Annah Sophia Stevenson, with son Luca, 3, chewed on a cockroach after taking a bite from her McDonald's Big Mac burger.

Cockroach found in Big Mac video

Blenheim woman left "retching and vomiting" after chomping on cockroach in burger.

Tourist crashes van 

A Singapore man suffered a minor elbow injury after crashing his rental van near Kaikoura on Saturday. A woman, the only other occupant of the van, escaped unhurt.

A 27-year-old man from Singapore crashed his rental campervan near Kaikoura.

180kmh crash in 50kmh zone

Drink-driver travelling almost four times the speed limit crashes into tree, narrowly missing a house.

Teens try to steal poppy bucket video

Teens tried to steal from those who "defended their right to walk down the street", RSA says.

PM says alcohol ad ban unlikely

John Key would be "extremely surprised" if a ban on alcohol advertising at the Forest GrapeRide and St Clair Half Marathon went ahead.

Workers' wage data withheld

Employers cleared after MBIE probe into Chinese rail workers' 'exploitation'.

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"World class engineering facility" to create 50 new jobs in Nelson

Engineers refit the interior lining and overhead lockers to an Air Nelson Q300 at Nelson Airport.

A new “world class” regional aircraft maintenance facility will open at Nelson Airport next week, creating around 50 high-paid engineering jobs.

Rare disorder threatens to paralyse young girl

Like many 4-year-olds Jaidyn Webb leads an active life, but she is just a knock away from danger.

Blenheim woman designs new Aussie football jersey

John Key opens Blenheim health hub

Sport

Development go top despite missed chances

Marlborough Development defender Harrison Morel, right, contests with John Kawala of Wakefield for the ball during Development's 3-1 win in Blenheim on Saturday.

13 min ago  Marlborough Development was unable to extend upon a 3-1 half time lead despite playing against a 10 man Wakefield First XI on Saturday.

Bateman forced to ditch Northland rally

15 min ago  Richard Bateman and co-driver Sharisse Guckert were forced to watch the International Rally of Whangarei field drive by their rolled car on Saturday.

Harlequins prop Fetu Ieremia tries to fend off a determined-looking Stu Campbell in the division one match.

Harlequins stage second half revival

14 min ago  Harlequins may have taken 45 minutes to find their feet, but when they did they ran Moutere off theirs at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Opinion

Key shows ignorance

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 10:  New Zealand Prime Minister John Key talks to the media while Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy looks on at Parliament House on March 10, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. Fonterra and Federated Farmers received anonymous letters in November last year, threatening to contaminate baby formula with 1080 unless New Zealand stopped using the poison for pest control by the end of March.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

John Key picked a bad time to forget the name of the ISIS leader. And he picked the worst time to not care he didn't know.

Zero-hour contracts shameful

The wonder about zero-hour contracts is that more of a fuss hasn't made about them before now.

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Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Business

Economic benefits of Marlborough wine festival tallied

This year's Marlborough Wine & Food Festival attracted more than 3000 visitors from outside the region.

Visitors who attended Marlborough's biggest party spent more than $1.3 million and contributed almost $800,000 to the region's gross domestic product.

Retailers vow to revitalise Blenheim

Twenty empty shops in Blenheim's town centre are not a good look, but business owners are adamant that is about to change.

Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman

Mayor won't give up on Easter trading law change

Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman is again calling for Government to change its stance on Easter trading laws to allow shops in the region to open during one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Your Marlborough

King and Country packs punch

Marlborough Repertory Society production of King and Country cast, from left, Shiloh Walsh, Jarrad Wadsworth, Brian McNamara, Wiremu Tuhimata and Gavin Stead.

14 min ago  REVIEW: A powerful amateur theatre production tells the story of Marlborough's contribution to World War I.

Loving life on the GC

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series on ex-Marlburains now living on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Former RNZAF pilot Bryan Cox flew a Corsair in World War II. In April, he had the chance to get back in the cockpit at the Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow in Blenheim.

Back in the cockpit

Sitting in the cockpit of a Corsair FG1 at the Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow Bryan Cox felt quite at home.

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