Dancers step up for arts fest

Week-long song and dance festival in full swing

Dancers are putting their best foot forward for judges at this week's 2014 Marlborough Performing Arts Festival in Blenheim.
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Speed cuts in force

speed limit A Marlborough school principal is asking drivers to be cautious driving in school zones, despite a decrease to speed limits.

Bar owner wants parking debt waived

A Blenheim businessman blames zoning "quirk" for an unpaid five-year-old $27,000 debt.

Court told of starving stock on farm

Court hears of dead and starving stock at a Murchison farm, and farmer who refused to feed them.

Hard yards paying off for brewer

Renaissance founder shares his firm's nine-year journey, from challenging years to success.

Man broke into motel to keep warm

A 21-year-old man in court after he was found using a Picton motel unit without permission.

Bravery and commitment honoured

Steve TribE Two Blenheim police officers have been praised for their bravery after they recovered a body in dangerous circumstances after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Clinkers take a starring role

Some classic boats are to play a part in a big Hollywood film being shot in Marlborough.

Building resilience

Smokes cost driver disqualification

Steve TribE

Doggie duo dealing to rodents

Marlborough rodent-sniffers Chase and Bail are back in Wellington for two weeks to put their sensitive noses to work around the city's pest-free conservation site.

Magnum have too much firepower

Neil Webb Magnum completed a dominant Marlborough premier-grade volleyball season when they controlled the final against Uso 4 Life from start to finish.

U14 side just too strong

The Marlborough U14 rugby team put on a dominant performance in the second half during their match against Canterbury Metro U13 on Saturday to finish the game 51-12 victors.

Springlands win tight junior final

Eastern bask in cup glory

Neil Webb

Webb returns in winning style

Neil Webb returned to his Mitsubishi Mirage with style on Sunday when he took out the Picton Tools and Tyres Riverlands Street Sprint for the seventh time.

Doing the best we can

Jack and Vivian Waller with Sophie Shortly before she died, New Zealand and the world came to know Vivian Waller. Or rather, to know of her.

No time to dawdle

Lots of people are saying Labour needs to lick its wounds. No-one's saying the tongues are out for David Cunliffe.

Can't take it back

Letters to the editor


Hope amid crushing poverty

Coming from New Zealand, it is difficult to understand a life in the slums. How can one find joy in such a situation? And yet people do.

'A region to promote'

Sanford Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae says Marlborough visit has given him a better understanding of the district.

Interactive map to benefit wine sector

An interactive map presenting a detailed picture of Marlborough's vineyards has been launched.

Burned out warehouse repaired

New owner for River Queen


Bad timing for business awards

Annual Marlborough Chamber of Commerce business awards pushed back due to lack of entries.


Sports draws

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from September 30.


Renwick to host scouts

Marlborough beats Christchurch and Ashburton to host national 10-day scout event in 2016.

Tessa Nicholson

Spreading the word about wine

Blenheim woman Tessa Nicholson is celebrating her 10th year as editor of Winepress. Chloe Winter caught up with her to chat about a job she loves.

Felicity Thompson

Fingers crossed for vines after frosts

While the snow on the mountains may look fantastic and Rainbow Ski field is delighted with the fresh snow, it is the last thing grape growers want to see.

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