Ethan McNamara bareback riding at the Tuamarina Rodeo.

Yeehaw, partner

Dogs herding ducks and people throwing gumboots. Only at the rodeo.

Fancy a swim?

A sign warning against swimming in the Taylor River in January because of high levels of E coli.

It got a 'very poor' grade last year, but the Taylor River is 'swimmable' under new government guidelines.

'Metres from homes'

Neighbours used garden hoses to put out blaze in latest of suspicious Blenheim fires.

Streaker lights up charity match

Fundraising cricket game full of surprise twists: rain, a third team and a streaker.

Cycling 'machine' to take a break

After smashing the world record for cycling New Zealand, Craig Harper isn't planning any big cycling trips anytime soon.

Meth ruins home

A family is facing bankruptcy after the sale of their rental was scuppered by meth test.

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News

Fly spray triggers alarm

The Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to Mayfield School about 11.30am on Sunday.

Someone trying to get rid of flies in a Marlborough school triggered the fire alarm.

Diver still missing

Police expect to continue the search on Sunday evening after poor water conditions hampered efforts earlier in the day.

Gearing up for 21st Boss gig

'Pricey' entry fees disappoint

Sport

Stoke Nayland and Falcons still unbeaten

WTTU's Jack Aldridge in action during their eight-wicket loss to the Dolphis in Blenheim.

Easy wins in low-scoring day of premier club cricket.

Streaker lights up charity match

John Ryan of the town team takes a swing.

Fundraising cricket game full of surprise twists: rain, a third team and a streaker.

Rams do softball business after Nelson no-show

Denham Wisdom of Saints Rams lines up a pitch during the Intercity final at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

 Saints Rams are the 2016-17 Intercity softball champions, albeit in somewhat unusual circumstances.

'Pricey' entry fees disappoint

Triathletes cycle during the last World Masters Games.

After practising his shot put for months, retiree pulls out of 'pricey' World Masters Games.

Khamsin wins again

Midnight, skippered by Chris Webb, is the overall leader in the Waikawa Boating Club's twilight series division one.

Khamsin underlined their status as the big mover in division one of the NZ King Salmon Twilight Sailing Series with their second consecutive win on Tuesday.

Opinion

Keep the ban

16022017 News. Photo: Supplied. Jason Ruawai is chairman of PauaMAC3, the representative body for professional paua ...

OPINION: Keeping the shellfish and seaweed harvest ban in place is a good idea, writes commercial paua diver Jason Ruawai.

Letters to the editor

John Leader talk to an MPI staff member at MPI's Waikawa "drop-in" session about MPI's plans to relocate salmon farms in ...

Correspondents write about the MPI salmon farm relocation drop-in sessions, bank rates, Trump and the media, honorifics, tooth decay and 'the media'.

D-day for paua harvest ban decision

The extent of uplift created by the November 14 quake can be easily traced at Ward Beach.

OPINION: MPI should go ahead and extend the paua harvest ban along the east coast, say commercial paua divers.

Our 'Amazon-scale' environmental crisis

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

Opinion: Kiwis will be surprised to hear we have an 'Amazon-scale' ecological crisis occurring here on a similar scale.

OPINION: Ship Cove to Cathedral Square

Between the mountains and the sea - could a new cycle trail help invigorate Kaikoura and the top of the South?

OPINION: The Coastal Pacific Trail is one of the biggest tourism and economic opportunities of our generation.

Business

Third 'winter' for Kaikoura

Whale Watch is still running less than a quarter of the trips it would normally at this time of year.

Kaikoura businesses are desperate for an extension to the wage subsidy that has kept them afloat since the November earthquake.

Boom in tank jobs

Crown Sheetmetal finance manager Blair Cowan, left, and general manager Andrew Horton in the Marlborough workshop.

Tank manufacturer more than doubles workforce to get wine companies ready for harvest.

Enough space for grapes

Tanks on the ground at the Pernod Ricard tank farm, south of Blenheim.

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

These guys know their onions

Supervisor Kitja Santanut oversees 19 workers from Thailand to harvest onion flower heads by hand in Marlborough.

A Marlborough onion grower's decision to use people, not machines, to harvest this year's crop is paying off.

Quake aid up in the air

A Kaikoura business owner says the town will need on-going financial assistance until access is restored on State ...

Kaikoura business owners say they need it, but Government's tight-lipped about the future of its payment for quake-hit firms.

Your Marlborough

Eagles of golf

Marlborough Eagles Golfing Society of New Zealand members, from left, Gary Hildyard, John Anderson, Jack Fisher, Gordon ...

John has loved golf since the first day he played a round, 47-years-ago.

Family fun celebrated

Marlborough Family Violence Intervention Project member Carla Brownie invites Blenheim children to add their favourite ...

Children share their favourite family activities - guess which one appears most often?

Strings of success gallery video

Classical guitar player Joey Wegener, 13, achieved distinction in his grade 4 exam through Trinity College in Londo

 A musically talented teen and his tutor are celebrating after achieving top results in a music exam.

Finding beauty in chaos

A cottage garden gives the impression of disorder.

COLUMN: Seemingly disordered gardens are the best kind, writes Saturday Express gardening columnist Mandy Evans.

Battling mother nature on a bike

Marlborough cyclists Leatham Landon-Lane, left, Callum Saunders and Nick Blakiston endured a weather bomb during their ...

The optimism evaporated as they neared the Maungatapu Saddle and the clouds opened up again.

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