21052015 News. Photo: Sven Herselman Marlborough Express. Wine Tours by Bike co-owner Steve Hill on a section of a new off-road bike trail being built to keep cyclists off state highway 6. Renwick.

Work starts on new cycle path

New route aims to add to Marlborough's appeal as a cycle tourism destination.

No surprises in Budget

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22:  Finance Minister Bill English speaks during a post-budget breakfast at Queen's Wharf on May 22, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. The National party government yesterday delivered the budget, unveiling a $790 million child poverty package, the axing of Kiwisaver $1000 kickstart payments and $52m allocated for developing spare Crown land in Auckland for residential housing.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Budget welcomed with mixed response in Marlborough.

Police officer could get diversion

A Kaikoura police officer charged with careless driving could get diversion.

See you around

Steve Mason says goodbye as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Child pornography charge

A 19-year-old man has appeared in the Kaikoura District Court on 62 charges of child pornography.

No escape from online bullies

Young people being bullied no longer see home as a safe place, counsellor says.

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Olive oil bottles to honour WWI soldiers

Marlborough RSA Burleigh Memorial Olive Grove committee chairman John Cragg, left, and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology horticulture lecturer Don Cross with the First World War memorial olive oil bottles.

Allied soldiers took refuge under olive trees in World War I, and 100 years later their sacrifice will be remembered by a special olive oil bottle from Marlborough.

No escape from social media bullies

Young people being bullied can no longer think of home as a safe place, a Blenheim counsellor says.

Rest home resident found in creek

Farmlands moves to bigger Blenheim store


MBC blow Waimea off the field in first half

Marlborough Boys’ College prop Ty Bampton proves hard to put down for the Waimea College defence as teammate Isaiah Miller supports during the first XV clash on the MBC front field on Friday afternoon.

Picking up where they left off last week, the New Zealand King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV came out firing against Waimea College on Friday to put the match result beyond doubt early, before going off the boil after the break.

Magpies can do Blues a favour

Marlborough rugby clubs Moutere and Central have always been fierce rivals, but the Blues will be right behind the Magpies on Saturday.

Good times. The competition-leading Queensland Firebirds are on a roll in 2015.

A tale of two netball cities

It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times. It all depends which Trans-Tasman Championship netball team you are.


Questions remain in Banks case

The Court of Appeal has ruled John Banks was the vicitm of a miscarriage of justice.

John Banks' colourful talk of a "jihad" does not mean he should never have been charged.

The Claytons capital gains tax

You misheard if you thought a 2014-15 budget surplus has been the Government's fiscal-policy target for the past several years.


Letters to the editor

Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in in Blenheim and the use of poison for pest control.


Huge tanks destined for winery

Crown Sheet Metals welder Nick Herdman works on one of the 500,000 litre wine blending tanks for Drylands Winery in Blenheim.

Blenheim engineering firm set for one of its biggest projects ever, making four 500,000 litre tanks for the wine industry. 

Winery gets Hobbit-style spin

A new boutique winery outside Renwick designed by The Hobbit's art director has been granted resource consent.

Farmlands sales representatives Grace Davies and John Blick outside the new premises at the Westwood Business Park in Blenheim

Farmlands moves to bigger Blenheim store

A rapidly increasing customer base has seen Farmlands in Marlborough move into bigger premises at Westwood Business Park.

Your Marlborough

COLUMN: In a pickle

Olives do well in Marlborough's climate - so why not try planting a tree and pickling your own?

It’s very satisfying to pickle your own olives. There are a few different ways of doing this but the goal is always the same; to leach out a substance called oleopicrine, which gives olives their bitter taste.

Grant boost for Omaka

John Key confirms $1.5m grant to support a new exhibition at Marlborough's Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.

Marlborough man Josh Edmonds at "The Blanks Project Exhibition" launch in Auckland last month. The exhibition is coming to Blenheim on Thursday for one night only.

Blenheim bar hosts eco-art night

An exhibition with an eco-friendly twist is opening in Blenheim's Scotch Bar on Thursday.

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