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Blues Brews and BBQs 
beer festival to start again at A& P Park.
 21st birthday
Blenheim Roundtable
Jason Walker ( President),Mark Rae ( Festival convenor)

Blues, Brews and BBQs is back

Round Table plans to bring long-running beer festival back in time for its 21st birthday. 

Patient was 'failed'

Surgeon Mike Parry.

5:24 PM  A man who died on the operating table was not told his surgeon was working under restriction.

'King-pin' assets seized

Police have seized boats, properties and a ute owned by an alleged drug king-pin.

Sister-in-law gives gift of life video

Blenheim woman becomes a 'very special auntie' as surrogate mum of sister-in-law's baby.

Big Mac bug leaves woman stressed

Woman who found cockroach in Big Mac hits back at allegations she planted the bug.

Body in car a mystery video

4:14 PM  Discovery of dead body in burnt out car on Whangamoa Saddle 'unexplained', say police.

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April showers not enough


5:23 PM  Marlburians swapped their sunnies for their raincoats in April, with the monthly rainfall hitting new highs and lows.

Special course for marathon runners

4:26 PM  Visitors in Marlborough for the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon this weekend will get a unique taste of the province.

Slow down in special alcohol licences

Thick fog delays flights


Stella run from Blake

Competitors in the under-16 section of the MGC cross country are up and running.

5:06 PM  Stella Blake was far and away the fastest of 226 Marlborough Girls’ College students who contested the school cross country on Friday.

Quins prevail again in grade one thriller

In a replay of last year’s grade one final, Harlequins Woodbourne Tavern were down at all three quarter breaks against Tokomaru Crafar Crouch Picton on Saturday, before a fourth quarter comeback secured them a one-goal win.

Table tennis

Full of Spirit well on top

4:36 PM  Full of Spirit came away with a 10-2 win in Thursday’s Marlborough senior table tennis competition against fellow top six contender, Liquorland.


The appalling need of Nepal

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Here's where we get to show Nepal that we're more than fair-weather friends.

In with a sporting chance

Generally what does and doesn't constitute a sport is a matter best addressed by way of bargument.

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Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.


For the love of food

Blenheim woman Emily Hope aims to change the way people think about food with her new business Hope Nutrition.

A Blenheim woman's love for home-grown fruit and vegetables is helping her on her quest to change the way people think about food.

Uncertainty for marine farmers

Forty years after it started in the Sounds, marine farming remains a source of pride and controversy.

Blenheim Toyota salesman Scott McDermid says sales for utes are improving.

Utes popular in Marlborough

Marlborough has one of the highest ownerships of utes per head of population in the country.

Your Marlborough

Special course for marathon runners

Dave Pigou

4:26 PM  Visitors in Marlborough for the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon this weekend will get a unique taste of the province.

Anticipation builds for awards

The Marlborough Art Society holds the 15th annual Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards on Saturday. 

Kevin Biggar devised the scary fairy outfit for the New York Marathon, and will don it again this weekend, for the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon.

Biggar running for his mum

Kevin Biggar’s mother was one of life’s unsung heroes, until she died of bowel cancer last year.

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