Interisland ferry Arahura sails out of Picton, bound for Wellington, for the final time.

Arahura makes final crossing

The Arahura, KiwiRail's 'quiet achiever', sailed out of Picton for the final time after 32 years.

Super health hub plan

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has until September to decide if it will lease the Floor Pride Civic Theatre in Blenheim and create a health hub

Council approaches NMDHB about leasing Civic Theatre site to create a super health hub in Blenheim.

Liquor store not moving next to hub

District Council says it has no plans to move Liquorland near Queen St health hub.

Blenheim colleges still in the dark

The Ministry is yet to make a decision on future of Blenheim's colleges, principal says.

Marine reserves 'won't save Sounds'

More marine reserves in the Marlborough Sounds will not save the seabed, fishermen say.

Makos mauled by Manawatu

It's only preseason, but the decisive 47-19 loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.

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Marlborough mentoring programme has funding cut

Synergy Youth Mentoring mentor Jodye Tomlin and George Raj, 10, enjoy a bike ride together.

A successful Marlborough youth mentoring programme will be forced to slash the number of children it helps each year because of funding cuts.

Arahura's final Strait crossing video

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

Marlborough residents switch to save power

Man remanded on child sex charges

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.

 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

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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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