Students Kate Lindstrom, left, and Dagmar van Antwerpen, both 17, will not be attending the college formal on September 11.

No invite for ball hopefuls

Former Marlborough Girls' student who left school due to illness hangs up ball dress as a decision forbidding her from attending is held up.

Warmer homes funded

The Marlborough District Council's community and finance committee has earmarked $50,000 in funding for a home insulation scheme.

Up to 90 homes in Marlborough could get insulated under plans.

Council scope science research

The Marlborough District Council is to pay a consultant $20,000 to scope out an idea for a research institute in Marlborough.

Havelock to trial new i-Site

Tourists looking for advice will now be able to stop by an i-Site in Havelock from October.

Speed review urged

Two prominent Marlborough persons want a review of the speed limit on Taylor Pass Rd.

What's on your reading list?

A look at the most popular library books in Marlborough paints an intriguing picture.

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RSA working bee shut down

Marlborough RSA members Ernie Thomson and Tania Hall watch as one of the last fire burns before the morning's work was put to an end after a member of the public complained to council.

The Marlborough RSA working bee was cut short when a member of the public complained.

Marlborough viticulturist 'perennial' runner-up

Cricketers savour hattricks but not Marlborough viticulturist Matt Duggan.

Preventive detention for rape

Ministry helps pay for holiday park stays


Two from three for Tasman teams

Tasman Red Devils skipper Reyne Volavola dots down his side's third try against Canterbury Colts at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Meatloaf famously sang, “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad”, but Tasman rugby fans may not agree entirely their teams lost the one match that counted for competition points at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Club rugby sides lose Tasman finals


Both Marlborough junior club rugby teams contesting Tasman age grade finals lost away from home on Saturday, the Marlborough Boys’ College Second XV beaten by Motueka in the under-18 decider and Renwick toppled by Waimea in the under 16 final.

Fredericks relishes Makos comeback

Vernon Fredericks

Tasman Makos’ loose forward Vernon Fredericks provided the feel-good story of his side’s 41-21 win over Manawatu at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.

Two out of three for Tasman teams

Tasman under-19 midfielder Amos Pogia heads for the Wellington under-19 try line at Lansdowne Park on Saturday with plenty of support.

The Tasman Red Devils came up short against Canterbury Colts during their South Island Invitation rugby competition clash at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Second half power surge shuts down Turbos

Marty Banks is lowered in  a copybook tackle.

Tasman continued their blazing start to the National Provincial Championship rugby season, bagging their third consecutive five-pointer against Manawatu in Blenheim on Thursday.


Dirty secrets in Kaikoura

A follower on Twitter read I was going whale watching and drew this for me. It's my cat, PussPuss, as a Kaikoura whale. PussPussWhaleWhale. I am in love with this.

OPINION: I've been away from home for less than a week and I've resorted to patting strangers' dogs because I miss my cat.

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

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

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

Letters to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Letters to the editor

Letter to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Letters to the editor


Marlborough wineries find success in China

Forrest Estate Winery managing director John Forrest.


Marlborough Lines finish Wairau section upgrade

Marlborough Lines lineman Malcolm Brown uses an insulated elevator to replace the power conductor, or cable, during the upgrade at the Wairau Valley.

Marlborough Lines crews have completed the latest upgrade to electricity supply for residents in the Wairau Valley.

Easter trading law change 'sensible' - Sowman

04042015 News Photo: Derek Flynn/ Fairfax NZ. 
Classic Fighters 2015 Airshow from Omaka Airfield in Blenheim.
Saturday session - Classic vintage Aircraft display.
Three Fokker Triplanes.

A law change giving councils the power to allow trade on Easter Sunday is "terrific news", says Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman.

Former MP to chair rural lobby group

Former Kaikoura MP Colin King will chair the Rural Advisory Group

Former Kaikoura MP Colin King will chair a new rural advisory group formed to lobby the Marlborough District Council on rural community issues.

Warm weather favours lambing

Warm weather has helped farmers during lambing. Pictured are new born triplets on a farm near Blenheim.

Warm, dry weather conditions in Marlborough may be slowing grass growth but it is helping lambing on farms around the region, say farmers.

Your Marlborough

What library books say about Marlborough

Blenheim Library customer service co-ordinator Jan Robinson, left, and children's library assistant Emily Fredrickson check out some of the most popular books at the library.

A snap shot of the most popular library books in Marlborough paints an intriguing picture of the average reader.

Committed rugby dad earns $10k for club, school

Awatere Rugby Club coach Andrew Lawson with sons Jake, 8, and Eric, 12.

Coaching junior rugby has proven to be rewarding in more ways than one for a Marlborough dad after he won $10,000 for the Awatere Rugby Club and Seddon School.

Daffodils for Fairhall

Emily Hole, 9, gets a sneak peek at the Timara Lodge garden, which will be opened for a Fairhall School fundraiser next Sunday.

A field of golden daffodils will be open to the public at Timara Lodge next weekend, for an annual Fairhall School fundraiser. 

New look for Havelock restaurant

Co-owners of new Havelock restaurant The Captain's Daughter Mandy McQuarrie, left, and Jo Downey.


Lynne's not so impossible mission gallery video

Lynne Nicholl is going to drive her mobility scooter from Blenheim to Lake Rotoiti, in St Arnard, and back for St John Marlborough.

It's a journey travelled over days and across tough terrain, ridden at 8kmh by mobility scooter.

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