17.05.2014 Firefighter (L-R) Ashley Toms, Kim Holmes, Drew Decartier-McCarthy and Tony Nolan prepare for the start of the Auckland Sky Tower stair climb in Auckland. Mandatory Photo Credit ?Michael Bradley.

Firefighters reach new heights

A Blenheim volunteer firefighter takes out top spot in Auckland Sky Tower Challenge.

Jailed for sex attack

040511 NEWS Photo: Ben Curran/Marlborough Express. Blenheim District Court House. Story:

11:24 AM  Man who raped a woman while she slept jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Killer launches bid for parole

Man who bashed wife to death takes government to court to get counselling.

Diver's body found in Sounds

The body of a diver who failed to surface in the Marlborough Sounds has been found.

Discharged for holding boy's wrist

Woman who held wrist of stranded boy while arguing with his mother guilty of assault.

Cost a barrier to health care

12:03 PM  Marlborough residents are putting off going to the doctor because they can't afford it.

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Man 'playing' with child denies assault

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The trial of a man charged with indecently assaulting a 2-year-old boy has started in Blenheim.

Victim knocked unconscious by punch

A factory hand from Blenheim has pleaded guilty to punching a man who asked him 'what's up'.

More chilly nights ahead

Making a case for better broadband

Sport

Weekly sports draws

Rugby

Weekly sporting fixtures for Marlborough.

Marlborough hockey sides struggle

Marlborough’s leading hockey sides found the going tough in the Nelson division one competition on Saturday, all three sides being beaten.

Blenheim Valley Development goal scorer Jack Morris winds up for a shot during his side's 5-1 win over Blenheim Valley Masters on Saturday at A and P Park in Blenheim.

Pirates do just enough to finish round one on top

Blenheim Valley Development came within a whisker of claiming round one honours in Mayfield Motorworld division one football on Saturday, but instead Central Pirates did just enough to take early season honours.

Opinion

Letters to the editor

Robbie McEwan and his father Bill McEwan end their sit-in to create awareness of climate change after a week of fasting.

Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in, health board funding and kea numbers.

Questions remain in Banks case

John Banks' colourful talk of a "jihad" does not mean he should never have been charged.

Steve Mason competing in the Forrest Graperide, one of the many events and adventures he has been part of during five years as editor of the Marlborough Express.

See you around

Steve Mason says goodbye as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Business

Vehicle dealership tops provinces

Award winning Wadsco Motors staff, from left, Sam Simpson, Greg Thomas, Jared Morris, Rosie Butt and Simon Muir.

Blenheim Holden dealership wins national awards for top provincial sales.

Huge tanks destined for winery

Blenheim engineering firm set for one of its biggest projects ever, making four 500,000 litre tanks for the wine industry. 

040912. News. Photo:Emma Allen/Marlborough Express. Spiegelau International Wine Competition at Marlborough Convention Centre. Day one of the three days of judging began today. File image. Wine glasses ready for tasting.

Boutique wineries in the running

Boutique Marlborough wineries have the chance to enter a leading wine competition not previously open to them.

Your Marlborough

Muso's art exhibition in Picton

Painter and jazz violinist Richard Adams with his painting "Morning".

Improvisation is the key to both abstract art and jazz music, Richard Adams says.

COLUMN: In a pickle

It’s very satisfying to pickle your own olives. There are a few different ways of doing this but the goal is always the same; to leach out a substance called oleopicrine, which gives olives their bitter taste.

Former Marlburian Steve Gallop is enjoying life in his adopted country.

Across the Tasman: Steve Gallop

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series talking to ex-Marlburians now living across the ditch.

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