hocquard and son Miller Hocquard, 3, with a Highlanders rugby jersey worn during the team's match against the Blues last month.

Carrying on the tradition

Three-year-old Miller Hocquard already has a Super Rugby jersey with his name on it.

Crash 'no joyride'

A man who lost control of his car narrowly avoided hitting a house in Blenheim.

Drunk learner driver hit 180kmh before crashing, narrowly missing a house.

Drink-drivers tested on the spot

Marlborough's top police officer is welcoming a new breathalyser that will cut travel time for police.

Hospital bungles apology

Health board rushes to apologise for fatal surgery after claiming it already had.

Judicial review granted for Watson

Convicted murderer Scott Watson gets judicial review after journalist meeting rejected.

Reparation for Trade Me dupe

Blenheim woman scammed Trade Me bidders out of nearly $1600, court hears.

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Young winemakers' chance to shine

Marlborough Young Winemaker of the Year chair Sophie Matthews.

Young Marlborough winemakers will have to opportunity to show off their skills and knowledge with a new, long-awaited Young Winemaker of the Year competition.

Council targets more efficient use of scarce water resource

Marlborough District Council has proposed a "quick and free" method of sharing water between neighbours as a solution to saving the scarce water resources in the region. ,

Shortage of youth mentors

Last flight in Iroquois for Marlborough veterans

Sport

MBC beaten in home opener

Diminutive Shirley Boys’ High School halfback Jake Chalklen carries the ball as Marlborough Boys’ College First XV winger Own Ika goes in for a tackle during Tuesday's clash in Blenheim.

The New Zealand King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV put up a valiant effort in their first home game of the season on Tuesday, but ultimately missed tackles cost them as they went down to Shirley Boys’ High School 41-26.

A grade sides score big wins

Junior footballers were back in action around Marlborough on Saturday, after taking a week off for Anzac Day the previous weekend.

Amber Halton holds possession tight for Rapaura Hotshots during their commanding 34-3 win over QCC Endeavour in Junior 5 netball at Horton Park on Saturday. Takkera Galvin provides the defence for QCC.

Juniors fire their first shots of the season

Marlborough’s junior netballers got their first games of the season on Saturday, when 15 grades got underway.

Opinion

Progress against exploitation

Chef Collin Fassnidge cooking a Kangaroo dish at the Four in Hand Hotel in Paddington. Wednesday 25th September 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SHD NEWS 130925

Stojam Stojkov's case sheds light on the dreadful conditions under which migrant workers have been toiling with too little protection.

Letters to the editor

5:00 AM  Correspondents write about referendums, the riverside complex, fisheries management, the Anzac parade and grape spills.

Delwyn Summerton at the Kaikoura Food Company.

Summer in Kaikoura: Yes, we live and work here

At the end of a busy summer, we asked some workers and business owners in Kaikoura about their work/life balance over summer.

Business

Marlborough Airport expansion moves into final stage

A roof will be put on the new extension at the front of the Marlborough Airport later this month.

The final stage of the multi-million dollar Marlborough Airport expansion is underway.

Utes popular in Marlborough

Marlborough has one of the highest ownerships of utes per head of population in the country.

Blenheim woman Emily Hope aims to change the way people think about food with her new business Hope Nutrition.

For the love of food

A Blenheim woman's love for home-grown fruit and vegetables is helping her on her quest to change the way people think about food.

Your Marlborough

Garnett Gals walk for a cause

Katie Hall, left, Suzie Petersen and Marg Garnett are three of the four ''Garnett Gals'' walking in this weekend’s Saint Clair Vineyard half marathon in Blenheim.

5:00 AM  Not being able to walk in this weekend's Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon hurts more than the sprain that put Suzy Petersen on crutches.

Baker reaps rewards

Kaikoura photographic artist Susie Baker has landed two awards at the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards on Saturday.

The Mumford family have taken every opportunity to enjoy what Kaikoura has to offer. At the top of Mt Fyffe on Anzac Monday holiday, from left, Goldie, Harrison, Brett, Isaac, Alison and Maria.

Mumford family find freedom

5:00 AM   A family from the United States are loving the freedom - and the seafood - Kaikoura has to offer.

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