Peg Moorhouse, 98, hopes someone will return the unique ring given to her as a gift by her late husband, Len, nearly 50 years ago.

Precious ring lost shopping

She wore the ring to remind her of the "good times" with her husband before he died.

Hundreds of dead eels

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The creek near Rarangi that was filled with dead eels.

A mystery toxin is being blamed for wiping out the fish and plants in a creek north of Blenheim.

A ClimbMAX reduces accidents

A new machine is revolutionising tree harvesting and gaining North American interest.

Driveway brawl

A long-standing feud was reignited after a woman found her tyres slashed.

Police hope to bag poachers

Persistent poachers will soon find they're sharing their favourite hunting spots with police.

Hammer man in court

Marlborough man arrested for trying to start a fight with a hammer in his pocket.

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War on wasps in the Abel Tasman National Park video

Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger John Henderson installs Vespex in a bait station in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Visitors in the Abel Tasman will not have to worry about wasps, thanks to an extensive control programme.

Poster exhibition sells Kiwi dream

"Historically, the New Zealand landscape had always been used to promote the country as an attractive destination."

Lewis Road enters the ice cream market

Foodbank faces closure


Story behind the fairytale

The Buller team following their Hawke Cup win at Mainpower Oval in Rangiora. Back row, from left, Mark Burnett (assistant manager), Michael Anderson, Michael Grafton, Alistair Burnett, Nik Cumming, Troy Adams, Ben Pratt, Max McDonald, Alex Paterson, Ethan Slee and Pete Knowles (manager). Front, from left, Clinton Harvey, Troy Scanlon (captain), Andrew Duncan (vice-captain), Craig Adams and Frano Volckman.

For the first time in their 106-year history, little-known Buller achieved something no-one thought possible. How did they do it?

McMath a Mako again

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Swimming Nelson Marlborough Winter meet.
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Woman 15 & over finals
Sally McMath ( Blenheim)  100M Freestyle

Sally McMath will get her second shot at helping the South Island Makos claim national swimming glory in Auckland on Saturday, with the action played out live on television.

Three sets required in doubles duels

Torban Otway’s wins in doubles and singles play were crucial during the Marlborough Storm’s 13-8 win over the Rapaura Matadors in premier grade tennis at the Marlborough Tennis Centre in Blenheim on Wednesday.

All three doubles contests went to third set tiebreakers when two evenly matched teams tussled in Allan Scott premier grade tennis on Wednesday evening in Blenheim.

Right concept, wrong colours

Senior cricketer Jarrod Englefield is happy to place his bat over the Wairau logo when he poses for photos in his Cavaliers uniform.

For someone who doesn’t feel particularly comfortable in his uniform, Jarrod Englefield is doing pretty well for the Wairau Cavaliers.

10,000 reasons to smile

Greg Stretch.

Greg Stretch knocked off an individual milestone then set about doing his Wairau Valley team a major service during senior club Twenty20 cricket on Wednesday evening.


A tale to remember

The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on February 6, 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and various Māori chiefs from the North Island.

OPINION: The story of

MP on the TPP

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MP Stuart Smith at his office in Blenheim.

Last Thursday was a significant day for New Zealand with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Auckland.

OPINION: Marine park

Sustainability key to marine debate

Wild juvenile paua are pictured with seven spat (light blue seeded paua). The spat are taken from adult paua then farmed and released into the wild to increase the overall biomass. This work is carried out by paua quota owners throughout New Zealand.

What will Marlborough choose: recreational fishing parks or sustainable fisheries?

SATIRE: New 'flaky' fish rule

The Beaver

SATIRE: The ministry is rumoured to be in talks with a Marlborough winery to provide its taste-tasters with small bottles of sauvignon blanc.

Letters to the editor

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Letter boxes at Okiwi Bay.

Correspondents write about marine farming, Express coverage, plant-based diets and ecological hypocrisy.


Todd family sells vineyards

The Todd family has sold 1500 hectare of vines and bare land to Marlborough-based wine company Indevin.

One of New Zealand's richest families has sold its entire vineyard holding in Marlborough.

New name, same honey

Taylor Pass Honey Co chief financial officer Kelvin Deaker and managing director Darren Clifford with some of the newly branded honey.

The Honey Company has changed its name and business is booming.

Tree harvester reduces accidents

Kelly Logging's ClimbMAX tree harvestor in action in Marlborough.

A new machine is revolutionising tree harvesting and gaining North American interest.

Mussels healthy option for pets

Aquaculture Direct director Bruce Cardwell is working for Lintbells in Marlborough to organise research into the health benefits of greenshell mussels.

A pet health company is researching the health benefits of greenshell mussels and other natural extracts from New Zealand.

Changes at the clubs

Clubs of Marlborough chief executive Lee Davis in the Taylor Restaurant, which is being refurbished to take advantage of the opening of the ASB Theatre.

"It's been a difficult financial journey for the club, but now we are looking towards the benefits the theatre will bring."

Your Marlborough

Regional ceramics showcase

Chinese Rabbit by Fiona Sutherland.

A ceramics exhibition that has taken months to organise, drawing artists from the Nelson - Marlboough and West Coast regions, opened at the Refinery Artspace last week , reports Judith Ritchie

Celebrating a century of service

Four of the six stamps celebrating 100 years since the RSA was established.

A series of collectors stamps and coins have been released by NZ Post to commemorate 100 years of RSA service.

Pink Hike proving popular

Pink Hike organiser Luisa Coyle, centre, at the inaugural event last year.

The event will also be great for those who have always meant to get around to climbing up Mt Fyffe.

Ocean calls lifesaver Bob

Bob Jones was one of Auckland's first paid life guards in the 1970s.

"I was never one for school. Half the time I would skip classes and go out surfing."

Poignant day for Catholic families

The final mass for the Sacred Heart Parish was held on January 31 ahead of the amalgamation of three parishes into one.

It was a poignant day for the congregation of Sacred Heart Church Kaikoura last Sunday when families gathered for their final Mass as Sacred Heart Parish Kaikoura.

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