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Vineyard workers in Marlborough claim they are not getting paid in full.

Backpackers go unpaid

"It was the same story every day. We weren't sure if we were still employed."

11,000km from home

26012016 News. Marlborough Express. Photo: Ashleigh Monk. Lily Soderlund travelled from her home in America to live in Marlborough and volunteer for the Department of Conservation.

"When you're surrounded by cities, you stop realising there's so much outside of the place you're in."

Marine group calls for public input

Findings from the Marlborough forum would be used to compile the group's submission to Government.

Tourists will leave, shoplifting won't

Shoplifting tourists are essentially a summer problem, struggling New Zealanders who shoplift all year round are the real issue.

No autopsy needed for dead eels

It was possible someone had dumped thousands of litres of a chemical and not even considered their actions were illegal.

Man hits stepson with fence paling

A Picton man assaulted his stepson for trying to help his mother.

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'I know we can do this' video

Duane Major is one of the men behind crowd funding effort to buy a NZ beach in the Abel Tasman National Park.

16 min ago  Final push as campaign to buy Abel Tasman beach reaches $2 million.

Road block

Two vehicles crashed near Renwick on Friday, halting traffic.

Big weekend ahead

Traffic hinders town centre

Sport

Valley hit their target

Wairau Valley opening batsman Fanie de Villiers drives during his side’s senior club Twenty20 final victory over the Wairau Cavaliers on Friday at Horton Park in Blenheim as Cavs wicketkeeper Colin Wood reacts.

Practice is paying off for Wairau Valley’s senior cricketers this year, with a polished fielding display assisting them to the Twenty20 club cricket title on Friday night in Blenheim.

One survivor from Hinds' final

Central Hinds captain Kate Broadmore is the only survivor from the last time the Central Districts women were in a national final. They play Canterbury at Rangiora on Sunday.

The Central Hinds of today are vastly different from the last team that was in a final.

North Otago bully Hawke Cup holders

Happier days: Buller's cricketers celebrate winning the Hawke Cup but their reign looks certain to be brief

Buller's grip on the Hawke Cup is loosened as North Otago rout holders for 60

Rams, Aces and Central head intercity

Cairo Adams’ catching of Saints Rams ace Kurt Schollum will be crucial to the success of the Marlborough club side at the Intercity softball finals in Nelson on Saturday.

Saints Rams, Saints Aces and Central softball teams all head over the hill to Nelson on Saturday gunning for intercity supremacy, but with Rams in the box seat.

Veterans come from far and wide

22112014 - Sports Photo by Derek Flynn/ Fairfax NZ.
Junior Tennis from Pollard Park.
Rapaura Aces v Fairhall Aces.
Alice Roughan (Fairhall Aces)

The Marlborough Veterans Tennis Club welcomed players from many different corners of New Zealand for their 50th Anniversary tournament over the weekend.

Opinion

SATIRE: Flag vote canned for cancer drug

The Beaver

SATIRE: "I don't care how much money we have wasted already, this goes no further."

Tourists will leave, shoplifting will stay

A man is arrested by police after being caught shoplifting.

Shoplifting tourists are essentially a summer problem, struggling New Zealanders who shoplift all year round are the real issue.

A tale to remember

The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on February 6, 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and various Māori chiefs from the North Island.

It should also be noted that rangatira themselves held varying views on Te Tiriti o Waitangi

MP on the TPP

25052015 News Photo : Anthony Phelps/FairfaxNZ
MP Stuart Smith at his office in Blenheim.

Last Thursday was a significant day for New Zealand with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Auckland.

OPINION: Marine park

Sustainability key to marine debate

Wild juvenile paua are pictured with seven spat (light blue seeded paua). The spat are taken from adult paua then farmed and released into the wild to increase the overall biomass. This work is carried out by paua quota owners throughout New Zealand.

What will Marlborough choose: recreational fishing parks or sustainable fisheries?

Business

Todd family sells vineyards

The Todd family has sold 1500 hectare of vines and bare land to Marlborough-based wine company Indevin.

One of New Zealand's richest families has sold its entire vineyard holding in Marlborough.

Strong demand, few listings

Strong demand continues to drive house prices up in Nelson.

Low interest rates and few listings are continuing to fuel Nelson's housing market.

Tree harvester reduces accidents video

Kelly Logging's ClimbMAX tree harvester in action in Marlborough.

A new machine is revolutionising tree harvesting and gaining North American interest.

New name, same honey

Taylor Pass Honey Co chief financial officer Kelvin Deaker and managing director Darren Clifford with some of the newly branded honey.

The Honey Company has changed its name and business is booming.

Mussels healthy option for pets

Aquaculture Direct director Bruce Cardwell is working for Lintbells in Marlborough to organise research into the health benefits of greenshell mussels.

A pet health company is researching the health benefits of greenshell mussels and other natural extracts from New Zealand.

Your Marlborough

Anonymous love notes

Valentine's Day

We asked people to send a message to the one they love. You won't believe some of the messages we received.

Horror in the corn

Omaka Maize Maze owner Paul Baker, left, and Blenheim filmmaker Aaron Falvey are getting ready to shoot the promotional video for the horror maze night.

"I expect a lot of screaming... But you'd be surprised, with the maze being so dense you don't hear much in there."

DOC volunteer 11,000km from home

Lily Soderlund travelled from her home in the United States to live in Marlborough and volunteer for the Department of Conservation.

"When you're surrounded by cities and surrounded by people, you stop realising there's so much outside of the place you're in."

Remembering our soldiers

Soldiers milk a cow on April 1, 1918 during World War I. The image is part of the National Army Museum's 'Heartlanders New Zealanders of the Great War' travelling exhibition touring New Zealand.

Amazing stories of Marlburians who fought in World War I will be on display.

Modern education for modern demands

What will the future of education look like?

Technology is replacing the need for a human in many areas of work. Think manufacturing, farming, checking-in for a flight, remote specialist medical staff, buying groceries and self-driving cars.

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A Huge crowd enjoy at the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival at Brancott, near Blenheim.

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