New entrants, from left, Lennox Skipper, 5, Sophie Mason, 5, and Dori Dehar, 5, receive their education starter packs ...

Starter packs for iwi children

Free education packs cut the cost of child's first day at school.

Jessica bags council

Jessica Bagge has been critical of the council's handling of the ASB Theatre.

Outgoing Marlborough councillor Jessica Bagge goes out swinging.

A coup for canned wine

Wine snobs lament, a New Zealand company has canned wine.

The $5m bach

Marlborough Sounds property in the running for New Zealand's best build.

Auckland investor buys CBD site

The old PGG Wrightson site in Blenheim's town centre has been purchased for $1.6m.

Wine industry a 'leading force'

Wine conference focuses on record exports, growth and contribution to New Zealand.

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It's democracy, 'warts and all'

Marlborough District Council electoral officer Dean Heiford.

They say there's no hiding your past, but that shouldn't put you off running for council.

Jailed then bailed

Andrew Averill was sentenced to jail on Monday, but bailed on Thursday pending an appeal.

Candidates to 'listen and learn'

A foodie haven


Parking problems at Lansdowne

Parking at Lansdowne Park for junior rugby finals day on Saturday.

Council to residents: Get used to walking.

Ryan in line up for Crusaders scrum job

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to continue his association with Scott Robertson at Super Rugby ...

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to join the Crusaders as forwards coach.

Boys' College athletes good to go

Marlborough Boys' College footballers Liam Sluiter, left, and Alex Connor-McClean go up for a header during the national ...

 The Marlborough Boys' College First X1 football team will carry the college's hopes to Tauranga for the national secondary schools tournament, which begins on Monday.

MGC talent spread far and wide

The Marlborough Girls' College senior A netball team train at the indoor centre before heading to the South Island ...

The Marlborough Girls' College senior A netball team dive straight into the deep end when they begin their campaign at the South Island Secondary Schools championships in Nelson on Monday.

Prinsep ready for new front row assignment

Makos prop Blair Prinsep hits it up during a training session at Trafalgar Park

 Canterbury's Blair Prinsep is quickly coming to terms with his new role as part of the Tasman Makos' front row.


Beginning of the end?

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Minister of Education, Patricia Hekia Parata meets with Horowhenua school ...

How the education minister ensure the checks and balances are sufficiently robust ?

Letters to the editor


Correspondents write about fallen soldiers, Seddon water, the Marlborough Environment Plan, littering and euthanasia,

Letters to the editor

030712 News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. 8 Letters were sent and received the next day.

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Correspondents write about the Marlborough mayoral race, New Zealand's predator-free plan and intolerance.

MP's report

Marlborough and North Canterbury have had very little rainfall in the past two years. In June, Government extended the ...

COLUMN: I'm sure it will come as no surprise to most people that weather statistics indicate we have had an exceptionally warm winter this year.

Finding shelter

One of the state homes for sale in Riversdale,  Blenheim.

One of the state homes for sale in Riversdale,  Blenheim.


'Not deserving of any leniency'

Thousands of workers are needed to service the growing Marlborough wine industry each year.

Within a year, a Marlborough labour contractor told to "amend his ways" was back to underpaying staff.

Wine industry a 'leading force'

New Zealand Winegrowers chairman Steve Green presents at the annual Romeo Bragato Conference at the ASB Theatre ...

Wine conference focuses on record exports, growth and contribution to New Zealand.

Signs are coming

A mock-up presented at a Picton public forum for new town welcome signs. The silhouettes will be replaced by people in ...

Picton residents have chosen their favourite views for new town welcome signs.

Auckland investor buys CBD site

The old PGG Wrightson site on Wynen St.

The old PGG Wrightson site in Blenheim's town centre has been purchased for $1.6m.

Time to talk wine

Pernod Ricard grower liaison Brenton O'Riley competes in the hortisports race as part of the Young Viticulturist of the ...

The largest wine conference in New Zealand starts in Blenheim on Wednesday.

Your Marlborough

Coming home on a warship

Picton's Alex Skene returned home aboard the naval warship Te Mana.

Picton's Alex Skene arrived home in style, aboard the HMS Te Mana when it docked on Tuesday.

Picton's war on pests video

Picton Dawn Chorus predator-free group secretary Siobain Browning shows a group of Picton Kindergarten children how to ...

Volunteers are the front line in the battle to bring back New Zealand's dawn chorus.

Small packages

‘Upstairs’ provides some dreamy solitude.

​Peter and Heather Jameson's 'tiny house' is proof that big does not always mean better.

Seafood the star

Prawn and clam risotto

Prawn and Clam Risotto with Saffron is a definite favourite at Picton's Cafe Cortado.

Paint the town yellow

Volunteer daffodil picker for the Cancer Society Daffodil Day fundraiser Brian Burgess.

Daffodil Day on Friday will see nearly 60,000 daffodils on sale for the Marlborough Cancer Society.

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Some of the daffodils children have made for the Marlborough Cancer Society Daffodils Project.

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