A leatherback turtle washed up on some rocks in the Pelorus Sound.

Very rare giant turtle found gallery

A  two-metre long leatherback turtle has washed ashore in Pelorus Sound.

MacDonald moves on

Leon MacDonald, left, is set to be appointed as a Crusaders' assistant coach.

Former All Blacks fullback Leon MacDonald will join Crusaders coaching team.

Gales ease, rain heads south

MetService warns heavy rain and wind not likely to clear in most areas until after dark.

Debate over drone at Anzac service

A drone hovering above the Blenheim Anzac Day service triggered a social media frenzy.

Fire engulfs digger

A digger being used for contract work in forestry block near Blenheim has been gutted by fire.

'Severe' quake hits region gallery video

A "severe" earthquake measuring 6.2 hit inland from Kaikoura, rattling Marlborough.

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Rubbish dumped at Blenheim River

Rapaura resident Danielle Sandall is sick of people dumping their rubbish on the banks of the Wairau River.

A Marlborough woman is disgusted with people using the banks of the Wairau River as a dumping ground for their rubbish.

Marlborough principal cherishes Gallipoli visit

Marlborough Girls' College principal says Anzac Day in Gallipoli "once-in-a-lifetime'' event.

Blenheim radio ham listens to Nepalese emergency

Grape spills tumble in Marlborough


Volleyball standings tighten up


The Woodbourne Cannons have proved unbeatable so far in Fairweathers’ Senior Indoor Summer League volleyball this year, but on Thursday they were forced to hand all three points to their opponents, tightening the president's grade standings.

Finalists pick up where they left off

Both of last season’s finalists got off to winning starts in Marlborough grade one netball on Saturday, while a dramatic drawn match was also played out.

Arotea Kiwi double goalscorer Emma Mills blasts the ball past her Tasman White opponent Julia Edwards at Saxton Fields on Sunday.

One up, one down for Arotea Kiwi

Marlborough’s leading hockey players returned to action over Anzac Weekend, Arotea Kiwi men hosting Nelson club Federal Titans in the Top of the South competition and their female clubmates taking on Tasman White in Nelson.


We must remember them

Poppies on a war memorial

Editorial: Large numbers marked Anzac Day by attending services in Marlborough.

Raising funds and hackles

It's beyond the pale for any charity fundraisers to stand as a barrier that interrupts people going about their day.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from readers on local and national talking points.


Blenheim retailers close for public holiday

Fairweather's waitress Elysia Smith serves customers on Monday, the first time Anzac Day has been 'Mondayised' as a public holiday.

Many Blenheim retailers decided to close for the public holiday.

Hobbit designer behind winery

A boutique winery similar to a 1850s bush hut is planned for Marlborough. 

Blenheim Toyota salesman Scott McDermid says sales for utes are improving.

Utes popular in Marlborough

Utes prove the vehicle of choice for Marlborough drivers

Your Marlborough

The outdoor classroom inspiring Kiwi kids

Budding yachties Liam and Rhys Blackmore.

An outdoor classroom in the Marlborough Sounds has been built on community spirit, goodwill and hard work.

Cycle tour hard work, but worth it

Through rain and snow Janette St John cycled valiantly to raise money for Picton's Coastguard, while her husband Dave kept in touch from the warmth and comfort of his support van.

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Tamara Gillan is running a high profile advertising agency in London. She is home for a holiday.

Blenheim woman all about brands

The competitive world of sales and marketing, is all about keeping customers.

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