Opinion

Learned Facebook users bag Blenheim

Should Blenheim doff its name, would other beleaguered towns dare to follow suit?

OPINION: Should Blenheim decide to doff its name, would other beleaguered towns follow suit?

Say no

Marlborough Boys College year 13 students, from left, Joe Potter, Hadley Buckley, Bob Lane and Sosaia Mesiui show their ...

OPINION: We tend to stand back, waiting for one brave person to challenge the bully and relieve us of the decision to stand up, writes Pink Shirt Day Marlborough organiser Liz Collyns.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Sounds habitats, hydro scheme, Blenheim bypass, Mamma Mia! and a load of rubbish.

Fonterra discussion continues

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Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith discusses the closure of Kaikoura's cheese factory.

Open letter

Critics have slated a plan to sell Canterbury water rights to a bottled water supplier.

Marlborough residents Budyong and Lesley Hill write an open letter to Conservation Minister Nick Smith.

Regional economy on the rise

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

COLUMN: As we head into winter following another busy and successful harvest, a reflection on the state of Marlborough's economy shows it is looking very healthy indeed.

Health centre triumph

Kaikoura's new health facility was officially opened last month.

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith says Kaikoura should be proud of its dedication to its new health centre.

Cheers Marlborough

The hot, dry summer should produce an excellent vintage this year, writes Stuart Smith.

I look forward to sampling my first glass of outstanding 2016 Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

Solomon leaves his mark on Ngai Tahu

Ngai Tahu leader Mark Solomon will leave big shoes to fill when he steps down at the end of year.

OPINION: It takes a special type of person to stay at the top for 18 years. Sir Mark Solomon was that.

Always blow on the (smaller) pie

Pies may shrink in size as part of healthy food guidelines for hospitals.

OPINION: The humble pie has come under the spotlight.

Common purpose

Anzac Day Service at the Seymour Square Cenotaph, Blenheim.

Marlborough RSA member and Royal New Zealand Navy veteran Terry Ford, writes about the legacy of those who fought and died.

SATIRE: Sparky's light bulb moment

The Beaver.

SATIRE: Sparky faces suspension for changing light bulb without scaffolding or cones.

Vibrant history

Steve Austin is the Marlborough Museum chief executive.

 Marlborough Museum chief executive Steve Austin talks about the importance of protecting and remembering our heritage.

SATIRE: Relax, they're not zombies

The Beaver.

Sleep-deprived harvest workers have been roaming the streets at dawn in an unresponsive daze.

OPINION: School tour shows positive future

Blenheim School, in its urban setting, faces different needs and challenges to rural schools.

I found that each school does fantastic work in encouraging our children and young people to achieve the best they can, be well-prepared for the future and to be lifelong learners.

OPINION: Lessons to be learned from drowning?

The surf line is a dangerous place to fish, but is popular with many land-based fishermen.

OPINION: The ocean is a dangerous and unforgiving environment, which we can never hope to tame.

OPINION: 'For the Bible tells me so'

Christians believe Jesus of Nazareth to be the real Messiah.

The Infancy Gospel of Thomas, omitted from the Bible, details the early childhood of Jesus and portrays a malevolent young boy.

Nga Pakiaka Morehu - While the trees are long gone the memory persists

The swamp between Picton and Blenheim, near Tuamarina.

Much of the traditional knowledge about the Wairau has been preserved in oral tradition, passed through intermarriage from earlier Ngati Mamoe and Ngai Tara ancestors to their living descendants.

Taking back "queer"

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community want to take back the word "queer".

A young member of the Marlborough lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community talks about taking back the word "queer".

Bigger trucks, bigger issues

Traffic can get congested along the section of State Highway 1 in the Kaikoura district.

The Kaikoura District Council suggests the section of State Highway 1 in the Kaikoura district is the least user friendly section of the highway in the South Island. They might be right

Recovery fees a bully tactic

Shoplifters are being issued civil recovery notices by retailers which appear to have no legal standing.

Retailers standing over shoplifters, extorting ridiculous sums of money, will only encourage further theft.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about the new theatre, bird bangers, a protest at Okiwi Bay and the St Mary's School gala.

Letters to the editor

Critics see negative gearing as the source of all kinds of evils

Correspondents write about fresh water, Donald Trump and the change of the seasons.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about the ASB Theatre, freedom camping and fuel prices.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about the ASB Theatre and little Mac, the aero club cat.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about money matters, Wicked campers, Easter trading and missing fence posts.

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Corespondents write about the ASB Theatre, Donald Trump, and the flag referendum.

SATIRE: Doctors want bowling blackballed

The Beaver.

Schools suggest staggering the ban and using tennis balls for a year.

OPINION: Blessed are the business owners

A full house at an Easter Sunday service.

Christians have a fight on their hands if they want to stop shops trading on Easter Sunday.

So who's Ned?

For the Rangitane people, the 909m peak known as the Ned is the face of celebrated ancestor Te Hau.

For the Rangitane people, the 909m peak known as the Ned is the face of celebrated ancestor Te Hau.

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