Michaela McNally, with her daughter Maggie, 10 months after contracting the flu and being placed in an induced coma to give birth.

Discredited vaccine advice danger

One mums missed the birth and first week of her baby's life after falling ill to the common flu.

River gets a spruce up

Marlborough District Council contractors remove weed from the Taylor River in Blenheim.

4:52 PM  The Marlborough District Council have been working hard to winter-proof the waterway.

Boutique wineries in the running

4:47 PM  Boutique Marlborough wineries can now enter a leading wine competition.

Marlborough's newest treasure

4:58 PM  A Marlborough artist who "dips her brush into her heart" has been honoured as Marlborough's newest living cultural treasure.

New cycle path started

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

Wheeler replaces Milne in squad

Opportunity knocks again for pace bowler Ben Wheeler, after injury ruled out Adam Milne.

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Historic ship's wheel to return full circle

Former Echo crew member Ron Perano, left, with the pedestal he built for the ship's wheel, alongside Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman.

18 min ago  A former Echo crew member is keen to have a piece of memorabilia from the ship displayed in public.

Scholarships boost passion for wine

6:11 PM  A Nepalese man studying how to make wine in Marlborough says he couldn't reach his family for more than two days after the devastating earthquake struck on April 25.

Blenheim firefighters reach new heights

Parking fines no deterrent at Horton Park

Sport

Marlborough romp to 7-0 win in Nelson

Football

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

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.

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

Saturday sport wrap

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

Opinion

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.

Business

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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