BV Gourment second chef Chris Pearce prepares a vegetable bake.

One month, 25,000 meals

11:42 AM  It's been a challenging harvest, not just for the vineyard workers, but for those who feed them. 

Pokie scheme 'netted $1m a year'

Michael Joseph O'Brien was allegedly at the centre of a pokie machine grants scam.

Crown alleges true control was concealed to deceive gambling authorities.

Property hunters turn to 'P houses'

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

Sky-high simulation video

Aerial drops, night operations, low-level flying: welcome to RNZAF's Exercise Skytrain.

Peter Yealands opts for trial

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

Full-to-bursting relief

The Ministry of Education, in its "weird and wonderful ways", foots the bill for new classrooms in Blenheim.

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Burnoff billows over horizon

Smoke drifts across the Wairau Valley from a forestry burnoff.

17 min ago  Huge clouds of smoke are from a farmer's burnoff, rural fire says.

Disability staff ready to strike

Disability support workers in Marlborough will strike over national service cuts as they reach "breaking point" over the future of their jobs.

Back to base

Quake doesn't stop love

Sport

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.

Weekly golf notes

The 2017 Ryniker Cup winners, the Rarangi team of, from left, Andrea Corbett, Tracy Bary, Rete Kydd and Margaret Tapp.

 Weekly golf notes

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

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.

Funding gets green light

With State Highway 1 closed, the alternative inland route through Lewis Pass is suffering increased wear and tear.

Marlborough's transport committee has approved a request from NZTA to give them access to $15m upgrading the alternative route.

Your Marlborough

What's on

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

What's on in Marlborough this week.

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.

Pride in her place

Port Marlborough Pavillion manager Dale Ashworth enjoys her role at the heart of the community.

There is no place like home for Port Marlborough Pavilion manager Dale Ashworth.

Snail conundrum closed

The mystery behind the eccentric grass snails seems to be over.

Questions over the sudden appearance of thousands of miniscule snail shells have finally been answered.

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Celebrating for 16 days in the lead up to International Sauvignon Blanc Day.

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