Marlborough Boys' College assistant principal James Ryan says a wine school for year 12 and 13 students will open career pathways into winemaking and viticulture.

Wine school plans for Blenheim

Plans for NZ school of wine could see Blenheim become an educational hub for winemaking.

Halfway house planned

Crossroads Marlborough Charitable Trust co-ordinator Janette Walker wants to set up a centre in Blenheim for homeless single men.

A Marlborough charity says it has a fix for the homeless issue in the province.

Need for skilled migrants

A Marlborough businessman says the region has plenty to attract skilled migrants.

Kids feel unsafe at Blenheim park

Drug deals go down in Blenheim skate park's toilets, says a skater who uses the park.

Community work for charges

A man whose assault on his partner was on the "lower end of extreme violence" has avoided a prison sentence.

Op-shop closure 'devastating'

Second Time Around owner Keith Allen forced to vacate building by end of the week.

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News

Dog impaled on branch gives birth

Farm dog Storm was impaled on a 3-metre long branch while herding sheep but survived to give birth to three puppies.

5:58 PM  For most working dogs the thrill of the chase is all in a day's work. But for Storm, being impaled on a branch was an occupational hazard when she rounded some sheep.

Driver found asleep after high speed chase

5:12 PM  A man who led police on a chase reaching speeds of 180kmh was found afterwards asleep at the wheel with stolen goods in his car.

Dairy farmers guilty of breaching milking order

Marlborough student makes Rockquest cut

Sport

Junior sports wrap

Renwick wing attack Michaela Robertson and St Mary's defender Laura Theyers in grade four junior netball action at Horton Park on Saturday.

5:13 PM  Marlborough junior sport wrap from last weekend.

Chance for new players to shine

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Steve McCaa scored two of Marlborough six wins at the weekend.

Rep golfers battle in capital

Marlborough’s senior rep golfers struggled to tame the tough Paraparaumu Beach course, and their Wellington opponents, losing their annual fixture 19-6 at the weekend.

Opinion

Chance for new players to shine

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

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Letters to the editor

Readers write in about the Picton Library and the councillors abstaining from voting on the civic theatre.

Business

Kaikoura free range chicken farm proposed

Kaikoura businesswoman Mary Shanahan says her planned free range chicken farm will follow SPCA guidelines.

A proposed free range chicken farm on the outskirts of Kaikoura will follow the SPCA's strict animal welfare requirements.

Huia Vineyard wins NY award

Marlborough organic winegrower Huia Vineyard has won a swath of international awards but the latest was the most surprising, owners Mike and Claire Allan said.

Young Marlborough Viticulturist of the Year finalist Kurt Robinson won't let lack of experience hinder him.

Inexperience won't hinder young viticulturist

Kurt Robinson hasn't spoken to an audience since he was 15-years-old.

Your Marlborough

Members' exhibition sees some tough competition

An oil on canvas, “Road to Skippers Canyon”, by Graham Taylor was the second “People’s Choice” in the 2014 Marlborough Art Society members exhibition.

Judges will be taking their time to select the winners in this year's Marlborough Art Society members' exhibition.

Trees please

OPINION: These behemoths of the modern garden world are to be protected and respected like our older generations who sacrificed so much

Australian musician Pat Tierney starts his international career with a New Zealand tour and plays in Picton on Saturday, August 1.

Australian musician kicks off southern tour leg

Music for an international audience can be heard in Picton on Saturday when Brisbane-based Pat Tierney starts the southern half of his New Zealand tour.

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