Marlborough young viticulturist Matt Duggan

Viticulturist 'perennial' runner-up

Cricketers savour hattricks but not Marlborough viticulturist Matt Duggan.

Jailed indefinitely

Jason Brent Ecclestone was sentenced to preventive detention for a sex attack when he appeared in the Nelson High Court on Friday.

A man found guilty of raping a sex worker has been sentenced to preventive detention.

Holiday park subsidy

People struggling to find a home are staying in holiday parks with government help.

Power surge shuts down Turbos

Tasman continued their blazing start to the National Provincial Championship, bagging their third consecutive five-pointer against Manawatu.

Scott Watson interview approved

Corrections approves a journalist's request to talk to Scott Watson behind bars.

Rugby dad's $10k for club, school

A Marlborough dad has won $10,000 for Awatere Rugby Club and Seddon School.

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Blenheim landlord acquitted of cannabis charges

Blenheim District Court

A Blenheim landlord who claimed his tenant was responsible for a crop of more than 200 cannabis plants at his property has been cleared of all charges. 

Marlborough PHO excels in health tests

The Marlborough Primary Health Organisation has excelled in the latest round of health target results. 

Humorous sign boasts Marlborough's selling points

Council supports rural group, rejects funding


Second half power surge shuts down Turbos

Marty Banks is lowered in  a copybook tackle.

Tasman continued their blazing start to the National Provincial Championship rugby season, bagging their third consecutive five-pointer against Manawatu in Blenheim on Thursday.

Makos surge past the Turbos

Mitchell Scott of the Tasman Makos is stopped by the Manawatu defence.

The Tasman Makos used an 11 minute second half scoring spurt to bank another five NPC points.

School cyclists set to test skills around Marlborough

Marlborough Boys’ College student Ethan Batt will be in the field on familiar roads when the Cuddons Two Day Schools Tour is cycled in Marlborough over the weekend.

Several of Marlborough’s roads will be busy with young cyclists this weekend, a strong local team set to race alongside school students from around New Zealand in the Cuddons Two Day Schools Tour.

Tournament week takes students far and wide

The Marlborough Girls’ College Senior A netball team which will be one of many secondary schools sports teams in action next week. From left, McKynlee Breen, Kelsie Fitzpatrick, Jalen-Rose Graham-King, Etelini Manoa, Malia Manoa, Ellen Halfacre, Lorin Cook, Livvy Hodson and Sophie Robinson. Absent is Jodie Jensen.

All the training gets put into practice next week for many of Marlborough’s best young athletes as secondary school sports tournaments take place around New Zealand.

Strong fields for major indoor bowls prizes

Simon Hitchcock, who has been a standout on the Marlborough indoor bowls scene this season, will line up at the Marlborough Open this weekend looking to add to his trophy collection.

Brian Stewart and Natasha McLauchlan have formed a formidable combination on the indoor bowls mats this year and on Saturday they will seek to add the region’s biggest prize of the season to their collection, the Mark Stevenson First National Marlborough Open.


Dirty secrets in Kaikoura

A follower on Twitter read I was going whale watching and drew this for me. It's my cat, PussPuss, as a Kaikoura whale. PussPussWhaleWhale. I am in love with this.

OPINION: I've been away from home for less than a week and I've resorted to patting strangers' dogs because I miss my cat.

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

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

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

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

Letters to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Letters to the editor

Letter to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Letters to the editor


Marlborough wineries find success in China

Forrest Estate Winery managing director John Forrest.


Easter trading law change 'sensible' - Sowman

04042015 News Photo: Derek Flynn/ Fairfax NZ. 
Classic Fighters 2015 Airshow from Omaka Airfield in Blenheim.
Saturday session - Classic vintage Aircraft display.
Three Fokker Triplanes.

A law change giving councils the power to allow trade on Easter Sunday is "terrific news", says Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman.

Former MP to chair rural lobby group

Former Kaikoura MP Colin King will chair the Rural Advisory Group

Former Kaikoura MP Colin King will chair a new rural advisory group formed to lobby the Marlborough District Council on rural community issues.

Warm weather favours lambing

Warm weather has helped farmers during lambing. Pictured are new born triplets on a farm near Blenheim.

Warm, dry weather conditions in Marlborough may be slowing grass growth but it is helping lambing on farms around the region, say farmers.

Scallop take set to rise

Flashback: Sounds scallops being unloaded at Picton in 2012.

After years of contraction the scallop industry in the top of the south looks set for better days.

Your Marlborough

Committed rugby dad earns $10k for club, school

Awatere Rugby Club coach Andrew Lawson with sons Jake, 8, and Eric, 12.

Coaching junior rugby has proven to be rewarding in more ways than one for a Marlborough dad after he won $10,000 for the Awatere Rugby Club and Seddon School.

Daffodils for Fairhall

Emily Hole, 9, gets a sneak peek at the Timara Lodge garden, which will be opened for a Fairhall School fundraiser next Sunday.

A field of golden daffodils will be open to the public at Timara Lodge next weekend, for an annual Fairhall School fundraiser. 

Lynne's not so impossible mission gallery video

Lynne Nicholl is going to drive her mobility scooter from Blenheim to Lake Rotoiti, in St Arnard, and back for St John Marlborough.

It's a journey travelled over days and across tough terrain, ridden at 8kmh by mobility scooter.

Former Marlborough man set high standards

Marlborough-born former General Motors director Ian Stace died aged 101-years-old on Saturday.

Marlborough-born Ian Ormonde Stace, who died aged 101 on Saturday, was a person of many and varied talents who set high standards.

Dance like no-one is watching

Ruth Newman is looking forward to new dance workshops starting in Blenheim.


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