Annah Sophia Stevenson, with son Luca, 3, chewed on a cockroach after taking a bite from her McDonald's Big Mac burger.

Cockroach found in Big Mac video

Blenheim woman left "retching and vomiting" after chomping on cockroach in burger.

Tourist crashes van 

A Singapore man suffered a minor elbow injury after crashing his rental van near Kaikoura on Saturday. A woman, the only other occupant of the van, escaped unhurt.

A 27-year-old man from Singapore crashed his rental campervan near Kaikoura.

180kmh in 50kmh zone

Drink-driver travelling almost four times the speed limit crashes into tree.

Teens try to steal donation bucket video

Teens tried to steal from the people who "defended their right to walk down the street in freedom", RSA says.

Designs on Aussie football jersey

Ex-Marlborough Girls' College pupil has helped create a new jersey for St Kilda Football Club.

Rugby kit bound for Vanuatu

Ever wondered what happens to rugby jerseys and shorts that are no longer needed?

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Key says alcohol ad ban unlikely to go ahead

John Key speaks to a young professionals group at Figaro's Cafe in Blenheim on Friday.

John Key says he would be "extremely surprised" if a far-reaching ban on alcohol advertising at events went ahead. 

"World class engineering facility" to create 50 new jobs in Nelson

A new “world class” regional aircraft maintenance facility will open at Nelson Airport next week, creating around 50 high-paid engineering jobs.

Rare disorder threatens to paralyse young girl

John Key opens Blenheim health hub

Sport

Harlequins stage second half revival

Harlequins prop Fetu Ieremia tries to fend off a determined-looking Stu Campbell in the division one match.

Scott Construction Harlequins may have taken 45 minutes to find their feet, but when they did they ran Moutere off theirs at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Development top standings despite a raft of missed chances

Marlborough Development was unable to extend upon a 3-1 half time lead despite playing against a 10 man Wakefield First XI and dominating territory and possession in the second spell of their match at A and P Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

The Mitsubishi Evo 8 of Richard Bateman comes to a rest on its bonnet after hitting a ditch in the International Rally of Whangarei on Saturday, the first event in the New Zealand Rally Championship.

Bateman forced to ditch Northland rally

Richard Bateman and co-driver Sharisse Guckert were forced to watch the remainder of the International Rally of Whangarei field drive by their rolled car on Saturday, a disastrous start to their first time entry in the New Zealand Rally Championship.

Opinion

Key shows ignorance

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 10:  New Zealand Prime Minister John Key talks to the media while Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy looks on at Parliament House on March 10, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. Fonterra and Federated Farmers received anonymous letters in November last year, threatening to contaminate baby formula with 1080 unless New Zealand stopped using the poison for pest control by the end of March.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

John Key picked a bad time to forget the name of the ISIS leader. And he picked the worst time to not care he didn't know.

Zero-hour contracts shameful

The wonder about zero-hour contracts is that more of a fuss hasn't made about them before now.

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Letters to the editor

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

Business

Economic benefits of Marlborough wine festival tallied

This year's Marlborough Wine & Food Festival attracted more than 3000 visitors from outside the region.

Visitors who attended Marlborough's biggest party spent more than $1.3 million and contributed almost $800,000 to the region's gross domestic product.

Mayor won't give up on Easter trading law change

Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman is again calling for Government to change its stance on Easter trading laws to allow shops in the region to open during one of the busiest weekends of the year.

About a dozen Chinese were based at KiwiRail's Picton yard.

Workers' wage data withheld

Employers cleared after MBIE probe into Chinese rail workers' 'exploitation', despite no records.

Your Marlborough

Back in the cockpit

Former RNZAF pilot Bryan Cox flew a Corsair in World War II. In April, he had the chance to get back in the cockpit at the Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow in Blenheim.

Sitting in the cockpit of a Corsair FG1 at the Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow Bryan Cox felt quite at home.

Digging up history

A project aimed at collecting Havelock’s historical stories

Former Marlborough Boys' College rugby star James Baker, pictured during a workout near his new home on Australia's Gold Coast.

Loving life on the GC

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series on ex-Marlburains now living on the Gold Coast of Australia.

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