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Love at first sight for Stretches

Judy and Tony Stretch chill at their home in Mandurah.

Former Express reporter John Alexander continues his series talking to ex-Marlburians now living across the ditch.

Blenheim artist leaving "medical haze"

Blenheim artist Yvonne Jordan with some of her creations.

The title of Yvonne Jordan's new exhibition "Through the Haze" has a special meaning to the Blenheim artist. 

The murderous Maungatapu

Sarnim Dean en route back to Pelorus.

The four businessmen had set off from Canvastown the previous day, travelling the main Maungatapu road.

COLUMN: For winter, look to colour

Warm colours can liven up a winter garden.

The deciduous trees and vines have slipped from autumnal hues to bare wood. Winter is upon us.

Music from the trenches

New Zealand Opera resident artist Robert Tucker will be conducting the Marlborough Singers at "The Lads in Their Hundreds".

Classical singer Robert Tucker is pursuing his passion in Blenheim. 

New jobs brings US adventure

MJ Loza, Accolade Wines' new general manager for North America, will miss Marlborough.

Moving to California will be a "great adventure", Accolade Wines' new general manager for North America says. 

Skype link for Sounds community

A home in the Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds.

Plans are underway to link isolated Marlborough Sounds communities with Skype

Lay leader commissioned

Patsy Buttle is commissioned as the lay pastoral leader of Kaikoura's Sacred Hearth Catholic parish by Cardinal John Dew. At left is Father Eric Urlich.

May 17 was a damp day in Kaikoura but nothing could dampen the enthusiasm, the joy, the energy of the people of Sacred Heart Parish.

Eco-burials approved in Kaikoura

Macraes Bush, Ashhurst,  proposed natural burial site.

Eco-burials in a designated area were officially approved by the Kaikoura District Council at its meeting last week.

Sky's the limit for Seddon teens

From left, Laith Davis, Samantha Keen and Jessica Smith from Seddon Youth Group have high hopes for Seddon youth activities.

It may not be most people's ideal Friday night, but  after a long working week, Tracy Davis chooses to trade in the wine for hot chocolate, the sofa for the cold community hall and the company of a good Friday night flick to hang with 11 high-energy teens. 

Pearl of the south goes international

Buddhi Madushanka is completing an internship at Picton's Brereton Blue Pearls.

A young Picton jeweller has been selected to exhibit his work in an international graduate art show at the prestigious Galerie Marzee in the Netherlands.

Review: Entertaining cast pulls 'spy' together

Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law play CIA agents and friends in Spy.

One of the best things about writing this column is the way the editors of the esteemed titles that publish it don't tell me what to do.

RSA calls for help

Don Cross demonstrates an old technique used to harvest olives.

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about lending a hand picking olives?

When I was 17 ....

Marlborough District councillor Laressa Shenfield at 17 sporting "a fabulous back combed fringe and spiral perm".

In the spirit of youth week, Marlborough District Councillors recall the days when their skin was spotty, members of the opposite sex were "scary" and the world was a very different place.

Coffee Chat - Lily Davies, MGC

Marlborough Girls College head of student council prefect, Lily Davies hopes the future will bring equality between sexes, sexuality and race.

Marlborough Midweek continues its series of chats with Marlborough people. 

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