Police at the scene of a car fire at Tuamarina on Sunday morning.

Police know burnt car's owner

Body found in burning car to be taken to Christchurch for an autopsy.

More drug users caught in Marlborough

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Numbers of drug dealers are down but numbers of drug users are up.

Putting on a show at wine fest

Acts range from hip-hop and country to Latin guitar, with a little alternative pop thrown in.

Millennium tree project finished

A new viewing platform has been built at a 1000-year-old rimu tree in the Marlborough Sounds.

Cricket game planned on lake bed

The driest summer in 86 years in Marlborough has caused Lake Elterwater to dry out.

Digger driver crushed by pole stable

A man seriously injured after a power pole crashed through the cab of his digger is recovering in hospital.

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Two injured in Marlborough crash

A Toyota Hilux crashed into a power pole on New Renwick Rd.

Police are investigating the cause of a crash on New Renwick Rd, which left two people with minor injuries. 

Losing battle against lazy flies

Fly numbers are up in Marlborough, and the humidity is causing the unwelcome guests to make repeat visits.

Getting my hobbit on

Bings Motel 'too small' for schools


Marlbororugh beat Nelson in junior Blair Cup clash

Nelson's Amy Hurst in action during the doubles in the Blair Cup fixture against Marlborough at the Tasman Tennis Centre.

Marlborough proved too strong for Nelson in the weekend's junior Blair Cup tennis fixture.

Picton pounce on UCVC slip up

Keita Maxwell played an important innings in an important second grade match for Picton on Thursday.

Picton scored a crucial win at their home venue in second grade Twenty20 cricket on Thursday evening, keeping their finals hopes alive.

Galloway grabs third at nationals

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Tua Marina Equestrian Rider Melissa Galloway (22) has won a couple of awards over the weekend on her Dressage horse "Windermere J'Obei W".

Leading Marlborough equestrian rider Melissa Galloway continued the development of her two young horses at the Bates Dressage Nationals over the weekend, coming away from the meet in Feilding with a third place finish in level three.

Nelson bowls team edge out Marlborough

Ian Tyler won his final round triples match as part of Nelson's winning effort against Marlborough at the Stoke Bowling Club on Sunday.

while the Nelson women got their second hurry-up from Marlborough in two weeks

Crusaders hail rookies' win over Reds

Codie Taylor of the Crusaders is tackled during the Super Rugby pre-season match against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.


OPINION: Marine park

Sustainability key to marine debate

Wild juvenile paua are pictured with seven spat (light blue seeded paua). The spat are taken from adult paua then farmed and released into the wild to increase the overall biomass. This work is carried out by paua quota owners throughout New Zealand.

What will Marlborough choose: recreational fishing parks or sustainable fisheries?

SATIRE: New 'flaky' fish rule

The Beaver

SATIRE: The ministry is rumoured to be in talks with a Marlborough winery to provide its taste-tasters with small bottles of sauvignon blanc.

Letters to the editor

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Letter boxes at Okiwi Bay.

Correspondents write about marine farming, Express coverage, plant-based diets and ecological hypocrisy.

Cook Strait hopefuls keep on coming

Swimmers Danny Hanlon and Bernard Stone, swimming a Cook Strait relay record attempt, switch over mid-swim.

The 22-kilometre stretch of water, between New Zealand's North and South islands, has humbled its latest adversaries, proving once again its volatile nature.

Flying the flags

Lyn, left, and Paul Meikle are flying both the current and the proposed new flag at the Anchor Inn, Kaikoura. The couple say they would be happy with a change in flag as the existing one is too often confused with the Australian flag.

The current New Zealand flag and the proposed black, white and blue design are both flying above Kaikoura's Anchor Inn to help people decide their position on the debate.


What makes Picton, Picton?

The Brand Picton Working Group, from left, group leader Juliet Gibbons, Picton Smart and Connected chairwoman Barbara Speedy and group member Patricia Berwick, is consulting with the public to find out the key characteristics of Picton's identity.

"It can't be enforced from the outside, it needs to come from within the community."

Wine's next big thing

Brancott Estate chief winemaker Patrick Materman will be one of the judges of the Winexplorer innovation challenge.

A Marlborough winery has launched a campaign to discover the next big innovation in wine.

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

Increase in domestic manufacturing sales makes up for weaker exports

Dieter Adam, chief executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said a relatively strong domestic economy was making up for uncertainty in the global economy.

A survey of manufacturing in December showed an increase in domestic sales almost made up for a 10.76 per cent drop in export sales.

Providing a catalyst to succeed

Catalyst Capital founder David Taylor wants to use his skills and money to invest in Marlborough businesses.

Blenheim business expert David Taylor is looking for companies to invest in.

Your Marlborough

Putting on a show at wine fest


Acts range from hip-hop and country to Latin guitar, with a little alternative pop thrown in from Marlborough's Top Talent winner Aidan Kelly.

Most romantic spots in NZ

Take a helicopter ride to a glacier and mountain peak for an unforgettable picnic in Queenstown.

You don't actually have to try very hard to plan a romantic getaway in this country.

What's on

Chinese New Year on Wednesday

Things to do around Marlborough this week

Book revives 'Satherley Mystery'

Garry Satherley's daughter Tessa at the site of her great-great-grandfather's grave in Tuamarina Cemetery.

Years after a Marlborough man was apparently murdered, his widow recorded him as the father of her children

New cornets for band

Marlborough District Brass Band members, from left, Blake Shearer, 15, Tori Greenback, 17, Jonty Zydenbos, 13, Kodi Rasmussen, 15, Ben Parsons, 16, and Rata Foundation trustees Rosemary Wells and Tony de Reeper with some of the 10 cornets the band bought with a donation from the foundation.

"Every time you go to a public event in Marlborough the band is there playing."

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Chinese New Year on Wednesday

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