Ben Wheeler, pictured playing for New Zealand against Somerset, has been drafted into the Black Caps one-day squad.

Wheeler replaces Milne in squad

17 min ago  Opportunity knocks again for pace bowler Ben Wheeler, after injury ruled Adam Milne out of the one day series against England.

New cycle path started

21052015 News. Photo: Sven Herselman Marlborough Express. Wine Tours by Bike co-owner Steve Hill on a section of a new off-road bike trail being built to keep cyclists off state highway 6. Renwick.

New route aims to add to Marlborough's appeal as a cycle tourism destination.

Development romp to 7-0 win

Despite some notable absences, Marlborough Development easily overcame a young Nelson College Academy XI 7-0 in Nelson on Saturday.

Family leaves big smoke

Struggling to buy their first home in Auckland, with twins and another baby on the way, James and Barbara Ryan moved to Marlborough.

Child porn charge

A 19-year-old man has appeared in the Kaikoura District Court on 62 charges of child pornography.

No surprises in Budget

Budget welcomed with mixed response in Marlborough.

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'Blizzard-like' conditions predicted

Snow is forecast for parts of the country tonight.

12 min ago  It'll be windy, wet and even a little snowy tonight, with weather warnings issued for most parts of the country.

Police officer could get diversion

A Kaikoura police officer charged with careless driving after a crash on State Highway 1 in January could get diversion.

Olive oil bottles to honour WWI soldiers

No escape from social media bullies


Saturday sport wrap

Moutere prop Lockie McCormick charges towards the Wanderers' goal line at Awarua Park, in Spring Creek, on Saturday.

It was another busy Saturday for Marlborough’s sporting clubs, with plenty of action both in this province and in Nelson.

A tale of two netball cities

It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times. It all depends which Trans-Tasman Championship netball team you are.

Marlborough Boys’ College prop Ty Bampton proves hard to put down for the Waimea College defence as teammate Isaiah Miller supports during the first XV clash on the MBC front field on Friday afternoon.

MBC blow Waimea off the field

New Zealand King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV came out firing against Waimea College to put the match result beyond doubt early.


See you around

Steve Mason competing in the Forrest Graperide, one of the many events and adventures he has been part of during five years as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Steve Mason says goodbye as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Letters to the editor

Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in in Blenheim and the use of poison for pest control.

The Court of Appeal has ruled John Banks was the vicitm of a miscarriage of justice.

Questions remain in Banks case

John Banks' colourful talk of a "jihad" does not mean he should never have been charged.


Huge tanks destined for winery

Crown Sheet Metals welder Nick Herdman works on one of the 500,000 litre wine blending tanks for Drylands Winery in Blenheim.

Blenheim engineering firm set for one of its biggest projects ever, making four 500,000 litre tanks for the wine industry. 

Winery gets Hobbit-style spin

A new boutique winery outside Renwick designed by The Hobbit's art director has been granted resource consent.

Farmlands sales representatives Grace Davies and John Blick outside the new premises at the Westwood Business Park in Blenheim

Farmlands moves to bigger Blenheim store

A rapidly increasing customer base has seen Farmlands in Marlborough move into bigger premises at Westwood Business Park.

Your Marlborough

Across the Tasman: Steve Gallop

Former Marlburian Steve Gallop is enjoying life in his adopted country.

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series talking to ex-Marlburians now living across the ditch.

Blenheim bar hosts eco-art night

An exhibition with an eco-friendly twist is opening in Blenheim's Scotch Bar on Thursday.

Olives do well in Marlborough's climate - so why not try planting a tree and pickling your own?

COLUMN: In a pickle

It’s very satisfying to pickle your own olives. There are a few different ways of doing this but the goal is always the same; to leach out a substance called oleopicrine, which gives olives their bitter taste.

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