A leatherback turtle washed up on some rocks in the Pelorus Sound.

'Extremely rare' giant turtle found

A  two-metre long leatherback turtle has washed ashore in Pelorus Sound.

MacDonald moves on

Leon MacDonald, left, is set to be appointed as a Crusaders' assistant coach.

Former All Blacks fullback Leon MacDonald will join Crusaders coaching team.

Heavy rain, gales hit

MetService warns heavy rain and wind not likely to clear in most areas until after dark.

Debate over drone at Anzac service

A drone hovering above the Blenheim Anzac Day service triggered a social media frenzy.

Fire engulfs digger

A digger being used for contract work in forestry block near Blenheim has been gutted by fire.

'Severe' quake hits region gallery video

A "severe" earthquake measuring 6.2 hit inland from Kaikoura, rattling Marlborough.

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News

Grape spills tumble in Marlborough

HEB construction patrolman Dave Nee cleans up a grape spill at a roundabout on the corner of Grove Rd and Alfred St in Blenheim last month.

5:18 PM  Sixteen trucks spilled grapes on Marlborough roads during this year's harvest.

Zumba takes over Blenheim park

4:06 PM  Puzzled bystanders were drawn to the sound of pumping music as a free lunchtime Zumba session took over a central Blenheim park.

Outdoor classroom nearly ready

Fashionistas show up in style for Cup day

Sport

Volleyball standings tighten up

Volleyball

4:54 PM  The Woodbourne Cannons have proved unbeatable so far in Fairweathers’ Senior Indoor Summer League volleyball this year, but on Thursday they were forced to hand all three points to their opponents, tightening the president's grade standings.

Finalists pick up where they left off

4:39 PM  Both of last season’s finalists got off to winning starts in Marlborough grade one netball on Saturday, while a dramatic drawn match was also played out.

Arotea Kiwi double goalscorer Emma Mills blasts the ball past her Tasman White opponent Julia Edwards at Saxton Fields on Sunday.

One up, one down for Arotea Kiwi

4:43 PM  Marlborough’s leading hockey players returned to action over Anzac Weekend, Arotea Kiwi men hosting Nelson club Federal Titans in the Top of the South competition and their female clubmates taking on Tasman White in Nelson.

Opinion

We must remember them

Poppies on a war memorial

Editorial: Large numbers marked Anzac Day by attending services in Marlborough.

Raising funds and hackles

It's beyond the pale for any charity fundraisers to stand as a barrier that interrupts people going about their day.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from readers on local and national talking points.

Business

Hobbit designer behind winery

Jackson Estate managing director Jeff Hart with a model of their proposed boutique winery on Jacksons Road outside Blenheim.

A boutique winery similar to a 1850s bush hut is planned for Marlborough. 

'Fair approach' needed - Key

Prime Minister John Key says the government is reviewing Easter trading laws. 

Whitehaven chief winemaker Sam Smail tastes about 100 samples each day.

Hard work continues after harvest

Chloe Winter goes behind the scenes post-harvest at Whitehaven.

Your Marlborough

The outdoor classroom inspiring Kiwi kids

Budding yachties Liam and Rhys Blackmore.

An outdoor classroom in the Marlborough Sounds has been built on community spirit, goodwill and hard work.

Cycle tour hard work, but worth it

Through rain and snow Janette St John cycled valiantly to raise money for Picton's Coastguard, while her husband Dave kept in touch from the warmth and comfort of his support van.

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Tamara Gillan is running a high profile advertising agency in London. She is home for a holiday.

Blenheim woman all about brands

The competitive world of sales and marketing, is all about keeping customers.

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