See you around

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.

Steve Mason says goodbye as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Questions remain in Banks case

The Court of Appeal has ruled John Banks was the vicitm of a miscarriage of justice.

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

Letters to the editor


Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in in Blenheim and the use of poison for pest control.

The Claytons capital gains tax


You misheard if you thought a 2014-15 budget surplus has been the Government's fiscal-policy target for the past several years.

Rock star economy set for overdose

The dairy sector where now looks a really good time to be an investor, says the Motley Fool.

If the banks take a big hit because they're over-exposed to the dairying sector, the rest of us will inevitably suffer too.

Delivering more for less


This week's budget is about delivering more for less.  

Letters to the editor


Correspondents write about education funding and under-achievement.

Putting our flag to the test

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Here's why the flag referendum is still a good idea: we shouldn't sanctify inertia and call it respect for tradition.

Housing not the only issue

Reserve Bank Governor, Graeme Wheeler at the Reserve Bank issuing its six-monthly publication, the Financial Stability Report.

Measures to tackle Auckland's runaway property prices had been well signalled before Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler announced them.

Letters to the editor


Correspondents write about college plans, the climate change sit-in and eco-terrorism.

Letters to the editor


Correspondents write about the cost of the flag referendum and the Anzac Day parade in Blenheim.

Older workers show their mettle

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05:  81-year-old worker Gerry Greenway poses for a photo on March 5, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by David Mariuz/Fairfax Media)

Perhaps bosses nowadays recognise the worth of older and steadier workers with experience.

Levitating levies grounded

230513.Kevin Stent/DominionPost. News. Supporters of Mike Dixon-McIver outside ACC Head Office in Wellington, where he intends to protest 24/7.

Welcome though the ACC levy cuts are, the corporation itself sorely needs rehabilitation.

Saudi farm venture troubling

Prime Minister John Key touches down in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is meet by the Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Naif.

New Zealand exported goods worth $719 million to Saudi Arabia n the past year to March 31 but receipts from exports of live sheep were negligible.

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A group of runners follow the track along the Wairau River during the Saints Clair Vineyard Half Marathon on Saturday.

Correspondents write about the half marathon, poison control and the origins of the golliwog doll.

'Adaline' nicely done

Blake Lively as Adaline Bowman in The Age of Adaline.

Matt Lawrey meets an long-time reviewer and gives his own verdict on the movie 'The Age of Adaline'.



Correspondents write about driving controls, cannabis laws, the origins of golliwog dolls and a reunion of Scottish immigrants.

New staff join team

Elena McPhee is one of three new reporters joining the editorial team at the Marlborough Express.

In one of those occasional flurries of change, we have three new reporters in the Blenheim newsroom, and say farewell to one.

When 'you'll be sorry' backfires

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There comes a point where the desire to make your displeasure understood can be hurtfully indulged by a few choice words that turn a tantrum into something menacing.

Letters to the editor


Correspondents write about mussel farms and bugs in burgers.

Making better connections


I encourage Marlborough residents to be a part of the process of identifying areas where mobile and broadband coverage could be improved.

Letting down victims of violence

Bradley and Ellen Livingstone at the Dunedin Art Gallery.

Police and the courts should be learning from the deaths of Edward Livingstone and his two children.

'Flip the poverty debate upside down'

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OPINION: While most of the stories behind families in poverty are tinged with despair, many are gilded with hope.

Have your say on cod rules

Blue cod

OPINION: Fisheries advocate Hugh Shields updates the debate on blue cod management in the Marlborough Sounds.

Quake refugees easy targets

KATHMANDU, NEPAL - APRIL 30:  Local residents warm themselves by a fire in the street in Bhaktapur on April 30, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving over 5500 dead and many more trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. Regular aftershocks have hampered recovery missions as locals, officials and aid workers attempt to recover bodies from the rubble.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

To call last Saturday's Nepalese earthquake "devastating" is a huge understatement.

Letters to the editor


Correspondents write about politics and the flags referendum.

Progress against exploitation

Chef Collin Fassnidge cooking a Kangaroo dish at the Four in Hand Hotel in Paddington. Wednesday 25th September 2013. Photograph by James Brickwood. SHD NEWS 130925

Stojam Stojkov's case sheds light on the dreadful conditions under which migrant workers have been toiling with too little protection.

Better connections

Stuart Smith.

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith writes in his latest column about the importance of high-speed IT connections.

Summer in Kaikoura: Yes, we live and work here

Delwyn Summerton at the Kaikoura Food Company.

At the end of a busy summer, we asked some workers and business owners in Kaikoura about their work/life balance over summer.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Correspondents write about referendums, the riverside complex, fisheries management, the Anzac parade and grape spills.

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