Caroline Mardon with a receipt that a mystery good Samaritan gave her after paying for Mardon's fuel.

Kind act fuels gratitude

The woman who paid for Caroline Mardon's petrol asked only one thing: pay it forward.

Watson denied parole

Scott Watson in the High Court in Christchurch. He was denied parole.

Scott Watson turned down in first parole hearing after serving 17 years for the murder of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart.

Fire damages building

Police are investigating two fires in Blenheim believed to be arson.

Mixed reaction to sale

Reaction to sale of Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines mixed.

Sweet returns for honey firm

Growing Marlborough's premium products in the world's fastest growing market is the target of a Marlborough Research Centre project.

Spotlight on illegal hunters

Seven people have been caught hunting illegally during a three-day police operation.

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News

Barge design change challenged

NZ King Salmon's new barge, similar to the one that will be at Ngamahau.

Plans to use a recycled floating building at a new farm in Tory Channel rather than a purpose-built barge have raised hackles.

Farmers offered free agri-chemical disposal

Marlborough farmers and growers can dispose of their unwanted and expired agri-chemicals they have lying around.

Givealittle for cancer fundraising star

New shower to help Blenheim's homeless

Sport

Saturday sports wrap

Moutere centre Chris Ranstead attempts to shrug clear of a Harlequins' tackler at Awarua Park on Saturday.

Moutere claimed the favourites’ tag heading into next week’s Marlborough division one rugby semi final against Harlequins, with an emphatic 35-18 victory over the same opponents at Awarua Park, Spring Creek on Saturday.

St Bede's visit fuels Cragg-Love's fire

For the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV Saturday’s match on the St Bede’s College front field in Christchurch will be an eventful one. But for Taine Cragg-Love it will have extra spice.

Harlequins centre Chris Tau'alupe takes on the Moutere defence during the sides' previous division one rugby match in April.

Club sides in semifinal rehearsal

Club pride is up for grabs in Saturday's final preliminary matches in the Marlborough division one rugby competition.

Opinion
An image from Mum's Diet by Joy Cowley, who says that, far from shaming fat people, the 1987 children's book promotes a healthy acceptance of all body types.

Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

OPINION: It’s time we faced up to the harm that can be done by extreme literary diets.

Business

Yealands sells to power firm video

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Marlborough entrepreneur Peter Yealands has sold his majority shareholding in Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines.

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

The effects of the lengthy drought and continuing feed supply and grass growth issues continue to concern farmers.

The inaugural Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker competition will enhance employment prospects for the winner, says awards chairwoman Sophie Matthews.

Young winemakers celebrated

A new award to celebrate the skills of young winemakers in Marlborough will be held on Friday

Your Marlborough

"Inspirational" teacher to retire

Carolyn Robinson, who has just retired from Riverlands School, in front of the blackboard she has had for 25 years

Carolyn Robinson always wanted to be a teacher, she says. 

Book festival Q & A - Jane Hunter

In the fourth of a series of chats with people behind the Marlborough Book Festival, Jane Hunter shares her thoughts on reading. The managing director of Hunter's Wine, Jane is a book lover and sponsor of the festival.

Brittany Hughes in her new Grovetown business, Boutique Beauty and Massage

Beauty therapy among the vines

community amber-leigh woolf

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