This week Rangitane o Wairau will host the New Zealand Archaeological Association's annual conference here in the Wairau, at Ukaipo, the iwi's cultural centre at Grovetown.pe, the Wairau Bar.
Correspondents write about the World Brass Championships, dog owners' rights and freedom camping in Picton.
Correspondents write about snapper management, a shortage of prescription medicines, the "mess' near the entrance of the Blenheim tennis courts, a mooted Blenheim bypass, visitor numbers, and confidence in the local economy.
Correspondents write about the Taylor River walkway, the Kaikoura Trash Fashion Show, Air New Zealand dropping the direct route between Blenheim and Christchurch and the Queen Charlotte Track.
Correspondents write about the snapper quota, refugees and the solstice.
EDITORIAL: Unlike the cigarettes we smoke or the sugary drinks we swig, we don't get to choose the air we breathe.
OPINION: Love wins but only when straight people love ourselves enough to stand up for other people's rights.
SATIRE: Bin men have started working on their dump truck dismounts to impress the ladies.
Correspondents write about a Blenheim bypass and political commentary.
Correspondents write about the Orlando shootings, FOMO and Meals on Wheels.
Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith salutes recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours.
OPINION: Dog trials bring a lot of enjoyment, but registering working dogs does give rise to frustration.
Corespondents write about a possible Blenheim bypass, meth, Mamma Mia! and government funding.
Over the past six months I have been fortunate enough to spend time with Rangitane elders familiar with the oral traditions of the Wairau. These elders are the grandchildren of people who in their lifetime sought the return of koiwi and taonga taken from Te Pokohiwi a Kupe during the mid-20th century. Today's elders are witnessing the return.
Correspondents write about trolls, the Marlborough City name change proposal, welcome signs and the 'bypass brigade'.
COLUMN: Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith talks about Alpine Fault and State Highway 1.
Don't knock the police, confusion, King Salmon and an overdue Bypass.
SATIRE: A mugger tax on small businesses would pay for thieving lowlifes to patrol the streets at night.
OPINION: Bring back Arbor Day says Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology horticulture lecturer Don Cross.
OPINION: A child having rotten teeth dealt with while sipping on a bottle of Powerade – because Richie drinks it – shows Big Sugar behaves like Big Tobacco used to.
The current consultation process around replacing the Grove Road bridge has ignited fresh debate about the need for State Highway 1 to bypass central Blenheim.
Thank you DOC
All for the bypass
OPINION: Should Blenheim decide to doff its name, would other beleaguered towns follow suit?
OPINION: Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter chief crewman Paul Bryant talks about the service.
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.
Sounds habitats, hydro scheme, Blenheim bypass, Mamma Mia! and a load of rubbish.
Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith discusses the closure of Kaikoura's cheese factory.
Marlborough residents Budyong and Lesley Hill write an open letter to Conservation Minister Nick Smith.