Kevin Biggar devised the scary fairy outfit for the New York Marathon, and will don it again this weekend, for the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon.

Biggar running for his mum

Kevin Biggar’s mother was one of life’s unsung heroes, until she died of bowel cancer last year.

Rescued from beach

Fewer patients will be transferred by helicopter between Wairau Hospital, in Blenheim, and Nelson Hospital with the
introduction of a scheduled ambulance service run by St John.

Five people using an inflatable boat had to be rescued after becoming stranded on a remote beach in Marlborough.

Saturday sport wrap

After three Tasman Trophy rugby games and a Nelson division one football match, the results weren't good for home town supporters.

Clear skies as duck season opens

Ducks will be happy, but not hunters, with the weather for the opening of duck season.

Homeless need shelter

Blenheim homeless sleeping in alleys and bushes are in desperate need of shelter.

Warm autumn weekend ahead

We may be slipping toward winter, but for this weekend at least late autumn is on its best behaviour.

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Sister-in-law gives the gift of life

Pam Banks, left, is acting as a surrogate for sister-in-law Natasha Banks who is unable to have children following a cancer diagnosis.

Natasha Banks says "words can't describe" the gift her Blenheim sister-in-law has given her by being the surrogate mother of her child. 

Blues and Brews and BBQs back to Blenheim

13 min ago  The Blenheim Round Table has announced plans to bring a long-running beer festival back in time for its 21st birthday. 

Boating group rescued

Relief for Blenheim grandparents after Nepal quake


Marlborough Development let 3-1 lead slip away

In a scene which typified Saturday's hard-fought Nelson division one football match, Marlborough Development’s Taine Swete, centre, battles for possession with visiting Richmond players at Blenheim's A and P Park.

Marlborough Development let a golden opportunity to go to the top of the Nelson division one football standings slip through their fingers on Saturday, drawing a niggly match with Richmond First XI 3-3 after holding a 3-1 lead in the second half.

Netball trophy back on the line

Nine players got their Marlborough Express Netballer of the Year Trophy tallies underway on Tuesday.

Emma Gardiner, bound for New Zealand junior volleyball honours for the second year running.

Volleyball factory keeps producing

Marlborough Girls’ College continues to turn out volleyballers bound for higher honours.


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The spirit is unwilling

The elderly and arthritic tai chi practicioners at a parish hall in Southland have been told to take their Taoist ways elsewhere.

Caption: Surprise partner: Joan Kirkham was treated to a couple of bridge hands partnering with New Zealand's top player, Michael Ware, left. Photo: Simon Maude.

In with a sporting chance

Generally what does and doesn't constitute a sport is a matter best addressed by way of bargument.


For the love of food

Blenheim woman Emily Hope aims to change the way people think about food with her new business Hope Nutrition.

A Blenheim woman's love for home-grown fruit and vegetables is helping her on her quest to change the way people think about food.

Uncertainty for marine farmers

Forty years after it started in the Sounds, marine farming remains a source of pride and controversy.

Blenheim Toyota salesman Scott McDermid says sales for utes are improving.

Utes popular in Marlborough

Marlborough has one of the highest ownerships of utes per head of population in the country.

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Anticipation builds for awards

Artist and exhibition coordinator Karen Neal with her work "Okarito Kotuku", which won second place and the People's Choice Award last year.

The Marlborough Art Society holds the 15th annual Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards on Saturday. 

From rugby player to health guru

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series talking with Marlburians now living on the Gold Coast of Australia.

For rental properties it pays to have an easy-care garden - then it won't matter if tenants have green thumbs or not.

Easy-care gardens key for renters

I am often asked to revamp rental properties so this week I want to discuss what one should do if you own a rental and your tenants are not gardeners.

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