The Emerald Princess steams past Waikawa Bay to Shakespeare Bay in Picton on Monday, a full day earlier than expected.

Cruise catches town on the hop

How do you prepare for 3000 unexpected guests? Picton knows after a cruise ship showed up a day early.

Teenager killed in crash

A roadside memorial to Blenheim teenager Lara Glover near Spring Creek, north of Blenheim.

13 min ago  Sixteen-year-old Lara Glover died when a SUV carrying eight teenagers rolled near Blenheim.

Quake aid up in the air

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

'Wake-up call' for wine industry

Three vineyard contractors have breached minimum employment standards.

Musician hits a high note

Young musical talent excited about the opportunities her award brings.

Paua ban extended

Emergency closure of fishery extended to help quake-battered stocks.

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Punters start to speak easy

Cornerstone Bar and Restaurant, in central Blenheim, has been a prominent part of central Blenheim for many years.

4:22 PM  As national chains rule themselves out, is a Blenheim bar about to change hands?

MPI roadshow fails to hook crowds

Marlborough Sounds residents to provide their own impact assessment of relocating salmon farms.

Man denies indecent assault

Fingers crossed for flying conditions

Sport

Big shots in town

Olympic shot put medallists Ryan Crouser, left, and Tom Walsh relax on the banks of the Waihopai River after a morning ...

Some of the world's leading track athletes fired shots of a different kind in the hills of Marlborough on Tuesday.

Keane ready to impart rugby knowledge to Connacht

Kieran Keane is heading to Connacht.

Kieran Keane's move to Irish club Connacht is likely to benefit both parties.

Tennis semifinals appear close

Hamish McRae is a key member of the top-ranked Rapaura Drylands Matadors team.

 Four full-strength teams will battle for places in the Allan Scott premier grade tennis final on Wednesday night.

Christie in Chiefs contention

Finlay Christie joined the Chiefs after impressing for Tasman.

Young halfback can't believe he could potentially be lacing up for his Super Rugby debut against the Highlanders.

Weekly draws

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Roy Titheridge tournament
Louise Brown of MGC Junior C

Weekly sports draws

Opinion

Letters to the editor

John Leader talk to an MPI staff member at MPI's Waikawa "drop-in" session about MPI's plans to relocate salmon farms in ...

Correspondents write about the MPI salmon farm relocation drop-in sessions, bank rates, Trump and the media, honorifics, tooth decay and 'the media'.

D-day for paua harvest ban decision

The extent of uplift created by the November 14 quake can be easily traced at Ward Beach.

OPINION: MPI should go ahead and extend the paua harvest ban along the east coast, say commercial paua divers.

Our 'Amazon-scale' environmental crisis

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

Opinion: Kiwis will be surprised to hear we have an 'Amazon-scale' ecological crisis occurring here on a similar scale.

OPINION: Ship Cove to Cathedral Square

Between the mountains and the sea - could a new cycle trail help invigorate Kaikoura and the top of the South?

OPINION: The Coastal Pacific Trail is one of the biggest tourism and economic opportunities of our generation.

COLUMN: Busy time for council

Road damage around Kaikoura.

Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray on Kaikoura's tourism recovery plan.

Business

Punters start to speak easy

Cornerstone Bar and Restaurant, in central Blenheim, has been a prominent part of central Blenheim for many years.

As national chains rule themselves out, is a Blenheim bar about to change hands?

Quake aid up in the air

A Kaikoura business owner says the town will need on-going financial assistance until access is restored on State ...

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

High country farmers 'pushed back to the hills'

Around 170 people attended the field day at Simon and Lynda Harvey's property Glen Orkney, Awatere Valley.

The Marlborough region had lost 25,000ha of flat pastoral land in the past three decades due to land use changes as the traditional sheep farmer had been "pushed back to the hills".

Investigation unearths breaches

Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the Employment Relations Authority after breaching minimum employment ...

Three vineyard contractors are being taken to the ERA after breaching employment standards.

Streets apart over property plans

Grapeworx Marlborough wants to turn this section on Warwick St into nine self-contained houses for overseas workers.

Blenheim knows it needs vineyard worker accommodation, residents just don't want it on their street.

Your Marlborough

Musician hits a high note

Marlborough Girls' College student Libby Holdaway is presented with the QEII Music Fund Award by Marlborough Mayor John ...

Young musical talent excited about the opportunities her award brings.

What's on

Get ready for the MoreFM Beach Dig at Whites Bay.

Things to do around Marlborough this week.

Free fun and games

Getting into the swing of things ahead of the Renwick Anglican Church Gala, from left, Pip Johnson, 11, Ella Carter, 9, ...

Free fun and games at the Renwick Anglican Church Gala.

'Jill of all trades' resigns

Council environmental scientist Nicky Eade at a Tui to Town planting.

She spent nearly two decades working for the environment, now she wants to enjoy it to the full.

Pa Kids takes off

Children and their parents gather at Omaka Marae for the start of the 2017 Pa Kids programme.

 A programme to teach children and parents about Maori culture is going from strength to strength.

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