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Fundraising fiesta at Blenheim gallery

Cressida Bishop.

The Millennium Public Art Gallery will be celebrating spring with a "Spring Fundraising Fiesta" at the Blenheim Club on Friday.

Round Table wants 'new blood'

The Blenheim Round Table men's group is  hoping to attract more members. Blenheim vice president Mark Rea, left, with Blenheim and national president Jason Walker, centre, and Blenheim social coordinator John Pontague.

The Blenheim Round Table Group is inviting people interested in joining to come along to their social night next Monday.

Poaching increasing

Farmers are frustrated at increased poaching on their land.

Sheep farmer bemused at the sentencing of a helicopter pilot caught poaching on his property.

Highest accolade for top girl guide

Eilish Smith outside Government House last month where she received the Queen's Guide Award

Eilish Smith has been to Government House to receive the Queen's Guide Award.

Help sought for dotterels

Ailsa Howard is hoping to enlist the help of others in a study of banded dotterels in the hope of increasing their productivity and chance of survival

The decline of the banded dotterel from Kaikoura's beaches is causing concern for one keen bird-lover who is hoping to create better understanding of the bird through local research.

From little things big things grow

Springlands School student Jock Flanagan, 8, loves getting outdoors and caring for the environment.

A school programme teaching students to respect the environment is celebrating 10 years in Marlborough.

50 years of love and laughter

Still in love, John and Shirley Fullarton celebrate their 50 year anniversary.

50 years of love and laughter

Pottery pioneer's work conserved

Ceramics expert Janet Green is helping the Marlborough Museum conserve pots created by Elizabeth Lissaman

A ceramics expert is helping the Marlborough Museum conserve a collection of pots from a pioneer woman potter.

What library books say about Marlborough

Blenheim Library customer service co-ordinator Jan Robinson, left, and children's library assistant Emily Fredrickson check out some of the most popular books at the library.

A snap shot of the most popular library books in Marlborough paints an intriguing picture of the average reader.

Skydive for youth

Geoff van Asch, of Blenheim's TvA Chartered Accountants, will jump from a plane on October 18 to raise money to support youth development.

What do a Marlborough accountant, police officer, teacher and a personal fitness trainer have in common?

Committed rugby dad earns $10k for club, school

Awatere Rugby Club coach Andrew Lawson with sons Jake, 8, and Eric, 12.

Coaching junior rugby has proven to be rewarding in more ways than one for a Marlborough dad after he won $10,000 for the Awatere Rugby Club and Seddon School.

Daffodils for Fairhall

Emily Hole, 9, gets a sneak peek at the Timara Lodge garden, which will be opened for a Fairhall School fundraiser next Sunday.

A field of golden daffodils will be open to the public at Timara Lodge next weekend, for an annual Fairhall School fundraiser. 

New look for Havelock restaurant

Co-owners of new Havelock restaurant The Captain's Daughter Mandy McQuarrie, left, and Jo Downey.

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Lynne's not so impossible mission gallery video

Lynne Nicholl is going to drive her mobility scooter from Blenheim to Lake Rotoiti, in St Arnard, and back for St John Marlborough.

It's a journey travelled over days and across tough terrain, ridden at 8kmh by mobility scooter.

Former Marlborough man set high standards

Marlborough-born former General Motors director Ian Stace died aged 101-years-old on Saturday.

Marlborough-born Ian Ormonde Stace, who died aged 101 on Saturday, was a person of many and varied talents who set high standards.

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