Marlborough mountain biker Liv Bishop is training hard for her forthcoming trip to Europe with the New Zealand junior team.

Europe beckons for Liv

Excuse the obvious pun, but it's clear a young Marlborough mountain biker is "Liv-ing her dream".

Sky filled with smoke

Smoke drifts across the Wairau Valley from a forestry burnoff.

Huge clouds of smoke are from a farmer's burnoff, rural fire says.

I just want to go home

Injured and shipped out after the earthquake, finding a place to call home has been hard for this 83-year-old.

Back to base

After a week at a private airfield, the air force helicopter is back at Base Woodbourne.

First building uncovered?

An archaeologist has found the burned remains of what could be Blenheim's first building.

Snail conundrum closed

Questions over the sudden appearance of thousands of snail shells have been answered.

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Property hunters turn to 'P houses'

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Blenheim is going under the hammer with methamphetamine contamination.

As this "cosy" meth-ridden Blenheim flat shows, people know a bargain when they see one.

Pokie scheme 'netted $1m a year'

Crown alleges true control was concealed to deceive gambling authorities.

Sky-high simulation video

Peter Yealands opts for trial

Sport

Losing 'stigma' huge barrier for Tactix

Former Silver Ferns captain Belinda Colling says the Tactix losing 'stigma' is a major issue for the franchise.

 Former Silver Ferns captain concerned about constant losing and lack of Canterbury netballers in Tactix.

Europe beckons for Liv

Marlborough mountain biker Liv Bishop is training hard for her forthcoming trip to Europe with the New Zealand junior team.

Excuse the obvious pun, but it's clear a young Marlborough mountain biker is "Liv-ing her dream".

Falcons set to fly into First XV season

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MBC First Fifteen Rugby are now called the Falcons.

The return of a dozen players from last year sees the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College First XV enter their 2017 campaign with confidence this weekend.

Weekly golf notes

The 2017 Ryniker Cup winners, the Rarangi team of, from left, Andrea Corbett, Tracy Bary, Rete Kydd and Margaret Tapp.

 Weekly golf notes

People's game

Rich Harris is the Tasman Rugby Union rugby development officer.

COLUMN: Tasman Rugby is working hard to get more involved in the community, writes Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe.

Opinion

Stopping exotic invaders may be impossible

New Zealand's biosecurity laws are the most stringent in the world. Yet there is probably little chance of slowing down ...

Invasive species "homogenise" indigenous environments.

Another affront to democracy?

Democracy is under severe stress, write Tony Orman.

OPINION: Submissions on King Salmon's application for new farms is lip service to democracy, writes Tony Orman.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough District Council is seeking feedback on the current recycling scheme.(File photo)

Correspondents write about Anzac Day, columnist Joe Bennett, recycling in Marlborough, and Marlborough wine.

Can I please have some answers?

Early childhood teacher with children, pre-school, kindergarten, generic, reading. Photo: 123rf.com

OPINION: Blenheim woman Kia King has some questions for our government departments.

The powerful pull of the past

The wild beauty of French Pass.

Over the last few years, I've written a lot of columns about growing up at French Pass in the 1950s and 1960s.

Business

As pure as the grown grape

Momo Pinot Noir 2015.

It's time for the wine industry to step into the spotlight to be held up as the shining example it is.

Blenheim's first building uncovered?

Archaeologist Reg Nichol with a doll's leg and blue, enamel cup he found during excavations for Blenheim's new riverside ...

An archaeologist has found the burned remains of what could be Blenheim's first building, a gin palace and general store.

Funding gets green light

With State Highway 1 closed, the alternative inland route through Lewis Pass is suffering increased wear and tear.

Marlborough's transport committee has approved a request from NZTA to give them access to $15m upgrading the alternative route.

Hobbit designer's winery concept

Jackson Estate directors Jeff Hart, left, and John Benton in front of the new winery and cellar door modelled on an ...

They call it collision architecture, an 1850s-style settler's hut wrapped into a new boutique winery in Marlborough.

Blue mussel throwaways to become food, fertiliser

Marlborough mussel farmer Jonathan Large pictured with two-year-old son Archie, is part of a group looking at ways to ...

Blue lipped mussels are considered a pest by Marlborough aquaculture companies.

Your Marlborough

A box of possibilties

Nadia Lim's Bargain Box could come to Blenheim if enough people express an interest in the service.

A celebrity chef could be set to help Marlborough families solve the what's for dinner dilemma.

Ocean's fifty-five at sea

Marlborough girls Holly Wills, left, and Anna Frisken at the Sir Peter Blake Trust's Youth EnviroLeaders Forum (YELF) in ...

A pair of Picton teenagers were selected from among 500 hopefuls to help tackle environmental issues.

Mum to rescuers: 'You're amazing' video

Crew members winch Melinda Craik to safety from the bush in the Marlborough Sounds.

An injured mother rescued by the crew of a Life Flight Westpac Rescue Helicopter is urging people to donate to this week's chopper appeal.

Pride in her place

Port Marlborough Pavillion manager Dale Ashworth enjoys her role at the heart of the community.

There is no place like home for Port Marlborough Pavilion manager Dale Ashworth.

Snail conundrum closed

The mystery behind the eccentric grass snails seems to be over.

Questions over the sudden appearance of thousands of miniscule snail shells have finally been answered.

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