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Derek Cordes, Secretary/Treasurer of the Helicopter Industry Museum Trust is seeking to build a Rotor Craft Museum to compliment the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre's existing display.

$1m needed for helicopter museum

7:42 AM  A museum specialising in the history of helicopters could become a reality for Marlborough.

Town split over levy

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Local business owners talk about the proposed revamp of the CBD.
Tony Flood Radiator Services

7:25 AM  A proposed levy to revamp Blenheim's CBD meets with a mixed response.

Couple convicted of benefit fraud

7:45 AM  Renwick couple's benefit fraud robbed taxpayers of almost $50,000, judge says.

Watson's complaints rejected

Convicted murderer Scott Watson fails to convince doctors that parole reports were wrong.

Woman five times over limit

7:45 AM  A Renwick woman has been convicted of drink driving after she was caught five times over the legal limit.

Mayday from charter boat cancelled

An injured man was airlifted off a charter boat that had been taking on water in the Sounds.

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Man remanded on child sex charges

Blenheim District Court House

Marlborough man charged with four counts of sexual connection with a 15-year-old girl remanded on bail.

Mentoring programme funding cut

Youth mentoring scheme forced to slash number of children it helps each year due to funding cuts.

Arahura makes final crossing video

Marine reserves 'won't save Sounds'

Sport

Fundraiser planned for squash duo

Marlborough squash players Kiriana Andrew, left, and Amelia Wadsworth are hoping for national selection.

7:30 AM  A fundraising breakfast is being held on Wednesday, August 5, to assist two of Marlborough's most promising young squash players as they bid to represent New Zealand in Sydney in late August.

Marlborough players make Tasman under-19 squad

Several Marlborough-based players have been included by Tasman under-19 rugby coach Kahu Marfell in an impressive 33-player squad.

Shane Evans will lead Central Pirates' attack against clubmates Central in the second round of the Knockout Cup on Saturday.

Football feast set for A&P Park

7:30 AM  Five games of top-class football will be staged at Blenheim’s A&P Park on Saturday.

Opinion

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

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

Marlborough looking to attract skilled migrants

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Business.
Andy Rowe.
Cuddons Engineering.
standing next to a freeze drier.

A Marlborough businessman said the region can offer competitive wage rates and quality lifestyles to attract skilled migrants if they are ready to work here.

Kaikoura free range chicken farm proposed

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

Picton's only second hand store, Second Time Round, is closing on Friday after the building's overseas owner gave an eviction notice to leasee Keith Allen, left, pictured with his wife Kerrin, dog Kaci, and staff member Maurice Burgess.

Picton store to close

Keith Allen, owner of Picton's Second Time Around second hand shop, is not ready to be thrown out on the employment junk heap.

Your Marlborough

Open day at Walnut Ranch

Julian Batchelor, 12, with "Angel" and Rhilee Baker, 11, with "Sparky".

Animal-lovers of all ages will be in for a treat if they head down to the Walnut Ranch Animal Farm Park open day this Saturday. 

Good news leads to good deeds

It is rare to come across "good news" on a national media site and even rarer to reach out to the people reported on.

Kiley Nepia, front, stands in front of Omaka Marae, in Blenheim, with whanau. Photo: SCOTT HAMMOND/FAIRFAX NZ

Make te reo part of every day

Kiley Nepia is an advocate for te reo Maori and Te wiki o te reo Maori is a time for him to reflect, celebrate and plan for the future.

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