Ritual Cafe owner Dave Lowther measures the parking spaces being converted into alfresco dining outside his cafe.

Street seats for Blenheim cafe

The owners of Ritual Cafe have got the go ahead to turn two parking spaces into dining spots.

Two car collision

07102015 News Photo:Scott Hammond/Fairfax NZ.
Car V car
Wither Road/Howick Road intersection.
6pm tuesday
1 person to Wairau Hospital Ambulance.
Police fire ambulance attend.

A woman has been taken to hospital after two cars collided at a Blenheim intersection

From scrap to masterpiece video

Two mates, one with MS and the other Parkinson's, have rebuilt a classic motorbike from scrap

Salmon farms nearly ready

Three new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds will soon be up and running

18 suicides this year

The suicide toll within the NMDHB region has risen to its second highest level

Wine exporters save millions

The TPP will level the playing field for wine exporters, opening up international markets and saving them millions

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Renwick checked for water leaks

Detection Solution contracts manager Neil Scrutton uses acoustic detection equipment to locate leaks.

Technicians are working their way through the streets of Renwick this week to identify leaks in the underground water reticulation system, using acoustic detection equipment.

Winners and losers as council cuts interest rate

The Marlborough District Council has cut the interest rate it passes onto ratepayers when it borrows from the bank to pay for large infrastructure projects.

Marlborough to benefit from TPP - Joyce

Celebration of young talent


Tasman prop cops one-week ban

Tasman's South African prop Ross Geldenhuys has copped a one-week ban.

Ross Geldenhuys handed suspension for striking a player during loss to Canterbury last weekend.

Softballers settle at new home base

The versatile Kyle Marfell is again expected to be one of Saints Rams’ leading performers.

Marlborough’s softballers will frolic in a new pasture this season.

Dressage exponents shine in west

Level two champion Georgia Ryan on SE Gym Bellomi.

A group of Marlborough riders made their mark at the Nelson area dressage group spring tournament at the weekend.

Successful Marlborough indoor bowls season rolls to a close

Simon Hitchcock: a standout for the Marlborough rep indoor bowls team in 2015.

The recently-completed indoor bowls season would have to rate as one of Marlborough’s more successful in recent years, certainly judging by the state of the trophy cabinet.

Black Sticks too good in Nelson

Kane Russell shows desperation in a tangle with an Indian player during the Black Sticks' win in Nelson on Tuesday.

Black Sticks men and women both win in Nelson on a good day for NZ hockey


SATIRE: Dads show sudden interest in hockey

The Beaver

Marlborough fathers are expected to make absolute fools of themselves this weekend as they drag their children to watch the Black Sticks Women’s team in Blenheim.

SATIRE: Marlborough Lines plans very merry Christmas

The Beaver

Marlborough Lines has decided to cancel its $50 rebate for power users this Christmas, and will instead hand deliver a bottle of wine to every customer in the region.

Regional policy statement on track

Trevor Hook chairman of the Marlborough District Council's regional planning and development committee.

OPINION: Local MP Stuart Smith has underlined the need for good processes for discussion and feedback on the planning framework for Marlborough.

Keep the ED free for those who really need it

Dr Rod Bird

A message you are likely to see on posters and advertising soon is "1, 2, 3, where should I be?"

Potential for Blenheim CBD to shine

Small green spaces dotted around urban spaces soften the wider concrete jungle but its important to make the spaces usable for the people and incorporating seating, cafes and businesses that can benefit from having such spaces on their doorstep.

Saturday Express landscape writer Christo Saggers talks about how having a vibrant and engaging town centre is key to its success.


Marlborough to benefit from TPP - Joyce

Economic Development Minister Stephen Joyce addresses Marlborough business leaders at the Scenic Hotel in Blenheim.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will deliver growth and increased investment in Marlborough, says Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.

Salmon farms nearly ready

An existing New Zealand King Salmon farm at Ruakaka Bay in the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Three new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds will be up and running in the very near future.

Wine exporters welcome trade deal

Minister of Trade Hon Tim Groser helped wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday night.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will level the playing field for wine exporters, opening up international markets and saving them millions

A boost but not a game changer

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the TPPA press conference.

After all of the promises, warnings and hysteria, the culmination of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPPA) feels like something of an anti-climax.

Farmers enhance wetland regeneration

CAPTION: Marlborough sheep and beef farmer Chris Bowron, of Avon Valley, has fenced off a wetland area and planted 500 native plants.

Marlborough's Chris Bowron is a relative hobby farmer compared to his previous life when he once owned 1200 hectares in the Avon Valley.

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Bodybuilder winning the healthy way

David Burt body-building champion from Kaikoura

Kaikoura bodybuilder David Burt is on a mission; to become one of the best natural bodybuilders in New Zealand.

Ride across the great divide raises $14k

Ben Walker, right and his Blenheim dad Alan Walker at Bondi beach after Ben's bike trip from Perth to Sydney.

Tight-fitting lycra, territorial magpies and a rusty old red bike were all part of a former Marlborough Boys' College student's charity cycling trip across the Australian great divide.

Grey Power celebrates 25 years

Grey Power president Brian McNamara is looking forward to the next era for Grey Power

Sitting down to speak to Brian McNamara about Grey Power's 25-year anniversary the advocacy society president speaks about the future and makes a passionate plea for Marlburians over 50 to sign up.  

Sopranos will "sparkle" at St Andrew's Concert

Nelson soprano Caroline Harvey with fellow performers Antonia Selby, centre, and Islay Leov.

Picton singing teacher Nancy Woolford says people can look forward to a sparkling concert when her students perform at St Andrew's Church next week.

Water, ink and oil on show

A watercolour by Ben Woollcombe, Mt D'Archiac and Cloudy Peak.

Three landscape artists working in different mediums area are featured in a new exhibition at the Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery in Blenheim.

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