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Ride across the great divide raises $14k

Ben Walker, right and his Blenheim dad Alan Walker at Bondi beach after Ben's bike trip from Perth to Sydney.

Tight-fitting lycra, territorial magpies and a rusty old red bike were all part of a former Marlborough Boys' College student's charity cycling trip across the Australian great divide.

Sopranos will "sparkle" at St Andrew's Concert

Nelson soprano Caroline Harvey with fellow performers Antonia Selby, centre, and Islay Leov.

Picton singing teacher Nancy Woolford says people can look forward to a sparkling concert when her students perform at St Andrew's Church next week.

Water, ink and oil on show

A watercolour by Ben Woollcombe, Mt D'Archiac and Cloudy Peak.

Three landscape artists working in different mediums area are featured in a new exhibition at the Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery in Blenheim.

Superstar Academy in full swing

Marlborough Cricket school holiday Programme. The programme started two years ago.

Keen young Marlborough cricketers are lining up to be a part of the newly rebranded Superstar Academy.

Whale carving in Picton makes a splash

A tree has been carved into a whale sculpture next to the Picton power house at Wairau Rd. From left, Heidi Rua Pita Rua, Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman and project manager Carey White.

The Picton PowerHouse has unveiled a whale carving crafted from an old tree.

Havelock teachers spring surprise

Havelock teachers from left, Tracey Wearing, Vicki Eden and Piers Throssell. Unbeknownst to Vicki, her colleagues are taking her skydiving.

Daredevil Havelock teachers Tracey Wearing and Piers Throssell are skydiving for a cause.

Rail and Sail on the home stretch

Kerry Johnson, left, Graham Low and James Price put the final touches on the Picton Rail and Sail train tracks.

Picton's beloved Rail and Sail train will be back up and chugging soon after the tracks underwent a restoration.

Blenheim youngster earns place in national brass band

From left, Sam Powell, 18, and Jonty Zydenbos, 13, were selected for NZ National Secondary Schools Brass band and will be travelling to Auckland next week.

A Blenheim student will be showing off his musical skills in Auckland after earning a spot in a national brass band.

Call for help with lagoon and wetlands

Rosanne Anderson spends a lot of her own time working on the wetland restoration.

Helping hands are being called upon to preserve the Grovetown Lagoon and Wetlands

COLUMN: Making the most of our landscapes


COLUMN: Saturday Express landscaping expert Christo Saggers says Marlborough could do so much more with its rural and urban spaces.

DJs spread suicide prevention message

Narm Heavy Boys, Rob Chilvers, left and Greg Crouch are the supporting act for State of Mind to raise awareness of suicide prevention.

Two Blenheim men are fronting a campaign to raise awareness around suicide prevention and much needed funding for Marlborough's Lifeline.

Marlborough Historical Society turns 60

Four of the six past Marlborough Historical Society presidents, from left, Prue Matthews standing in for her deceased husband Nevil Matthews, Kevin Andrews, Derek Cordes, Pam Woodward and serving president Dale Webb.

From modest beginnings of less than a dozen history buffs to a current membership of more than 300 members, Marlborough's Historical Society has much to celebrate as it turned 60 in September.  

Here to meet a brand new day

A Blenheim woman says there is life after depression.

Next week is mental health awareness week, and one Blenheim woman wants to share her story to tell people with mental illness they are not alone; there is hope and life can even be beautiful.

Modern Maori Quartet brings variety

The Modern Maori Quartet, left to right, Maaka Pohatu, Francis Kora, Matariki Whatarau, and James Tito.

Wellington musos the Modern Maori Quartet will be performing in Blenheim this week, as the last leg of their three-month New Zealand tour. 

Bohally teacher among the country's best

Bohally Intermediate School teacher  Nicky Cameron-Dunn, with pupils, from left, Billy Sloan, 12, Max McGarba,12, Kennedy Florence,12, Samantha McKeown,11 and Gus Marfell, 11.

Bohally Intermediate teacher Nicky Cameron-Dunn has been voted one of New Zealand's top 100 most inspiring teachers. 

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