From barrels to boards

Old wine containers given new life

Sophie Preece discovers a new, sustainable use for old wine containers.
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Sugary drinks banned

Marlborough District Council will ban sugary drinks sold from council premises and events.

Ferries back on track

The Interislander ferries are back on schedule today following Kaitaki's weekend hiccup.

Support for vulnerable children

A project that changes the way vulnerable children are protected is on track to support 150 children within its first year.

Sweet-Az ready to resonate

More than 1000 people are expected to descend on Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Waitangi Day for the inaugural Sweet-Az Sun Festival.

City water wheel restored

An electrifying piece of Blenheim's history is being restored at Springlands Lifestyle Village.

Flying event attracts big following

Hundreds of spectators armed with umbrellas and fold-out chairs turned out to the third annual Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Championships in Blenheim on Saturday.

From barrels to boards

Sophie Preece discovers a new, sustainable use for old wine containers.

Airport upgrade on schedule

Craft beer celebrated

Councils' cash crisis

A looming cash crisis could see councils resort to user-pays for rubbish, sewerage, library and water services.

Underdogs not ready to lie down

The underdogs bared their teeth in the latest round of the WineWorks Twenty20 cricket competition at Blenheim's Horton Park on Friday evening.

Awatere bite premier bullet

Awatere have been forced to withdraw from the top ranks of Marlborough club rugby after struggling to put together a competitive division one team for the forthcoming season.

Strong Marlborough line-up at Ruataniwha

Honk n' Jack the best

Schollum pitching in Black Sox trial

Marlborough pitcher Kurt Schollum will be part of the action when the Black Sox world championship selection trial is held in Hamilton next month.

Go slow. Be alert. For pity's sake

The rule for passing a school bus that's dropping kids off or picking them up is the same whether you're in the city or a town or a country road.

Sweet intake sours our breath

We should be puckering, not smacking, our lips at the latest statistics on our nationwide consumption of sugary drinks.

Too bad if SkyCity abandons project

Beware the hovering invader

The fat of the land

How high should we set the bar for weight-loss surgery?

Water cuts could hit vineyards

Some grapegrowers could struggle to ripen their fruit if the Southern Valleys Irrigation Scheme is shut off on Thursday.

Chance to dine among the vines

Saint Clair Cellar Door and Cafe has reopened after a longer than anticipated renovation.

Kono takes ownership of Chinese firm

Sounds Air fills flight gap

Internet spells end for bookshop

Blenheim's largest independent book store has reached its final chapter after online competition caused sales to drop.

Kaikoura festival wows crowd

Kaikoura's annual summer music festival is the perfect cocktail of music, people and place, says musician James Coyle.

Icecream lovers swoop in

Poppy's homemade icecream shop has seen "phenomenal" numbers of customers this summer, said owner Karen Barwick.

Momorangi tops for camping

If it's a true Kiwi camping experience you're after, stay at Marlborough's Momorangi Bay.

Perfect spot for a picnic

Once known as "Laughing Bob's Bay," this little beach at the base of Victoria Domain has been the scene of family picnics for generations.

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