Marlborough Primary Health Organisation chief executive Beth Tester is helping put together a business case for a new GP ...

Plans to improve primary care

There could be up to 1600 residents not enrolled with a GP in Marlborough.

Grove, Leeds & Sinclair

Marlborough Museum chief executive Steve Austin is against changing Sinclair St's name to Grove Rd.

One councillor says if people cannot find Grove Rd, they should use GPS.

Cafe plans for church

A Marlborough church sold because of a dwindling parish may become a tearoom for travellers.

Loch Ness monster down under

A displaced Scotsman has carved out a larger than life figurine of the Loch Ness monster on his front lawn.

Megaquake could 'unzip' south video

The Alpine Fault ruptures roughly every 300 years - the last time was in 1717.

Seal of approval

Potholes, dust and puddles will be a thing of the past at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park.

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The waiting game

A table illustrating state house wait times.

7:09 PM  Backlog reveals one person's seven-year agony for a state house, with 144 days the average wait.

Marlborough tourists draw $1.2m in fines

6:48 PM  More than 18,000 people were caught speeding in Marlborough last year, the equivalent of 50 a day.

Protecting the seabed

Man stole someone else's wages

Sport

Arotea on their guard against Tasman

Tasman's Tania Hawley, left, and Arotea Kiwi's Harriet Ryan in action earlier this season.

Arotea Kiwi division one women's hockey coach Denise Lloyd is reading nothing into this season's unbeaten run against Nelson team Tasman as they prepare to meet in the Top of the South final on Saturday.

Tasman striker reaches double figures

Briar Luff is leading the golden boot race within the Tasman United squad, scoring 10 times already this season.

Briar Luff has scored 10 times in her first season in the Mainland Women's Premier League.

Mariners turn attention to Tasman Trophy

The Marlborough Mariners will welcome back midfielder Taine Swete for their Tasman Trophy opener against Tahuna in ...

Marlborough Mariners welcome back midfielder Taine Swete for Tasman Trophy opener against Tahuna.

Swaney comes home to Tasman

Tasman United have signed former Canterbury and Waitakere defender Jordan Swaney for the upcoming national league season.

Tasman United recruit ex-national league defender Jordan Swaney.

Marlborough sports briefs

Rai Valley Area School student Jarod Bryant

Rai Valley Area School student Jarod Bryant as been selected for the NZ Barbarians area school team.

Opinion

Thinking outside the box

Bridge Street Collective founder, New York-based Galen King, is behind a new shipping container precinct in Nelson's ...

We need visionaries who can turn the mundane into extraordinary focal points.

Scallop closure essential

A temporary closure of the Southern Scallop Fishery area (SCA7) in the Marlborough Sounds is the best way to ensure the ...

COLUMN: The closure of the Marlborough Sounds scallop fishery is the only option, writes Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

Wine awards can be relied on

Wine judge Jim Harre.

The independence of wine show judging processes give a solid indicator of quality to consumers.

SATIRE: Pikachu's diabetes scare

The Beaver.

SATIRE: Pokemon Go characters stuffing their faces with nothing but candy and stardust could bring the health system to its knees.

Have your say

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Local body decisions still have a significant impact on our lives.

Business

Mussels on Country Calendar

Clearwater Mussels owners Lyn Godsiff, left, and John Young were judged South Island Farmer of the Year 2015.

One of Marlborough's innovative farmers gets his time on screen.

Martinborough wine pioneer dies

Palliser Estate founding managing director Richard Riddiford has died. He handed over the reigns to Pip Goodwin last year.

Richard Riddiford - the man who helped put the NZ wine region on the world map - has died following a short illness.

Labour summit 'good first step'

Marlborough District Council chief executive Mark Wheeler presents at the labour summit organised by Wine Marlborough on ...

A shortage of accommodation and demand for labour were discussed at a summit on the Marlborough wine industry.

Extra Qantas flights for Christchurch

Daily Qantas flights between Christchurch and Melbourne will begin in December.

Qantas is launching new services between Christchurch and Australia in time for Christmas.

Keeping it local with stylist Alex Fulton

Each room in this 1903 villa was given a different personality by using of a different bold colour.

Interior designer and stylist Alex Fulton shares some local gems popping up on her creative radar.

Your Marlborough

Rural vets pen new book

Marlborough Vets Peter Jerram (left) and Peter Anderson  have released a new book of rural yarns.

Two Marlborough vets who have worked together for 40 years have written their second book.

Mussels on Country Calendar

Clearwater Mussels owners Lyn Godsiff, left, and John Young were judged South Island Farmer of the Year 2015.

One of Marlborough's innovative farmers gets his time on screen.

Loch Ness monster down under

Nessie is evolving throughout the seasons.

The legend of the Loch Ness monster dates back to the 6th century when Irish monk St Columba supposedly banished a 'water beast' to the depths of the River Ness.

Isle be there

Photographer Jane Ussher and author Bruce Ansley will launch their latest book Islands at the Marlborough Book Festival ...

The author of a new book featuring some of Marlborough's most loved islands will be setting sail for its launch at the Marlborough Book Festival.

Arts diary

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Hairspray
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Dress rehearsal
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Exhibitions, music, Marlborough Book Festival, movie night, theatre, jazz and more.

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Hunter's managing director Jane Hunter, one of the sponsors of the Marlborough Book Festival 2016.

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Police are seeking information about a ute in a crash near Koromiko.

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