Synergy Youth Mentoring mentors John and Gay Evans have given seven years between them as mentors to young children.

Mentoring programme funding cut

Youth mentor scheme forced to slash number of children it helps due to funding cuts.

Colleges left in limbo

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Public Meeting.
Future of Blenheim's Secondary Education.
The Panel
Janet Kelly (consultation facilitator),Erika Ross (Education Ministry local office manager),Les Clapcott ( modern learning environment advisor),Stephen Palfrey ( Ministry of Education property expert).
Wayne Hegarty ( MBC)

The Ministry is yet to make a decision on future of Blenheim's colleges, principal says.

Watson psych complaints rebuffed

Convicted double murderer Scott Watson fails to convince psychologists board that reports used in parole decision were wrong.

Mayday from charter boat cancelled

An injured man was airlifted off a charter boat that had been taking on water in the Sounds.

Arahura makes final crossing video

The Arahura, KiwiRail's 'quiet achiever', sailed from Picton for the last time after 32 years.

Super health hub plan

Council approaches NMDHB about leasing site to create super health hub in Blenheim.

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News

Blenheim divided over town centre levy

Main Street business owner Tony Flood, of Radiator Services, says the levy is a burden on businesses.

A proposed levy to fund a revamp of Blenheim's town centre has been met with a lukewarm response from business owners.

Helicopter museum for Marlborough

A museum specialising in the history of helicopters in New Zealand could become a reality for Marlborough, but only if its trust raises close to $1 million.

Renwick woman five times over the limit

Renwick couple convicted of benefit fraud

Sport

Marlborough players make Tasman under-19 squad

Central loose forward Braden Stewart is among six Marlborough club players named in the Tasman under-19 rugby squad.

Several Marlborough-based players have been included by Tasman under-19 rugby coach Kahu Marfell in an impressive 33-player squad.

Makos mauled by Manawatu

It's only preseason, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.

Four year old Senan, left, and his two year old brother Jago Doherty get Trent Renata's autograph during the Makos Family Fun Day at Trafalgar Park.

Tasman Makos sign Trent Renata

The Tasman Makos' 2015 ITM Cup rugby squad now has another champion Highlander in its midst following the signing of fullback Trent Renata.

Opinion

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

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Letters to the editor

Readers write in about the Picton Library and the councillors abstaining from voting on the civic theatre.

Business

Marlborough looking to attract skilled migrants

190410,News. Photo Scott Hammond/The Marlborough Express .
Business.
Andy Rowe.
Cuddons Engineering.
standing next to a freeze drier.

A Marlborough businessman said the region can offer competitive wage rates and quality lifestyles to attract skilled migrants if they are ready to work here.

Kaikoura free range chicken farm proposed

A proposed free range chicken farm on the outskirts of Kaikoura will follow the SPCA's strict animal welfare requirements.

Picton's only second hand store, Second Time Round, is closing on Friday after the building's overseas owner gave an eviction notice to leasee Keith Allen, left, pictured with his wife Kerrin, dog Kaci, and staff member Maurice Burgess.

Picton store to close

Keith Allen, owner of Picton's Second Time Around second hand shop, is not ready to be thrown out on the employment junk heap.

Your Marlborough

Open day at Walnut Ranch

Julian Batchelor, 12, with "Angel" and Rhilee Baker, 11, with "Sparky".

Animal-lovers of all ages will be in for a treat if they head down to the Walnut Ranch Animal Farm Park open day this Saturday. 

Good news leads to good deeds

It is rare to come across "good news" on a national media site and even rarer to reach out to the people reported on.

Kiley Nepia, front, stands in front of Omaka Marae, in Blenheim, with whanau. Photo: SCOTT HAMMOND/FAIRFAX NZ

Make te reo part of every day

Kiley Nepia is an advocate for te reo Maori and Te wiki o te reo Maori is a time for him to reflect, celebrate and plan for the future.

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