Bring back the burger

Havelock Town Cafe and Takeaways owner Craig Usmar has big plans for his takeaway shop after it was destroyed by a fire.

A small community is missing its bacon and egg burgers after their fish and chip shop went up in flames.

'Text book' harvest a breeze

Te Whare Ra co-owner Anna Flowerday says the 2016 vintage could produce wines as good as any ever produced in Marlborough.

If bringing in thousands of tonnes of grapes can be called relaxing, this was the year.

Could organics save Kaikoura?

Fonterra has closed its Kaikoura cheese factory.

Dairy farmer explains "enormous potential" to make organic cheese at closed Fonterra factory.

$1m for theatre

The ASB Theatre in Blenheim is still under construction.

Blenheim's ASB Theatre receives its first financial support from central Government.

'Good grief', she's 102

Blenheim resident Iris Allan celebrates her 102nd birthday at Bethsaida Retirement Village with granddaughter Olivia Doonan.

Iris Allan was shocked to learn she was turning 102 on Friday.

No need for winter woolies

Unseasonably warm temperatures in Blenheim have seen shoppers bypass coats and scarves.

Blenheim takes early lead in sunshine race, but Nelson is making a move.

Raise your glass to #SauvBlanc

Allan Scott Family Estate social media manager Kylie Cornelius with the two most important International Sauvignon Blanc ...

Friday is International Sauvignon Blanc Day and social media streams will be flowing with wine.

Hunting the perfect quack

Duck caller Russell West is among the world's best.

WARNING: Video sounds like a drunk Donald Duck. If in public, hit mute now.

Fast getaway suspicious

The Blenheim District Court.

Burglar's quick escape lands him in trouble for other unsolved thefts.

Blenheim won't take Chch's scrap

Blenheim's landfill will not be a dumping ground for Christchurch scraps.

Blenheim refuses to be "dumping ground for the South Island" and won't take Christchurch's rubbish.

Faster ferry passes test

Cook Strait ferry Strait Feronia travels through the Marlborough Sounds.

Wave tests reveal Strait Feronia is still compliant at a faster speed.

Mamma Mia! almost here

Actress Jody Hughes, centre, under the spotlight in the dress rehearsal of Mamma Mia! on Wednesday night.

Mamma Mia! will open at the ASB Theatre on Friday night.

Welsh singer makes starting lineup

Springlands School teacher Elin Tomos will perform the Welsh national anthem in front of thousands of rugby fans.

Some young singers dream of performing at Carnegie Hall, few dream of taking centre stage on the rugby field.

Race to the sky

The team of Marlborough firefighters, from left, Kim Holmes, Blenheim deputy chief Tony Nolan, Drew de Cartier-McCarthy ...

Seven firefighters will take on more than a thousand steps to fundraise for charity.

Picton group thinks big

Riders make their way up a track in Picton's Victoria Domain.

Bike Walk Picton want to make the town the best in the country for biking and walking,

Retro theatre time forgot video

The 140-seat cinema in the Marlborough Movies building.

The projection room is still kitted out with old-school film projectors, a world away from the new digital projectors.

Sea change for ferry traffic

Workers at the KiwiRail yards in Picton.

Businesses are delighted traffic heading to the Interislander ferry terminal is being re-routed past their stores.

Not just fires

Fire crews are expected to attend non-fire emergencies, such as the crash at Marlborough's Weld Pass, in December last year.

"We're asking our crews to be emergency responders, not just fire responders."

Countdown's booze trifecta

Countdown Springlands, in Blenheim, will be without alcohol for five days this month.

All three Blenheim Countdown stores are now banned from selling alcohol.

Locksmith changes the locks

Wairau Valley man Kieran Venning met police on Friday.

A man who refused to leave his rented house in Marlborough last week has been evicted.

The opportunist cod

Salmon fish feed spills from a freshly caught blue cod.

"This is the first time I've seen fish feed come out of the gut."

PM could unlock funding

Prime Minister John Key may be coming to Blenheim on Friday.

The theatre trust is hoping for good news when the prime minister visits.

Selling hospital land?

Preparations are underway to sell close to 6 hectares of mostly vacant land at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.

DHB plans to sell close to 6 hectares of mostly vacant land at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.

New Makos logo here to stay

Tasman Rugby Union's Tony Lewis, left, and Les Edwards with the Tasman Makos 2016 rugby jersey featuring the Makos new logo.

The Tasman Rugby Union says it won't bow to the public backlash against the new Makos logo.

15 things about Marlborough

Whites Bay is a popular spot when the sun comes out.

A blow-in's guide to getting free wine, fighting frost like Richie McCaw and Marlborough's best kept secret.

Gallipoli exhibition to open

Phantom Graves, Anzac Cove, by Stanley Palmer.

Artist's father was in the Auckland Mounted Rifles during WWI.

Fencing waterways costly

Stock move up the Acheron River, at Muller Station in Marlborough.

Excluding stock from waterways will "kill" hill-country farming, says Marlborough councillor.

Inching out to centre line

Parking restrictions have been proposed outside Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.

Parking could be restricted near the hospital amid calls from residents to cut back on kerbside parking.

Spray drift still unmonitored

Grape growing is a low-risk industry in terms of spray drift, a New Zealand Winegrowers manager says.

Efforts to track vineyard spray drift are still in the pipeline nine years after a report highlighted gaps in the data.

Super health hub

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board and Marlborough Primary Health Organisation have agreed to lease the former ...

Old civic theatre to become a one-stop shop for health.

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