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Lintbells is a UK company specialising in healthy petfood, using Green Shell Mussels from Marllborough. The company has just announced the establishment of an R&D unit in Marlborough, headed up by Bruce Cardwell.

Mussels healthy option for pets

A pet health company is researching the health benefits of greenshell mussels and other natural extracts from New Zealand.

Precious ring lost 

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Peg Moorhouse lost a much treasured ring in Blenheim.

She wore the ring to remind her of the "good times" with her husband before he died.

Hundreds of dead eels

A mystery toxin is being blamed for wiping out the fish and plants in a creek north of Blenheim.

'Healthy' financial position

Higher than expected metered water sales and increased revenue from dump fees are among factors contributing to the council's financial position.

Todd family sells vineyards

One of New Zealand's richest families has sold its entire vineyard holding in Marlborough.

Driveway brawl

A long-standing feud was reignited after a woman found her tyres slashed.

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Do we need a park?

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith, Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith and Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy announce a proposal for the Marlborough Sounds to be turned into a recreational fishing park last month.

Not everyone agreed with Minister for the Environment Nick Smith at a Blenheim public meeting.

War on wasps in Abel Tasman video

No more holidays ruined "by tripping over a wasp nest or not watching a jam sandwich closely enough".

Mayor hoping for marine park engagement

Where do you get your water?


Veterans come from far and wide

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Junior Tennis from Pollard Park.
Rapaura Aces v Fairhall Aces.
Alice Roughan (Fairhall Aces)

The Marlborough Veterans Tennis Club welcomed players from many different corners of New Zealand for their 50th Anniversary tournament over the weekend.

Story behind the fairytale

The Buller team following their Hawke Cup win at Mainpower Oval in Rangiora. Back row, from left, Mark Burnett (assistant manager), Michael Anderson, Michael Grafton, Alistair Burnett, Nik Cumming, Troy Adams, Ben Pratt, Max McDonald, Alex Paterson, Ethan Slee and Pete Knowles (manager). Front, from left, Clinton Harvey, Troy Scanlon (captain), Andrew Duncan (vice-captain), Craig Adams and Frano Volckman.

For the first time in their 106-year history, little-known Buller achieved something no-one thought possible. How did they do it?

McMath a Mako again

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Woman 15 & over finals
Sally McMath ( Blenheim)  100M Freestyle

Sally McMath will get her second shot at helping the South Island Makos claim national swimming glory in Auckland on Saturday, with the action played out live on television.

Stags without Wheeler for Nelson match

Will Young returns to Nelson's Saxton Oval, this time as Central Stags' captain, for their fifth round Plunket Shield clash with Canterbury.

There's no getting around the reality that the Central Stags are having problems reconciling both their long and short game execution.

Three sets required in doubles duels

Torban Otway’s wins in doubles and singles play were crucial during the Marlborough Storm’s 13-8 win over the Rapaura Matadors in premier grade tennis at the Marlborough Tennis Centre in Blenheim on Wednesday.

All three doubles contests went to third set tiebreakers when two evenly matched teams tussled in Allan Scott premier grade tennis on Wednesday evening in Blenheim.


A tale to remember

The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on February 6, 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and various Māori chiefs from the North Island.

OPINION: The story of

MP on the TPP

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MP Stuart Smith at his office in Blenheim.

Last Thursday was a significant day for New Zealand with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Auckland.

OPINION: Marine park

Sustainability key to marine debate

Wild juvenile paua are pictured with seven spat (light blue seeded paua). The spat are taken from adult paua then farmed and released into the wild to increase the overall biomass. This work is carried out by paua quota owners throughout New Zealand.

What will Marlborough choose: recreational fishing parks or sustainable fisheries?

SATIRE: New 'flaky' fish rule

The Beaver

SATIRE: The ministry is rumoured to be in talks with a Marlborough winery to provide its taste-tasters with small bottles of sauvignon blanc.

Letters to the editor

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Letter boxes at Okiwi Bay.

Correspondents write about marine farming, Express coverage, plant-based diets and ecological hypocrisy.


Todd family sells vineyards

The Todd family has sold 1500 hectare of vines and bare land to Marlborough-based wine company Indevin.

One of New Zealand's richest families has sold its entire vineyard holding in Marlborough.

Strong demand, few listings

Strong demand continues to drive house prices up in Nelson.

Low interest rates and few listings are continuing to fuel Nelson's housing market.

Tree harvester reduces accidents video

Kelly Logging's ClimbMAX tree harvester in action in Marlborough.

A new machine is revolutionising tree harvesting and gaining North American interest.

New name, same honey

Taylor Pass Honey Co chief financial officer Kelvin Deaker and managing director Darren Clifford with some of the newly branded honey.

The Honey Company has changed its name and business is booming.

Mussels healthy option for pets

Aquaculture Direct director Bruce Cardwell is working for Lintbells in Marlborough to organise research into the health benefits of greenshell mussels.

A pet health company is researching the health benefits of greenshell mussels and other natural extracts from New Zealand.

Your Marlborough

DOC volunteer 11,000km from home

Lily Soderlund travelled from her home in the United States to live in Marlborough and volunteer for the Department of Conservation.

"When you're surrounded by cities and surrounded by people, you stop realising there's so much outside of the place you're in."

Horror in the corn

Omaka Maize Maze owner Paul Baker, left, and Blenheim filmmaker Aaron Falvey are getting ready to shoot the promotional video for the horror maze night.

"I expect a lot of screaming... But you'd be surprised, with the maze being so dense you don't hear much in there."

Remembering our soldiers

Soldiers milk a cow on April 1, 1918 during World War I. The image is part of the National Army Museum's 'Heartlanders New Zealanders of the Great War' travelling exhibition touring New Zealand.

Amazing stories of Marlburians who fought in World War I will be on display.

Modern education for modern demands

What will the future of education look like?

Technology is replacing the need for a human in many areas of work. Think manufacturing, farming, checking-in for a flight, remote specialist medical staff, buying groceries and self-driving cars.

Blenheim chef on culinary pavilion

Arbour Restaurant owners Lizz Buttimore, left, and Bradley Hornby who will be cooking a pork dish at the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival.

"It's cool for us, being a little restaurant up the road."

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