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Blue Light Trust gets $3500 cheque

Christchurch Eye on Community booklet publisher Phil Cowan, left, donates $3500 to Blenheim Blue Light Venture Trust members Senior Constable Russ Smith, centre, Senior Constable Dean Buckley, second from right, and trust treasurer Andrea Cunliffe.

Police Blue Light gets $3500 donation from community crime prevention publisher.

Orchestra offers varied programme

Samara Lloyd, playing 1st violin, during a rehearsal for the civic orchestra's autumn show.

The second public concert by the new Marlborough Civic Orchestra will be performed at the Wesley Centre this weekend.

The outdoor classroom inspiring Kiwi kids

Budding yachties Liam and Rhys Blackmore.

An outdoor classroom in the Marlborough Sounds has been built on community spirit, goodwill and hard work.

Blenheim woman all about brands

01042015 News Photo: Derek Flynn/ Fairfax NZ. 
Tamara Gillan is running a high profile advertising agency in London. She is home for a holiday.

The competitive world of sales and marketing, is all about keeping customers.

Cycle tour hard work, but worth it

Janette St John, pictured with her husband Dave, raised $2500 for Picton Coastguard’s new boat by taking part in the South Island section of the Tour of New Zealand cycle race.

Through rain and snow Janette St John cycled valiantly to raise money for Picton's Coastguard, while her husband Dave kept in touch from the warmth and comfort of his support van.

Commemorating sacrifice in Ward

Jim Loe, right, with three generations of descendants attended a service at the Ward war memorial last month to place crosses for the 16 people from the district who died in World Wars I and II. With him from left are his grandson Thomas, with Regan, 2, in his right arm and Eloise, 3, in his left, and his son Kevin with Thomas's daughter Kyra, 6 weeks.

Jim Loe and two or three of his teenage mates signed up to the Territorials in 1941. Jim was 18.

Veteran never saw action

Brian Schwass relaxes on one of two new seats at the Seddon war memorial after a service on Tuesday to place crosses and remember the names of those from the district who died in World Wars I and II.

Marlborough RSA president John Forrest says there are believed to be 40 to 50 service personnel from World War II in the province.

Junior drama comes together

Maggie Ritchie and Keenan Barrowman rehearse for the Marlborough Colleges combined production, Back to the 80s, which opens May 6.

Remember the 80s? Loud, lively, a bit over the top .....

World War I memoirs unearthed

Jim Rudd, of Marlborough, on his horse prior to leaving for World War I where he fought at Gallipoli and in Palestine.

An unexpected letter last year requesting access to material that his family didn’t know existed was the catalyst for publication of Jim Rudd’s World War I memoirs.

Still time for a taste of summer

What to do with all those excess feijoas? Try making your own feijoa wine or brandy  perfect for having beside the fire this winter.

It's great fun growing fruit and vegetables, but sometimes it's challenging to use excess produce. You can only give away so many courgettes in summer for example, before people's smiles start to glaze and you realise they're too polite to tell you that your last offering hasn't yet been eaten.

Cirro started with export focus

David Tyney, left,  and Richard Green are the team behind Cirro Wines in Marlborough.

Named after the highest of all clouds, Cirro Wines had its beginnings in 2009, a time when things were far from rosy for the New Zealand wine industry.

Judges hunt for NZ's best house

Last year, Auckland builder PSL Construction Limited took out the sought-after Craftsmanship Award and the Westpac New Homes over $2 million category for a home in Waipu, Northland (pictured).

Judges have their work cut out as they scour the country looking for the best house in New Zealand.

Auction to raise funds for Jaidyn

Rochelle Webb with some of the items that will be auctioned off at a fundraiser for her niece at the Woodbourne Tavern on Friday.

Auction items will go under the hammer on Friday a for Blenheim girl with a rare genetic disorder.

Blenheim fire tower coming down

Blenheim Volunteer Fire deputy chief Dion Partridge, left, Barry Bridges, near, and senior station officer Nigel Botham, on the original tower built in 1969, which will come down on Thursday.

Blenheim's fire siren will be out of action until a new tower is built.

Rare Anzac service

Lady Jellicoe unveiling the Flaxbourne Fallen Soldiers Memorial on November 21, 1922. An Anzac commemorative 100 years service will be held at the memorial, in the Ward Domain on Friday.

The men of Ward who gave their lives in service of their country during World War I will be honoured at a special Anzac service on Friday.

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