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Raupo Cafe has passed one year under new ownership this week.
Stephane Ughetto and son Kaidin pictured in the popular Blenheim eatery.

Cafe owner's frenzied first year

11:21 AM  Stephane Ughetto's first year at Raupo has been a testing introduction to owning a cafe.

Wine boss apologises

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Romeo Bragato Conference at Marlborough Convention Centre.
NZ Winegrowers CEO Philip Gregan.

NZ Winegrowers apologise for remark made by CEO at wine conference.

'Don't rush decision', ministry told

Marlborough Boys' College won't be "rattling the cages" of the Ministry of Education.

Helen's long walk to health

In February, Helen Mason couldn't walk far without stopping. Now she's doing a half-marathon.

Attack on stranger

A man who punched and kicked a man who was on the ground has been convicted of assault.

Boundaries for whitebait season

Marlborough's whitebaiters will have no excuse for fishing in the wrong areas this year.

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Blenheim sunniest town this year

Marlborough cherry grower Yo McGill says the orchard will benefit from winter frosts.

Marlborough enjoyed sunny, cool, and dry weather conditions in July, according to Blenheim Meteorological Station monthly data.

Roadworks won't impact seal watchers

Essential roadworks on the storm ravaged State Highway One won't stop seal watchers being able to park up.

Public meeting for Captain Cook celebrations

New owners for Ritual cafe


Winter dressage series winds up

Monica Lewis pilots GB Donner Benelli around the arena during the final round of the Lucas Saddlery Winter Dressage Series at the Marlborough Equestrian Park on Sunday.

Marlborough’s top level dressage rider, Diane Wallace, rode her chestnut mare, Caithness Masquerade, to the Grand Prix Champion title during Sunday’s final round of the Lucas Saddlery Winter Dressage Series.

Colleges battle for top hockey honours

Marlborough Boys College are looking likely in the boys' competition while defending champions Waimea College look set to square off with Nelson College for Girls for top honours at the Tasman secondary schools hockey tournament.

Outstanding Tokomaru shooter Gemma Hika lines up a shot.

Tokomaru deal blow to MGC

Tokomaru Crafar Crouch booked a premier netball semifinal spot with a 60-51 win over Marlborough Girls’ College Scaffold Marlborough in the first of three matches played in the grade on Tuesday night in Blenheim.


Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

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Letters to the editor

Readers write in about the Picton Library and the councillors abstaining from voting on the civic theatre.


New owners for Ritual cafe

New Ritual Cafe owners Del Lowther and Dave Lowther took over the business this month.

One of Marlborough's most popular cafes has changed hands just over a month after being put on the market, with the new owners vowing not to make any changes.

Firm trades on despite $16m debt

Creditors vote in favour of repayment deal to keep Waimea Contract Carriers in business.

Willy and Rachel Roundhill are the new owners of the Montessori House of Children in Blenheim. They took over the school on Saturday from founders Rose and Matthew Montgomery.

New owners for Blenheim Montessori school

August marked the end of an era for a Blenheim pre-school when the founders of Montessori House of Children handed over their 20-year-old businesses to new owners.

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Nothing compares to Arahura job

Former Arahura steward Peter Cowan, far left, of Blenheim, with former colleagues.

The interisland passenger ferry Arahura's last sailing brought back the memories for Blenheim resident Peter Cowan.

Library fines stack up

Marlburians owe nearly $17,000 to the Marlborough District Library for overdue books, with the worst offender owing $808.

Ex-army officer and teacher Rachael Climo is hoping to set up a green army cadet force in Marlborough.

Join the green cadet forces

If your teens are outdoorsy, thrill seeking and adventure-loving, the new green cadet forces may very well be a place for them to have some fun and learn valuable life skills.

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