Ohau Point, Kaikoura, mid 2015 sea damage to road before August repairs

Repairs won't impact seal watchers

Roadworks on storm ravaged SH1 won't stop seal watchers being able to park up.

Wine boss apologises

NZ Winegrowers have apologised after comments made by its chief executive Philip Gregan at a recent conference in Blenheim drew an angry response on social media.

4:54 PM  NZ Winegrowers apologise for remark made by CEO at wine conference.

'Don't rush decision', ministry told

Marlborough Boys' College won't be "rattling the cages" of the Ministry of Education.

Helen's long walk to health

In February, Helen Mason couldn't walk far without stopping. Now she's doing a half-marathon.

Attack on stranger

A man who punched and kicked a man who was on the ground has been convicted of assault.

Boundaries for whitebait season

Marlborough's whitebaiters will have no excuse for fishing in the wrong areas this year.

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News

Harnessing solar energy slashed electricity bill

Councillor Peter Jerram has slashed his monthly electricity bill from $500 to $79 a month through solar panels, double glazing and home insulation.

5:32 PM  The Marlborough District Council is to double the amount it can lend ratepayers to help make their homes warmer.

Blenheim bars undecided on Rugby World Cup games

5:18 PM  Blenheim bars are holding off applying for a special liquor licence to serve alcohol outside normal hours during live televised games for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

Top chef gives meaty lesson in Marlborough

Interisland ferries to share freight load

Sport

Meeting the Makos face to face

Testing their mettle against Makos players Tim Perry, Vernon Fredericks and Jake Stafford-Wood, nearest camera at right, are Marlborough players Sam Neal, from the Moutere under-11.5 team, nearest camera left,Teri Climo from the Harlequins under 8s and William Rouse from the Renwick under-11.5 side.

19 min ago  It was “fins up” all around when over 300 young Marlborough rugby fans met their Makos heroes after school at Blenheim’s Lansdowne Park on Wednesday.

Titles decided at the Tasman secondary schools hockey tournament

4:48 PM  Marlborough Boys College confirmed their favouritism while honours were shared in the girls' competition when the Tasman secondary schools hockey tournament ended at Saxton Oval on Wednesday.

Marlborough Girl's College players celebrate after scoring a goal against Nelson College for Girls during the Tasman secondary schools hockey championships at Saxton Turf on Tuesday.

MBC hockey team come out on top

5:02 PM  Marlborough Boys' College confirmed their favouritism, while honours were shared in the girls' competition when the Tasman secondary schools hockey tournament ended at Saxton Oval on Wednesday.

Opinion

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

Letters to the editor

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Letters to the editor

Readers write in about the Picton Library and the councillors abstaining from voting on the civic theatre.

Business

Cafe owner's frenzied first year

Raupo Cafe owner Stephane Ughetto, with son Kaidin, celebrate one year of ownership at the popular Blenheim eatery.

Stephane Ughetto's first year at Raupo has been a testing introduction to owning a restaurant.

New owners for Blenheim Montessori school

August marked the end of an era for a Blenheim pre-school when the founders of Montessori House of Children handed over their 20-year-old businesses to new owners.

New Ritual Cafe owners Del Lowther and Dave Lowther took over the business this month.

New owners for Ritual cafe

One of Marlborough's most popular cafes has changed hands just over a month after being put on the market, with the new owners vowing not to make any changes.

Your Marlborough

Top chef gives meaty lesson in Marlborough

Former Marlborough Boys' College student and top New Zealand chef Marc Soper gives a cooking demonstration during his tour of Asia last month.

4:48 PM  One of Marlborough's top culinary exports will be returing to his hometown to pass on some of his skills at a meat inspired food workshop.

Join the green cadet forces

If your teens are outdoorsy, thrill seeking and adventure-loving, the new green cadet forces may very well be a place for them to have some fun and learn valuable life skills.

Former Arahura steward Peter Cowan, far left, of Blenheim, with former colleagues.

Nothing compares to Arahura job

The interisland passenger ferry Arahura's last sailing brought back the memories for Blenheim resident Peter Cowan.

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