This one-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Blenheim is going under the hammer with methamphetamine contamination.

Property hunters turn to 'P houses'

As this "cosy" meth-ridden Blenheim flat shows, people know a bargain when they see one.

Yealands opts for trial

Peter Yealands won the Lincoln University Foundation's South Island Farmer of the Year in 2013. (File photo)

One of NZ's leading wine producers denies allegations he illegally dumped a winemaking byproduct.

Pokie scheme 'netted $1m a year'

Crown alleges true control was concealed to deceive gambling authorities.

One month, 25,000 meals

It's been a challenging harvest, not just for the vineyard workers, but for those who feed them. 

Collapsed homestead survivor dies

4:05 PM  The woman pulled from the wreckage at Elms Homestead, near Kaikoura, after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake has died.

Gallopers set to show paces

Ten top-notch gallopers will chase a $25,000 stake in the Marlborough Racing Club's feature race at Waterlea on Sunday.

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Mayor asks, airline declines

An Air New Zealand Bombardier Q300 takes off from Marlborough Airport. (File photo)

4:02 PM  'No means no' as Air NZ shoots down further calls to re-instate direct flights from Blenheim to Christchurch.

Funding for highway fix

3:51 PM  Quake-damaged highway between Picton and Christchurch to get $812m Budget boost, government confirms.

Disability workers strike

Burnoff billows over horizon

Sport

Makos trial planned

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 31:  Tevita Koloamatangi of the Makos wins a lineout during the round three ITM Cup match ...

 Club rugby players with an eye on Tasman Makos' selection have been given a chance to strut their stuff again this season.

Gallopers set to show paces

Top galloper Nashville is expected to be a major threat in the feature race at the Marlborough meeting on Sunday.

Ten top-notch gallopers will chase a $25,000 stake in the Marlborough Racing Club's feature race at Waterlea on Sunday.

Losing 'stigma' huge barrier for Tactix

Former Silver Ferns captain Belinda Colling says the Tactix losing 'stigma' is a major issue for the franchise.

 Former Silver Ferns captain concerned about constant losing and lack of Canterbury netballers in Tactix.

Europe beckons for Liv

Marlborough mountain biker Liv Bishop is training hard for her forthcoming trip to Europe with the New Zealand junior team.

Excuse the obvious pun, but it's clear a young Marlborough mountain biker is "Liv-ing her dream".

Falcons set to fly into First XV season

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MBC First Fifteen Rugby are now called the Falcons.

The return of a dozen players from last year sees the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College First XV enter their 2017 campaign with confidence this weekend.

Opinion

Letters to the editor

Slower speed limits and long sections of double yellow lines on State Highways 63, 6, 65 and 7 are a concern for ...

Correspondents write about roading, the Blenheim band rotunda, salmon farms, recycling, democracy, cell coverage, the riverside railway, illegal dumping, and means testing.

Stopping exotic invaders may be impossible

New Zealand's biosecurity laws are the most stringent in the world. Yet there is probably little chance of slowing down ...

Invasive species "homogenise" indigenous environments.

Another affront to democracy?

Democracy is under severe stress, write Tony Orman.

OPINION: Submissions on King Salmon's application for new farms is lip service to democracy, writes Tony Orman.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough District Council is seeking feedback on the current recycling scheme.(File photo)

Correspondents write about Anzac Day, columnist Joe Bennett, recycling in Marlborough, and Marlborough wine.

Can I please have some answers?

Early childhood teacher with children, pre-school, kindergarten, generic, reading. Photo: 123rf.com

OPINION: Blenheim woman Kia King has some questions for our government departments.

Business

Mayor asks, airline declines

An Air New Zealand Bombardier Q300 takes off from Marlborough Airport. (File photo)

'No means no' as Air NZ shoots down further calls to re-instate direct flights from Blenheim to Christchurch.

A food and wine match

BV Gourmet second chef Chris Pearce makes pickled beetroot for harvest meals.

It's been a challenging harvest, not just for the vineyard workers, but for those who feed them. If you call 25,000 meals challenging.

A box of possibilties

Nadia Lim's Bargain Box could come to Blenheim if enough people express an interest in the service.

A celebrity chef could be set to help Marlborough families solve the what's for dinner dilemma.

As pure as the grown grape

Momo Pinot Noir 2015.

It's time for the wine industry to step into the spotlight to be held up as the shining example it is.

Blenheim's first building uncovered?

Archaeologist Reg Nichol with a doll's leg and blue, enamel cup he found during excavations for Blenheim's new riverside ...

An archaeologist has found the burned remains of what could be Blenheim's first building, a gin palace and general store.

Your Marlborough

Collapsed homestead survivor dies

The Elms Homestead, near Kaikoura, was destroyed in the November 14 earthquake.

The woman pulled from the wreckage at Elms Homestead, near Kaikoura, after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake has died.

What's on

Millennium Public Art Gallery fundraising Art Party with wine, food and music on Thursday.

What's on in Marlborough this week.

Aurora lights up Lake Rotoiti

The red light featured is the top of the aurora. The further south, the more yellow it gets.

A strong geomagnetic storm caused a rare Aurora Australis to be visible at Lake Rotoiti.

Ocean's fifty-five at sea

Marlborough girls Holly Wills, left, and Anna Frisken at the Sir Peter Blake Trust's Youth EnviroLeaders Forum (YELF) in ...

A pair of Picton teenagers were selected from among 500 hopefuls to help tackle environmental issues.

Mum to rescuers: 'You're amazing' video

Crew members winch Melinda Craik to safety from the bush in the Marlborough Sounds.

An injured mother rescued by the crew of a Life Flight Westpac Rescue Helicopter is urging people to donate to this week's chopper appeal.

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