Moa Brewing Company master brewer Dave Nicolls, left, and founder Josh Scott toast the increasing demand for craft beer in New Zealand and abroad.

Craft beer could be next big thing

7:13 PM  Marlborough could be at the heart of a boom in the craft beer industry, researchers say.

Sunny reputation safe

Marlborough has enjoyed its sunniest first half of the year since records began..

Joseph's success delights whanau

6:06 PM  The Highlanders’ Super Rugby final win brought joy to the MacDonald whanau in Marlborough.

Rare white whale spotted video

A rare white whale seen in Cook Strait yesterday is one of only four ever recorded.

Yealands sale defended

Key players in the sale of Yealands Wine Group respond to concerns over deal.

Seven in car crash near Havelock

Two people were taken to hospital after the cars they were driving crashed near Havelock.

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News

No free after-hours visits for now

The Marlborough After-Hours Doctor Service is not providing free appointments for under 13s.

The directors of the Marlborough After-Hours Doctor Service have voted not to provide free visits for under-13s. 

Plenty of school holiday fun to be had

Thousands of Marlborough children and teenagers will be out and about over the next two weeks as they enjoy the winter school holidays.

Mayor leading Japanese cultural visit

Lottery win is bittersweet

Sport

Pirates claim division one title

Central player Jared Nott loses the race to the ball as Blenheim Valley Cobras goal-keeper Matthys van der Venter snaps up possession during grade one football from A and P Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Central Pirates repelled another raid from a plucky young Blenheim Valley Development team on Saturday, winning the Mayfield Motorworld division one football league with a week to spare while an upset result in Picton ensured the division two season will go down to the wire.

Pelorus heading back to premier grade

Pelorus Speight’s Ale House finished their grade one netball stint in the same style they had played their first four weeks in the competition, winning at Horton Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

running

Ultra-marathon to follow historic road

Blenheim-based company Top of the South Events announced on Monday they will be staging a new, annual ultra-marathon race based on the Old Ghost Road in the Buller district, starting at Lyell and running 85km north to Seddonville.

Opinion
An image from Mum's Diet by Joy Cowley, who says that, far from shaming fat people, the 1987 children's book promotes a healthy acceptance of all body types.

Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

OPINION: It’s time we faced up to the harm that can be done by extreme literary diets.

Business

Yealands sells to power firm video

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Marlborough entrepreneur Peter Yealands has sold his majority shareholding in Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines.

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

The effects of the lengthy drought and continuing feed supply and grass growth issues continue to concern farmers.

The inaugural Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker competition will enhance employment prospects for the winner, says awards chairwoman Sophie Matthews.

Young winemakers celebrated

A new award to celebrate the skills of young winemakers in Marlborough will be held on Friday

Your Marlborough

Art not just black and white

Roseanne Kibblewhite's work "Wild Seas".

People usually associate monochrome with black and white but this is not accurate, art exhibition coordinator Karen Neal says.

Beauty therapy among the vines

community amber-leigh woolf

Carolyn Robinson, who has just retired from Riverlands School, in front of the blackboard she has had for 25 years

"Inspirational" teacher to retire

Carolyn Robinson always wanted to be a teacher, she says. 

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