Your Marlborough

Happy hunters

Duck shooters will be wanting wet conditions to enhance their chances on opening day.

New health and safety legislation would not prevent farmers hosting shooters, or enjoying duck shooting

And the winner is...

Marlborough District Councillor Jenny Andrews will open the Peters Doig Marlborough Art Awards.

Watercolours, digital graphics and photographs will battle for the supreme art award.

What's on

Take time out to enjoy Marlborough this week.

Event guide for the week ahead.

Goodwill harvesting

Marlborough grape harvester John Powell with one of the harvester machines that will be driven around Blenheim ...

"The community gets so annoyed over the weeks of harvest from harvesters holding up traffic and so on. It just shows that harvesters can be fun."

Running the vines

Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon director Chris Shaw says holding the event in the vines has led to participants ...

The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon shows the benefit of events to Marlborough.

Graduation time

Blenheim-born Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Woodbourne recruit Carlotta Dalton-Harvey was among the graduates on Thursday.

"The whole normal routine is just flipped on its head and you're rushing around cleaning things and the corporals are shouting at you 'hurry up!'"

Stock access to waterways

Marlborough Federated Farmers sheep and beef sector spokesman Scott Adams has called for practical solutions to stock ...

Water quality in Marlborough was "reasonably good and reasonably stable'' despite assumptions it was in decline.

Special milestone

Pams Shop Charitable Trust president Bev Dixon.

A Blenheim op shop is celebrating 40 years operating in Marlborough.

Rainbow volunteers

Saul Piper gets some air during Rainbow Ski Field's opening day of the season last year.

A ski field is offering a sweet deal for helpful snow enthusiasts.

Pergola perfect

A pergola is a great way to give the entrance to your home a wow factor.

I like an entry to a home to start at the property boundary rather than at the front door. It should build in significance as it approaches and then marry with the house at the front door.

Surf success

Kaikoura surfer Levi O'Connor in action during the final day of the Go Pro Men's Canterbury Surfing Championships at ...

Levi O'Connor had to use two borrowed surfboards to surf through the quarter-finals and semi-finals at Gore Bay, but that didn't slow him down.

Hole-in-one in a million

Golfers Anne Preston, left, and Lesley Corbett.

 "The last thing I was thinking about was getting a hole in one, I was just thinking 'just get it on the green'."

Holiday fun

The Sport Tasman holiday programme was a success last week with children getting out and active around Kaikoura. They ...

Holiday fun in Kaikoura.

'Mother Teresa of cats'

Camille Davidson, or Damune, with rescued cat Citrine.

Camille Davidson wants to set up a no-kill shelter for all animals, but her focus is on cats.

Wildlife funding

Ecologist Brian Lloyd weighs one of the long-tailed bats that was caught as part of Forest and Bird's Te Hoiere Bat ...

Applications are due to open soon for the DOC Community Fund.

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