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Zingy, bright Kiwi pilseners

With their zingy tartness and bright in-your-face flavours, Kiwi pilseners are the beer world's answer to Marlborough sauvignon blanc,

Latest Devine novel set in Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds is the setting for a new novel by Wellington writer Thomas W Devine.

Sports draws


Draws for sporting events across the region from December 16.

Tongue twister author honoured

Blenheim writer Paula Bayley has been named "author of the month" by a Texas publishing agency.

Sports draws


Draws for sporting events across the region from December 9.

Practice keeps dancers on their toes

Scenes from a classic children's story and a celebration of classical ballet feature in an end-of-year production for a Blenheim dance school.

Making no bones about bluegrass

Original compositions join the folk and bluegrass songs played by a Kiw- American acoustic duo, No Bones About it.

Artist impresses with woodcut prints

Large woodcut prints have been created by Little River artist Josh Bashford, using a big press he bought after his last exhibition in Picton.

Brothers expand their palettes

Landscape colours in Marlborough are celebrated by Wellington artist Richard Ponder in his paintings.

Festival shifts to Lansdowne

Marlborough's newest summer festival has shifted across town to Lansdowne Park.

Expect the unexpected

The unexpected becomes the expected the longer you stay at Pip and Noel's Waikawa holiday house.

Riverside sculpture given a name

Blenheim's newest piece of public art on the banks of the Taylor River has been named.

True pioneers

Betty Guard, the first white woman to settle in the South Island came to Marlborough at the tender age of 15 with her ex-convict whaler husband Jacky Guard.

Big on flavour, not on alcohol

With lower drink-driving limits in force, the session IPA trend is a welcome one.

Dancers tell a fishy tale

A little fish gets lost in the Marlborough Sounds and swims out into the Tasman Sea. His journey is told in the Marlborough Dance Centre's end-of-year-production, A Fish Tale.

Sports draws

Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from December 2

Webby guest harpist at concert

Principal harpist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Helen Webby will be a guest performer in a Blenheim charity Christmas concert.

B-Man expresses feeling of Blenheim

The latest video from Blenheim rapper Bradley Simmonds, aka B Man, is already racking up the views on YouTube.

Brothers' art raises funds for hospice

Two brothers will donate money from a shared art exhibition opening in Blenheim this week to Hospice Marlborough.

Panels teach pupils a lesson

Eighty-eight solar panels installed at Renwick School are expected to meet half of the school's energy needs during winter.

Kaikoura's music fest catches on

Summer Sounds goes from strength to strength

The Kaikoura Summer Sounds music festival is all about the music, and not about posing, its organiser says.

Whale centre taps our resources

Great stories have flowed to the founder of Picton's whale centre, writes Selina Powell .

The hills are alive

Region's bike trails to be extended

Popular mountainbike trails in Marlborough are to be extended as part of the region's most significant track development in 14 years.

Dramatic evening of murderous intent

Places are still available for undercover detectives in a murder mystery drama event at TopHouse near St Arnaud, this weekend.

Soprano relishes new challenge

Choral singers need to keep their backs straight, their tongues flat and project their voices forward.

Night of colour on the menu

Marlborough's public art space is gearing up for a night of fun and colour on Thursday, with a fun-filled fiesta fundraiser.

Orchestra's guest cellist enthrals audience

Narek Hakhnazaryan captivated the sell-out house in Blenheim on Saturday night, when he performed as guest soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Blessed with dynamic, diverse wine industry

The New World Wine Awards have been and gone, leaving us with a selection of 50 award-winning wines all available for under $25 each.

A rosy outlook

Maike van der Heide meets an avid Marlborough rosarian who knows a prize-winning rose when she sees one.

Fairies bring year to a close

Dancing fairies pop out of large, decorated boxes to promote the Vanessa Bryant Dance Studio end-of-year production in Blenheim this week.

Hope - not hatred

To mark Child Abuse Prevention Day, a victim of sexual abuse and a social worker tell Heather Simpson child abuse won't stop until people stand against it.

Silver fern versus stars and stripes

Leafing through the New World Beer and Cider Awards, I was struck by how many of the winning beers are defined by an overt Kiwi or American hop character.

Gardeners dig free takeaway colour

Keen gardeners and flower enthusiasts swarmed Seymour Square in Blenheim yesterday, stripping the gardens of colour and loading buckets with plants.

Warm reaction to new artwork

Blenheim's newest public artwork could be one of Marlborough's must-see attractions, says Arts Trust spokesperson.

Sports draws


Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from November 18.

Murder mystery mayhem

Twists, turns and murderous pandemonium will fill comedy thriller The Game's Afoot, opening for a 10-show season in Blenheim next week.

Russian 'dance miracle' in town

Russian history will be narrated through dance when the Russian National Dance company performs in Blenheim on Sunday.

Finalist 'quite nervous' to perform before thousands

Lee Stuart reckons she's had music in her life since before she was born.

Exhibition shows off local potters

Fran Maguire

An exhibition of pottery and ceramic art at Gillan Gallery in Blenheim is proving that Marlborough clay artists are right up there with some of the best.

Garden fete a 'great success'


Some 6000 visitors were bathed in sunshine as they checked out the Stihl Shop Croads Garden Fete.

A&P Show organisers thrilled with turnout


Organisers pleased to see higher numbers at this year's Marlborough A&P Show.

Puponga lives up to its golden name

Wharariki Beach

Sarnim Dean explores the wild northwest tip of the South Island.

A day at Dog Point

Dog Point Vineyard

A day celebrating a Decade of Dog Point Vineyard was an ideal opportunity to showcase the company's vineyards and wines.

Home brewers impress judges

Graeme Mahy

Organised by the Society of Beer Advocates (Soba), the National Homebrew Competition is an annual contest designed to find this country's best home brewers.

Savour the sizzle

Barbecued fennel sausages

The barbecue is dead - long live the barbecue.

Only the best new brand

Herzog restaurant and winery

Cathie Bell looks at how the Marlborough Story was developed and why the regional rebranding was needed.

Herzog heaven

Herzog restaurant and winery

Nelmac Garden Marlborough tour visitors to the Herzog gardens are in for a treat when they visit this European-inspired location.

A&P judges get down to business

Marlborough A&P Show

A trio of olive oil experts yesterday kicked off judging for this weekend's Marlborough A&P Show.

Sports draws


Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from November 4.

Halloween spices are pumpkin's saving grace


GEOFF GRIGGS - Marlborough

Although I've tasted Great Punkin several times and always enjoyed it, I always struggle to think of occasions when I'd like to sit down and drink a glass or two.
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