A Toyota Hilux crashed into a power pole on New Renwick Rd.

Two injured in Marlborough crash

Police are investigating the cause of a crash on New Renwick Rd, which left two people with minor injuries. 

Police know car owner

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Police at the scene of a suspicious car fire at Tua Marina on sunday morning. Pixelated plate version.

Body found in burning car to be taken to Christchurch for an autopsy.

Losing battle against lazy flies

Fly numbers are up in Marlborough, and the humidity is causing the unwelcome guests to make repeat visits.

What makes Picton, Picton?

"It can't be enforced from the outside, it needs to come from within the community."

Less dealers more users

Numbers of drug dealers are down but numbers of drug users are up.

Bings Motel 'too small' for schools

The ministry expected to have a shortlist of sites in May, and tenders for carrying out a formal evaluation of potential sites closed this week.

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Getting my hobbit on

Stopping to admire the scenery at the Pelorus River.

It's hard to focus your mind on anything other than the serene beauty of nature when kayaking down the Pelorus River.

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Kaikoura mayor Winston Gray reminds businesses of the importance of Chinese tourists as they celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Wine's next big thing

Meals on Wheels from June


Record entries for regional swim meet

Tasman's Sam McKenzie produced a gilt-edged performance at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough age-group champs.

Sam McKenzie and Cassie Hagan each won 13 gold medals to help the Tasman Swim Club to a convincing points win at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough age group championships in Nelson at the weekend.

Marlbororugh beat Nelson in junior Blair Cup clash

Nelson's Amy Hurst in action during the doubles in the Blair Cup fixture against Marlborough at the Tasman Tennis Centre.

Marlborough proved too strong for Nelson in the weekend's junior Blair Cup tennis fixture.

Sports draws

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Junior Tennis from Pollard Park.
Rapaura Aces v Fairhall Aces.
Alice Roughan (Fairhall Aces)

Marlborough's weekly sports draws

Picton pounce on UCVC slip up

Keita Maxwell played an important innings in an important second grade match for Picton on Thursday.

Picton scored a crucial win at their home venue in second grade Twenty20 cricket on Thursday evening, keeping their finals hopes alive.

Galloway grabs third at nationals

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Tua Marina Equestrian Rider Melissa Galloway (22) has won a couple of awards over the weekend on her Dressage horse "Windermere J'Obei W".

Leading Marlborough equestrian rider Melissa Galloway continued the development of her two young horses at the Bates Dressage Nationals over the weekend, coming away from the meet in Feilding with a third place finish in level three.


A tale to remember

The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on February 6, 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and various Māori chiefs from the North Island.

OPINION: The story of

MP on the TPP

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MP Stuart Smith at his office in Blenheim.

Last Thursday was a significant day for New Zealand with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Auckland.

OPINION: Marine park

Sustainability key to marine debate

Wild juvenile paua are pictured with seven spat (light blue seeded paua). The spat are taken from adult paua then farmed and released into the wild to increase the overall biomass. This work is carried out by paua quota owners throughout New Zealand.

What will Marlborough choose: recreational fishing parks or sustainable fisheries?

SATIRE: New 'flaky' fish rule

The Beaver

SATIRE: The ministry is rumoured to be in talks with a Marlborough winery to provide its taste-tasters with small bottles of sauvignon blanc.

Letters to the editor

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Letter boxes at Okiwi Bay.

Correspondents write about marine farming, Express coverage, plant-based diets and ecological hypocrisy.


Richlisters selling Marlborough vineyards

Todd Corporation is believed to be selling its wine company to a Marlborough wine company.

Todd Corporation is said to be selling Winegrowers of Ara to Indevin

What makes Picton, Picton?

The Brand Picton Working Group, from left, group leader Juliet Gibbons, Picton Smart and Connected chairwoman Barbara Speedy and group member Patricia Berwick, is consulting with the public to find out the key characteristics of Picton's identity.

"It can't be enforced from the outside, it needs to come from within the community."

Wine's next big thing

Brancott Estate chief winemaker Patrick Materman will be one of the judges of the Winexplorer innovation challenge.

A Marlborough winery has launched a campaign to discover the next big innovation in wine.

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

Cruising's economic waves

P&O's Pacific Pearl is home-berthed in New Zealand for a record five-month tour of duty.

Cruising has become a half-billion dollar industry for New Zealand as Kiwis and foreigners discover the joys of life on the ocean waves.

Your Marlborough

Poignant day for Catholic families

The final mass for the Sacred Heart Parish was held on January 31 ahead of the amalgamation of three parishes into one.

It was a poignant day for the congregation of Sacred Heart Church Kaikoura last Sunday when families gathered for their final Mass as Sacred Heart Parish Kaikoura.

Putting on a show at wine fest


Acts range from hip-hop and country to Latin guitar, with a little alternative pop thrown in from Marlborough's Top Talent winner Aidan Kelly.

Most romantic spots in NZ

Take a helicopter ride to a glacier and mountain peak for an unforgettable picnic in Queenstown.

You don't actually have to try very hard to plan a romantic getaway in this country.

What's on

Chinese New Year on Wednesday

Things to do around Marlborough this week

Book revives 'Satherley Mystery'

Garry Satherley's daughter Tessa at the site of her great-great-grandfather's grave in Tuamarina Cemetery.

Years after a Marlborough man was apparently murdered, his widow recorded him as the father of her children

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Chinese New Year on Wednesday

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150th Anniversary

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Blenheim residents getting the results of the 1911 election from the Marlborough Express.  Note man writing results in the window of the Express. December 7 1911.

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