The white humpback was spotted alongside a black humpback whale during the annual Cook Strait Whale Survey on Sunday.

Rare white whale spotted video

A rare white whale seen in Cook Strait yesterday is one of only four ever recorded.

Yealands sale defended

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Key players in the sale of Yealands Wine Group respond to concerns over deal.

Seven in car crash near Havelock

Two people were taken to hospital after the cars they were driving crashed near Havelock.

Mayor leading Japanese visit

Alistair Sowman will cement sister city relationship during week-long visit to Japan.

Lottery win bittersweet for couple

Blenheim couple win Heart Foundation lottery just two weeks after the death of their son. 

Geldenhuys says final win 'unreal'

Marlborough's Makos star reflects on incredible year that culminated in thrilling victory for Highlanders in Super Rugby final.

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No free after-hours visits for now

The Marlborough After-Hours Doctor Service is not providing free appointments for under 13s.

4:32 PM  The directors of the Marlborough After-Hours Doctor Service have voted not to provide free visits for under-13s. 

Plenty of school holiday fun to be had

3:59 PM  Thousands of Marlborough children and teenagers will be out and about over the next two weeks as they enjoy the winter school holidays.

High sunshine, low rain records for Marlborough

Talks over free after-hours care

Sport

Ultra-marathon to follow historic road

running

4:53 PM  Blenheim-based company Top of the South Events announced on Monday they will be staging a new, annual ultra-marathon race based on the Old Ghost Road in the Buller district, starting at Lyell and running 85km north to Seddonville.

Kaikoura top seeds for semis

4:20 PM  Whale Watch Kaikoura will play a home semi final in the Marlborough division two rugby competition after topping the points table at the end of round robin play.

Julia Eustace takes possession for Pelorus Apitech in grade two netball at Horton Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Pelorus heading back to premier grade

4:49 PM  Pelorus Speight’s Ale House finished their grade one netball stint in the same style they had played their first four weeks in the competition, winning at Horton Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Opinion
An image from Mum's Diet by Joy Cowley, who says that, far from shaming fat people, the 1987 children's book promotes a healthy acceptance of all body types.

Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

OPINION: It’s time we faced up to the harm that can be done by extreme literary diets.

Business

Yealands sells to power firm video

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Marlborough entrepreneur Peter Yealands has sold his majority shareholding in Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines.

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

The effects of the lengthy drought and continuing feed supply and grass growth issues continue to concern farmers.

The inaugural Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker competition will enhance employment prospects for the winner, says awards chairwoman Sophie Matthews.

Young winemakers celebrated

A new award to celebrate the skills of young winemakers in Marlborough will be held on Friday

Your Marlborough

Art not just black and white

Roseanne Kibblewhite's work "Wild Seas".

People usually associate monochrome with black and white but this is not accurate, art exhibition coordinator Karen Neal says.

Beauty therapy among the vines

community amber-leigh woolf

Carolyn Robinson, who has just retired from Riverlands School, in front of the blackboard she has had for 25 years

"Inspirational" teacher to retire

Carolyn Robinson always wanted to be a teacher, she says. 

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