Josh Sutherland (left), Tasman Rugby Junior RDO and Rich Harris, Tasman Rugby RDO. sort through old tracksuits, shorts, jerseys and socks for the Vanautu relief fund. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Rugby kit bound for Vanuatu

Ever wondered what happens to all those rugby jerseys, shorts, track suits and socks that are no longer needed from one season to the next?

How did she survive? video

Annie Baxter, 8, has only a few cuts and bruises after she was hit by a car at 80kmh

Doctors can't believe Annie Baxter is in such good shape after being hit by car at 80kmh.

PM opens Blenheim health hub

Prime Minister John Key opened the new Marlborough Community Health Hub in Blenheim this morning.

Cattle 'not suffering'

Investigation into thin cattle on a Cook Strait ferry reveals no evidence of animal harm.

Designs on Aussie football jersey

A former Marlborough Girls' College pupil has  helped create a new jersey for an Australia football club.

Back in the cockpit

Sitting in the cockpit of a Corsair FG1 at the Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow Bryan Cox felt quite at home.

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Rare disorder threatens to paralyse young girl

A Givealittle page has been set up to help the family of Jaidyn Webb.

Like many 4-year-olds Jaidyn Webb leads an active life, but she is just a knock away from danger.

Thousands expected at Anzac services

Up to 10,000 people could be paying tribute to fallen soldiers in Marlborough next week.

Signed Black Caps bat up for grabs

Search and rescue exercise at Dip Flat

Sport

Saturday sport

Harlequins' centre Chris Tau'alupe breaks clear of the Moutere defence at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Under blues skies in Blenheim, the latest rounds of Wadsco premier rugby and Nelson division one football were played on Saturday.

River making waves

He’s only 8, and he’s not very big, but River Hopkins is making waves in all the right places.

Former Marlborough Boys' College rugby star James Baker, pictured during a workout near his new home on Australia's Gold Coast.

Loving life on the GC

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series on ex-Marlburains now living on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Opinion

Key shows ignorance

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 10:  New Zealand Prime Minister John Key talks to the media while Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy looks on at Parliament House on March 10, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. Fonterra and Federated Farmers received anonymous letters in November last year, threatening to contaminate baby formula with 1080 unless New Zealand stopped using the poison for pest control by the end of March.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

John Key picked a bad time to forget the name of the ISIS leader. And he picked the worst time to not care he didn't know.

Zero-hour contracts shameful

The wonder about zero-hour contracts is that more of a fuss hasn't made about them before now.

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Letters to the editor

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

Business

Mayor won't give up on Easter trading law change

Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman

Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman is again calling for Government to change its stance on Easter trading laws to allow shops in the region to open during one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Drought hits farmers in pocket

Marlborough's economy could suffer a huge financial loss as farmers struggle with the impact of the drought, economists say.

Two of the 20 empty shops in central Blenheim.

Retailers vow to revitalise Blenheim

Twenty empty shops in Blenheim's town centre are not a good look, but business owners are adamant that is about to change.

Your Marlborough

Loving life on the GC

Former Marlborough Boys' College rugby star James Baker, pictured during a workout near his new home on Australia's Gold Coast.

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series on ex-Marlburains now living on the Gold Coast of Australia.

River making waves

He’s only 8, and he’s not very big, but River Hopkins is making waves in all the right places.

John Collins, 74, a local historian and retired Linkwater farmer, will be interviewed at a workshop in Havelock on April 22 as part of a new project to document the town's stories.

Digging up history

A project aimed at collecting Havelock’s historical stories

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