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Picton on the map

1:01 PM  Residents want TV presenters to point out Picton when doing the weather.

Vintage beams vanish

Humphrey Meyers is missing wooden beams which were part of his family collection of vintage winemaking equipment and ...

Former winemaker offers reward with "no questions asked" after stash of old beams disappear.

Tackling 'old' attitudes

Potential candidates don't realise the economic opportunities iwi can bring, Rangitane says.

Grandfather's plea to save rifles

He wanted to pass his guns onto his grandson, but hadn't renewed his licence in nearly 10 years.

Woman grabbed in Blenheim

12:47 PM  He touched her bottom and asked if she wanted "a Kiwi boyfriend".

Flatmate admits role in burglary

They checked the house was empty before she helped him climb through a bathroom window.

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Man denies aggravated robbery

The Blenheim District Court.

12:45 PM  He pleaded not guilty to six charges and elected trial by jury.

'Mum and dad' investors hooked

Interest in NZ King Salmon shares from companies has also been strong.

Man charged with vandalising signs

Stolen medals found in op shop


Boon lands men's hockey nomination

Jack Boon in action for Arotea Kiwi in the club competition.

Jack Boon is the male hockey nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards.

Saints gain experience at Shootout

Josh Ludemann had a top tournament for the Saints combined team in Christchurch.

The Saints softball club's combined side may have been on the wrong side of some results at the Spring Shootout in Christchurch at the weekend but the young team came away with some invaluable experience.

Sporting achievers recognised

Mayor Alistair Sowman and Sport Tasman CEO Nigel Muir with the Hall of Fame and Roll of Honour inductees in the council ...

Seven athletes, two coaches and one referee were inducted into the Marlborough Sports Hall of Fame, or had their existing listing enhanced, on Friday evening in Blenheim.

MacKenzie decides to take a break

Sophie MacKenzie, nominated alongside Rotorua’s Julia Edward in the Halberg Award’s Team of the Year Category for 2015 ...

 Dual world champion lightweight double sculler Sophie MacKenzie has decided to take a year away from rowing.

Zohrab leads the way for Nelson seniors

Nelson's No 3 David Zohrab and Marlborough's No 8 Mark Le Compte were the only senior golfers to record a perfect ...

Nelson triumphed in the senior grade but shared the overall glory with Marlborough at the Triangular Golf Tournament at Rarangi in Blenheim on the weekend.


Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about marijuana, the leak at the Marlborough District Council, nature's calendar, native broom, cuts to funding for social agencies and transparency.

OPINION: Healthy response to the ballot, please

A Taranaki District Health Board meeting.

OPINION: We tend to think of DHBs as playing third fiddle in a two-piece orchestra.

Freshwater fishing jewel

The Wairau River Reserve area is the jewel in Marlborough freshwater fishing crown.

OPINION: Let us hope Marlborough's rivers will give enjoyment to many more generations, writes Barrie Clark.

MP's report

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith, right, with Duncannon operations manager Robert Slatter at the worker accommodation facility.

COLUMN: I recently had the privilege of visiting Duncannon seasonal worker accommodation to see their operations first-hand and I have to say, I was very impressed.

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Correspondents write about action on climate change, voting wisely, and abatement notices.


'Mum and dad' investors hooked

NZ King Salmon produces the premium Ora King brand for export

Interest in NZ King Salmon shares from companies has also been strong.

The lowdown: Kaikoura Cheese

Tenara ash-coated goat cheese.

Just what makes this award-winning cheese so darn good?

Power trust delays customer payout

Marlborough Lines pylons in the Awatere Valley.

Electricity users to wait longer for their share of Yealands deal profits, but dividend is triple last year's.

Costly search for soil toxins

Property developer Greg Smith with some of the soil at a proposed new subdivision on Old Renwick Rd in Blenheim.

Threat of soil contamination is a pricey practice, subdivision developers say.

Sniffing out stink bugs

A brown marmorated stink bug perches on a sorghum plant.

Detector dogs could be employed to track down the hitch-hiking intruders that could wipe out crops.

Your Marlborough

Marlborough's best kept secret

Relaxed country atmosphere

You've probably driven past the Grovetown Hotel countless times without giving it a second thought.

World River Day clean-up

The Opawa is the continuation of the Taylor River and joins the Wairau River just before it empties into Cloudy Bay.

It's time to muck in with a river clean-up outside Blenheim.

What's on

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Riding in harmony

Tracey Johnson has been named National Judge of the Year 2016 at the Dressage NZ Conference.

Dressage judge of the year says you don't need an expensive horse, just the will to learn.

Second-Hand Sunday is back

Marcelo Tamanini will donate a park bench, fishing rods and hiking boots to Second-Hand Sunday.

"This is something new for me, in Brazil we don't even have garage sales."

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