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Alec McNeil
Solid waste manager
Blenheim transfer station

Dog poo dumped in recycling

11:21 AM  Doggy do is a don't when it comes to deciding what to put in your recycling crate.

Boom time for tourism

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Cruise Ship.Shakespeare Bay.
Voyager of the Seas, largest cruise ship to visit NZ.

10:48 AM  Marlborough's tourism industry is on the up following a summer of increased visitors.

MP's 'learning experience'

11:18 AM  Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith says politicians are busy, despite data showing workload is the lightest in 20 years.

Blue cod changes step closer

Planned changes to the blue cod fishing rules will be announced in Blenheim next week.

No conflict between science, religion

11:15 AM  The natural world is "incredibly intricate and amazing", says inventor Murray Bloom. 

Hashtag Marlborough branding

11:03 AM  Marlburians should be "embracing the hashtag" to help brand Marlborough.

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News

Roads closed as waves hammer coast video

Rough swells in Cook Strait have cancelled ferry sailings and closed roads on Wellington's south coast and in Kaikoura. This photo was taken from Kaikoura.

Massive storm churns up sea to cause disruption and delays on east coast.

Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

An upsurge in mice numbers has lead to a steady supply of huge trout in top of the south rivers.

Counsellor surprised by service's closure

Fundraising drive battery powered

Sport

Player of year points

Rugby player of the year

11:16 AM  Five players picked up maximum points in the 10th round of the Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year competition

Central face trophy favourites

The final round of Tasman Trophy cross-over rugby kicks off on Friday evening when Biddy Kate’s Central travel to Nelson to take on Waimea Old Boys.

Blenheim Indoor Centre

Indoor centre results

Simcox Stadium Blenheim Indoor Sports Centre results for week beginning Wednesday May 13:

Opinion

Flag should represent the people

Marlborough Youth councillor Mark Makin.

Marlborough Boys' College year 12 student Mark Makin explains what it's like to be a young person in Marlborough.

Letters to the editor

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

Scott Watson appears in the High Court.

Should Watson go on the record?

If there is a chance a convicted criminal may have been subjected to a miscarriage of justice, that individual should be allowed the opportunity to express their views in public.

Business

Cruise visitors spark tourism growth

Marlborough Shuttles and Tours owners Lynn Wong and Dave Porter have bought Picton Shuttles.

10:46 AM  The number of passengers arriving in Marlborough on cruise ships doubled over the summer.

Service above all else

Meaters of Marlborough boss Mike Newman works 75-hour weeks making sure his firm offers quality meat, advice and above all, friendly service.

Wineries can cater more for Chinese visitors to enhance their stay in Marlborough.

Wineries urged to cater for Chinese tourists

Marlborough wineries are being urged to cater for more Chinese tourists on top of increasing wine export sales.

Your Marlborough

Skype link for Sounds community

A home in the Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds.

Plans are underway to link isolated Marlborough Sounds communities with Skype

Eco-burials approved in Kaikoura

Eco-burials in a designated area were officially approved by the Kaikoura District Council at its meeting last week.

Patsy Buttle is commissioned as the lay pastoral leader of Kaikoura's Sacred Hearth Catholic parish by Cardinal John Dew. At left is Father Eric Urlich.

Lay leader commissioned

May 17 was a damp day in Kaikoura but nothing could dampen the enthusiasm, the joy, the energy of the people of Sacred Heart Parish.

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