09102015 News Photo: Derek Flynn/ Fairfax NZ. 
Marlborough Airport / RNZAF Base Woodbourne.
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Sawmill to investigate fire

3:23 PM  The cause of a sawmill fire that shut down Marlborough Airport is being investigated by the timber company.

536 cruelty complaints

Vet Nick Hansby testing for Facial Eczema spores in Tua Marina.

Many animal cruelty complaints are about smaller lifestyle blocks, not big farms, vet says.

Kiwi invents backpack

A former Boys' College student has created a revolutionary backpack jacket 

Blue cod rules ditched

A set of controversial blue cod fishing rules have been scrapped. 

Laser Tag at the Vines gallery

Players have the choice of game styles, including team deathmatch, base destroyer, deathmatch and zombie

Grazing land under pressure

A dairy farmer has warned of a future shortage of available grazing land as vineyards expand

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Blue cod changes a 'satisfactory compromise'

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy announces changes to blue cod fishing rules at the Waikawa Boating Club in Picton.

12 min ago  Changes to blue cod fishing rules are a "satisfactory compromise", a Blenheim recreational fisherman says.

Nightclub awaits licence decision

4:05 PM  Blenheim nightclub Kokomo Beach Bar is awaiting a decision on a liquor licence, after a council hearing on Friday. 

Volunteers paint the town pink

Bids for research institute


Win for Makos

Makos' halfback Jimmy Cowan gives Taranaki fullback Kurt Baker a reminder of who won the battle of Yarrow Stadium.

Tasman put themselves firmly back in the national provincial championship rugby race with a superb victory against Taranaki

Tasman bounce back in style

Taranaki's Angus Ta'avao attempts to break through the Tasman defence during his side's 35-17 loss in New Plymouth.

Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.

Doors open for de Villiers

New Wairau Valley import Fanie de Villiers, seen here bowling for Marlborough in a pre-season match last weekend, will turn out for the President’s XI on Saturday in Blenheim during the first of three matches against another selection of club players, the Chairman’s XI.

For the second year running, Marlborough club cricket will welcome a talented South African to the fold, this one bearing a famous name.

Guardiola a likely starter for Falcons' second match

Omar Guardiola, back in Nelson for a second stint with the Falcons.

The Nelson-Marlborough Falcons will seek to complete an away double when they tackle Auckland City in their second ASB Youth League match on Sunday.

Waikawa boats back on the water for Spring Series

Bluebird, which made a winning start to the Spring Twilight Series on Tuesday.

Bob and Jennie Crum, on their yacht Bluebird, made a promising start to the Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight Series when race one was contested in the Marlborough Sounds on Tuesday evening.


SATIRE: Homeless threaten Blenheim exodus

The Beaver

Homeless people are threatening to leave Blenheim after rumours started swirling they might be asked to share a shelter with refugees next year.

The rise and fall of rates and revaluations

Rural ratepayers are not being targeted unfairly, says Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman

OPINION : Rates are a perennial source of grumbling for those who pay them and, sadly, a perfect system has yet to be found

SATIRE: Dads show sudden interest in hockey

The Beaver

Marlborough fathers are expected to make absolute fools of themselves this weekend as they drag their children to watch the Black Sticks Women’s team in Blenheim.

SATIRE: Marlborough Lines plans very merry Christmas

The Beaver

Marlborough Lines has decided to cancel its $50 rebate for power users this Christmas, and will instead hand deliver a bottle of wine to every customer in the region.

Regional policy statement on track

Trevor Hook chairman of the Marlborough District Council's regional planning and development committee.

OPINION: Local MP Stuart Smith has underlined the need for good processes for discussion and feedback on the planning framework for Marlborough.


Bids for research institute

Marlborough Research Centre chief executive Gerald Hope wants to secure funding for a Regional Research Institute in Marlborough.

Securing government research funding will help unlock Marlborough's economic potential, says Gerald Hope

536 cruelty complaints in 2015

Blenheim veterinarian Nick Hansby wants farmers to become better versed in new animal welfare laws.

Many animal cruelty complaints are about smaller lifestyle blocks, not big farms, vet says.

Grazing land under pressure in Marlborough

Available grazing land may become more scarce in Marlborough as vineyards expand.

A Marlborough dairy farmer has warned of a future shortage of available grazing land in the region as vineyards expand.

New faces on board

Wine Marlborough chairman Clive Jones is expected to retain his position at the first meeting of the new board on November 5.

The Wine Marlborough board has four new members after being voted in by wineries and grapegrowers earlier this month.

Salmon farms nearly ready

An existing New Zealand King Salmon farm at Ruakaka Bay in the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Three new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds will be up and running in the very near future.

Your Marlborough

Laser Tag at the Vines gallery

Hamish Lindstrom, 8, enjoys a game of outdoor laser tag at The Vines Village, Blenheim.

Players have the choice of game styles, including team deathmatch, base destroyer, deathmatch and zombie

Bodybuilder winning the healthy way

David Burt body-building champion from Kaikoura

Kaikoura bodybuilder David Burt is on a mission; to become one of the best natural bodybuilders in New Zealand.

Ride across the great divide raises $14k

Ben Walker, right and his Blenheim dad Alan Walker at Bondi beach after Ben's bike trip from Perth to Sydney.

Tight-fitting lycra, territorial magpies and a rusty old red bike were all part of a former Marlborough Boys' College student's charity cycling trip across the Australian great divide.

Grey Power celebrates 25 years

Grey Power president Brian McNamara is looking forward to the next era for Grey Power

Sitting down to speak to Brian McNamara about Grey Power's 25-year anniversary the advocacy society president speaks about the future and makes a passionate plea for Marlburians over 50 to sign up.  

Blenheim's gentle warrior

Redwoodtown taekwondo head instructor Rana Moanaroa shows his skills.

This week is Mental Health Awareness week which encourages everyone to take up the five paths to wellbeing. In light of this, Rachel McFadden speaks to Rana Moanaroa about his personal story of transformation.

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