Barb 'the costume lady' Williams is retiring from her business Dress Ups in Blenheim after two decades.

Fangs for the memories

A Blenheim woman who spent 20 years dressing Marlburians as monks and maidens is retiring.

Clean up only $7600

HEB construction patrolman Dave Nee cleans up a grape spill at a roundabout on the corner of Grove Rd and Alfred St in Blenheim.

Marlborough ratepayers will pay about $22,000 less than last year to clean grape spills.

Surgeon could face further action

A former Blenheim surgeon has been referred to an independent statutory officer over criticism of the care he provided an elderly patient.

Boardwalk will help raise profile

Havelock community behind boardwalk project to atttract more visitors

Ericson denied parole

Claims cocktail of drugs cause of murder fail to convince Parole Board.

Body in car 'not suspicious' video

Discovery of a body in car on Whangamoa Saddle is not suspicious, police say.

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Man arrested in drug sting missing

James Arthur Holder, 45, was bailed to a house in Waikawa, near Picton.

A judge has issued a warrant to arrest a Marlborough man accused of drug dealing after he failed to appear in court.

Hunter bailed on cruelty charges

A hunter has appeared in court charged with animal cruelty against a wild pig.

Crafty twist on Marlborough wine

Final flight in Iroquois for veterans video

Sport

Shirley schoolboys finish on top

Marlborough Boys’ College basketballer Jake Southey drives down court during the school sporting exchange with Shirley High School in Blenheim on Tuesday.

Shirley Boys’ High School teams dominated the annual interschool sporting exchange, winning five of the six fixtures contested at Marlborough Boys’ College on Tuesday.

Indoor bowlers nab trophy

The Marlborough indoor bowls representative team opened their season on a high note with a resounding victory in Nelson on Sunday.

The Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year trophy.

Rugby Player of Year points allocated

Four forwards and one back scooped maximum points in the Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year competition on Saturday.

Opinion

Quake refugees easy targets

KATHMANDU, NEPAL - APRIL 30:  Local residents warm themselves by a fire in the street in Bhaktapur on April 30, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving over 5500 dead and many more trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. Regular aftershocks have hampered recovery missions as locals, officials and aid workers attempt to recover bodies from the rubble.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

To call last Saturday's Nepalese earthquake "devastating" is a huge understatement.

Progress against exploitation

Stojam Stojkov's case sheds light on the dreadful conditions under which migrant workers have been toiling with too little protection.

Letters

Letters to the editor

6:00 AM  Correspondents write about politics and the flags referendum.

Business

Airport expansion in final stage

A roof will be put on the new extension at the front of the Marlborough Airport later this month.

The final stage of the multi-million dollar Marlborough Airport expansion is underway.

For the love of food

A Blenheim woman's love for home-grown fruit and vegetables is helping her on her quest to change the way people think about food.

An enticing mix of old and new. Vintage Events also provides furniture and decor for photo shoots along with photo booths for events.

Home and Garden: A touch of magic in Marlborough

Show Paula Theodore a bare room, and she’ll see magical potential.

Your Marlborough

Joining forces to save terns

A black-fronted tern along the Clarence River.

Enivonment agencies and landowners are joining forces to save endangered black-fronted terns along the Clarence River.

Eli comes home for good

Eli Montgomery’s mum and dad hope he won’t just be walking in three years, but running.

Katie Hall, left, Suzie Petersen and Marg Garnett are three of the four ''Garnett Gals'' walking in this weekend’s Saint Clair Vineyard half marathon in Blenheim.

Garnett Gals walk for a cause

Not being able to walk in this weekend's Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon hurts more than the sprain that put Suzy Petersen on crutches.

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