010715. News. Photo: Supplied. Marlborough police check people are hunting legally.

Spotlight on illegal hunters

12:32 PM  Seven people have been caught hunting illegally during a three-day police operation.

A perfect match? video

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Peter Yealands has sold his stake in Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines.

Couple convicted of benefit fraud

12:31 PM  A Marlborough couple have been convicted after receiving an overpayment in benefits of almost $50,000.

Fewer mail deliveries for region

Posties will be calling at Blenheim letter boxes less often from next week onwards. 

Car hits bank, rolls twice

Vineyard worker "extremely lucky" to escape injury after the car he was in hit a bank.

Students to pay more

Students sitting scholarship exams might be out of pocket if they cannot fork out enough cash.

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Agenda for change

Bill McEwan and son, Robbie, during their week camped out at Blenheim's band rotunda in May.

A Marlborough climate change campaigner is keeping the momentum alive after his week-long protest raising awareness about its adverse affects

Suspension, expulsion rates drop

Fewer students are being expelled, suspended or stood-down in Marlborough, new figures show.

Wipes clogging pipes

Tax sugar like booze and smokes - dentist

Sport

Hockey help at hand

Anita Punt

12:30 PM  Marlborough’s hockey fraternity have a chance to receive some top level tuition when a series of coaching clinics are staged in Blenheim next week.

Wheeler misses NZ cricket contract

Marlborough bowler Ben Wheeler has narrowly missed out on a New Zealand Cricket contract. The Central Districts Stags' left-armer was probably the most unlucky of the current crop after he turned heads in England with his bowling in the pre-test tour matches and on ODI debut.

Megan Craig has won the PSA Women's Player of the Month for June, and has improved her world ranking.

Megan Craig named player of the month

12:10 PM  Top performances in local tournaments helps New Zealand squash player secure accolade.

Opinion
An image from Mum's Diet by Joy Cowley, who says that, far from shaming fat people, the 1987 children's book promotes a healthy acceptance of all body types.

OPINION: Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

OPINION: It’s time we faced up to the harm that can be done by extreme literary diets.

Business

Young winemakers celebrated

The inaugural Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker competition will enhance employment prospects for the winner, says awards chairwoman Sophie Matthews.

A new award to celebrate the skills of young winemakers in Marlborough will be held on Friday

Council extends guarantee on theatre loan

Loan guarantee to the new multi-million ASB Civic Theatre in Blenheim extended to save project from collapsing.

Dam storage on Rob Peter's Cape Campbell farm.

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

The effects of the lengthy drought and continuing feed supply and grass growth issues continue to concern farmers.

Your Marlborough

Telling stories through pictures

The Wicked Pirate

"Painted Stories", an exhibition of art which has appeared in books by Joy Cowley, published by Gecko Press, is now showing at the Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim. It will run until the second Marlborough Book Festival which starts on July 24, where Joy is a featured writer. 

Kaikoura longest day for youth satisfying

The Longest Day event challenging Kaikoura youth to new heights has been completed to a backdrop of cheers, backslaps and exhaustion.

Old friends Alistair Campbell, left, and Ray Craven talk about their schoo days.

Old friends reunited

Spring Creeks' Moutere Rugby Club was filled with laughter and reminiscing when folk took a trip down memory lane last week.

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