Whites Bay is a popular spot when the sun comes out.

15 things about Marlborough

A blow-in's guide to getting free wine, fighting frost like Richie McCaw and Marlborough's best kept secret.

New winery coming

Jackson Estate directors Jeff Hart, left, and John Benton at the site of their new winery on Jacksons Rd.

The building has been designed with help from the art director for The Hobbit trilogy.

Spray drift still unmonitored

Efforts to track vineyard spray drift are still in the pipeline nine years after a report highlighted gaps in the data.

Super health hub

Old civic theatre to become a one-stop shop for health.

Inching out to centre line

Parking could be restricted near the hospital amid calls from residents to cut back on kerbside parking.

Bringing back the trust

The race for council is heating up, but who are the runners and riders?

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Retro theatre time forgot video

The 140-seat cinema in the Marlborough Movies building.

The projection room is still kitted out with old-school film projectors, a world away from the new digital projectors.

Not just fires

"We're asking our crews to be emergency responders, not just fire responders."

Countdown's booze trifecta

Locksmith changes the locks


McNicholl's return positive following Nadolo ban

Marty McKenzie has replaced Ben Volavola as first five-eighth and fullback cover for the Crusaders after an impressive ...

Marty McKenzie secures bench for the Crusaders; Johnny McNicholl bolsters back three as Nadolo ban kicks in

Waimea Schools secure second win

Waimea Combined Schools centre Michael Stringer helped generate some attacking momentum in yesterday's win over ...

If it's respect they're after then Waimea Combined Schools are certainly earning that.

Rugby trophy points allocated

Former Marlborough Express Rugby Player of the Year Trophy winner Vernon Fredericks picked up his second consecutive ...

 Although the seventh round of NPD Tasman Trophy play saw Nelson sides dominate on the scoreboard, there were some outstanding performances by Marlborough-based players.

Lily's on her way to Boston

Former Marlborough number one Lily O'Fagan shows her new colours as she prepares to tackle the latest chapter in her ...

The tenacity that drove Lily O'Fagan to a national tennis title has helped the teen win a much sought-after scholarship to a top American university.

College sailors up with best

Queen Charlotte College sailors Emily Overend and Jasper Hopkins concentrate on the job at hand.

College sailors showed they deserve to be ranked among the nation's best when they competed at the secondary schools team nationals.


Health centre triumph

Kaikoura's new health facility was officially opened last month.

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith says Kaikoura should be proud of its dedication to its new health centre.

Cheers Marlborough

The hot, dry summer should produce an excellent vintage this year, writes Stuart Smith.

I look forward to sampling my first glass of outstanding 2016 Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

Solomon leaves his mark on Ngai Tahu

Ngai Tahu leader Mark Solomon will leave big shoes to fill when he steps down at the end of year.

OPINION: It takes a special type of person to stay at the top for 18 years. Sir Mark Solomon was that.

Always blow on the (smaller) pie

Pies may shrink in size as part of healthy food guidelines for hospitals.

OPINION: The humble pie has come under the spotlight.

Common purpose

Anzac Day Service at the Seymour Square Cenotaph, Blenheim.

Marlborough RSA member and Royal New Zealand Navy veteran Terry Ford, writes about the legacy of those who fought and died.


Retro theatre time forgot video

The 140-seat cinema in the Marlborough Movies building.

The projection room is still kitted out with old-school film projectors, a world away from the new digital projectors.

Countdown's booze trifecta

Countdown Springlands, in Blenheim, will be without alcohol for five days this month.

All three Blenheim Countdown stores are now banned from selling alcohol.

Merino gloves in the high country

United States couple Peter and Patty Duke were the co-founders of merino sock giant SmartWool and after selling that ...

Steamboat Springs couple Peter and Patty Duke are adding gloves to socks they make from merino wool in the high country.

Sea change for ferry traffic

Workers at the KiwiRail yards in Picton.

Businesses are delighted traffic heading to the Interislander ferry terminal is being re-routed past their stores.

Grape growth predicted

New Zealand's vineyard area is tipped to rise 6 per cent on present plantings by 2018.

As vineyard plantings increase, New Zealand wines in the US gain plaudits and sales.

Your Marlborough

Long service

Robin Cox retires from Picton Department of Conservation.

Picton-based Department of Conservation ranger Robin Cox is due to retire


Norman Clark working on a piece of art in his studio in the Marlborough Sounds.

Havelock artist and carver Norman "Norm" Clark, 73, died unexpectedly.

The good old days

Des Keehan, 93, looks back on his life in Kaikoura.

"Sometimes the boys would go to the toilet and let the ponies go."

New generation of healthy eating

Olivia Hislop is making a selection of raw cakes to combat allergies and health issues.

Olivia Hislop has created a line of raw cakes and slices which will cater for a broad range of dietary requirements.

A cut-throat industry

Eruera Solomon, 15, is hoping to become a barber and is four weeks into a Gateway programme which will gain him NCEA credits.

Teenager Eru Solomon is turning natural artistic flair into a promising career as a barber.

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150th Anniversary

Behind the lens

Graham Brooks took this photo of a petrol tanker in flames on Pak Lim corner, in Renwick.

"Back then if you saw a picture in the paper where it looks like the photographer is right up close to a fire, they actually are."

'It's about the people'

Vanessa Watson started working with the Express in 1983, working her way up to general manager a position she held from ...

Vanessa Watson started at The Marlborough Express in 1983.

Gathering the news

From left, linotype supervisor Pat Corskie, advertising manager Ted Woodward, chief reporter Harry Turvey, editor Jim ...

150 years ago it was done on horseback, now reporters can get news from anywhere in the world as it happens.

The modern newsroom

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Open for business Monday ...

The Marlborough Express embarked on a new chapter in its history in December when staff moved into new offices in Arthur St, Blenheim.

Archives an asset to Marlborough

The Marlborough Express archives at Marlborough Museum.

"There just seems to not be enough hours in the day to read them all."

Rex keeps Renwick informed

Andrew Murray delivered the Marlborough Express to Renwick residents in the late 1970s with his pet dog Rex balanced on ...

An acrobatic dog balancing on the handlebars of a newspaper delivery boy's bike delighted Renwick residents in the 1970s.

Advertising is our lifeblood

190416 150 years. History. Advertising. Marlborough Express

No newspaper would be possible without the support of advertisers.

Colleagues and lifelong friends

Ted Woodward, left, and Jim Nicholas are still firm friends after working in the advertising department of The ...

Working for the Furness family was a highlight

Commitment to community

The newspaper's founder first editor, Samuel Johnson, took a special interest in the way Marlborough was managed by the ...

The Express has a history of editors whose enthusiasm influenced Marlborough today.

Dedicated paper boys

The final stage-delivery to a loyal subscriber

The Express has been delivered to readers' letterboxes in any number of ways over the past 150 years.

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