Caroline Mardon with a receipt that a mystery good Samaritan gave her after paying for Mardon's fuel.

Kind act fuels gratitude

The woman who paid for Caroline Mardon's petrol asked only one thing: pay it forward.

Watson denied parole

Scott Watson in the High Court in Christchurch. He was denied parole.

Scott Watson turned down in first parole hearing after serving 17 years for the murder of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart.

Fire damages building

Police are investigating two fires in Blenheim believed to be arson.

Mixed reaction to sale

Reaction to sale of Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines mixed.

Sweet returns for honey firm

Growing Marlborough's premium products in the world's fastest growing market is the target of a Marlborough Research Centre project.

Spotlight on illegal hunters

Seven people have been caught hunting illegally during a three-day police operation.

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News

Barge design change challenged

NZ King Salmon's new barge, similar to the one that will be at Ngamahau.

Plans to use a recycled floating building at a new farm in Tory Channel rather than a purpose-built barge have raised hackles.

Farmers offered free agri-chemical disposal

Marlborough farmers and growers can dispose of their unwanted and expired agri-chemicals they have lying around.

Givealittle for cancer fundraising star

New shower to help Blenheim's homeless

Sport

Club sides in semifinal rehearsal

Harlequins centre Chris Tau'alupe takes on the Moutere defence during the sides' previous division one rugby match in April.

Club pride is up for grabs in Saturday's final preliminary matches in the Marlborough division one rugby competition.

Crucial day looms for footballers

The clash between Central Pirates and Blenheim Valley Development is likely to determine the division one championship.

Taine Cragg-Love, pictured in action for the Marlborough Boys’ College First XV last weekend, will have plenty to prove when takes on his ex-school mates at St Bede’s College in Christchurch on Saturday.

St Bede's visit fuels Cragg-Love's fire

For the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV Saturday’s match on the St Bede’s College front field in Christchurch will be an eventful one. But for Taine Cragg-Love it will have extra spice.

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

Telling stories through pictures

The Wicked Pirate

"Painted Stories", an exhibition of art which has appeared in books by Joy Cowley, published by Gecko Press, is now showing at the Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim. It will run until the second Marlborough Book Festival which starts on July 24, where Joy is a featured writer. 

Kaikoura longest day for youth satisfying

The Longest Day event challenging Kaikoura youth to new heights has been completed to a backdrop of cheers, backslaps and exhaustion.

Old friends Alistair Campbell, left, and Ray Craven talk about their schoo days.

Old friends reunited

Spring Creeks' Moutere Rugby Club was filled with laughter and reminiscing when folk took a trip down memory lane last week.

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