Passengers pass up on Picton

Cruise visitors driven direct to vineyards

Picton stallholders are losing their lifeblood as cruise ship passengers are whisked away on winery tours before they are barely off the boat, a stallholder says.
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Explosion cuts power

More than 1500 homes were without electricity in Blenheim last night after an insulator exploded.

Drink-driving doctor discharged

A Blenheim doctor caught drink-driving at more than four times the limit has escaped conviction.

Photographer covers Syrian struggle

Marlborough Boys' College old boy Roman Kutzowitz went to work in October wearing a bullet-proof vest and helmet.

Work and Income delays reopening

Decision on when the fire-damaged Blenheim Winz office can reopen to be made in the New Year.

Poor driving, crashes concern cops

Driving complaints this holiday season are up on last year, despite less traffic on Marlborough's roads.

Teen's window-smashing spree

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after five windows were smashed and a trolley was thrown into the glass door of a Blenheim supermarket on Christmas night.

Cleghorn St commemorates surgeon

Maike van der Heide starts a walk through history by delving into the origins of Cleghorn St.

Call for boaties to take precautions

Seddon pool reopens

Tongans tackle weighty issue

A group of Tongan women in Marlborough are trying to change some of the unhealthy habits of their culture, Biggest Loser-style.

McCullum might hold winning edge

The 2014 Halberg Awards shapes as a four-horse race.

Players on the A list

Marlborough cricketers Josh Poole and Jerrym Lamb are on the Central Districts A team.

Neal rips through Wairau

Falcons champs, not chokers

Robbie Manson: It's OK to be gay

Robbie Manson didn't always feel this comfortable in his own skin. In fact there was a time he couldn't admit to himself who he really was.

Consequences not just from the court

Disgraced St John paramedic Christopher King has copped a weighty sentence for his sexual offending.

A persecuted religion

Thursday is Christmas Day. For most New Zealanders, this is not much more than a hard-earned day-off.

A review worth having

No time to hide on climate change

Cracks in drug crackdown

A day rarely goes by without news of methamphetamine manufacture and use and its harmful impact on individuals, families and communities.

Busy Boxing Day for bargain hunters

Marlborough shoppers spent more than $5 million on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

Slow start to Xmas rush

With just seven sleeps until the big day, Blenheim businesses are hoping Christmas sales will pick up after a rather slow start.

Digital revamp for Picton Cinema

Maligned freedom campers defended

Winemaking course should yield jobs

Graduates from a new viticulture degree in Blenheim are expected to hit the ground running.

Give a kidney, change a life

Hugh and Ros Cole-Baker of Whangarei hit Blenheim on their "Walking NZ for Kidneys" tour.

Twister of tongues honoured

Blenheim writer Paula Bayley has been named "author of the month" by a Texas publishing agency.

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Sports draws

Draws for sporting events across the region from December 16.

New novel set in Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds is the setting for a new novel by Wellington writer Thomas W Devine.

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