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Waikakaho Valley.
Aerial observation of the area.
27 degree's and strong NW winds.

Marlborough blaze rages gallery video

4 min ago  Residents are being urged to evacuate their homes as a huge forest fire continues to rage near Blenheim.

Stuck in a rest home video

Blenheim man Kevin Williams, 51, has lived in retirement homes for four years after struggling to find his own place through Housing New Zealand.

At 230kg, Blenheim man Kevin Williams needs a mobility scooter and there are no suitable state homes.

Restrictions looming

Renwick residents have been asked to cut their water use immediately

Festival ditches boozy image

"You can enjoy the festival without having to get drunk."

Water scheme flows on

Council awaits decision from the Ministry for Primary Industries on irrigation funding.

Camera policy for hospital

Concerns raised over patients or family members recording video and audio of procedures and consultations.

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To stay or go

Claudia Baker, centre, and her fiance, Ashley Ayling, right, watch the forest beside their house go up in flames.

5:45 PM  "It's very hard when it's the family home. I was there all night till the early hours."

Pining for Christmas

"You just can't get away with not having an authentic smell of pine needles on Christmas morning."

Promo video for Link Pathway video

Injured bird takes free flight


Keane fires parting shots

Former Tasman head coach Kieran Keane will work at the Chiefs next year after seven years with the Makos.

Crusaders and Canterbury boss Hamish Riach refuses to become embroiled in a public spat with the outgoing Tasman coach.

MGC side in semis


The Marlborough Girls’ College Junior A volleyball team bowed out in the semi finals of the South Island Secondary Schools Junior Volleyball Championships on Thursday in Christchurch, a tournament the MGC Junior B team and Marlborough Boys’ College Junior A also attended.

Sailors kept busy

The crew of Oldsmobile sit starboard on their way to fourth place during Spring Twilight Series racing on Wednesday evening in the Marlborough Sounds.

Two top-three finishes this week have Slingshot and Flying Fox vying with the competition front-runners for the Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight Series title, with two races to go.

Tri-ers of all ages

Marlborough competitor Wynne Garrick cools off after completing the 2014 Marlborough Women's Triathlon, the 32nd consecutive year she has done so. She will be lining up at the start line again on Sunday.

Female athletes boasting varying degrees of fitness, ranging in age from 10 to 70, will turn out for the Jules Taylor Marlborough Women’s Triathlon on Sunday.

Family effort to the fore

Flying Fox heels over in the breeze.

The Williams family handled windy conditions on Sunday afternoon to take out race one of the Burnsco Marine Island Hopper series, getting Flying Fox across the line second, but winning by over seven minutes on handicap in the Waikawa Boating Club race.


Climate marchers stand for freedom

Marlborough woman Christine Smith is encouraging people to support the upcoming climate change march in Seymour Square, Blenheim on November 28.

OPINION: Climate Karanga member Penny Wardle talks about the need to take action in the face of slow decision making by world leaders around climate change.

Civic centre 'breeding mistrust among ratepayers'

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

Kaikoura MP Staurt Smith weighs-in on the ongoing Kaikoura civic centre building saga.

Great events help our community – and visitors – connect

Some of the thousands of people who attended the Stihl Shop Croad Garden Fete in early November take cover in the shade at Seymour Square in Blenheim.

COLUMN: We are perfectly placed here, right in the middle of New Zealand, to make the most of attracting visitors from other regions whether by road, ferry or on our excellent air services. What it does for our economy is hard to overstate.

Letters to the editor


Correspondents write about climate change, the draft regional plan, taking offence and fireworks being 'insensitive'.

Letters to the editor

030712 News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. 8 Letters were sent and received the next day.

- postal post letter letterbox mail envelopes

Correspondents write about Kent St in Picton, marine farming and moa.


Paying at the pumps

An economic report card has given Marlborough two stars, with visitors spending more on pumping gas than buying from stores.

Retailer says Blenheim shops should open seven days a week.

BID plan dropped

Shoppers on Market St, in Blenheim, which would have been part of a proposed business improvement district.

"We're not going to pursue it because without the votes it was going to be very difficult."

Delegat opens office in China

Delegat Group sales operations supervisor Ming Xi, national sales manager Madeleine Ho, Auckland-based global brands and communications manager Jonas Steen, account manager Jay Hang, and business development manager Xixi Liu.

NZX-listed wine company Delegat Group hopes to increase its exports to China by opening an office in Shanghai.

Sunset scarf to lure Aussies

A model wears a scarf designed by Australian label We Are Handsome, which was inspired by a trip to Marlborough.

"They've really captured the layers of the sunset in the Sounds."

Fruit picking delayed

Blueberry harvest is on target at WindSong Organic Orchard in Marlborugh.

But fruit fans will not miss out on Marlborough stone fruit at Christmas.

Your Marlborough

The Marlborough way

Marlborough Mountain Bike Club members Justin Kenwood, left, and Sarnim Dean.

Marlborough has always been fairly low on the mountain biking radar but there are some great tracks.

Helping children in need

Sisters Jennie Jonsson (pictured) and Nicky Woodill have just returned from a trip to India where they provided sewing machines and clothes to children's homes. They are now hoping to raise more money to purchase a van for one of the homes.

Sisters Nicky Woodill and Jennie Jonsson have returned from a trip to India where they made some lasting friendships and are now hoping to raise money to buy a van for a children's home.

Helen Mason's 'life-changing' prescription

Helen Mason has lost 36 kilograms since she got the green prescription.

Helen Mason says the green prescription handed to her by doctor at the start of the year saved her life. 

Aces for Kaikoura junior tennis

Oliver Burra of the Kaikoura Tennis Club in training for the South Island Primary Schools intermediate tennis championships.

Junior tennis in Kaikoura is going from strength to strength, with 36 children now registered this season.

Little blue All Blacks

This little, or little blue, penguin, is one of a number living at South Bay Kaikoura. The breeding season is under way and they are enjoying an improved living space.

Who would you rather adopt - Richie or Dan? Sonny Bill or Savea?

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Tua Marina School Christmas Fair.
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150th Anniversary

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Blenheim residents getting the results of the 1911 election from the Marlborough Express.  Note man writing results in the window of the Express. December 7 1911.

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