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Bicycle cams highlight close calls video

1 min ago  Covert footage of motorists passing dangerously close to cyclists in Marlborough has highlighted the severity of the problem to police.

Long walk to shelter

A homeless man began walking down State Highway 1 towards Kaikoura on Wednesday after difficulties finding a place to stay in Blenheim.

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

Council promises Xmas tree present

If Marlborough District Councillors believe in Father Christmas, Blenheim should get a Christmas tree this year.

Court judges visit NZ's first village

Environment Court judges visit the site of NZ's first village at the Wairau Bar, Marlborough.

Board member stepping down

Wine Marlborough's longest serving board member is to step aside after 15 years.

Pay or jail ultimatum

Gambling conman who blew couple's nest egg at casinos a failed company director.

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Havelock plans crafty Christmas

Havelock Enhancement Working Group hopes to spend just $1000 on a contemporary Christmas.

6:49 PM  Havelock residents have found a thriftier way of spreading festive cheer through recyclables.

Picton smart and connected 'not council's lapdog'

A covered swimming pool and developing more walkways and cyclepaths are the leading big ideas for Picton.

Green plans for Blenheim precinct

Rising risk of summer drought

Sport

School tournaments wrapping up

Thomas Berg flicks off a pass for Palmerston North Boys’ High School in their loss to Westlake Boys’ High School 2nd XI during the Galletly Cup semi final played at College Park in Blenheim on Thursday.

Marlborough Girls’ College’s First XI football side finished with a flourish, but the Senior A netball side a loss at their respective South Island Secondary School tournaments on Thursday.

Indoor bowlers busy again

Indoor bowls

It will be another busy two days of indoor bowls on the back court of Simcox Stadium in Blenheim this weekend. Following on from the Mark Stevenson First National Marlborough Open last weekend local bowlers will contest the Closed Fours Championship on Saturday then the Champion of Champion Triples on Sunday.

Blenheim to Apia, turf to track for speedy teen

Lucy Sheat will represent New Zealand at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa next week, following a challenging winter training in Blenheim.

The Marlborough winter is far from the ideal training ground for a sprinter attending the Youth Commonwealth Games in the tropical climes of Samoa, but it has had to do for Blenheim teenager Lucy Sheat.

Murray feels excitement levels rising

The New Zealand men's eight in action at Lucerne.

Tom Murray, bowman in the New Zealand eight at the world rowing championships in Aiguebelette, France, admits keeping his excitement levels under control is proving difficult leading into what he describes as the “biggest race of our lives”.

Rep hockey youngsters in action

Marlborough under-15 player Jack Boon is surrounded by Wairarapa opposition at Blenheim's College Park.

Marlborough’s young representative hockey players have been in action at Blenheim’s College Park over the past two weekends, with varying degrees of success.

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.

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.

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