AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Shane Christie of Tasman makes a run during the round five ITM Cup match between North Harbour and Tasman at North Harbour Stadium on September 13, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Makos squad takes shape

The 2015 edition of the nation's most talked about provincial rugby side is taking shape.

Van rolls in valley

Two people were left with serious injuries and had to be airlifted to Wellington Hospital after the van they were travelling in rolled off the road.

Two severely injured after a van rolled off the road in Awatere Valley early Sunday morning.

Watson denied parole

Scott Watson loses first hearing after serving 17 years for Olivia Hope and Ben Smart's murder.

Kind act fuels gratitude

The woman who paid for Caroline Mardon's petrol asked only one thing: pay it forward.

Fire damages building

Police are investigating two fires in Blenheim believed to be arson.

Mixed reaction to sale

Reaction to sale of Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines mixed.

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Serious injuries after Awatere Valley crash

Police are investigating a crash in Awatere Valley.

12:14 PM  A serious crash in the Awatere Valley in the early hours of this morning has left two young Kaikoura people with serious injuries. 

Barge design change challenged

Plans to use a recycled floating building at a new farm in Tory Channel rather than a purpose-built barge have raised hackles.

Sweet returns for honey firm

Farmers offered free agri-chemical disposal

Sport

Saturday sports wrap

Moutere centre Chris Ranstead attempts to shrug clear of a Harlequins' tackler at Awarua Park on Saturday.

Moutere claimed the favourites’ tag heading into next week’s Marlborough division one rugby semi final against Harlequins, with an emphatic 35-18 victory over the same opponents at Awarua Park, Spring Creek on Saturday.

St Bede's visit fuels Cragg-Love's fire

For the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV Saturday’s match on the St Bede’s College front field in Christchurch will be an eventful one. But for Taine Cragg-Love it will have extra spice.

Harlequins centre Chris Tau'alupe takes on the Moutere defence during the sides' previous division one rugby match in April.

Club sides in semifinal rehearsal

Club pride is up for grabs in Saturday's final preliminary matches in the Marlborough division one rugby competition.

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.

Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

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

Business

Yealands sells to power firm video

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

Marlborough entrepreneur Peter Yealands has sold his majority shareholding in Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines.

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

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

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

Young winemakers celebrated

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

Your Marlborough

"Inspirational" teacher to retire

Carolyn Robinson, who has just retired from Riverlands School, in front of the blackboard she has had for 25 years

Carolyn Robinson always wanted to be a teacher, she says. 

Book festival Q & A - Jane Hunter

In the fourth of a series of chats with people behind the Marlborough Book Festival, Jane Hunter shares her thoughts on reading. The managing director of Hunter's Wine, Jane is a book lover and sponsor of the festival.

Brittany Hughes in her new Grovetown business, Boutique Beauty and Massage

Beauty therapy among the vines

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