Opinion

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about marijuana, the leak at the Marlborough District Council, nature's calendar, native broom, cuts to funding for social agencies and transparency.

OPINION: Healthy response to the ballot, please

A Taranaki District Health Board meeting.

OPINION: We tend to think of DHBs as playing third fiddle in a two-piece orchestra.

Freshwater fishing jewel

The Wairau River Reserve area is the jewel in Marlborough freshwater fishing crown.

OPINION: Let us hope Marlborough's rivers will give enjoyment to many more generations, writes Barrie Clark.

MP's report

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith, right, with Duncannon operations manager Robert Slatter at the worker accommodation facility.

COLUMN: I recently had the privilege of visiting Duncannon seasonal worker accommodation to see their operations first-hand and I have to say, I was very impressed.

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Correspondents write about action on climate change, voting wisely, and abatement notices.

EDITORIAL: How to turn voters off

Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman said councillors will be questioned over the leak of a recording taken in a ...

EDITORIAL: Who can we trust?

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Correspondents write about glyphosate, wine industry waste, New Zealand King Salmon's IPO, and reversing out of driveways.

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Correspondents write about wine industry waste, burnouts, anthropomorphic climate disruption (ACD), unity and the MEP, fishing limits, and littering.

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Correspondents write about the STV voting method, peeing overboard in the Sounds, blue cod, the New Zealand Seniors Party, untidy streets and illegal hunting.

When whitebait fever strikes

Tony Entwistle of Richmond enjoys lunch break on the Aorere River fishing for whitebait.

It's all go in whitebait season, with almost a carnival atmosphere on many riverbanks, boat ramps, and car parking areas.

Take, take, take

Recreational fishermen face reduced daily bag limits, increased size limits and seasonal bans unless New Zealand's ...

EDITORIAL: Going fishing is the closest many Kiwis get to a religious experience.

Businesses working environmentally

Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards co-ordinator Bev Doole.

OPINION: The Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards is more than just a contest, writes awards co-ordinator Bev Doole.

Welcome to election reality tv

Nelson's Civic House has been suggested as the setting for a Survivor-style show featuring election candidates.

In the last three Nelson City elections half of those of us who could vote didn't. For the rest of us posting in our votes for an increasingly random number of strangers is tiresome and more than a bit boring.

Learning to aim higher

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Too much of our education focus is on cost. We ought to view it as vital investment.

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Correspondents write about Picton's new welcome signs, the Marlborough Environment Plan and fluoridation.

MP's report

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A plan where rules are so prescriptive and inflexible that those affected by it are left unable to respond and adapt does not achieve best environmental practice, says Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

OPINION: Passing the buck on shop trading

Crowds at last year's Classic Fighters Airshow in Blenheim, held over the Easter holidays.

OPINION: The only rational position is to allow retailers to open, or close, on any day they wish.

Make time to get on stage

Marlborough based director Bruce Weston.

OPINION: Amateur theatre in Marlborough boasts some great actors and directors, but the business of life is taking its toll, writes director Bruce Weston.

Beginning of the end?

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Correspondents write about fallen soldiers, Seddon water, the Marlborough Environment Plan, littering and euthanasia,

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about the Marlborough mayoral race, New Zealand's predator-free plan and intolerance.

MP's report

Marlborough and North Canterbury have had very little rainfall in the past two years. In June, Government extended the ...

COLUMN: I'm sure it will come as no surprise to most people that weather statistics indicate we have had an exceptionally warm winter this year.

Finding shelter

One of the state homes for sale in Riversdale,  Blenheim.

One of the state homes for sale in Riversdale,  Blenheim.

Ready to race

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Autocross is a great way for youngsters to learn advanced driving techniques, writes Marlborough Car Club secretary David Taylor.

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Freedom camping, mayoral race and the environment plan.

In the firing line

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There have been enough horror stories around military procurement that a degree of cynicism is inevitable.

Appreciating RSE workers

About 2500 Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers are employed in the Marlborough viticulture industry.

OPINION: Vineyard workers are the backbone of the Marlborough viticulture industry, writes Hyland Viticulture director Jeremy Hyland.

Predator plan means 1080's days are numbered

South Island robins being released into Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary in Picton harbour in the area's first ...

The Government says its predator-control plan marks the beginning of the end for the controversial poison 1080.

SATIRE: Trolley for the trollied

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SATIRE: Newfangled trundlers for hungover Sunday shoppers hide all your health-shoddy snacks.

Locking out drink-drivers

The Government has signalled a law change requiring mandatory use of interlocks for the worst drink-drivers.

The drop-off in drink-drive reoffending in countries that use them has been significant.

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