The Marlborough Sounds Integrated Management Trust thinks something similar to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is ...

NZ's Great Barrier Reef

9:17 AM  Conservationists with plans for their own marine park are looking across the ditch for inspiration.

US prefers NZ wine

NZ is benefiting from younger generations who have grown up around wine and are picking pricier drops as they get older.

Americans are in love with pricey NZ wines, at the expense of cheaper vino from Australia and Argentina.

Bright idea to boost town

Canterbury University students intend to put Kaikoura back in the spotlight.

Chart: Who's growing grapes?

Marlborough retains New Zealand's grape growing crown, but by how much?

Purpose-built priority

Vineyard contractors encouraged out of rental market as Blenheim faces housing shortage.

Don't burst their bubble

Hundreds of "speech bubbles" in Blenheim alley waiting to be filled with the voices of young people. 

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Food cart's unlikely ally

The Wheely Wild Food Cart on the side of State Highway 63 in November.

Roadside food truck was ticking along nicely; then came the quake, the customers and the complaint.

Chart: Young and old in Marlborough

Which age group dominates in the region? Well, the young and the restless have already left.

Draft annual plan out for consultation

More delay on reopening highway

Sport

1974 Ranfurly Shield winning coach Jim Dawson dies

Former South Canterbury Ranfurly Shield coach Jim Dawson with his wife Pam.

 The innovative thinker behind South Canterbury rugby team's surprise 1974 Ranfurly Shield win has died.

Weekly golf notes

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Big names behind surf competition

Surfer Alan Te Moananui.

Kaikoura Boardriders Coldwater Classic held on Queen's Birthday Weekend has plenty of heavies behind it as big sponsors come on board to support the local surfing event.

Three in contention for first netball trophy

Lauren Murray had another good night under the goal hoop for Harlequins Radich Law on Tuesday.

 First round honours in the Marlborough premier netball competition will be fought out between three teams.

Playing a safe game

Luke Pannell weaves between the opposition players when Central took on Harlequins in the junior rugby finals in 2016.

I really enjoy getting out and watching Junior Rugby as you get to see young people expressing themselves on a sporting stage.

Opinion

Wake up Marlborough

A view over Waitata Reach in Pelorus Sound where New Zealand King Salmon wants five new salmon farms.

The beautiful Marlborough Sounds is not an infinite sink for waste.

Our ferries could bite us in quake

Damage at the Interislander ferry terminal meant rail wagons could not be loaded onto the ferries for two weeks after ...

OPINION: The Cook Strait could be the only way to bring in vital supplies, but the docks will likely be broken for weeks.

Letters to the editor

The Bank of New Zealand branch in Picton will close permanently in two weeks with the bank to concentrate its services ...

Correspondents write about MPI and salmon farms, freedom campers, the closure of BNZ's Picton branch, policy and public projects.

Letters to the editor

A letter writer says Nelson Hospital's cafeteria needs to up its game.

Correspondents write about Marlborough's senior population, food at Nelson Hospital, Anzac Day thanks, salmon farms, and superannuation.

Variation on a classic theme

Marlborough sauvignon blanc wines account for about 80 per cent of all wine grape plantings.

Sauvignon blanc's place as the backbone of the New Zealand wine industry is being celebrated this week.

Business

NZ's Great Barrier Reef

The Marlborough Sounds Integrated Management Trust thinks something similar to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is ...

Conservationists with plans for their own marine park are looking across the ditch for inspiration.

Bright idea to boost town

Damien Le Breton from NZTA, with Canterbury University students and winners of the NZTA Kaikoura Challenge, Peak ...

Time is ripe for a Night Market, Coastal Sparks fireworks event and a Lights by the Sea community event to attract families over winter.

No need to bolster bridges

A campervan uses the ford next to the Wye River bridge, which was shut on Sunday after a truck crash.

NZTA has no plans for more Bailey bridges after crash on single-laner.

Purpose-built a priority

St Andrews Property Group is developing the former Country Life Motel, south of Blenheim, to house more than 400 ...

Vineyard contractors encouraged out of rental market as Blenheim faces housing shortage.

Marlborough's affordability issue

Marlborough Sustainable Housing Trust chairwoman Bev James, right, in front of the first house the trust completed in ...

Rents are on the rise, and incomes are not keeping pace, leaving more families struggling to get a foot on the ladder.

Your Marlborough

Heading south for winter?

Teja Kodelja, 25, Thomas' employee, Slovenia: "I've been on the South Island with my boyfriend for two months and it ...

We asked Marlburians what impact the alternative route has had, and what winter could bring.

What's on

Meet a fireman and check out the gear at the Blenheim Volunteer Fire Station on Sunday.

Things to do around Marlborough this week.

Don't burst their bubble

Artist Mieke Davies came up with the idea of speech bubbles, to be filled in by young people in Marlborough.

Hundreds of "speech bubbles" in Blenheim alley waiting to be filled with the voices of young people. 

Big names behind surf competition

Surfer Alan Te Moananui.

Kaikoura Boardriders Coldwater Classic held on Queen's Birthday Weekend has plenty of heavies behind it as big sponsors come on board to support the local surfing event.

Fonterra staff donate Christmas gift

Kaikoura Primary School kids were some of the 600 Kaikoura school children to be gifted products from Fonterra Brands staff.

Six hundred Kaikoura school children got the surprise of their life when they were gifted bags of food from Fonterra staff.

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