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Makos call in reinforcements

Tasman Makos coaches called on players from the Nelson Bays and Marlborough club ranks for a Makos Emerging Players training squad.

Arsonist sentenced

Police investigate an arson at Blenheim's Work and Income building on Christmas Day last year.

Man who set fire to Blenheim WINZ office found under table in smouldering building with razor blade.

Perfect blend for new winery

Highfield Estate and TerraVin will retain individual brand styles after three staff members struck a deal to work together.

Milked during ban, says council

Nearly 1400 dairy cows were being milked in breach of a no milking order, the MDC says.

Raw milkers sour with new rules

A Tuamarina couple sour that new regulations will increase their costs by thousands each year.

Texting adds to Youthline workload

Youthline fielded more than 8000 queries from Marlborough young people last year. 

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Nelson man sentenced for assaulting officer with car

Blenheim District Court

A man whose erratic driving attracted police attention was sentenced on charges of drug possession and assaulting an officer with a car in the Blenheim District Court on Monday. 

Historic graves to be restored

Crumbling headstones at Picton cemetery dating back to early settlement times will be restored.

Suicide numbers highest on record

$16k funding cut confirmed for Picton School

Sport

Acquiesce and Playwright excel in changing winds

Acquiesce, seen here in race one of the series, won division one of race five in the NZ King Salmon Winter Series hosted by the Waikawa Boating Club on Sunday.

A mix of wind strengths in the Marlborough Sounds on Sunday provided a challenge to the 21 Waikawa Boating Club yachts and crews who took part in race five of the NZ King Salmon Winter Series.

Pirates claim division one title

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.

Ken Hart, left, and Calvin Hart, flank cousin Jamie Joseph at the Highlanders' hotel after the match.

Joseph's win delights whanau

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

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

Pioneering organic vineyard for sale

Churton Wines owners Mandy and Sam Weaver have put their organic vineyard on the market.

A pioneering organic Marlborough vineyard in Waihopai Valley is on the market.

Yealands sells to power firm video

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

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

Yealands sale 'healthy and transparent'

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

Your Marlborough

The best of friends

"Pippa" the dog at Marlborough's SPCA.

Over the past two weeks, Pippa, an 11-year old beardie cross and Sky Veevers have developed a mutual affection, one Sky is prepared to call love.

Book worm becomes award-winning writer

A Renwick student who reads five books a week is glowing after becoming a regional prize winner for her short story.

Oliver Mandeno, 11, left, contemplates his next move at a Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 holiday programme, while Bridie Walker, 7, Tegan Walker, 9, and Chelsea Mandeno, 9, prepare to make a move.

Plenty of holiday fun to be had

Thousands of children and teens will be out and about during the school holidays over the next two weeks.

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