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

Sister-in-law gives gift of life video

8:17 AM  A Blenheim woman has become a 'very special auntie' as the surrogate mother of her sister-in-law's baby.

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.

Big Mac bug leaves woman stressed

9:07 AM  Woman who found cockroach in Big Mac hits back at allegations she planted the bug.

Relief for grandparents after quake

8:24 AM  Profound relief for Blenheim couple after grand-daughter found safe and well in Nepal.

Blues, Brews and BBQs is back

8:14 AM  Plans to bring long-running beer festival back in time for its 21st birthday. 

Body found in burnt car

Police are investigating after a body was found in a burnt car on the Whangamoa Saddle.

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Biggar running for his mum

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.

9:25 AM  Kevin Biggar’s mother was one of life’s unsung heroes, until she died of bowel cancer last year.

Iroquois make final visit to Blenheim

9:19 AM  Defence Force Iroquois helicopters will make a final visit to Blenheim today.

Waikawa Bay School expands

Demand for rental properties eases

Sport

Harlequins rematch highlights week two

Club netball.

9:22 AM  Harlequins Radich Law and Harlequins Fairweathers meet on Tuesday for the first time since their dramatic semifinal encounter

MacDonald snubs Crusaders job

9:07 AM  Former All Blacks back does a U-turn on Super Rugby assistant coaching role, opting to stay with Tasman instead.

Harlequins skipper Seymore Lambert has help from his fellow forwards as he carries the ball towards the Kahurangi line at Lansdowne Park.

Nelson sides dominate Tasman Trophy

9:21 AM  Results predominantly went Nelson’s way in the latest round of Tasman Trophy club rugby.

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Letters to the editor

The latest letters from readers about euthanasia, Manuka Island, blocked TV content and film viewing.

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.

Business

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.

Your Marlborough

Biggar running for his mum

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.

9:25 AM  Kevin Biggar’s mother was one of life’s unsung heroes, until she died of bowel cancer last year.

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.

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

Anticipation builds for awards

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

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