Marlborough Shuttles and Tours owners Lynn Wong and Dave Porter have bought Picton Shuttles.

Operator grows to meet demand

More visitors to Marlborough offers tourism operators a golden opportunity, tour company says.

Tourism booming

Cruise ship Voyager of the Seas docked at Shakespeare Bay, in Picton, in December last year.

Marlborough's tourism industry is on the up following a summer of increased visitors.

Huge waves shutting roads video

Large waves have closed roads along the coasts of Wellington and Kaikoura.

Dog poo dumped in recycling

Doggy do is a don't when it comes to deciding what to put in your kerbside recycling crate.

Hashtag Marlborough branding

Marlburians should be "embracing the hashtag" on social media to help brand Marlborough.

Blue cod changes a step closer

Planned changes to the blue cod fishing rules will be announced in Blenheim next week.

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Parliament a 'learning experience' - Smith

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith says politicians have plenty to do, despite new data showing the Parliamentary workload is the lightest it has been for 20 years.

Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

An upsurge in mice numbers has lead to a steady supply of huge trout in top of the south rivers.

Counsellor surprised by service's closure

Fundraising drive battery powered

Sport

Central face trophy favourites

Tasman Trophy

The final round of Tasman Trophy cross-over rugby kicks off on Friday evening when Biddy Kate’s Central travel to Nelson to take on Waimea Old Boys.

Rowers ready to take on world's best

The start of the international rowing season is approaching quickly and the country’s leading oarsmen and women are hard at work.

Crusaders' prop Tim Perry takes on the Melbourne Rebels defence during the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

A little over seven months ago Tim Perry literally dragged himself off Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, his achilles tendon in tatters, along with his immediate rugby prospects.

Opinion

Flag should represent the people

Marlborough Youth councillor Mark Makin.

Marlborough Boys' College year 12 student Mark Makin explains what it's like to be a young person in Marlborough.

Letters to the editor

Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in, health board funding and kea numbers.

Scott Watson appears in the High Court.

Should Watson go on the record?

If there is a chance a convicted criminal may have been subjected to a miscarriage of justice, that individual should be allowed the opportunity to express their views in public.

Business

Wineries urged to cater for Chinese tourists

Wineries can cater more for Chinese visitors to enhance their stay in Marlborough.

Marlborough wineries are being urged to cater for more Chinese tourists on top of increasing wine export sales.

Vehicle dealership tops provinces

Blenheim Holden dealership wins national awards for top provincial sales.

Meaters of Marlborough owner Mike Newman, with his staff.

Service above all else

Meaters of Marlborough boss Mike Newman works 75-hour weeks making sure his firm offers quality meat, advice and above all, friendly service.

Your Marlborough

Skype link for Sounds community

A home in the Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds.

Plans are underway to link isolated Marlborough Sounds communities with Skype

Eco-burials approved in Kaikoura

Eco-burials in a designated area were officially approved by the Kaikoura District Council at its meeting last week.

Patsy Buttle is commissioned as the lay pastoral leader of Kaikoura's Sacred Hearth Catholic parish by Cardinal John Dew. At left is Father Eric Urlich.

Lay leader commissioned

May 17 was a damp day in Kaikoura but nothing could dampen the enthusiasm, the joy, the energy of the people of Sacred Heart Parish.

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