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Cheers: Dave Rees and Emma Carruthers enjoying the Blues, Brews & BBQs

What's happening in and around Marlborough this week.

Vets on Alabama help humans, too

Vets on Alabama vet Katalin Banyay holds a Husky puppy vaccinated as part of a vaccination amnesty fundraiser.

Blenheim vets fundraise for charity while vaccinating for free.

The sweet smell of success

As Mayflower Studio marks 75 years, the shop welcomes three new employees. Nestled in the flowers are Deanna Schroder of Flowertime, Bronwyn Hayes of Flowertime, Jane Robinson of Mayflower and Barb Higgins of Flowertime.

A flower shop in Blenheim is blooming excited for the 75th anniversary of the business.

Creating your own cottage garden

Creating a cottage garden takes some work, but is well worth the effort.

A cottage garden is a thing of beauty and with some work is possible for anyone to achieve. Saturday Express landscaping columnist Christo Saggers talks about creating one.

Big future for rugby-mad Ryan

Avid young Picton rugby player Ryan McLeod sizes up the opposition during a game for the Waitohi Rugby Club.

 A young Picton ruby player has been given a full sponsorship to attend the International Rugby Academy of New Zealand in Palmerston North in January.

Pelorus Tours return to Maud Island

Pelorus Tours owner/operator Gary Orchard demonstrates how passengers should clean their shoes before disembarking on Maud Island.

A tour company is sailing back to an island in the Marlborough Sounds, which is home to some of the rarest species in the country.

The 'untouched potential of mind'

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Lisa Wheeler, Scope Hypnosis, Clinical hypnotherapy counselling.

Lisa Wheeler has treated a woman who struggled with decisions as basic as what type of lip balm to buy.

Calling it a day

Redwood Lifestyle Care and Village manager Wendy Nicholson retired on Friday after 18 years at the Blenheim retirement village.

Redwood Lifestyle Care and Village manager Wendy Nicholson says caring for the elderly is an "honour".

St Andrew's day march

Barry Brown performs in the Blenheim and Districts Highland Pipe Band.

Marlborough people are encouraged to celebrate their Scottish heritage at 'Time for Scotland'

Second-Hand Sunday returns

The Marlborough District Council solid waste manager Alec McNeil said 20 households had signed up for Second-Hand Sunday.

 Rimu door frames among the treasures being offered for free during Second-Hand Sunday

The Marlborough way

Marlborough Mountain Bike Club members Justin Kenwood, left, and Sarnim Dean.

Marlborough has always been fairly low on the mountain biking radar but there are some great tracks.

Helping children in need

Sisters Jennie Jonsson (pictured) and Nicky Woodill have just returned from a trip to India where they provided sewing machines and clothes to children's homes. They are now hoping to raise more money to purchase a van for one of the homes.

Sisters Nicky Woodill and Jennie Jonsson have returned from a trip to India where they made some lasting friendships and are now hoping to raise money to buy a van for a children's home.

Helen Mason's 'life-changing' prescription

Helen Mason has lost 36 kilograms since she got the green prescription.

Helen Mason says the green prescription handed to her by doctor at the start of the year saved her life. 

Aces for Kaikoura junior tennis

Oliver Burra of the Kaikoura Tennis Club in training for the South Island Primary Schools intermediate tennis championships.

Junior tennis in Kaikoura is going from strength to strength, with 36 children now registered this season.

Little blue All Blacks

This little, or little blue, penguin, is one of a number living at South Bay Kaikoura. The breeding season is under way and they are enjoying an improved living space.

Who would you rather adopt - Richie or Dan? Sonny Bill or Savea?

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