Letters to the editor
More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.
More of your correspondence on local and national talking points.
The Marlborough Express
Political points and a bouquet for ballet in today's batch of letters to the editor.
Poor sportsmanship, fishing debate and a shelter that fails to deliver in today's letters to the editor.
Correspondence on local and national issues from Express readers.
The blue cod debate and yuletide greetings feature in today's letters to the editor.
The Marlborough Express
Drinking habits, party politics and thanks for the police in today's batch of letters to the editor.
Blue cod rules and a Department of Conservation whitewash are on the agenda in today's letters to the editor.
Hospital staff's responsibilities and a mercenary merger by Mana are up for discussion in today's letters to the editor.
The Marlborough Express
OPINION: Buying a first home and the difficulty of co-ordinating events in Marlborough are on the agenda in today's letters to the editor.
Noise complaints and duck hunting are up for discussion in today's letter to the editor.
Aquaculture, electoral reform and orchestral delights are on the agenda in today's Letters to the Editor.
OPINION: Fussy women's fashion, a grateful tourist, climate change and a 7m-high 'monstrosity' all feature in today's Letters to the Editor.
Last October two Jehovah's Witnesses came a-calling, unannounced, as always. I did, though, down tools and give them the time of day
On behalf of the Kaikoura Returned and Services I would like to sincerely thank Kaikoura people for their most generous support of our poppy day welfare appeal.
"Salmon plant could be set up in Picton" - "Could", "might", "maybe" - all words meaning the same thing: nothing.
How many National MPs have jumped ship or, better yet, walked the plank? That's right, 15 last count.
As a niece of the late Dame Whina Cooper I am appalled at how the Omaka Marae committee has approved the eviction of Mr and Mrs Cuniffe.
Many times I've heard before,
The leaves are hurrying before me trying to get away from the blowing wind.
We returned to Kaikoura and went looking for a real estate agent to find out about your properties available.
I am very concerned about trees bordering our roads, especially SH1.
On the morning of April 11 I found myself blessed to be driving a 4WD ute.
The Aratere has turned out to be a lemon. The Stena Alegra would seem to have the same possibility
Our view is, no matter what discomfort the dogs suffer, we must make them wear muzzles and leashes.
Biggest letdown? Three stretches of newly sealed roads - north of Spring Creek and on Queen Charlotte Drive
On the eve of a royal visit, can I please ask that you (we) all play the game properly
Once again, the council employs an outside company, this time to write the "Marlborough Story".
Once again big fishing commercial companies win
It is good to hear that the freshwater advocate as part of a national "check, clean, dry" education programme is on the job.
An awesome day
The new movie Noah has attracted much attention.
Just what is Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy up to?
Rules for one
Salute to Corolla
We have just received the new Marlborough phone book. After 14 years, we have suddenly disappeared.
Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations happening overseas have the potential to affect quality health care
The council is proposing to increase the area of the recycle collection in Marlborough. I think this is a good idea.
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.