Rural show celebrates 144 years

Marlborough A&P Show vice-president Chris Bowron, left, and secretary Heather Clelland say the annual show still plays ...

A&P Show brings farmers and townies together to rub shoulders and chew the fat over the state of the nation.

Environmental champion

Margaret Peace was awarded a QSM in 2004.

 For 40 years, Margaret Peace urged Marlborough farmers, foresters, grape growers and local authorities to value biodiversity.

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Correspondents write about "loving Marlborough", Oliver! at the ASB Theatre, getting facts right, alcohol, and the Sounds scallop closure.

Make the world a better place

Literacy Marlborough manager Jane Vial.

OPINION: With poor reading and numeracy skills, every single day is a challenge to not fail, writes Literacy Marlborough manager Jane Vial.

Focus on iwi partnerships

Rino Tirikatene, MP for Te Tai Tonga, says better Maori representation on local bodies will benefit all.

In the first of a regular column series, Rino Tirikatene, the MP for the Te Tai Tonga electorate, says that improving Maori representation in local government is in everyone's best interests.

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Correspondents write about the Aaron Smith saga, the proposed steam loco to run between Picton and Blenheim, and noisy motorbikes.

Letters to the editor

A letter writer thinks people should not be allowed to roam Blenheim's Wither Hills.

Correspondents write about the state of housing, fish farming, climate change, and the Wither Hills.

Letters to the editor

Westpac is closing 19 branches, mainly in smaller towns.

Correspondents write about banks closing in small towns, honouring our fallen, aquaculture and euthanasia.

Letters to the editor

More of the world's big owners of assets are shifting away from fossil fuels as global warming takes a higher priority.

 Correspondents write about climate change, name calling, and Hobson's Pledge.

Exciting, challenging times

Providing accommodation for the extra workers needed to sustain Marlborough's growing viticulture industry is one of the ...

COLUMN: There are a number of issues which pose challenges, but are also exciting for Marlborough, writes Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith

Ferry good project – if it happens

A proposed Motueka-Whanganui ferry could cut up to four hours from a typical journey from Auckland to Christchurch ...

Opinion: No offence intended, but why is a new ferry terminal being proposed for Motueka ahead of Nelson?

Privilege or duty?

This month's New Zealand voter turnout was just 39.5 per cent on preliminary polling.

OPINION: Our cousins in democracy across the ditch have had compulsory voting at a Federal level since 1924.

The gift of friendship

IHC Marlborough volunteer co-ordinator Jane Peoples, right, with Kim Rutledge at the IHC Garden Party.

OPINION: It's easy to make a big difference to someone with intellectual disabilities, writes IHC Marlborough volunteer co-ordinator Jane Peoples.

A conservation champion

Brian Bell and his wife Sue in Botswana.

OBITUARY: DOC director-general Lou Sanson pays tribute to conservationist and ornithologist Brian Bell who passed away on October 1.

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Correspondents write about the 2016 local election campaign, Seddon water, the new crossing outside the theatre, climate change,

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Correspondents write about the planned new train attraction between Picton and Blenheim, RSE workers, climate change and overseas pensions.

EDITORIAL: The pest of poverty

Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft  estimates 150,000 Kiwi kids live in poverty,

EDITORIAL: They sound more like weasel words than a reasoned response.

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Several Housing New Zealand properties in Dix Cres, Blenheim, are on the market, despite a waiting list for state housing.

Correspondents write about climate change, 'Keeping them honest' and emergency housing.

MP's report

Outgoing Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman, Sowman has shown strong leadership during often challenging times, writes ...

COLUMN: Most, if not all, residents should have received their voting papers for the upcoming local body elections.

Taking strong beliefs too far

If we disagree or are unhappy with someone's view, history, business practices, political leanings, pro or anti theatre ...

If we disagree or are unhappy with someone's view, history, business practices, political leanings, pro or anti theatre or whatever, it does not make them a bad person, writes Ross Banbury.

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Correspondents write about the Whale Oil leak, climate change, and the GP shortage.

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Correspondents write about fluoridation, local representation, rubbish solutions, pension schemes and 'keeping them honest'.

A fair day's pay

Vines now well and truly make up the Marlborough landscape. Some RSE contractors could do a better job in terms of pay ...

Some RSE contractors could do a better job in terms of pay rates for vineyard workers, writes Janette Walker.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about marijuana, the leak at the Marlborough District Council, nature's calendar, native broom, cuts to funding for social agencies and transparency.

OPINION: Healthy response to the ballot, please

A Taranaki District Health Board meeting.

OPINION: We tend to think of DHBs as playing third fiddle in a two-piece orchestra.

Freshwater fishing jewel

The Wairau River Reserve area is the jewel in Marlborough freshwater fishing crown.

OPINION: Let us hope Marlborough's rivers will give enjoyment to many more generations, writes Barrie Clark.

MP's report

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith, right, with Duncannon operations manager Robert Slatter at the worker accommodation facility.

COLUMN: I recently had the privilege of visiting Duncannon seasonal worker accommodation to see their operations first-hand and I have to say, I was very impressed.

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Correspondents write about action on climate change, voting wisely, and abatement notices.

EDITORIAL: How to turn voters off

Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman said councillors will be questioned over the leak of a recording taken in a ...

EDITORIAL: Who can we trust?

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Correspondents write about glyphosate, wine industry waste, New Zealand King Salmon's IPO, and reversing out of driveways.

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