Dr John Welch is the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board's new assistant chief medical officer.

New role for Blenheim doctor

Wairau Hospital senior medical officer is the NMDHB's new assistant chief medical officer.

Fury at rural rate rise

Councillor Geoff Evans wants a rating review conducted.

Ratepayers in rural Marlborough have taken a stand against "unfair" rates increases.

Man arrested after Blenheim crash

A man has been arrested by the armed offenders squad after allegedly fleeing scene of a car crash.

Ambulance chaser fined

The Picton man pursued an ambulance as it manoeuvred between cars at high speed.

RSA admits fire misunderstanding

The Marlborough RSA had its working bee shut down by the Marlborough District Council.

Unclean food outlets fail checks

Eight food premises in Marlborough failed health inspections last year.

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News

Abuse in state care 'hurts forever'

Mario Marzola and his wife Lindora Marzola.

Each afternoon when the school bell rang Mario Marzola faced a choice.

Marlborough weeds on DOC hit list

Three plant pests growing in Marlborough will be under the spotlight following increased funding from Department of Conservation to fight invasive weeds.

Man jailed for supplying drugs to children

August weather warmer

Sport

MGC footballers scoring wins during tourney week

Jaydn Holdaway performed well for the Marlborough Boys’ College under-15 rugby team on Tuesday, but was unable to prevent a loss against South Boys’ High School in Christchurch during winter tournament week.

Marlborough Girls’ College Senior A netball side have register two wins, a loss and a draw while the school’s First XI football side has advanced through to the top eight at their respective South Island Secondary School tournaments following play on Tuesday.

Joint Effort holds off Resolve to take out Winter Series

Blue Bird, skippered by Bob Crum, sails in the Marlborough Sounds during their win in race nine of the Waikawa Boating Club's Winter Series on Sunday.

Joint Effort lived up to its name on Sunday, with skipper Bill Crossen praising the work of his crew after they sailed to series victory in Division one of the Waikawa Boating Club’s NZ King Salmon Winter Series.

Football gongs presented to Marlborough's best

Marlborough Development players Bjorn Waechter, left, and Jordan Columbus claimed the team’s top awards at the Marlborough Football prize-giving on Saturday night in Blenheim.

Marlborough football’s best and brightest gathered for the senior awards evening at the Clubs of Marlborough, in Blenheim, on Saturday night, with division one team Central Pirates featuring heavily.

NZ double into quarters, eight to repechage

New Zealand double scullers Robbie Manson, left, and Chris Harris finished second in their heat at the world championships on Monday night [NZ time].

Robbie Manson, from the Wairau Rowing Club, and his NZ double sculls crewmate Chris Harris were untroubled in progressing to the quarterfinals at the world rowing championships in Aiguebelette, France, finishing second in their heat in the third fastest time overall on Monday night [NZ time].

Harris snares back-to-back hill climb crowns

Motosport

Dan Harris etched his name onto the Kerr Shield for the second year running when 14 drivers and cars raced the Marlborough Car Club’s Reserve Road Hillclimb on Sunday, just outside of Seddon.

Opinion

Dirty secrets in Kaikoura

A follower on Twitter read I was going whale watching and drew this for me. It's my cat, PussPuss, as a Kaikoura whale. PussPussWhaleWhale. I am in love with this.

OPINION: I've been away from home for less than a week and I've resorted to patting strangers' dogs because I miss my cat.

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Letters to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Readers write in about the Picton Library and the councillors abstaining from voting on the civic theatre.

Letters to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Letters to the editor

Letter to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Letters to the editor

Business

Marlborough eateries prepare for new food laws

Scenic Hotel Marlborough area manager Adrian Clifton and head chef Kazutomo Miyano in the hotel's kitchen. They are among the first to voluntarily move onto the new Food Act 2014 food control plan.

Food industry businesses in Marlborough should transition smoothly into the new regime of food safety regulations, a council officer says.

Much hyped milk arrives in Marlborough

Renwick SuperValue store manager Ravi Mahajan is excited to be one of the supermarkets which will sell Lewis Road Creamery's flavoured milk for the first time in the South Island.

Marlborough milk lovers can finally celebrate as the much hyped Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk arrives on South Island shores from Wednesday.

Marlborough spice business sets sights overseas

Roger's Kitchen owner and head chef Roger Raizada with some of the pre-mixed spice and curry blends he wants to sell overseas.

A Marlborough chef and business owner has set himself the lofty goal of seeing his spice mixes being sold overseas within the next year.

Marlborough wineries find success in China

Forrest Estate Winery managing director John Forrest.

 

Marlborough Lines finish Wairau section upgrade

Marlborough Lines lineman Malcolm Brown uses an insulated elevator to replace the power conductor, or cable, during the upgrade at the Wairau Valley.

Marlborough Lines crews have completed the latest upgrade to electricity supply for residents in the Wairau Valley.

Your Marlborough

Poaching increasing

Farmers are frustrated at increased poaching on their land.

Sheep farmer bemused at the sentencing of a helicopter pilot caught poaching on his property.

Highest accolade for top girl guide

Eilish Smith outside Government House last month where she received the Queen's Guide Award

Eilish Smith has been to Government House to receive the Queen's Guide Award.

Help sought for dotterels

Ailsa Howard is hoping to enlist the help of others in a study of banded dotterels in the hope of increasing their productivity and chance of survival

The decline of the banded dotterel from Kaikoura's beaches is causing concern for one keen bird-lover who is hoping to create better understanding of the bird through local research.

50 years of love and laughter

Still in love, John and Shirley Fullarton celebrate their 50 year anniversary.

50 years of love and laughter

Pottery pioneer's work conserved

Ceramics expert Janet Green is helping the Marlborough Museum conserve pots created by Elizabeth Lissaman

A ceramics expert is helping the Marlborough Museum conserve a collection of pots from a pioneer woman potter.

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