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Contemporary and classic illustrations

Gallery director Cressida Bishop with an illustration by Phoebe Morris, from First to the Top by David Hill.

Bright and beautiful drawings from popular children's books are on display at a new exhibition.

Give up your DDT

Unwanted and expired agrichemicals can be disposed of for free.

A free rural collection service for unwanted agri-chemicals is being offered to Marlborough farmers.

Recycling award

Marisco Vineyards.

Marisco Vineyards have won $5000 worth of travel in a national rural recycling programme. 

Looking for leads

Marlborough police.

Police are still investigating a series of suspicious fires lit in Marlborough between March and May.

Living the dream managing the mountain

New mountain manager at Rainbow Skifield Jonny Dick is loving the latest chapter of a life dedicated to snow business.

With a lifelong connection to the snow, the new mountain manager at Rainbow Ski Area is anything but cold going into his new role.

Beware: IRD scam

Blenheim businesswoman Lorna Whitehead wants to warn people about a phone scam.

The caller claims to be from IRD and says the police are about to arrive.

The burning question

Heating Marlborough owner Peter Cairns says people should be given two years to replace their old woodburners

Is anyone going to help us replace our old woodburners?

Hoons trying to be heroic

Police.

The rate of violent crime in small town NZ can rival that of city centres, crime expert says.

Long harvest, bumper yield

Grape harvesters make their way up the Wairau Valley.

Marlborough harvest beats last year by 100,000 tonnes.

Website a breath of fresh air

Marlborough District Council environmental science and monitoring manager Alan Johnson with a high volume machine ...

Residents can now check their town's air quality online.

Newcomers to help lure others

Mayoral candidate Brian Dawson says Marlborough has to boost its ratepayer base to ease the rates burden.

Videos of Aucklanders loving Marlborough could become a YouTube hit, says councillor.

Midwinter high

Okiwi Bay near Kaikoura.

Kaikoura had the highest temperature in the country on Wednesday.

No 'plane' Jane street names

Work continues on the Omaka Landing subdivision, on New Renwick Rd, from left, section owner Nicola Mitchell, Colonial ...

The first choices were too boring so Blenheim subdivision now has Mustang Alley and Spitfire Drive.

Safety in spotlight

Simon Schmidt, left, worries about his children, Leo, 10, Delphi, 2, and Petra 6, who walk over a muddy bank to get to ...

A primary school has asked for help as morning drop-offs get dangerous

Can you spare some time?

St John Blenheim first responder Leanne Hodges is studying to become an emergency medical technician.

 The number of volunteers is up but the amount of hours volunteered has plummeted.

Salmon surveys show healthy fishery

A helicopter is used to count salmon spawning in a Wairau River tributary

Survey counts in a Marlborough tributary have averaged about 180 fish a year from 2009.

Easy as pie for new store owner

Laura Jacobs of the Washington Valley Store promotes the stores pies.

Homemade pies and a fresh lick of paint are attracting more customers to the Washington Valley Store.

Patients' guessing game video

Poswillo's Pharmacy manager Brian Powell is concerned about a shortage of the heart medicine Metoprolol.

Pharmacies improvised prescriptions of out-of-stock heart medication. Some patients were so confused, they took the wrong dose.

Killing cats an 'emotive issue'

Feral cats are blamed for the destruction of native birds, lizards and insects and for spreading disease.

Controlling the country's feral cat population is not about killing off "domestic moggies", environmental advocate says.

Council scheme you can bag

Seddon School students with Marlborough District Council reusable bags, from left, Thomas van Asch,12, Teresa Campbell, ...

Reusable bag scheme to raise awareness about protecting the environment.

Streak of bad luck

100 kilograms of bacon were stolen from a retailer in Picton.

Police are no closer to bringing home the bacon after a Picton burglary last month.

No cramming for this exam

Contestants in the Bayer Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year event are, from left, Libby Rainey (Villa Maria), ...

"You know what you know and this competition highlights that," says young viticulturist.

There's a wasp in my campervan

Firemen work to free Money the cat that got stuck down a chimney at a house on the Terrace in Wellington for twenty ...

Kitten wedged in a wall, dog in a roof? Fire Service reveals its daftest callouts.

Is 'global budget' bulk funding?

Education Minister Hekia Parata.

School leaders claim new funding system harks back to "tried and failed" method of the 90s.

ES receives $245k grant for research

The Alpine Fault runs north from Fiordland along the west coast of the South Island before swerving inland toward ...

Environment Southland has been awarded $245,000 to carry out research to understand the implications of an Alpine Fault rupture.

Ferry just got faster

Strait Shipping ferry the Strait Feronia.

Bluebridge gets green light to increase speed in the Marlborough Sounds.

'I can imagine elderly people would freak out'

Phone scammers are back making threats under  the guise of the IRD.

 Richmond's Gary Mallinson knew he had nothing to worry about when a scammer claiming to be from the IRD phoned.

Explicit video

Posting on social media

A man has been charged with blackmailing his ex-partner by threatening to post explicit videos of her. 

Chainsaw Theft

Marlborough police.

A chainsaw left in the tray of a Ford ute was stolen in Marlborough on Monday.

Third party insurance petition gains momentum

Support for Genie's compulsory third party insurance petition has been growing steadily with more than 15 pages of ...

A personal delivery to Wellington beckons for Nelson insurance advocate after amassing hundreds of signatures in support of her third party proposal.

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