The old warehouse at Horton St, in Blenheim, was demolished at the weekend.

Wadsco warehouse demolished in Blenheim

Owners of an old warehouse that has been demolished in Blenheim are "sad to see it go".

Left without support

Daniel Bensemann's sister Kirsty Sixtus watches her pet budgie George.

Daniel talks about sleeping under bridges, on footpaths, in toilets and shop entranceways.

Treasurer admits theft

An RSA volunteer has admitted stealing more than $1200.

Threat to burn officer's house

Blenheim teen threatened to burn down the arresting officer's house.

Thieves ransack school sheds

Burglars have stolen high value equipment for special needs students 

Footy kids hit town

The Gavin Roberts 12th Grade South Island tournament will once again bring a throng of junior footballers to Marlborough this week

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Council to review tourism charges

Wine Tours by Bike co-owner Steve Hill says it is unfair that he has to pay double tourism rates.

5:40 PM  The Marlborough District Council is to review its policy on tourism operators facing multiple tourism charges.

Region's suicide toll second highest on record

5:27 PM  The suicide toll within the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board region has risen to its second highest level since records began. 

Growing community bounty

Mates turn scrap metal into masterpiece


Blenheim teen shines at Manfeild

Brook Reeve racing in the first round of the New Zealand Formula First championships at Feilding.

Blenheim’s Brook Reeve has encouraging start to the Formula First championship.

Footy kids hit town


The Gavin Roberts 12th Grade South Island tournament will once again bring a throng of junior footballers to Marlborough this week

Wheeler to undergo back scans

Impressive Black Caps newcomer Ben Wheeler is undergoing scans on his sore back this week.

One of the bowling finds of the year, Ben Wheeler, is sidelined with a back problem.

Marlborough footballers finish South Island runners-up


The Marlborough 16th grade football team were only narrowly bettered by a more vaunted Canterbury Red team at the South Island Championships last week, only goal differential pushing the city side ahead in the seven-team tournament.

Nelson teams rule at Marlborough tournament

Harison Kilgour drives to the hoop for Nga Tama Toa against Stoke on Sunday morning during the Marlborough Men’s Tournament at Marlborough Lines Stadium in Blenheim.

Nelson teams finished on top at the Marlborough Men’s Basketball Tournament and the second-year event looks set to grow following good feedback from visiting teams, according to one of the organisers.


SATIRE: Dads show sudden interest in hockey

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Marlborough fathers are expected to make absolute fools of themselves this weekend as they drag their children to watch the Black Sticks Women’s team in Blenheim.

SATIRE: Marlborough Lines plans very merry Christmas

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Marlborough Lines has decided to cancel its $50 rebate for power users this Christmas, and will instead hand deliver a bottle of wine to every customer in the region.

Regional policy statement on track

Trevor Hook chairman of the Marlborough District Council's regional planning and development committee.

OPINION: Local MP Stuart Smith has underlined the need for good processes for discussion and feedback on the planning framework for Marlborough.

Keep the ED free for those who really need it

Dr Rod Bird

A message you are likely to see on posters and advertising soon is "1, 2, 3, where should I be?"

Potential for Blenheim CBD to shine

Small green spaces dotted around urban spaces soften the wider concrete jungle but its important to make the spaces usable for the people and incorporating seating, cafes and businesses that can benefit from having such spaces on their doorstep.

Saturday Express landscape writer Christo Saggers talks about how having a vibrant and engaging town centre is key to its success.


Wine exporters welcome trade deal

Minister of Trade Hon Tim Groser helped wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday night.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will level the playing field for Marlborough wine exporters, opening up international markets and saving them millions of dollars in tariff fees.

Cruise ship season kicks off in Picton

The first cruise ship of the season, the Diamond Princess, berthed in Shakespeare Bay, Picton.

Crowds of holidaymakers thronged the streets of Picton on Monday as the biggest cruise ship season on record got underway.

Marlborough chases conference funding

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US Award winning author Candace Havens at the New Zealand Romance Writers Convention held at Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, in Auckland.

Marlborough is well placed to win conference funding from central government, which is keen for marine, aviation and agribusiness events to be held in New Zealand.

Wine industry rising

Cloudy Bay Winery in Marlborough.

Leading New Zealand wine finds it own flavour after 30 years.

Work starts on town centre facelift

Blenheim Business Association member Michael Fitzpatrick at Bythell Place, which is getting redeveloped.

The revitalisation of central Blenheim got underway this week, with work starting at Bythell Place on Monday.

Your Marlborough

Ride across the great divide raises $14k

Ben Walker, right and his Blenheim dad Alan Walker at Bondi beach after Ben's bike trip from Perth to Sydney.

Tight-fitting lycra, territorial magpies and a rusty old red bike were all part of a former Marlborough Boys' College student's charity cycling trip across the Australian great divide.

Sopranos will "sparkle" at St Andrew's Concert

Nelson soprano Caroline Harvey with fellow performers Antonia Selby, centre, and Islay Leov.

Picton singing teacher Nancy Woolford says people can look forward to a sparkling concert when her students perform at St Andrew's Church next week.

Water, ink and oil on show

A watercolour by Ben Woollcombe, Mt D'Archiac and Cloudy Peak.

Three landscape artists working in different mediums area are featured in a new exhibition at the Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery in Blenheim.

Superstar Academy in full swing

Marlborough Cricket school holiday Programme. The programme started two years ago.

Keen young Marlborough cricketers are lining up to be a part of the newly rebranded Superstar Academy.

Whale carving in Picton makes a splash

A tree has been carved into a whale sculpture next to the Picton power house at Wairau Rd. From left, Heidi Rua Pita Rua, Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman and project manager Carey White.

The Picton PowerHouse has unveiled a whale carving crafted from an old tree.

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