Your Marlborough

Art not just black and white

Roseanne Kibblewhite's work "Wild Seas".

People usually associate monochrome with black and white but this is not accurate, art exhibition coordinator Karen Neal says.

"Inspirational" teacher to retire

Carolyn Robinson, who has just retired from Riverlands School, in front of the blackboard she has had for 25 years

Carolyn Robinson always wanted to be a teacher, she says. 

Beauty therapy among the vines

Brittany Hughes in her new Grovetown business, Boutique Beauty and Massage

community amber-leigh woolf

Book festival Q & A - Jane Hunter

Jane Hunter of Hunter's Wine loves historical novels and mysteries.

In the fourth of a series of chats with people behind the Marlborough Book Festival, Jane Hunter shares her thoughts on reading. The managing director of Hunter's Wine, Jane is a book lover and sponsor of the festival.

COLUMN: Birds of a feather

Chooks are rewarding pets.

The chooks have decided it's about time they featured in a column again. They'd like people to know that keeping chooks is fun. They're right. Chooks are rewarding pets, but there are a few things to consider.

Telling stories through pictures

The Wicked Pirate

"Painted Stories", an exhibition of art which has appeared in books by Joy Cowley, published by Gecko Press, is now showing at the Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim. It will run until the second Marlborough Book Festival which starts on July 24, where Joy is a featured writer. 

Old friends reunited

Old friends Alistair Campbell, left, and Ray Craven talk about their schoo days.

Spring Creeks' Moutere Rugby Club was filled with laughter and reminiscing when folk took a trip down memory lane last week.

Kaikoura longest day for youth satisfying

Some of the more than 30 teenagers taking part in this year's Cactus course go through their early morning routine at Kaikoura High School gym.

The Longest Day event challenging Kaikoura youth to new heights has been completed to a backdrop of cheers, backslaps and exhaustion.

Renwick's junk to funk show

Renwick school year 2 student Baylasan Shran models her costume.

Renwick Primary School celebrated its wearable arts show on Friday, titled Junk to Funk.

Nostalgic times at St Andrew's

St Andrew's Church is "safer than ever" but funds are low.

The walls and foundations of St Andrew's Church may have recovered since the 2013 earthquake but the church's bank account has not.

Witherlea Kindergarten teacher retires

Witherlea Kindergarten teacher Brenda Sulieman teacher retires after 30 years.

There are few people who will know the words of children's books by heart, the placement of crayons and mashed banana that mark the pages and which puzzles that have pieces missing. But head teacher at Witherlea Kindergarten Brenda Sulieman can tell you with ease.

Zonta turns 20

In solidarity: Zonta president Lorri Taylor, left, and Bridget Orman stand with women to achieve gender equality.

For 20 years the Zonta Club of Marlborough has stood for the equality for women from 37 ethnicities in the region.

July is Biosecurity Month

DOC staff and volunteer searching for weeds on North Brother Island - it's an intensive process.

Didymo, emperor penguins, old man's beard and great white butterflies all have something in common - they are some of the new plants, animals, or microbes constantly arriving on our shores.

A chance to drop the boss

General Manager of Processing at Sanfords in Havelock Ted Culley is  going to skydive as part of the "Drop the Boss" Fundraiser for Kiwi Can.

Jumping from a plane 16,500 feet from the ground is definitely not something on Ted Culley's bucket list. 

Bottles, bikes cleaned from beach

Daniel Baker, 5, Emily Baker, 6, and William Baker, 8, from Rarangi cleaned up with bags full of rubbish.

Beer bottles and old bikes to cupboard doors were collected during a beach and river cleanup at Wairau Diversion and Rarangi Beach.

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