Marlborough Boys' College assistant principal James Ryan says a wine school for year 12 and 13 students will open career pathways into winemaking and viticulture.

Wine school plans for Blenheim

Plans for NZ school of wine could see Blenheim become an educational hub for winemaking.

Halfway house planned

Crossroads Marlborough Charitable Trust co-ordinator Janette Walker wants to set up a centre in Blenheim for homeless single men.

A Marlborough charity says it has a fix for the homeless issue in the province.

Need for skilled migrants

A Marlborough businessman says the region has plenty to attract skilled migrants.

Kids feel unsafe at Blenheim park

Drug deals go down in Blenheim skate park's toilets, says a skater who uses the park.

Community work for charges

A man whose assault on his partner was on the "lower end of extreme violence" has avoided a prison sentence.

Op-shop closure 'devastating'

Second Time Around owner Keith Allen forced to vacate building by end of the week.

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News

Bus stop puts pupils at risk

A Ritchies school bus travels along North Bank Rd in rural Marlborough.

A Marlborough principal is concerned for the safety of pupils after a school bus started leaving them on a busy rural road used by logging trucks.

Dog impaled on branch gives birth

For most working dogs the thrill of the chase is all in a day's work. But for Storm, being impaled on a branch was an occupational hazard when she rounded some sheep.

Driver found asleep after high speed chase

Dairy farmers guilty of breaching milking order

Sport

Netball favourites assert their dominance

Harlequins Radich Law centre Bridget Gane floats a pass to a team mate while Tokomaru rival Tash Ford looks on during Tuesday's premier netball match at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000.

Marlborough netball's 2014 finalists flexed their muscles at Stadium 2000 on Tuesday evening.

Weekly golf notes

6:30 AM  Weekly reports from around Marlborough's golf clubs.

Renwick wing attack Michaela Robertson and St Mary's defender Laura Theyers in grade four junior netball action at Horton Park on Saturday.

Junior sports wrap

Marlborough junior sport wrap from last weekend.

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

Kaikoura free range chicken farm proposed

Kaikoura businesswoman Mary Shanahan says her planned free range chicken farm will follow SPCA guidelines.

A proposed free range chicken farm on the outskirts of Kaikoura will follow the SPCA's strict animal welfare requirements.

Huia Vineyard wins NY award

Marlborough organic winegrower Huia Vineyard has won a swath of international awards but the latest was the most surprising, owners Mike and Claire Allan said.

Young Marlborough Viticulturist of the Year finalist Kurt Robinson won't let lack of experience hinder him.

Inexperience won't hinder young viticulturist

Kurt Robinson hasn't spoken to an audience since he was 15-years-old.

Your Marlborough

Make te reo part of every day

Kiley Nepia, front, stands in front of Omaka Marae, in Blenheim, with whanau. Photo: SCOTT HAMMOND/FAIRFAX NZ

6:00 AM  Kiley Nepia is an advocate for te reo Maori and Te wiki o te reo Maori is a time for him to reflect, celebrate and plan for the future.

Blenheim girls ready for international scavenger hunt

5:30 AM  Best friends Rhiannon Halfacre and Anna Maxted say they are about to embark on the most outrageous, wickedly fun and socially-minded week of their lives.

Aya Kovesy decided to do something for others after reading an article online.

Good news leads to good deeds

5:30 AM  It is rare to come across "good news" on a national media site and even rarer to reach out to the people reported on.

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