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Blenheim beer festival Brews, Blues and BBQs will be held again this year at A & P Park in time for the event's 21st birthday. Pictured are Blenheim Round Table president Jason Walker, left, and vice president Mark Rea.

Blues, Brews and BBQs is back

Plans to bring long-running beer festival back in time for its 21st birthday. 

'King-pin' assets seized

Police's asset recovery team have seized more than half a million dollars worth of assets, including a yacht, two properties and, a car and two other boats, from an alleged cannabis kingpin who was arrested after $25 kilograms of the drug was found on board at yacht in the Marlborough Sounds. Three men were arrested over the discovery, including Christchurch man Peter Gane.

Police have seized boats, properties and a ute owned by an alleged drug king-pin.

Sister-in-law gives gift of life video

A Blenheim woman has become a 'very special auntie' as the surrogate mother of her sister-in-law's baby.

Big Mac bug leaves woman stressed

Woman who found cockroach in Big Mac hits back at allegations she planted the bug.

Body in car a mystery video

Discovery of dead body in burnt out car on Whangamoa Saddle 'unexplained', say police.

Relief for grandparents after quake

Profound relief for Blenheim couple after grand-daughter found safe and well in Nepal.

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Thick fog delays flights


Hundreds stranded as fog forces flight cancellations in and out of Christchurch.

The South Island from the sky stuff nation video

Jun Yamog shares a drone video taken while on holiday in the South Island.

Biggar running for his mum

Iroquois make final visit to Blenheim


Rangers, Pirates still on top


1:02 PM  Strong scoring performances on Saturday saw Biddy Kate’s Rangers and central Pirates maintain their position at the head of the division one football standing.

Cannons extend volleyball lead

1:00 PM  Woodbourne Cannons stretched their lead in the Marlborough president's grade standings on Thursday.

Arotea Kiwi striker Emma Mills, in white, tries to squeeze the ball past Beawai defender Sara Stocker and goalie Hannah Hocquard during Sunday’s Nelson division one match at Blenheim’s College Park.

Arotea Kiwi prevail in derby clash

1:02 PM  A dominating second half display saw the Arotea Kiwi women’s hockey side take the spoils in their derby clash with Beawai.


The appalling need of Nepal

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Here's where we get to show Nepal that we're more than fair-weather friends.

In with a sporting chance

Generally what does and doesn't constitute a sport is a matter best addressed by way of bargument.

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Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.


For the love of food

Blenheim woman Emily Hope aims to change the way people think about food with her new business Hope Nutrition.

A Blenheim woman's love for home-grown fruit and vegetables is helping her on her quest to change the way people think about food.

Uncertainty for marine farmers

Forty years after it started in the Sounds, marine farming remains a source of pride and controversy.

Blenheim Toyota salesman Scott McDermid says sales for utes are improving.

Utes popular in Marlborough

Marlborough has one of the highest ownerships of utes per head of population in the country.

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Biggar running for his mum

Kevin Biggar devised the scary fairy outfit for the New York Marathon, and will don it again this weekend, for the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon.

Kevin Biggar’s mother was one of life’s unsung heroes, until she died of bowel cancer last year.

Easy-care gardens key for renters

I am often asked to revamp rental properties so this week I want to discuss what one should do if you own a rental and your tenants are not gardeners.

Artist and exhibition coordinator Karen Neal with her work "Okarito Kotuku", which won second place and the People's Choice Award last year.

Anticipation builds for awards

The Marlborough Art Society holds the 15th annual Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards on Saturday. 

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