010715. News. Photo: Supplied. Marlborough police check people are hunting legally.

Spotlight on illegal hunters

Seven people have been caught hunting illegally during a three-day police operation.

A perfect match? video

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Peter Yealands has sold his stake in Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines.

Couple convicted of benefit fraud

A Marlborough couple have been convicted after receiving an overpayment in benefits of almost $50,000.

Fewer mail deliveries for region

Posties will be calling at Blenheim letter boxes less often from next week onwards. 

Car hits bank, rolls twice

Vineyard worker "extremely lucky" to escape injury after the car he was in hit a bank.

Students to pay more

Students sitting scholarship exams might be out of pocket if they cannot fork out enough cash.

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News

Mixed reaction from Yealands sale

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith is questioning the Yealands sale to Marlborough Lines.

The sale of Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines has brought mixed reactions

Kind act fuels gratitude

A Blenheim woman who was overwhelmed by a stranger's act of kindness says it is the small things that can make a difference in someone's day.

Sounds Guardians challenge change in barge design

Sweet returns for honey company

Sport

Tasman Makos name contracted players

Makos' skipper Shane Christie has made a timely return to top-level rugby and is expected to lead the team in 2015.

The 2015 edition of the Tasman Makos, the nation’s newest provincial rugby side and the most talked about in 2014, is taking shape.

Makos lose exciting winger for season

The Tasman Makos have been struck a Lowe blow leading into their 2015 national provincial championship campaign with a key backline player ruled out for the season.

Indoor Bowls

Blenheim South to fly Marlborough flag

Another big weekend is in store for Marlborough indoor bowlers, with fixtures at Simcox Stadium in Blenheim on both Saturday and Sunday, while the Blenheim South fours team heads to Hokitika in a bid to win the regional title and advance to the national finals.

Opinion
An image from Mum's Diet by Joy Cowley, who says that, far from shaming fat people, the 1987 children's book promotes a healthy acceptance of all body types.

OPINION: Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

OPINION: It’s time we faced up to the harm that can be done by extreme literary diets.

Business

Young winemakers celebrated

The inaugural Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker competition will enhance employment prospects for the winner, says awards chairwoman Sophie Matthews.

A new award to celebrate the skills of young winemakers in Marlborough will be held on Friday

Council extends guarantee on theatre loan

Loan guarantee to the new multi-million ASB Civic Theatre in Blenheim extended to save project from collapsing.

Dam storage on Rob Peter's Cape Campbell farm.

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

The effects of the lengthy drought and continuing feed supply and grass growth issues continue to concern farmers.

Your Marlborough

Telling stories through pictures

The Wicked Pirate

"Painted Stories", an exhibition of art which has appeared in books by Joy Cowley, published by Gecko Press, is now showing at the Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim. It will run until the second Marlborough Book Festival which starts on July 24, where Joy is a featured writer. 

Kaikoura longest day for youth satisfying

The Longest Day event challenging Kaikoura youth to new heights has been completed to a backdrop of cheers, backslaps and exhaustion.

Old friends Alistair Campbell, left, and Ray Craven talk about their schoo days.

Old friends reunited

Spring Creeks' Moutere Rugby Club was filled with laughter and reminiscing when folk took a trip down memory lane last week.

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