SATIRE: The ministry is rumoured to be in talks with a Marlborough winery to provide its taste-tasters with small bottles of sauvignon blanc.
Correspondents write about marine farming, Express coverage, plant-based diets and ecological hypocrisy.
The 22-kilometre stretch of water, between New Zealand's North and South islands, has humbled its latest adversaries, proving once again its volatile nature.
The current New Zealand flag and the proposed black, white and blue design are both flying above Kaikoura's Anchor Inn to help people decide their position on the debate.
Correspondents write about the proposed recreational fishing park, noise standards, place names and 1080.
Correspondents write about the new colleges site, apathy and greed, and Sandy Bay.
Correspondents write about corporate greed, Blenheim's Christmas tree, population policy, cartoons and plant-based diets.
OPINION: For Marlborough, recreational fishing is an asset to the local economy.
Correspondents write about Christmas, place names, recreational fishers, the consumer society, and councillor Jessica Bagge.
SATIRE: ‘‘I’ve never seen anything like it, I saw a woman slap a young boy across the face with a six-foot inflatable snowman.’’
Kaikoura man Ralph Hogan, who proved just how little waste you can produce by fitting 15 months of rubbish into one bag, talks about why he does it and how you can do the same.
OPINION: Christmas is a time for family, for celebration and for giving, but sadly, each year a number of Marlborough families and individuals go without.
OPINION: We can do more to make Marlborough a better place, writes Chris Godsiff.
OPINION: Blenheim's Tony Orman says the planet cannot tolerate infinite growth.
Correspondents write about dumped carcasses, 1080 and the Express.
Correspondents write about animal cruelty, the new colleges site and 1080.
If residents were more water efficient, like vineyards, they wouldn’t have to take such drastic measures.
Marlborough young people agreed that it was giving back to their community that helped them to thrive
Correspondents write about abandoned carcasses, hunting, 1080, and Winston Peters.
Correspondents write about fishing in the Sounds, forestry and the Wairau Valley forest fire.
Correspondents write about patriotic politics, mobile phone etiquette, 1080 and climate change.
Correspondents write about 1080, weather statistics and gullibility.
OPINION: Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith says the new college is Marlborough's chance to design innovative, state-of-the-art, inclusive learning environments.
Correspondents write about 1080, parking in Picton and the speed limit.
SATIRE: Religious groups are protesting the drink, saying camel or donkey milk would better embrace the spirit of Christmas.
SATIRE: Theatre trust in talks with council about moving Taylor River.
OPINION: In the first of regular series on business and leadership, David Taylor talks about the benefits of storytelling to engage people and ease the path of change.
Correspondents write about the Renwick water supply, speeding fines, 1080, and the new flag.
Correspondents write about the Blenheim skatepark, 1080 and climate change.