Blenheim man Ed Bamber says his flight on a soon-to-be out of service Iroquois helicopter brought back a lot of memories.

Final flight in Iroquois for veterans

16 min ago  Marlborough veterans took their last ride in an Iroquois at Base Woodbourne yesterday.

Every precious drop

310112. News. Photo:Jim Anderson. The Branch River Bridge on State Highway 63 near Blenheim. Water levels under the bridge when flow 2km upstream at the intake for TrustPower's scheme was 1.3 cubic metres per second.  This image shows the low flow of the river taken three days later. Mr Anderson says showing resource consent conditions were not being complied with.

"Quick and free" water sharing plan proposed to solve region's water woes.

Body in car 'not suspicious' video

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

Airport expansion in final stage

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

Woman assaulted in Kaikoura

A woman was assaulted while walking to friend's house in Kaikoura, police say.

Drink-drivers tested on the spot

Marlborough's top police officer says new breathalyser will cut travel time for police.

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Severe weather watch for Marlborough

A severe weather watch is in place for Marlborough.

10:10 AM  Heavy rain and severe gales are expected in many parts of the South Island and lower North Island as an active trough moves northwards.

Marlburians encouraged to join Shakeout

District Council urges Marlborough residents to get on board with new quake initiative.

Shortage of youth mentors

Young winemakers' chance to shine

Sport

Marlborough junior rugby wrap

Harlequins centre Brooklyn Love makes a clean break during Saturday's Tasman under-16 match against Renwick at Lansdowne Park.

10:35 AM  Junior rugby results from Saturday, May 2.

Trail riders relish idyllic final day

9:36 AM  The Marlborough Endurance and Trail Club staged their final CTR for the season in perfect conditions in the Omaka Valley on Sunday.

The smallest combination at Sunday’s event was lead rein rider Chloe Healy and her mount Lucy.

Winter dressage series underway

10:10 AM  Ninety five horses and ponies were saddled up when the first round of the Lucas Saddlery Winter Dressage Series was staged at the Marlborough Equestrian Park on Sunday.

Opinion

Progress against exploitation

Chef Collin Fassnidge cooking a Kangaroo dish at the Four in Hand Hotel in Paddington. Wednesday 25th September 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SHD NEWS 130925

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

Letters to the editor

Correspondents write about referendums, the riverside complex, fisheries management, the Anzac parade and grape spills.

Delwyn Summerton at the Kaikoura Food Company.

Summer in Kaikoura: Yes, we live and work here

At the end of a busy summer, we asked some workers and business owners in Kaikoura about their work/life balance over summer.

Business

For the love of food

Blenheim woman Emily Hope aims to change the way people think about food with her new business Hope Nutrition.

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.

Uncertainty for marine farmers

Forty years after it started in the Sounds, marine farming remains a source of pride and controversy.

Blenheim Toyota salesman Scott McDermid says sales for utes are improving.

Utes popular in Marlborough

Marlborough has one of the highest ownerships of utes per head of population in the country.

Your Marlborough

Garnett Gals walk for a cause

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.

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.

Mumford family find freedom

 A family from the United States are loving the freedom - and the seafood - Kaikoura has to offer.

Eli's parents Rochelle Broadhurst and Dylan Montgomery hope with hard work, an intensive three-year course of home-based therapy will soon have him up and about.

Eli comes home for good

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

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