New Zealand Health Survey 2011-2014

Marlborough fit but fat

Marlburians are fitter, eat more greens and are less likely to be surrounded by a cloud of smoke than the average New Zealander.

No Kmart for Blenheim

There are no plans for a Kmart to open at the Westwood Business Park in Blenheim.

A Marlborough property developer has poured cold water on rumours that retail giant Kmart is coming to town.

Drink bottles top Blenheim's litter

Dumped drink bottles are one of the biggest sources of litter around Blenheim.

Abandoned car removed at last

A Blenheim man is thankful to the driver of a car which hit an abandoned vehicle by his home.

Bid for better broadband

Marlborough community throws its hat in the ring for a share of $350m internet coverage funding.

New look for Express office

The Marlborough Express will be moving to new premises on Arthur St in Blenheim.

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News

Hodder bridge gets upgrade

The Hodder bridge, 63 kilometres southwest of Seddon, is being stengthened so that it can be used by trucks and other heavy vehicles.

Strengthening work has started on the Hodder bridge at Awatere Valley Rd so it can once again carry trucks and heavy vehicles through the region.

Text messages nab drug dealer

A police drugs bust caught a Blenheim dealer through thousands of text messages sent to his clients.

Jury finds man not guilty of indecent assault

Man tried to bite and headbutt police

Sport

Juniors dominate End of Harvest Open

Squash

The Wine Works End of Harvest Squash Open was played over the weekend. It turned into a very successful weekend of squash with some top quality games played.

Craig gets redress in Perth

Twelve months on from a controversial exit at the City of Perth West Australian Open, Marlborough’s Megan Craig has returned to the squash tournament and been crowned champion.

Oscar Parkinson, 12, lines up a forehand during a singles match in the Marlborough v Nelson junior tennis fixture held at the Marlborough Tennis Centre on Sunday.

Marlborough juniors downed by Nelson

Nelson retained the Gardiner Trophy on Sunday with a convincing 35-21 win over Marlborough in the annual junior rep fixture held at the Marlborough Tennis Centre.

Opinion

Letters to the editor

Robbie McEwan and his father Bill McEwan end their sit-in to create awareness of climate change after a week of fasting.

Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in, health board funding and kea numbers.

Questions remain in Banks case

John Banks' colourful talk of a "jihad" does not mean he should never have been charged.

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.

See you around

Steve Mason says goodbye as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Business

Marlborough wineries urged to cater for Chinese tourists

Wineries can cater more for Chinese visitors to enhance their stay in Marlborough.

Marlborough wineries are being urged to cater for more Chinese tourists on top of increasing wine export sales.

Vehicle dealership tops provinces

Blenheim Holden dealership wins national awards for top provincial sales.

Meaters of Marlborough owner Mike Newman, with his staff.

Service above all else

Meaters of Marlborough boss Mike Newman works 75-hour weeks making sure his firm offers quality meat, advice and above all, friendly service.

Your Marlborough

Skype link for Sounds community

A home in the Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds.

Plans are underway to link isolated Marlborough Sounds communities with Skype

Across the Tasman: Steve Gallop

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series talking to ex-Marlburians now living across the ditch.

Painter and jazz violinist Richard Adams in front of one of his paintings.

Muso's art exhibition in Picton

Improvisation is the key to both abstract art and jazz music, Richard Adams says.

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