Atom flight, from left, Ryan Simmons, Aidan Thomas and Robbie Miller.

The kids are all right

Marlborough's young bands have talent, they just need somewhere to play.

A magic night

Keen young Marlborough dancers, from left, Mary Hedgeman, 8, Theodore McFadden, 5, Sarah Olliver, 8, Phineas McFadden, ...

Five young dancers are getting ready for a magic night with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

The shark is back

 The Tasman Rugby Union has bowed to public and player pressure and reinstated an upgraded version of its original logo.

Well preserved

After nearly 20 years of making and selling preserves for a market in Renwick, Rex Hanson has his recipes down pat.

Make it your business

A business group wants to firm up its membership, secure funding and encourage businesses to collaborate.

What's in a name?

Blenheim isn't the first town to consider a name change. How would you like to live in Google?

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Welcome to Marlborough...

A mock up of welcome signs to be rolled out in Marlborough from July.

It's a fresh new welcome for motorists driving into Marlborough.

Public meeting for 'Marlborough City'

Both haters and supporters welcome the debate about how to market Blenheim.

Tiki Taane in Blenheim

Bring back the glory days

Sport

The shark is back

The new Tasman Makos logo.

 The Tasman Rugby Union has bowed to public and player pressure and reinstated an upgraded version of its original logo.

Forwards dominate

East Coast hooker Billy Collins gained maximum points in the Express Trophy competition after his display against ...

 Forwards dominated the point scoring in the Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year competition after Saturday's NPD Tasman Trophy crossover matches.

Wizards, UN open with wins

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Basketball interclub finals at Cowle Stadium Christchurch Sat 19. ...

Woodbourne Wizards and United Nations struck first blood when Marlborough men's A grade basketball began on Friday at Marlborough Lines Stadium.

Basketball boost

New operations manager Tim O'Malley has a clear vision for the immediate future of basketball in Marlborough.

There's a new face at the forefront of Marlborough Basketball.

MGC team in form

Harlequins Fairweathers wing attack Annaliese Raemaki tries to get the ball past the defences of Pelorus opponent Vicki ...

Marlborough Girls' College Scaffold Marlborough showed they are a force to be reckoned with in the 2016 Marlborough premier netball competition, notching up a 19-goal victory over SMOG Bayleys at Marlborough Lines Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Opinion

Learned Facebook users bag Blenheim

Should Blenheim doff its name, would other beleaguered towns dare to follow suit?

OPINION: Should Blenheim decide to doff its name, would other beleaguered towns follow suit?

Say no

Marlborough Boys College year 13 students, from left, Joe Potter, Hadley Buckley, Bob Lane and Sosaia Mesiui show their ...

OPINION: We tend to stand back, waiting for one brave person to challenge the bully and relieve us of the decision to stand up, writes Pink Shirt Day Marlborough organiser Liz Collyns.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Sounds habitats, hydro scheme, Blenheim bypass, Mamma Mia! and a load of rubbish.

Fonterra discussion continues

Fonterra has a responsibility to its farmer shareholders and unit holders, particularly during a time when milk prices ...

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith discusses the closure of Kaikoura's cheese factory.

Open letter

Critics have slated a plan to sell Canterbury water rights to a bottled water supplier.

Marlborough residents Budyong and Lesley Hill write an open letter to Conservation Minister Nick Smith.

Business

Public meeting for 'Marlborough City'

If not Marlborough City, how should Blenheim be marketed?

Both haters and supporters welcome the debate about how to market Blenheim.

Part of the family

Lake Chalice office manager Sue Binnie, left, with her husband and managing director Phil Binnie.

Family-owned wine company adds to its portfolio.

The Marlborough City debate stuff nation

Is the outlook for Blenheim's name, not so sunny?

For: Marlborough is a recognisable and marketable name. Against: The 150 year history of Blenheim runs deep.

What's in a name?

People can get confused flying to Blenheim and landing at Marlborough Airport.

Blenheim isn't the first town to consider a name change. How would you like to live in Google?

NZ needs more hotels

Research shows most guests prefer hotels that are 4 star and above, and we need a lot more of them.

Our main tourist centres will be short thousands of rooms in 10 years if more hotels aren't built.

Your Marlborough

Tiki Taane in Blenheim

Tiki Taane.

Musician plans his first solo acoustic set for Blenheim.

Iwi TV channel launched

Ngati Apa ki te Ra To cultural adviser Kiley Nepia says a new online television channel will help the iwi to engage with ...

A top of the South iwi is using an online video channel to connect with their members.

Introducing Isabelle Saunders

Marlborough Youth Councillor Isabelle Saunders, 17.

Marlborough Girls' College student Isabelle Saunders is passionate about youth involvement.

Ballet students' magic night

Keen young Marlborough dancers, from left, Mary Hedgeman, 8, Theodore McFadden, 5, Sarah Olliver, 8, Phineas McFadden, ...

Five young Marlborough dancers are getting ready for a magic night with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Well preserved

Some of the jams and chutney Rex Hanson makes to sell at the Renwick Market.

After nearly 20 years of making and selling preserves for a market in Renwick, Rex Hanson has his recipes down pat.

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A Marlborough visionary

Larry and Pat Pigou in their garden at Woodlands, Rapaura.

His tone was always supportive, never critical of people, or groups but instead backing those who were making the decisions to enhance the region.

His patented 'rabbit exterminator'

A rabbit trapped in one of George Williams' patented "extermination appliances" in 1892.

A century-old newspaper reveals a great-grandfather's struggle with rabbits.

Behind the lens

Graham Brooks took this photo of a petrol tanker in flames on Pak Lim corner, in Renwick.

"Back then if you saw a picture in the paper where it looks like the photographer is right up close to a fire, they actually are."

'It's about the people'

Vanessa Watson started working with the Express in 1983, working her way up to general manager a position she held from ...

Vanessa Watson started at The Marlborough Express in 1983.

Gathering the news

From left, linotype supervisor Pat Corskie, advertising manager Ted Woodward, chief reporter Harry Turvey, editor Jim ...

150 years ago it was done on horseback, now reporters can get news from anywhere in the world as it happens.

The modern newsroom

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The Marlborough Express embarked on a new chapter in its history in December when staff moved into new offices in Arthur St, Blenheim.

Archives an asset to Marlborough

The Marlborough Express archives at Marlborough Museum.

"There just seems to not be enough hours in the day to read them all."

Rex keeps Renwick informed

Andrew Murray delivered the Marlborough Express to Renwick residents in the late 1970s with his pet dog Rex balanced on ...

An acrobatic dog balancing on the handlebars of a newspaper delivery boy's bike delighted Renwick residents in the 1970s.

Advertising is our lifeblood

190416 150 years. History. Advertising. Marlborough Express

No newspaper would be possible without the support of advertisers.

Colleagues and lifelong friends

Ted Woodward, left, and Jim Nicholas are still firm friends after working in the advertising department of The ...

Working for the Furness family was a highlight

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