Omega Seafoods managing director Chris Redwood, left, and marketing manager Johanna O'Connell after being placed in the top six companies in the Westpac Business Growth Grant awards.

Seafood company gets recognition

A Marlborough seafood company has won recognition in a national competition promoting small to medium sized businesses.

Pay or jail ultimatum

Mrinal Sardana outside the Dunedin District Court on Wednesday.

Gambling conman who blew couple's nest egg at casinos a failed company director.

Marlborough 'crazy' for choc milk

Bottles of Lewis Road Creamery flavoured milk have flown off the shelves in Marlborough.

House hunters use HomeStart grant

A Government initiative to help first home buyers has had a good uptake in Marlborough.

Abuse 'hurts forever'

Physical and sexual abuse in care homes has destroyed Mario Marzola's life.

Eateries prepare for new food laws

Food industry businesses in Marlborough should transition smoothly into the new regime of food safety regulations, a council officer says.

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News

Homeless shelter in Blenheim delayed

Crossroads Trust co-ordinator Janette Walker.

Plans for a homeless shelter in Blenheim have been hampered by concerns the shelter will bring "hordes of homeless people" to the region.

Strains and colds among ED cases

A routine leg dressing and a request for a prescription are among minor health niggles that have come through the Wairau Hospital emergency department in Blenheim.

Teacher aide breaks cop's nose

Surgery assessments refused

Sport

NZ eight reaches A final, scullers surge into semis

The action was fast and furious in Aiguebelette, France on Wednesday.

World champions Sophie MacKenzie, from the Wairau Rowing Club, and crewmate Julia Edward cruised into the semifinals of the world championships in Aiguebelette, France on Thursday night [NZ time].

Marlborough's sporting students in action

Football

The Marlborough Girls' College First XI football team will play off for 5th and sixth position against Lincoln High School at the Gary Sowden secondary school tournament in Ashburton on Thursday.

Tasman face tricky southern assignment

Midfielder Trael Joass comes into the Tasman Makos' starting line-up against Otago in Dunedin on Friday.

If the Tasman Makos ever harboured thoughts of picking up five easy points against Otago on Friday, events in New Plymouth last Saturday will have put those ideas firmly to rest.

Junior squash titles decided

Ben Roughan and Nikki Kennedy.

Ben Roughan and Nikki Kennedy dominated the top placings in the Marlborough Junior Squash Open held at Stadium 2000 in Blenheim last weekend.

MGC footballers scoring wins during tourney week

Jaydn Holdaway performed well for the Marlborough Boys’ College under-15 rugby team on Tuesday, but was unable to prevent a loss against South Boys’ High School in Christchurch during winter tournament week.

Marlborough Girls’ College Senior A netball side have register two wins, a loss and a draw while the school’s First XI football side has advanced through to the top eight at their respective South Island Secondary School tournaments following play on Tuesday.

Opinion

Dirty secrets in Kaikoura

A follower on Twitter read I was going whale watching and drew this for me. It's my cat, PussPuss, as a Kaikoura whale. PussPussWhaleWhale. I am in love with this.

OPINION: I've been away from home for less than a week and I've resorted to patting strangers' dogs because I miss my cat.

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

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

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

Letters to the editor

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Letters to the editor

Letter to the editor

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Letters to the editor

Business

El Nino summer looming for Marlborough farmers

Dry conditions in the Awatere Valley.

Ward farmer Kevin Lowe believes landowners in Marlborough have no reason to fear the El Nino weather conditions forecasted for the summer if they are well prepared.

Seafood company gains national recognition

Omega Seafoods managing director Chris Redwood, left, and marketing manager Johanna O'Connell after being placed in the top six companies in the Westpac Business Growth Grant awards.

A Marlborough seafood company has won recognition in a national competition promoting small to medium sized businesses.

Lewis Rd milk arrives in Marlborough

Renwick SuperValue store manager Ravi Mahajan is excited to be one of the supermarkets which will sell Lewis Road Creamery's flavoured milk for the first time in the South Island.

Marlborough milk lovers can finally celebrate as the much hyped Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk arrives on South Island shores from Wednesday.

Marlborough eateries prepare for new food laws

Scenic Hotel Marlborough area manager Adrian Clifton and head chef Kazutomo Miyano in the hotel's kitchen. They are among the first to voluntarily move onto the new Food Act 2014 food control plan.

Food industry businesses in Marlborough should transition smoothly into the new regime of food safety regulations, a council officer says.

Marlborough spice business sets sights overseas

Roger's Kitchen owner and head chef Roger Raizada with some of the pre-mixed spice and curry blends he wants to sell overseas.

A Marlborough chef and business owner has set himself the lofty goal of seeing his spice mixes being sold overseas within the next year.

Your Marlborough

Poaching increasing

Farmers are frustrated at increased poaching on their land.

Sheep farmer bemused at the sentencing of a helicopter pilot caught poaching on his property.

Highest accolade for top girl guide

Eilish Smith outside Government House last month where she received the Queen's Guide Award

Eilish Smith has been to Government House to receive the Queen's Guide Award.

Help sought for dotterels

Ailsa Howard is hoping to enlist the help of others in a study of banded dotterels in the hope of increasing their productivity and chance of survival

The decline of the banded dotterel from Kaikoura's beaches is causing concern for one keen bird-lover who is hoping to create better understanding of the bird through local research.

From little things big things grow

Springlands School student Jock Flanagan, 8, loves getting outdoors and caring for the environment.

A school programme teaching students to respect the environment is celebrating 10 years in Marlborough.

50 years of love and laughter

Still in love, John and Shirley Fullarton celebrate their 50 year anniversary.

50 years of love and laughter

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