Moa Brewing Company master brewer Dave Nicolls, left, and founder Josh Scott toast the increasing demand for craft beer in New Zealand and abroad.

Next big thing?

Marlborough could be at the heart of a boom in the craft beer industry, researchers say.

Sunny reputation safe

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Marlborough has enjoyed its sunniest first half of the year since records began..

Did farmers milk during ban?

The trial has begun of Marlborough's biggest dairy farmers who are accused of milking 1000 cattle during a court-ordered milking ban.

Man facing over 50 charges

A Witherlea man is facing 53 charges, most relating to either offering to supply methamphetamine or cannabis.

Joseph's success delights whanau

The Highlanders’ Super Rugby final win brought joy to the MacDonald whanau in Marlborough.

Rare white whale spotted video

A rare white whale seen in Cook Strait yesterday is one of only four ever recorded.

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News

Mayor leading Japanese cultural visit

Marlborough mayor Alistair Sowman is heading to Japan on a sister city cultural visit.

Alistair Sowman will cement a 25-year sister city relationship during a week-long visit to Otari and Tendo.

No free after-hours visits for now

The directors of the Marlborough After-Hours Doctor Service have voted not to provide free visits for under-13s. 

Plenty of school holiday fun to be had

Rare white whale spotted video

Sport

Pirates claim division one title

Central player Jared Nott loses the race to the ball as Blenheim Valley Cobras goal-keeper Matthys van der Venter snaps up possession during grade one football from A and P Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Central Pirates repelled another raid from a plucky young Blenheim Valley Development team on Saturday, winning the Mayfield Motorworld division one football league with a week to spare while an upset result in Picton ensured the division two season will go down to the wire.

Pelorus heading back to premier grade

Pelorus Speight’s Ale House finished their grade one netball stint in the same style they had played their first four weeks in the competition, winning at Horton Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

running

Ultra-marathon to follow historic road

Blenheim-based company Top of the South Events announced on Monday they will be staging a new, annual ultra-marathon race based on the Old Ghost Road in the Buller district, starting at Lyell and running 85km north to Seddonville.

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 sale 'healthy and transparent'

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

Key players involved in the Yealands Wine Group sale to Marlborough Lines respond to concerns raised over the deal,

Young winemakers celebrated

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

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

Yealands sells to power firm video

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

Your Marlborough

Art not just black and white

Roseanne Kibblewhite's work "Wild Seas".

People usually associate monochrome with black and white but this is not accurate, art exhibition coordinator Karen Neal says.

Beauty therapy among the vines

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

"Inspirational" teacher to retire

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

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