Last year's Marlborough Wine and Food Festival sold out, and this year is set to follow suit.

Wine, food and everything good

"We sold out last year, so we are hoping for the same this year."

4.3 aftershock 'typical'

People from Wellington to Christchurch felt Wednesday's 4.3 magnitude aftershock.

4.3 magnitude aftershock hits upper South Island a day after 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the country.

NZ's shoplifting epidemic

"There are the criminals that have no fear, that are doing this on such a regular basis."

Changes at the clubs

"It's been a difficult financial journey for the club, but now we are looking towards the benefits the theatre will bring."

Man throws chair at ex-partner

A Blenheim man repeatedly punched his ex-partner, threw a chair at her, and broke their daughter's Christmas present.

Fish farm application alarms

Sounds residents gear up to fight research base proposed by international fish food company.

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Hundreds of eels found dead

A creek near Rarangi, north of Blenheim, is full of dead eels.

A mystery toxin is being blamed for wiping out the fish and plants in a creek north of Blenheim.

Poster exhibition sells Kiwi dream

"Historically, the New Zealand landscape had always been used to promote the country as an attractive destination."

Women brawl in driveway

Precious ring lost shopping


North Otago's unexpected challenge

Buller celebrate their Hawke Cup win. They insist their makeshift venue will be suitable for the defence of their crown.

Buller insist venue for historic Hawke Cup cricket defence in Westport will be ready for North Otago's challenge.

Drinks Trolley serves up a win

Drinks Trolley

Drinks Trolley used weight of numbers to sail to victory in race four of the Oddies Marine Summer Twilight Series on a windy evening in the Marlborough Sounds on Tuesday.

Blenheim girls lead small swim team

Geena Langlois on her way to a fourth place finish in the final of the girls’ 100m breaststroke at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough Age Group Championships last week, in Nelson.

The Blenheim Swimming Club were outnumbered at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough Age Group Championships, but individual team members returned some large medal hauls.

South Island success

Marlborough dressage rider Sarah Wadworth and mount Faemoss B.W at the South Island Festival of Dressage in Christchurch.

Wet weather didn't prevent some major success for Marlborough riders and their mounts at the South Island Festival of Dressage in Christchurch, January 28-30.

No last round heroics for Marlborough


Val Symes of Marlborough in action against Nelson during the representatives match at Stoke Bowling Club on Sunday.

Marlborough’s rep bowlers couldn’t match it with their Nelson counterparts over the weekend, with the hosts taking out both men’s and women’s sections of the Romano-Jones Shield contests at the Stoke Bowling Club.


A tale to remember

The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on February 6, 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and various Māori chiefs from the North Island.

OPINION: The story of

MP on the TPP

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MP Stuart Smith at his office in Blenheim.

Last Thursday was a significant day for New Zealand with the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Auckland.

OPINION: Marine park

Sustainability key to marine debate

Wild juvenile paua are pictured with seven spat (light blue seeded paua). The spat are taken from adult paua then farmed and released into the wild to increase the overall biomass. This work is carried out by paua quota owners throughout New Zealand.

What will Marlborough choose: recreational fishing parks or sustainable fisheries?

SATIRE: New 'flaky' fish rule

The Beaver

SATIRE: The ministry is rumoured to be in talks with a Marlborough winery to provide its taste-tasters with small bottles of sauvignon blanc.

Letters to the editor

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Letter boxes at Okiwi Bay.

Correspondents write about marine farming, Express coverage, plant-based diets and ecological hypocrisy.


New name, same honey

Taylor Pass Honey Co chief financial officer Kelvin Deaker and managing director Darren Clifford with some of the newly branded honey.

The Honey Company has changed its name and business is booming.

Tree harvester reduces accidents

Kelly Logging's ClimbMAX tree harvestor in action in Marlborough.

A new machine is revolutionising tree harvesting and gaining North American interest.

Mussels healthy option for pets

Aquaculture Direct director Bruce Cardwell is working for Lintbells in Marlborough to organise research into the health benefits of greenshell mussels.

A pet health company is researching the health benefits of greenshell mussels and other natural extracts from New Zealand.

Changes at the clubs

Clubs of Marlborough chief executive Lee Davis in the Taylor Restaurant, which is being refurbished to take advantage of the opening of the ASB Theatre.

"It's been a difficult financial journey for the club, but now we are looking towards the benefits the theatre will bring."

Al fresco dining v car parks

Made in Aotearoa owner Jetti Walker wants to transform the footpath and car parks outside his restaurant into an al fresco dining area.

Neighbouring businesses shoot down restaurant's proposal to replace car parks with outdoor dining.

Your Marlborough

Celebrating a century of service

Four of the six stamps celebrating 100 years since the RSA was established.

A series of collectors stamps and coins have been released by NZ Post to commemorate 100 years of RSA service.

Pink Hike proving popular

Pink Hike organiser Luisa Coyle, centre, at the inaugural event last year.

The event will also be great for those who have always meant to get around to climbing up Mt Fyffe.

Ocean calls lifesaver Bob

Bob Jones was one of Auckland's first paid life guards in the 1970s.

"I was never one for school. Half the time I would skip classes and go out surfing."

Poignant day for Catholic families

The final mass for the Sacred Heart Parish was held on January 31 ahead of the amalgamation of three parishes into one.

It was a poignant day for the congregation of Sacred Heart Church Kaikoura last Sunday when families gathered for their final Mass as Sacred Heart Parish Kaikoura.

Walk on the wild side

The Momorangi Forest Experience walk opened to the public on January 28 and aims to offer a hands-on experience of the forest to visitors.

COLUMN: The Momorangi Forest Experience is a must-do, says DOC community ranger Wendy Sullivan.

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