Your Marlborough

DOC volunteer 11,000km from home

Lily Soderlund travelled from her home in the United States to live in Marlborough and volunteer for the Department of Conservation.

"When you're surrounded by cities and surrounded by people, you stop realising there's so much outside of the place you're in."

Horror in the corn

Omaka Maize Maze owner Paul Baker, left, and Blenheim filmmaker Aaron Falvey are getting ready to shoot the promotional video for the horror maze night.

"I expect a lot of screaming... But you'd be surprised, with the maze being so dense you don't hear much in there."

Remembering our soldiers

Soldiers milk a cow on April 1, 1918 during World War I. The image is part of the National Army Museum's 'Heartlanders New Zealanders of the Great War' travelling exhibition touring New Zealand.

Amazing stories of Marlburians who fought in World War I will be on display.

Modern education for modern demands

What will the future of education look like?

Technology is replacing the need for a human in many areas of work. Think manufacturing, farming, checking-in for a flight, remote specialist medical staff, buying groceries and self-driving cars.

Blenheim chef on culinary pavilion

Arbour Restaurant owners Lizz Buttimore, left, and Bradley Hornby who will be cooking a pork dish at the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival.

"It's cool for us, being a little restaurant up the road."

Yacht club open day

A fleet of sailing dinghies head out from Queen Charlotte Yacht Club.

If you are looking to give sailing a go then head to the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club on Saturday.

Cyclists' ride against child poverty

A group who attended the University of Canterbury are cycling the length of New Zealand to raise awareness for child poverty. They stopped in St Arnaud on Monday.

A group of former students have reached the half way point in their ride against child poverty.

Summer garden maintenance

Allowing plants like kale to go to seed means you can use them as a source for a crop of new plants.

The long, hot days of summer mean there is more time to work in the garden. However, as Saturday Express gardening columnist Mandy Evans writes, there is plenty of work to be done.

Regional ceramics showcase

Chinese Rabbit by Fiona Sutherland.

A ceramics exhibition that has taken months to organise, drawing artists from the Nelson - Marlboough and West Coast regions, opened at the Refinery Artspace last week , reports Judith Ritchie

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."

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