Letters to the editor
The demand by Peter Talley that recreational scalloping should be banned from Tasman and Golden bays is absurd
Recent TV programmes on the practise of shark finning highlight this dreadful and cruel practise in New Zealand waters.
I reckon your editorial was pretty bang on
Councillor Arbuckle says a rise in rates could result in the return of the Christmas tree.
Over the past nine years the Marlborough Migrant Centre has been behind the highly successful annual Multicultural Festival.
The Express of February 28 reports that the Marlborough District Council is in favour of reneging on previous commitments
Roger Jenkins is absolutely right in his comments regarding the anti drilling protesters
I take issue with Dr Rob Beaglehold's social engineering stance
Isn't it fantastic that a UK company has given a donation to our hospice in memory of John Marris. That is so cool.
The Psychoactive Substances Act ensures that the onus is on the manufacturers to prove that they are not harmful.
Well crikey, DOC thinks we're going to be overrun with rats and mice
'I was a bit shocked by the aggressiveness and the swearing. It escalated to a verbal assault on me.'
The Marlborough District Council have just put up banners in Seddon stating "Utterly Awesome Awatere".
I find it surprising that the council should state there is "support for the colour palette".
What a pleasure it is to thank Peter Yealands and the Marlborough District Brass Band
Road needs work
They planted claret ash in Picton, which will spread their roots under the pavements and roads
As a motelier in Kaikoura, I find all the anti-drilling reporting a bit disturbing.
Marlborough sauvignon blanc is selling for $4.70 a bottle in West Australia
Stop the denigration
My wife needed to get to Christchurch for an MRI scan and the return fare, ex Blenheim for two, was over $1000
Kaikoura is celebrating Whales Live while Picton, on the other hand, will be glorifying their slaughter with the new wing at the museum
I feel I must take issue with your editorial "Sinking credibility" (Express, January 23)
Don't let history ruin our future.
I asked if the improvements being made to the Quail Stream Rd in the Wither Hills Farm Park could be extended
The knee-jerk call by anti-firearms lobbyists to toughen firearms laws following the tragic murder-suicide in Dunedin is totally misplaced and ignores reality
"Of all the seats in all the cinemas, she had to sit behind mine".
I will never forget my father jumping clean over two fences as he sprinted to the Bristol crash site
With the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI the British Government has decided to virtually ignore the magnificent contribution made by NZ
How many more bones do we have to analyse and carbon date test?
We drove the Tumbledown Bay Rd and I think we are lucky to be alive.
Dan Searle's letter picks on a few issues of concern which, I think, create confusion about this process.
You forgot my favourite bedding plant nursery - Phillip and Wendy James and staff, in Alabama Rd, just around the corner from Redwood St.
At four years old, my son was subjected to the most terrifying experience - the Christchurch earthquakes.
One asks what some delegates of the National Party were thinking when they voted out the sitting member Colin King.
Inspired by your Wither Hills road article I took a walk to check out what I'd been missing.
One rule for all
I would like to give my most heartfelt thanks to all the people who assisted at the road accident in the Collins Valley on December 16.
Legacy of peace
These young guys come to New Zealand as tourists, they have paid $2000 odd to get here and back home.
Thank you DOC for opening up the Molesworth road early this season.
I recently read that there is a challenge from within the National Party against our sitting member Colin King.
I support the views of Nancy Sherwood on the future of the colleges in Blenheim
Let me endorse John Sinclair's remarks about the need for a traffic bypass from Riverlands to Grovetown
As the "lionising" of Nelson Mandela gathers pace, here is my take on the man for whom the whole world mourns:
May I ask that our town fathers use Redwood St , Main St and Grove Rd between the hours of 4pm and 6pm.
Let me propose another model: Retain both colleges on separate campuses but make them both co-educational.
Recently the Green Waste people have stopped accepting lawn clippings. We now have to take them to the tip.
In days gone by they would have been clapped in irons and then made to scrub the decks.
In his opinion piece on coastal shipping conveying rail freight Rod Grout pontificates from his air-conditioned comfy chair about rail ferries.
For the sake of historical accuracy, permit me to make a correction to this "developing", yet fascinating, fishy narrative.
My mother used to give my brother and I a spoonful of sulphur with treacle most days.
The forthcoming contest for the electorate of Kaikoura is essentially in the hands of whoever selects the next National Party candidate
There have been many criticisms from people who feel they been dealt a lousy shot by the boys in blue.
... out of the corner of his eye, he saw a monster of an eel.... at least 3m long and as round as a power pole
I hear on the grapevine - and it's unbelievable considering their last effort - that we are to reinstate our previous contractors.
Denis Waters expresses concern about the recent removal of an oak tree from the Picton foreshore This was not vandalism.
Our built environment has been developed around the motor car. So it is difficult to go cold turkey and personally give up driving.
I was astonished when I saw the remains of the tree while attending the meeting about the draft plan
What a mindless act of destruction I noticed on Sunday morning driving down Scott St.
I seem to recall that the editor is a crossword fan like myself; so how come he has reduced the size of the crossword in the Saturday Express this week?
I exhort all ratepayers to obtain a copy of the Draft Picton Foreshore Management Plan, read it and attend the next meeting on the foreshore
I write about the letter "Sounds' witch broth". This style of letter is quite fanatical
Mike (Parry) and his wife Sue were among the many people helping with the Hutcheson St cleanup last week
The Express highlights what is so wrong with the way we manage the marine environment
John Leader [letters, Express, October 14] makes several incorrect claims about farmed salmon - Grant Rosewarne
A full-page colour ad in the Saturday Express [October 12] couldn't fail to catch the reader's attention.
It is the little things that annoy - you can sit on a mountain but not on a tack.
I read with disgust the report where Tim Douglas-Clifford told the Life Flight Trust to "get out of our territory".
It is not too late to have your say. Fill in your voting papers.
Dear Mayor Arbuckle, enclosed please find a cheque for $4.37 as full and final payment of my annual rates.
I am a Bohally Intermediate student with an important message to share.
I will cast my vote for the local body and the general election candidates based upon the reply to this question.
I'd like to take this chance to publicly thank Dr John Inder for the wisdom and guidance he has shared with me
If a farmer has too many sheep in his paddock, he sells them before they get skinny, sick and eat the grass down
Money doesn't just talk, it nags.
The televised viewing of the America's Cup is pure entertainment and one could say good theatre.
David Dew's letter appears to be an ill-conceived attack on Brian Dawson's integrity and ethics.
The council in its supposed wisdom has decided not to renew the contract of Green Fingers Composting.
The report on King Salmon's environmental performance should not be kept from the public.
One remedy would be to have free parking between, say, 11am and 1pm to get people into town again.
Congratulations to Mark Stevenson for his letter highlighting the parking issue which is a major problem
It's always the squeaky wheel that gets the most attention
Should the financial position of each candidate not be ascertained before their name is accepted?
The duty of an elected councillor is to consult, communicate, listen and heed the public interest, not some ideology, political, self centred or vested interest.
I am disappointed David Dew chose to make such negative comments without first discussing his concerns with me