Aidan Quinn-Brereton, from Queen Charlotte College, performs at the Marlborough Smokefree Rockquest.

Student makes Rockquest cut

Marlborough teenager has a shot at winning NZ's most prestigious battle of the bands.

Dying man jailed again

Blenheim District Court House

A terminally ill man who breached his parole conditions by taking drugs has been sent back to prison.

Man remanded on child sex charges

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

Bus stop kids at risk

School bus leaves children on busy rural road used by logging trucks.

Dog impaled on branch gives birth

Marlborough sheepdog recovers from serious injury to give birth to a litter of healthy pups.

Driver asleep after 180kmh chase

Man who lead police on a high-speed chase found afterwards asleep at the wheel.

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News

Liquor store not moving next to health hub

Liquorland will not move near Blenheim's health hub.

5 min ago  The Marlborough District Council says it has no plans to move Liquorland near the health hub on Queen Street in Blenheim.

Arahura's final Strait crossing video

8 min ago  The retired Arahura ferry made its final Cook Strait passenger crossing on Wednesday.

Council eyes health hub at theatre site

Blenheim colleges still in the dark

Sport

Boon brings his A game

Marlborough rep player Jack Boon juggles the ball on his stick as he launches another attack during his side's fixture against Nelson at Blenheim's College Park on Sunday.

5:04 PM   The Collins English Dictionary describes the word "boon" as "a welcome benefit" or "a blessing".

Young netballers dominate

Marlborough’s top under-17 and under-13 netball rep sides made a clean sweep at the Nelson age group tournament on Sunday.

Smallbore

Marlborough shooters second

The Marlborough representative smallbore team turned in a creditable effort at the annual Andrew and Faulkner Shield competition in Alexandra.

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

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

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

Business

Marlborough looking to attract skilled migrants

190410,News. Photo Scott Hammond/The Marlborough Express .
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

Make te reo part of every day

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

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.

Blenheim girls ready for international scavenger hunt

Best friends Rhiannon Halfacre and Anna Maxted say they are about to embark on the most outrageous, wickedly fun and socially-minded week of their lives.

Aya Kovesy decided to do something for others after reading an article online.

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.

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