Makos halfback Billy Guyton clears the ball during Friday's match against Otago at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.

Makos continue winning way

The Tasman Makos set high standards, ensuring that their 34-17 win over Otago won't be cause for undue celebration.

Conned couple speak

Mrinal Sardana outside the Dunedin District Court on Wednesday.

A couple who were tricked out of their life's savings by a conman want to stop others from being fooled.

No decision on Christmas tree

If councillors believe in Santa, Blenheim should get a Christmas tree this year.

Long walk to shelter

A homeless, mentally unwell man started walking from Blenheim to Kaikoura to find shelter.

Bicycle cams highlight close calls video

Footage of motorists passing dangerously close to cyclists highlights severity of problem.

Roofliss heads to new home

Marlborough's maritime marvel made her farewell to Picton on the back of the trailer.

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MacKenzie, Edward do it again

Kiwi rowers Julia Edward, left, and Sophie MacKenzie picked up their second world lightweight double sculls title in France on Sunday morning [NZ time].

Sophie MacKenzie and Julia Edward underlined their status as the world's best female lightweight double scullers when they claimed their second consecutive world elite title in Aiguebelette, France on Sunday morning [NZ time].

Conman avoids jail

A conman who ripped off a pregnant woman managed to come up with $20,000 to stay out of jail.

NMIT celebrates commerce coup

Havelock plans crafty Christmas

Sport

MacKenzie, Edward do it again

Kiwi rowers Julia Edward, left, and Sophie MacKenzie picked up their second world lightweight double sculls title in France on Sunday morning [NZ time].

Sophie MacKenzie and Julia Edward underlined their status as the world's best female lightweight double scullers when they claimed their second consecutive world elite title in Aiguebelette, France on Sunday morning [NZ time].

Seddon Shield safe in Nelson

Winger Iliesa Ravudra scored Nelson Bays' opening try in Saturday's 61-27 Seddon Shield win over Marlborough.

Five unanswered second half tries have helped ease the Tasman Griffins to an emphatic 61-27 Seddon Shield rugby win over the Tasman Red Devils at Trafalgar Park.

Harlequins are the champs

The victorious Harlequins Radich Law netballers celebrate their premier success at Marlborough Lines Stadium.

Saturday sport from around Marlborough.

Makos continue winning way

Makos halfback Billy Guyton clears the ball during Friday's match against Otago at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.

The Tasman Makos set high standards, ensuring that their 34-17 win over Otago won't be cause for undue celebration.

Manson books place in A final

Double sculler Robbie Manson, with crewmate Chris Harris, qualified for the world championship A final in France on Friday night [NZ time].

Marlborough rower Robbie Manson, alongside crewmate Chris Harris, produced a determined effort to qualify for the double scull final at the world rowing championships in France on Friday night (NZ time).

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

Wine Marlborough board members stepping down

Former Wine Marlborough, and Staete Landt winemaker, Ruud Maasdam will step down after 15 years.

Wine Marlborough's longest serving board member Ruud Maasdam is to step aside at this year's elections after 15 years.

El Nino summer looming for Marlborough farmers

Dry conditions in the Awatere Valley.

Ward farmer Kevin Loe believes landowners in Marlborough have no reason to fear the El Nino weather conditions forecasted for the summer if they are well prepared.

Seafood company gains national recognition

Omega Seafoods managing director Chris Redwood, left, and marketing manager Johanna O'Connell after being placed in the top six companies in the Westpac Business Growth Grant awards.

A Marlborough seafood company has won recognition in a national competition promoting small to medium sized businesses.

Lewis Rd 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 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.

Your Marlborough

Fundraising fiesta at Blenheim gallery

Cressida Bishop.

The Millennium Public Art Gallery will be celebrating spring with a "Spring Fundraising Fiesta" at the Blenheim Club on Friday.

Round Table wants 'new blood'

The Blenheim Round Table men's group is  hoping to attract more members. Blenheim vice president Mark Rea, left, with Blenheim and national president Jason Walker, centre, and Blenheim social coordinator John Pontague.

The Blenheim Round Table Group is inviting people interested in joining to come along to their social night next Monday.

Church discusses life, wealth and work

St Ninian's minister Brendan O'Hagan

St Ninian's minister Brendan O'Hagan is hoping the church's upcoming month of discussions on life and work will encourage people to think more deeply about their relationship with work.

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.

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