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Tasman headed for final

The Tasman Makos have beaten Taranaki to qualify for this year's premiership rugby final.

Man beaten for 'wearing pink'

Kent Morgan shows the aftermath of being attacked by two men for wearing a pink shirt.

Kent Morgan was walking home when he was attacked for no other reason than the colour of his shirt.

Please reach out for help

A man whose son died of suspected suicide says young people need to be better at reaching out for help.

Jubilation at 150th jubilee

Grovetown School celebrates 150 years of memories.

Robbed at knife-point

One man pulled a knife while the other hit the victim from behind during a robbery.

Toxic algae could kill dogs

Avoid rivers with the brown, musty bacteria, scientists warn parents and dog owners.

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Lotto windfall in Blenheim

A customer in Blenheim is $200,000 richer.

The winning ticket in Blenheim has not yet been claimed.

Clown caution urged

"There's a real danger of somebody dressed up as a clown being shot."

Spy McSpyface - wine not? video

Labour plans mental health review


Tasman headed for final

Tasman's Marty Banks tries to avoid the clutches of Taranaki midfielder Johnny Fa'auli.

The Tasman Makos have beaten Taranaki to qualify for this year's premiership rugby final.

Makos deserve their final fling

Tasman's Marty Banks celebrates after scoring the final try during the Mitre 10 Cup semifinal against Taranaki in New ...

It's been building all season.

Coach delighted with draw on debut

Canterbury United's Andre de Jong and Tasman United's Cameron Lindsay compete for the ball during their 2-2 draw yesterday.

Paul Ifill's 80th minute penalty sees Tasman United draw 2-2 with Canterbury United.

CD's turn to enjoy batting conditions

Ryan McCone and the Central Districts bowlers had to toil for a second day against Otago in their Plunket Shield match ...

CD are getting amongst the runs now.

Valley pick up second victory

Wairau batsman Matt Deaker hits out during a fruitful last-wicket partnership at Horton Park on Saturday.

Wairau Valley continue to set the pace in Marlborough senior cricket, romping to their second victory in the 50-over competition at Horton Park on Saturday.


Make the world a better place

Literacy Marlborough manager Jane Vial.

OPINION: With poor reading and numeracy skills, every single day is a challenge to not fail, writes Literacy Marlborough manager Jane Vial.

Focus on iwi partnerships

Rino Tirikatene, MP for Te Tai Tonga, says better Maori representation on local bodies will benefit all.

In the first of a regular column series, Rino Tirikatene, the MP for the Te Tai Tonga electorate, says that improving Maori representation in local government is in everyone's best interests.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about the Aaron Smith saga, the proposed steam loco to run between Picton and Blenheim, and noisy motorbikes.

Letters to the editor

A letter writer thinks people should not be allowed to roam Blenheim's Wither Hills.

Correspondents write about the state of housing, fish farming, climate change, and the Wither Hills.

Letters to the editor

Westpac is closing 19 branches, mainly in smaller towns.

Correspondents write about banks closing in small towns, honouring our fallen, aquaculture and euthanasia.


Boutique provides Nelson women with mastectomy wear

Sisters Julie Forbes, left and Anne Remington co-owners of the Little Boutique in Bridge St.

Finding lingerie and swimwear can be difficult for those who have had a mastectomy after breast cancer.

Spy McSpyface - wine not? video

Spy Valley Wines viticulturist Adam McCone at the Wairau Valley vineyard the company is looking to name.

Marlborough wine company latest to ask public for ideas on a new name. That's risky business.

Food story 'moon shot'

Massey University vice chancellor Steve Maharey presenting at the Marlborough Research Centre.

Massey University vice chancellor says New Zealand needs to develop its food story to succeed.

NZ's biggest wine tasting ends video

Wine tasting.

They've tasted more than 1400 wines - now it's time to decide the winners.

Consultation on retail card payments begins

Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith has released an issues paper on retail payment systems for ...

The Government is calling for public input into its investigation credit card charges.

Your Marlborough

A rural retreat in Kaikoura

You'll come across plenty of these woolly gargoyles along the way.

There we are, alone in the bush, when we turn a corner and come face to face with the beast.

Champion plougher obsessed

Marlborough farmer and champion ploughman Ian Woolley.

A Marlborough man is helping push the little known sport of ploughing back into the limelight.

Spring fever

GE Zigge Rope storage baskets

I think it's in our blood. The need to clean, re-order, sort-out and plan as soon as those winter days start to lengthen and the weather starts to turn.

What's on

Linkwater School Fun Day: Aria Millen, Hannah Higginson, Alyssa Neiman and Mikayla Neiman


The good old days

Pat, left, and Cliff Perrin have lived in Kaikoura all their lives and have many fond memories of growing up in the town.

Cliff Perrin is truly a born and bred Kaikoura local, after having lived in town for almost 92 years.

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Springlands School Gala on Saturday: Beautifully decorated and handmade cup cakes by Vanessa Gladman and toffee apples ...

Things to do around Marlborough this week.

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Police are seeking information about a ute in a crash near Koromiko.

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