Opinion

Take a broader view of fashion

Mannequin

Don't you just love it when a fashion maven complains that a row over thin mannequins has been "blown out of proportion"?

Chopper needs our support

It's a touch ironic that the very service that provides a lifesaving service needs some rescuing itself.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

A taste of life in the city

Prudential Assurance building

One of the benefits of living in Blenheim is the ability to zip over to Wellington for a weekend and not spend all day travelling.

Working towards a great event

 Katrina Lange

Perhaps the one thing Marlborough 4 Fun could have done was consult more widely on the timing change for the annual Christmas Parade.

More practical solution needed

St Peter Chanel church

Perhaps the final solution for the Spring Creek intersection will be a bolder approach that will be more logical and practical for all motorists.

Letters to the editor

Marlborough

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

A lot of learning for new MPs

Stuart Smith

OPINION: New Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith writes about his first few days in Parliament.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Wages should be higher priority

Bill English

The Marlborough Express

The role of incomes was glaringly absent from the issues considered by the Ministerial Committee on Poverty.

Feedback invited on junction overhaul

Marlborough

OPINION: A roundabout is the best solution for Spring Creek junction, Marlborough roads manager says.

A project that got out of control

Sean McDonald

Marlborough

It sounds like it started off as something innocent enough, and then got wildly out of control.

Region well represented

Alzheimer’s Marlborough

After the final count and clean-up, Marlborough will have two MPs in Parliament this term.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

More correspondence from Express readers on local, national and global talking points.

A funny bloke

Ewen Gilmour

Ewen Gilmour, he of the lank, lifeless hair, is now a bit lank and lifeless all over.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local, national and global talking points.

Worse than cold coffee

Power cut in Auckland

There was barely restrained glee in some of the responses to yesterday's news coverage of the massive power outage facing Aucklanders.

Imperilled pedalists

Cyclists

The fewer cyclists on our roads, the more imperilled they are. Proportionately, anyway.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Makos on a roll

 Mitchell Scott

It's been a good season for the Makos. We'll soon know if it's destined to be a great one.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Heart-rending reminders

Search for Jack Dixon

A 5-year-old child playing on the shoreline at Mt Maunganui hadn't been alone and didn't venture into the seas. But they claimed him anyway.

Swinging hard

It wouldn't be hard to pick apart Murray McCully's address to the United Nations.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Message being heard

John Kirwan

To call Sir John Kirwan one of the country's favourite Aucklanders is perhaps to damn him with really, really faint praise.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Doing the best we can

Jack and Vivian Waller with Sophie

Marlborough

Shortly before she died, New Zealand and the world came to know Vivian Waller. Or rather, to know of her.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Hope amid crushing poverty

slum

Coming from New Zealand, it is difficult to understand a life in the slums. How can one find joy in such a situation? And yet people do.

No time to dawdle

David Cunliffe

Lots of people are saying Labour needs to lick its wounds. No-one's saying the tongues are out for David Cunliffe.

Letters to the editor

Elections, education and the economy are up for discussion in today's batch of letters to the editor.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

A mixed bag of views on a wide range of issues in today's letters to the editor.

Can't take it back

Jenny McNee

Jenny McNee faces a pointy reckoning for her sloshed, sour squirts of racist abuse at Queenstown taxi driver Ganesh Paramanathan.

No-show for work

Aaron Cruden

The ritual hanging out to dry of an All Black who regretted a night out has been performed this week.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Go well, Stuart

Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith has shown an ability to get things done. He deserves our full support as he sets out on his new career in Parliament.

Emphatic result

John Key

John Key has received an emphatic and considered endorsement from an election that proved gaspingly bad for the Opposition.

Letters to the editor

Education and tourism are up for discussion in today's letters to the editor.

Election laws off-key

Planet Key

Electioneering law in this country continues to cause mystification.

Letters to the editor

The environment, the election and education are among the talking points in today's letters to the editor.

Strong Kaikoura voice pledged

Springlands Tavern

National candidate for Kaikoura Stuart Smith sets out his case for the coming election.

NZ at mercy of news bias

Blenheim businessman Hugh Steadman poses some questions on the way international events are being interpreted.

Letters to the editor

With the election looming, political points of view dominate the discussion in today's letters to the editor.

The power of one vote

Ballot box

The main importance of democracy is the participation of the people in naming their political representatives.

Letters to the editor

Letters from Express readers on the economy, wine industry and gender equality.

Eye spy

Kim Dotcom

Here's a tip for Kim Dotcom - try not to look every bit as sly as the spies you're trying to out.

Ban a vote-catching lure

Generic fishing

National's plan to close the Marlborough Sounds to commercial fishing is likely to be greeted with some scepticism.

Woman on a mission

Vicarious trauma. It's a concept I hadn't heard of until a few days ago when we had a lecture on staff care at International Justice Mission HQ.

Many characters of Marlborough

Kansen John

As well as expanding our cultural understandings, travellers bring their labour and skills to Marlborough's vineyards and breweries.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

Flight delays and foreshore parking are up for discussion in today's letters to the editor.

Decisive action welcomed

aidan kay

The Catholic parish in Marlborough has been thrown into turmoil.

Letters to the editor

Marlborough

Correspondence from Express readers on sugar, 1080 and other major talking points.

Playing with numbers

cunliffe and key

In a political leaders' debate, playing with metaphors isn't as big a deal as playing with, let's say, statistics.

Letters to the editor

More of your correspondence on major talking points in Blenheim and beyond.

Doing it cleaner, smarter, fairer

Three Sisters Vineyard

New Zealand's primary production and tourism's economic future relies on the clean green 100 per cent Pure Aotearoa brand being realised.

Scottish poll looms

Whatever the Scottish alternative for knife edge may be, the independence referendum is now on one.

Fish parks just bait to catch voters

Generic fishing

Fishers beware of the hook in National's grandiose offer, warns Hugh Shields.

Letters to the editor

Climate change and pest control are up for discussion in today's letters to the editor.

Closer to home

DNA

It is hard enough to keep your DNA to yourself if you're living a quiet life; harder still if you're inclined towards criminality.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Fine-tune the picture

shamubeel eaqub

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub's case is that we need to apply more lenses "to understand what makes the regions tick".

Safety comes first

CTV building

It seems so intuitively right that criminal charges should follow the collapse of the CTV building in Christchurch that plenty of onlookers may wonder why the issue was ever particularly in doubt.

Letters to the editor

Letters from Express readers on supermarket theft and Dirty Politics,

Crayfish business export jewel

crayfish

What goes on behind the hedge is impressive and a jewel in Marlborough's diverse export crown.

Migrant communities resilient

Pacifica community

The Pacifica community, as do many other migrant groups, play an integral role in the economic viability of the region.

Nailbomb inside the tent

Georgina Beyer

Georgina Beyer, whom no-one ever called biddable, has detonated on the campaign trail with extraordinary criticisms of the alliance she nominally represents.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

Letters on litter the election in today's batch of correspondence.

Letters to the editor

Correspondence from Express readers on health, the economy and renewable energy.

Lack of safety

Lyttelton Port

Lyttelton Port is a hot mess of industrial unsafety.

Lost in the ruck

Crusaders vs Hurricanes

Imagine the fallout if the Marlborough District Council had decided to host the Crusaders-Hurricanes clash in Blenheim next year and no-one came.

Letters to the editor

Express readers share opposing views on rugby and fishing in today's letters to the editor.

Trains always win

Train driver Murray Hewetson and a locomotive near Blenheim.

Trains don't zip, duck or nip. They are subject to huge forces of inertia; monstrously unreactive to emergency braking.

True sustainability vital

Mussels

The mussel industry is an important component of the Marlborough economy and one that the community can be proud of as it is internationally renowned in a similar way to the wine industry.

All-clear for fluoride

water

The science, whether or not the clamorous minority likes it, is clear. Fluoridation's safe.

Kia ora ... and welcome

Monet-Mei Clarke

OPINION: There's an ugly little acronym, Fifo. Fit in or ...

Rock star economy out of tune

Sunshine wages do not pay bills. What I hear repeatedly at the doors of many people in Marlborough is that "it is time for a change".

Letters to the editor

The death of democracy, bouquets for young entertainers and more in today's batch of letters to the editor.

Figure it out

economy

Household disposable incomes rose 7.1 per cent last year. Notice this at your place, did you?

Sustainability hub needed

STUART SMITH - The Marlborough Express

OPINION: In my view, a sustainability hub for Marlborough should be given serious consideration.

A numbers game

stethoscope

Affordability should be a greater focus for voter concern than the numbers of older people desperately needing help.

Kick back and savour the privilege

oldie

A book got me thinking about how I might grow into old age and come to enjoy it

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national hot topics.

Out in the cold

Bill Sutch

Finally we have the alleged smoking gun that shows the New Zealand official William Ball Sutch was a Russian spy.

Letters to the editor

More of your correspondence on a range of local and national talking points.

Prove it or lose it

alcohol, supermarket

It's a tough rule set for the checkout operators, but supermarkets are hit by tough fines when they are caught selling to or supplying underagers.

Fix the fixers

The pawns of match-fixing may well get locked away, but it seems inevitable the real "players" will remain in the shadows.

Letters to the editor

A mixed bag of correspondence on a range of local and national talking points in Wednesday's letters to the editor.

Make the connection

Ballot box

No one should be happy that three out of five young New Zealanders didn't vote in the last general election. Some are, though.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

Bus shelter queries for council and outrage over the Lochinver Station deal in today's letters to the editor.

Blunt political weaponry

Mountain Design

If you can't say something nice, you're fascist?

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