Gordon Forshaw, left, and Pete Rickerby say building a classic motorbike from scrap metal was "challenging but rewarding".

From scrap to masterpiece video

Two mates, one with Multiple Sclerosis and the other Parkinson's, have rebuilt a classic motorbike from scrap

Two car collision

07102015 News Photo:Scott Hammond/Fairfax NZ.
Car V car
Wither Road/Howick Road intersection.
6pm tuesday
1 person to Wairau Hospital Ambulance.
Police fire ambulance attend.

A woman has been taken to hospital after two cars collided at a Blenheim intersection

18 suicides this year

The suicide toll within the NMDHB region has risen to its second highest level

Wine exporters save millions

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will level the playing field for wine exporters, opening up international markets and saving them millions

 DHB role to promote fluoridation

The district health board is hiring a project manager to promote water fluoridation in the Nelson Marlborough region.

Money for bats

More than $113,000 has been granted to the Bat Recovery Project at Pelorus Bridge

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Council to review tourism charges

Wine Tours by Bike co-owner Steve Hill says it is unfair that he has to pay double tourism rates.

The Marlborough District Council is to review its policy on tourism operators facing multiple tourism charges.

Growing community bounty

A woman is trying to reduce the amount of fresh fruit going to waste while families struggle to afford a nutritious diet

Applications sought for rural health funding

Warehouse demolished


Successful Marlborough indoor bowls season rolls to a close

Simon Hitchcock: a standout for the Marlborough rep indoor bowls team in 2015.

The recently-completed indoor bowls season would have to rate as one of Marlborough’s more successful in recent years, certainly judging by the state of the trophy cabinet.

Black Sticks too good in Nelson

Kane Russell shows desperation in a tangle with an Indian player during the Black Sticks' win in Nelson on Tuesday.

Black Sticks men and women both win in Nelson on a good day for NZ hockey

Horror start to season for Small

Bevan Small bowled a solitary delivery for the Stags before suffering a dislocated shoulder in Napier on Tuesday.

Central Stags paceman Bevan Small suffered a dislocated shoulder after his first delivery at Nelson Park.

Mount Taranaki to climb for Makos

Taranaki midfielder Charlie Ngatai charges away with the ball during last year's NPC final in New Plymouth. He will be a major player in Thursday's re-match with the Makos.

The Tasman Makos have a Taranaki mountain to climb on Thursday if they are to get their 2015 national provincial championship campaign back on track.

Blenheim teen shines at Manfeild

Brook Reeve racing in the first round of the New Zealand Formula First championships at Feilding.

Blenheim’s Brook Reeve has encouraging start to the Formula First championship.


SATIRE: Dads show sudden interest in hockey

The Beaver

Marlborough fathers are expected to make absolute fools of themselves this weekend as they drag their children to watch the Black Sticks Women’s team in Blenheim.

SATIRE: Marlborough Lines plans very merry Christmas

The Beaver

Marlborough Lines has decided to cancel its $50 rebate for power users this Christmas, and will instead hand deliver a bottle of wine to every customer in the region.

Regional policy statement on track

Trevor Hook chairman of the Marlborough District Council's regional planning and development committee.

OPINION: Local MP Stuart Smith has underlined the need for good processes for discussion and feedback on the planning framework for Marlborough.

Keep the ED free for those who really need it

Dr Rod Bird

A message you are likely to see on posters and advertising soon is "1, 2, 3, where should I be?"

Potential for Blenheim CBD to shine

Small green spaces dotted around urban spaces soften the wider concrete jungle but its important to make the spaces usable for the people and incorporating seating, cafes and businesses that can benefit from having such spaces on their doorstep.

Saturday Express landscape writer Christo Saggers talks about how having a vibrant and engaging town centre is key to its success.


Wine exporters welcome trade deal

Minister of Trade Hon Tim Groser helped wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday night.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will level the playing field for wine exporters, opening up international markets and saving them millions

A boost but not a game changer

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the TPPA press conference.

After all of the promises, warnings and hysteria, the culmination of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPPA) feels like something of an anti-climax.

Farmers enhance wetland regeneration

CAPTION: Marlborough sheep and beef farmer Chris Bowron, of Avon Valley, has fenced off a wetland area and planted 500 native plants.

Marlborough's Chris Bowron is a relative hobby farmer compared to his previous life when he once owned 1200 hectares in the Avon Valley.

Warehouse demolished

The old warehouse at Horton St, in Blenheim, was demolished at the weekend.

Owners of an old warehouse that has been demolished in Blenheim are "sad to see it go".

Cruise ship season kicks off in Picton

The first cruise ship of the season, the Diamond Princess, berthed in Shakespeare Bay, Picton.

Crowds of holidaymakers thronged the streets of Picton on Monday as the biggest cruise ship season on record got underway.

Your Marlborough

Bodybuilder winning the healthy way

David Burt body-building champion from Kaikoura

Kaikoura bodybuilder David Burt is on a mission; to become one of the best natural bodybuilders in New Zealand.

Ride across the great divide raises $14k

Ben Walker, right and his Blenheim dad Alan Walker at Bondi beach after Ben's bike trip from Perth to Sydney.

Tight-fitting lycra, territorial magpies and a rusty old red bike were all part of a former Marlborough Boys' College student's charity cycling trip across the Australian great divide.

Grey Power celebrates 25 years

Grey Power president Brian McNamara is looking forward to the next era for Grey Power

Sitting down to speak to Brian McNamara about Grey Power's 25-year anniversary the advocacy society president speaks about the future and makes a passionate plea for Marlburians over 50 to sign up.  

Sopranos will "sparkle" at St Andrew's Concert

Nelson soprano Caroline Harvey with fellow performers Antonia Selby, centre, and Islay Leov.

Picton singing teacher Nancy Woolford says people can look forward to a sparkling concert when her students perform at St Andrew's Church next week.

Water, ink and oil on show

A watercolour by Ben Woollcombe, Mt D'Archiac and Cloudy Peak.

Three landscape artists working in different mediums area are featured in a new exhibition at the Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery in Blenheim.

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