ABOUT TURN: Former Cook Strait whaler Ron Perano used to spot whales for killing. Now he spots them for conservation purposes.

Historic wheel turns full circle

9:20 AM  Former Echo crew member is keen to have memorabilia from the ship on public display.

Wheeler gets call-up

TAUNTON, ENGLAND - MAY 10:  Ben Wheeler of New Zealand reacts during a tour match between Somerset and New Zealand at The County Ground on May 10, 2015 in Taunton, England.  (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

9:24 AM  Opportunity knocks for pace bowler Ben Wheeler, after injury ruled out Adam Milne.

Parking fines no deterrent

18 min ago  Parking wardens patrolling the streets near Horton Park on Saturday did not deter drivers from parking illegally.

Top talent celebrated

9:21 AM  Marlborough 4 Fun has high hopes for its fourth annual "Marlborough's Top Talent" night. 

Vehicle dealership tops provinces

Blenheim Holden dealership wins national awards for top provincial sales.

Campaigner no prophet of doom

Cilmate change campaigner Bill McEwan says he is no doom merchant

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News

Scholarships boost passion for wine

Blenheim man Sander de Wildt, with partner Huia Crosby and their sons Maui de Wildt, left, and Tamati de Wildt, says studying full-time is a juggling act.

9:21 AM  Nepalese man studying wine in Marlborough couldn't reach his family after devastating earthquake struck last month.

Muso's art exhibition in Picton

9:16 AM  Improvisation is the key to both abstract art and jazz music, Richard Adams says.

Marlborough colleges channel the Bard

'Blizzard-like' blast

Sport

Table topping Aussies deal to Tactix again in Blenheim

Firebirds centre Kimberley Ravaillion looks to pass.

9:19 AM  The Mainland Tactix and Marlborough netball fans will be left with a feeling of déjà vu following Sunday night’s Trans-Tasman Championship match in Blenheim.

Clash of undefeated teams to close out premier round one

The first round of Marlborough premier grade netball will conclude with the clash of the competition’s best and undefeated on Tuesday night in Blenheim.

Moutere lock Simon Merah looks to offload as he is held up by the Wanderers' defence at Awarua Park on Saturday.

Marlborough sides shut out of Tasman Trophy final

The Tasman Trophy will spend the summer on the other side of the hill after the division one rugby finalists were decided in the penultimate round of play on Saturday.

Opinion

Letters to the editor

Robbie McEwan and his father Bill McEwan end their sit-in to create awareness of climate change after a week of fasting.

Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in, health board funding and kea numbers.

Questions remain in Banks case

John Banks' colourful talk of a "jihad" does not mean he should never have been charged.

Steve Mason competing in the Forrest Graperide, one of the many events and adventures he has been part of during five years as editor of the Marlborough Express.

See you around

Steve Mason says goodbye as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Business

Boutique wineries in the running

040912. News. Photo:Emma Allen/Marlborough Express. Spiegelau International Wine Competition at Marlborough Convention Centre. Day one of the three days of judging began today. File image. Wine glasses ready for tasting.

Boutique Marlborough wineries have the chance to enter a leading wine competition not previously open to them.

Farmlands moves to bigger Blenheim store

A rapidly increasing customer base has seen Farmlands in Marlborough move into bigger premises at Westwood Business Park.

Crown Sheet Metals welder Nick Herdman works on one of the 500,000 litre wine blending tanks for Drylands Winery in Blenheim.

Huge tanks destined for winery

Blenheim engineering firm set for one of its biggest projects ever, making four 500,000 litre tanks for the wine industry. 

Your Marlborough

Muso's art exhibition in Picton

Painter and jazz violinist Richard Adams with his painting "Morning".

9:16 AM  Improvisation is the key to both abstract art and jazz music, Richard Adams says.

COLUMN: In a pickle

It’s very satisfying to pickle your own olives. There are a few different ways of doing this but the goal is always the same; to leach out a substance called oleopicrine, which gives olives their bitter taste.

Former Marlburian Steve Gallop is enjoying life in his adopted country.

Across the Tasman: Steve Gallop

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series talking to ex-Marlburians now living across the ditch.

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