Your Marlborough

Celebrating a century of service

Four of the six stamps celebrating 100 years since the RSA was established.

A series of collectors stamps and coins have been released by NZ Post to commemorate 100 years of RSA service.

Pink Hike proving popular

Pink Hike organiser Luisa Coyle, centre, at the inaugural event last year.

The event will also be great for those who have always meant to get around to climbing up Mt Fyffe.

Ocean calls lifesaver Bob

Bob Jones was one of Auckland's first paid life guards in the 1970s.

"I was never one for school. Half the time I would skip classes and go out surfing."

Poignant day for Catholic families

The final mass for the Sacred Heart Parish was held on January 31 ahead of the amalgamation of three parishes into one.

It was a poignant day for the congregation of Sacred Heart Church Kaikoura last Sunday when families gathered for their final Mass as Sacred Heart Parish Kaikoura.

Walk on the wild side

The Momorangi Forest Experience walk opened to the public on January 28 and aims to offer a hands-on experience of the forest to visitors.

COLUMN: The Momorangi Forest Experience is a must-do, says DOC community ranger Wendy Sullivan.

Wine, food and everything good

Marlborough Wine and Food organisers Spring Webb, left, and Harriet Wadworth.

"We sold out last year, so we are hoping for the same this year."

Raising the roof in Picton

The Holy Trinity Church and Community Hall in Picton.

"The building is actually used as a stand-by Civil Defence building in case of earthquakes, so it needs to be safe."

Kiwi visit Renwick kindy

Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger Iain Graham, right, shows Renwick Kindergarten pupil Max Campbell one of two rowi kiwi that visited the kindergarten.

The two kiwi were part of Operation Nest Egg, a programme which helps incubate, raise and protect young kiwi until they can fend for themselves.

Kick starting a fitness business

Fitness and weigh loss motivator Tracy Adams in the fitness studio she has set up.

When she started up her fitness business, Tracy Adams had four exercise bikes in her mother's garage.

Library offers a step up

Librarian Nathalie Berthelin will be teaching Marlburians the ins and outs of using a computer.

"With the variety of courses we plan to offer this year, we hope there’s something of interest for everyone."

Summer Concert Series set to sizzle

Tony Smith, left, Viv Broughton, Les Broughton, and David Bool with young members of the Marlborough District Brass Band getting ready for the Summer Concert Series in Pollard Park.

"It's such a nice wind down after Wine and Food Festival or an alternative for families."

Putting on a show at wine fest

Ladi6.

Acts range from hip-hop and country to Latin guitar, with a little alternative pop thrown in from Marlborough's Top Talent winner Aidan Kelly.

Most romantic spots in NZ

Take a helicopter ride to a glacier and mountain peak for an unforgettable picnic in Queenstown.

You don't actually have to try very hard to plan a romantic getaway in this country.

What's on

Chinese New Year on Wednesday

Things to do around Marlborough this week

Book revives 'Satherley Mystery'

Garry Satherley's daughter Tessa at the site of her great-great-grandfather's grave in Tuamarina Cemetery.

Years after a Marlborough man was apparently murdered, his widow recorded him as the father of her children

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