This one-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Blenheim is going under the hammer with methamphetamine contamination.

Property hunters turn to 'P houses'

As this "cosy" meth-ridden Blenheim flat shows, people know a bargain when they see one.

Yealands opts for trial

Peter Yealands won the Lincoln University Foundation's South Island Farmer of the Year in 2013. (File photo)

One of NZ's leading wine producers denies allegations he illegally dumped a winemaking byproduct.

Pokie scheme 'netted $1m a year'

Crown alleges true control was concealed to deceive gambling authorities.

One month, 25,000 meals

It's been a challenging harvest, not just for the vineyard workers, but for those who feed them. 

Collapsed homestead survivor dies

The woman pulled from the wreckage at Elms Homestead, near Kaikoura, after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake has died.

Gallopers set to show paces

Ten top-notch gallopers will chase a $25,000 stake in the Marlborough Racing Club's feature race at Waterlea on Sunday.

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Linehaul couple keep trucking

McCrostie Trucking owners Dominique and Daryl McCrostie have taken on more staff for their business post-earthquake.

Their five trucks, doing 4000km a day, were on the road hours after the earthquake and have not stopped since.

Pokie gambling deceit 'unproved'

Crown's claims of deception fall at several hurdles, says defence lawyer.

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Soviet-era jet fighter up for sale

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It's the climb

Blenheim cyclist Andrew Bidwell, 16, is aiming for a podium finish at the upcoming Age Group Road National Championships ...

When another cyclist said he was going to make Andrew's race hell, he laughed it off and smashed the pack by five minutes.

Pokie gambling deceit 'unproved'

Mike O'Brien pleaded not guilty to five charges.

Crown's claims of deception fall at several hurdles, says defence lawyer.

Makos trial planned

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 31:  Tevita Koloamatangi of the Makos wins a lineout during the round three ITM Cup match ...

 Club rugby players with an eye on Tasman Makos' selection have been given a chance to strut their stuff again this season.

Gallopers set to show paces

Top galloper Nashville is expected to be a major threat in the feature race at the Marlborough meeting on Sunday.

Ten top-notch gallopers will chase a $25,000 stake in the Marlborough Racing Club's feature race at Waterlea on Sunday.

Losing 'stigma' huge barrier for Tactix

Former Silver Ferns captain Belinda Colling says the Tactix losing 'stigma' is a major issue for the franchise.

 Former Silver Ferns captain concerned about constant losing and lack of Canterbury netballers in Tactix.

Opinion

Letters to the editor

Slower speed limits and long sections of double yellow lines on State Highways 63, 6, 65 and 7 are a concern for ...

Correspondents write about roading, the Blenheim band rotunda, salmon farms, recycling, democracy, cell coverage, the riverside railway, illegal dumping, and means testing.

Stopping exotic invaders may be impossible

New Zealand's biosecurity laws are the most stringent in the world. Yet there is probably little chance of slowing down ...

Invasive species "homogenise" indigenous environments.

Another affront to democracy?

Democracy is under severe stress, write Tony Orman.

OPINION: Submissions on King Salmon's application for new farms is lip service to democracy, writes Tony Orman.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough District Council is seeking feedback on the current recycling scheme.(File photo)

Correspondents write about Anzac Day, columnist Joe Bennett, recycling in Marlborough, and Marlborough wine.

Can I please have some answers?

Early childhood teacher with children, pre-school, kindergarten, generic, reading. Photo: 123rf.com

OPINION: Blenheim woman Kia King has some questions for our government departments.

Business

Linehaul couple keep trucking

McCrostie Trucking owners Dominique and Daryl McCrostie have taken on more staff for their business post-earthquake.

Their five trucks, doing 4000km a day, were on the road hours after the earthquake and have not stopped since.

Mayor asks, airline declines

An Air New Zealand Bombardier Q300 takes off from Marlborough Airport. (File photo)

'No means no' as Air NZ shoots down further calls to re-instate direct flights from Blenheim to Christchurch.

A food and wine match

BV Gourmet second chef Chris Pearce makes pickled beetroot for harvest meals.

It's been a challenging harvest, not just for the vineyard workers, but for those who feed them. If you call 25,000 meals challenging.

A box of possibilties

Nadia Lim's Bargain Box could come to Blenheim if enough people express an interest in the service.

A celebrity chef could be set to help Marlborough families solve the what's for dinner dilemma.

As pure as the grown grape

Momo Pinot Noir 2015.

It's time for the wine industry to step into the spotlight to be held up as the shining example it is.

Your Marlborough

It's the climb

Blenheim cyclist Andrew Bidwell, 16, is aiming for a podium finish at the upcoming Age Group Road National Championships ...

When another cyclist said he was going to make Andrew's race hell, he laughed it off and smashed the pack by five minutes.

Sound of the future

The junior Blenheim Brass Band excelled at the New Zealand National Brass Band Championships in Wellington. They used a ...

Young brass band members may one day sport colourful, plastic instruments.

Less is more

Commonly modern minimalist gardens are in small or limited spaces where clutter is not acceptable.

COLUMN: All successful gardens take from and give to the wider environment. Less is more, writes Saturday Express landscaping columnist Christo Saggers.

The cost of art

Marcia Chang-Hong will feed the Art Party guests on May 4.

The collection is big enough to fill the gallery several times over, but maintaining the works is an expensive endeavour.

Meat pies and babies

Blenheim-raised comedian Tony Lyall is performing his new show Happy Hour at the NZ International Comedy Festival next week.

 Blenheim-raised comedian Tony Lyall's new show is about the things, big and small, that put a smile on people's faces.

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