01042015 News Photo: Derek Flynn/ Fairfax NZ. 
(L to R) Junction Hotel part owner Dave Weir, Chef Cherie Tipene and co-owner Helen Patchett.  Dave Weir is assuring Junction Hotel patrons that it is not closing down. There was a recent story in the paper saying the Junction Hotel in Takaka was closing, and chinese whispers about the popular and eateries demise have bee circulating ever since.

Right name, wrong town

A misunderstanding over Takaka hotel by the same name has left Spring Creek bar owners frustrated.

Law may stop wine ads

wine

Marlborough wine brands may be forced to stop advertising if ban goes ahead.

Stabbing case: Not guilty

Man who stabbed teenager eight times during a fight found not guilty after three-day trial.

Jailed for 'drug supermarket'

A Blenheim man whose home became a "drug supermarket" has been jailed.

Rising seas may stop subdivision

Panel to consider whether climate change should block a subdivision on land near the Opawa River.

'It's a nice challenge to fly'

Omaka air show pilot looks forward to landing planes  that 'handle like broken shopping trolleys'.

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Meeting bid to aid struggling carrier

Log transport business Waimea Contract Carriers, described as Top of the South's largest log transport company, has been placed in voluntary administration owing $14 million.

Nelson Forests meeting administrators to rescue Waimea Contract Carriers, which owes $14m.

Bakeries in overdrive

Hot-cross buns are selling like hot cakes in Marlborough, and bakers are churning out thousands of the traditional treats.

Easter means more than chocolate

Cannabis for pain relief, court told

Sport

Best v bottom in Blenheim

Goal shoot Mwai Kumwenda will be a key player for the Mainland Tactix when
they meet the West Coast Fever in Blenheim in 10 days.

Only 10 days remain until Blenheim hosts a Trans-Tasman clash between the Mainland Tactix and West Coast Fever.

Big guns head for Worser Bay

A busy few weeks of sailing looms for many of the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club, starting with New Zealand's biggest annual sailing regatta this weekend.

Marlborough
singles player
Andre Smith
was in superb
touch at the
national
intercentre
championships,
helping his side
reach the final.

Marlborough fight to the end

The Marlborough men's bowls team came tantalisingly close to being crowned national intercentre champions in Christchurch on Sunday.

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

Housing New Zealand seems to be preparing to sell its Huntly housing stock, with locals reporting that properties are being done up and then boarded closed in preparation for sale. 58b Harris street (supposedly a Housing NZ house empty).

Housing plan in the balance

The priority given by the Key Government to housing in its third term was reflected in the post-election Cabinet reshuffle.

Business

Easter means more than chocolate

Hannah Martin shops for Easter eggs at The Warehouse in Blenheim.

Marlborough parents are mixing up what they give their children at Easter, opting for sports gear and togs, as well as chocolate.

Extended farm gets consent

An extended Pelorus mussel farm has been granted resource consent to operate for another 20 years.

Figaro’s Cafe owner Rebecca Hill uses a food stall at festivals to help market her Blenheim cafe.

Food stalls on the rise

More mouth-watering food stalls are popping up in Marlborough as a result of a busy festival season and more schools using food to raise funds.

Your Marlborough

Hearty thanks for hospitals

Heart attack victim Tony Mortiboy, left, with St John ambulance chief Tony Cronin, who came to Mortiboy’s rescue when he suffered a heart attack.

As debate continues over a shuttle service between Nelson and Wairau hospitals, Picton man Tony Mortiboy tells of his experience of the health system.

Art feeds the soul

Illustrations by a Timaru artist who counts Peter Jackson among his fans will raise funds for a good cause at the Omaka Classic Fighters Air Show in Blenheim.

Volunteers are needed at Ohau Stream, near Kaikoura, to manage visitors to the
popular seal viewing spot.

Baby (seal) sitters wanted video

DOC to hold training sessions for helpers to manage the Ohau Stream "baby seal encounter" that is a hit with tourists.

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