Popular picnic a link to Marlborough's past
Little has changed in what has been the social centrepiece in the Marlborough Sounds for nearly 100 years. And that's what's so great about it.
There was one thing The Store owners Melissa Steward and Sank Macfarlane wanted to retain when they bought the popular cafe a year ago - that "rustic feel".
A jack of all trades is probably the best way to describe the man after who this street is named.
This Renwick street dates back to the early part of the 1900s when a young Renwick widow Jane Gee bought the block of land bounded by Inkerman St, Blick's Rd and the main highway to Nelson.
Kaikoura's annual summer music festival is the perfect cocktail of music, people and place, says musician James Coyle.
A water slide on the banks of the Taylor River has made a summer splash down.
Poppy's homemade icecream shop has seen "phenomenal" numbers of customers this summer, said owner Karen Barwick.
Dining table made into raft was a talking point
A dining table modified into a raft proved a talking point at the novelty raft race at the 10th Picton Maritime Festival.
Having polled its 900 beer-loving members across the country, this week the Society of Beer Advocates released the results of its second annual awards.
If it's a true Kiwi camping experience you're after, stay at Marlborough's Momorangi Bay.
The Maritime Festival is expanding, with Picton streets closed to bring the event into the town.
A total fire ban will be in place between the Wairau and Clarence rivers from 8am on Thursday.
Songs will fill Blenheim's main theatre this weekend when performers vie for the judges' favour in an annual music contest.
Teenager Kimberly Jones can add her name to the list of professional music teachers in Blenheim after passing her Trinity College London ATCL diploma.
Hijinks in a medical surgery will be acted out on stage in Cut and Run, the Havelock Theatre Company's summer production.
Sports fixtures and schedules around the region from January 13.
We continue the series on the history of street names in Marlborough by Maike van der Heide .
Once known as "Laughing Bob's Bay," this little beach at the base of Victoria Domain has been the scene of family picnics for generations.
For whom Francis street was named for remains unclear.
Just a short drive, boat or bike ride or kayak from Picton is Ngakuta Bay, a favourite with locals and visitors alike.
Nearly a kilometre of gravel path has been laid on the busiest section of the Wither Hills Farm Park to make it more user-friendly for runners and walkers.
Tucked away on the edge of Renwick is a cul-de-sac bearing the name of arguably Renwick's greatest inventor.
Sweet-toothed visitors have added to a festive boom at Blenheim business Makana Confections.
Shipwrecks, sea sickness and snoring sailors
The Echo scow operated in Blenheim between the 1920s and 1965 proved the last of the river boats. Heather Simpson speaks to one of its former shipmates about some of his memories.
What do the far northeast of Scotland and the eastern end of Blenheim have in common?
Six of the 10 least-used Department of Conservation campsites are in the Marlborough Sounds.
A free beginner hip hop workshop will be held on the Picton foreshore below the war memorial steps on Wednesday.
A Marlborough winery has made the rare move of opening its restaurant for dinner.
We continue the series by Maike van der Heide on the history of street names in Marlborough
Christmas is over and Picton linehaul driver David Leask has hung up his Santa suit for another year.
As we head into the new year and the warmest weather, I find my choice in beer tends towards the paler, more refreshing styles.
About 700 people turned up in boats and by road to the Hopai Sports Day in Crail Bay on Saturday.
Children in the United Kingdom can read about the swashbuckling adventures of a nautical kiwi and pirate possums in the Marlborough Sounds after the release of a new children's book.
James Wynen was Marlborough's first shopkeeper, but his part in the story of the region's earliest days went much deeper than the simple trading of goods.
Sports fixtures and schedules around the region from December 30.
Thanks to a generous community, 187 children who were unlikely to get presents will wake up to gifts with their name on them.
Hugh and Ros Cole-Baker of Whangarei hit Blenheim on their "Walking NZ for Kidneys" tour.
With their zingy tartness and bright in-your-face flavours, Kiwi pilseners are the beer world's answer to Marlborough sauvignon blanc,
The Marlborough Sounds is the setting for a new novel by Wellington writer Thomas W Devine.
Draws for sporting events across the region from December 16.
Blenheim writer Paula Bayley has been named "author of the month" by a Texas publishing agency.
Draws for sporting events across the region from December 9.
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.
Original compositions join the folk and bluegrass songs played by a Kiw- American acoustic duo, No Bones About it.
Large woodcut prints have been created by Little River artist Josh Bashford, using a big press he bought after his last exhibition in Picton.
Landscape colours in Marlborough are celebrated by Wellington artist Richard Ponder in his paintings.
Marlborough's newest summer festival has shifted across town to Lansdowne Park.
The unexpected becomes the expected the longer you stay at Pip and Noel's Waikawa holiday house.
Blenheim's newest piece of public art on the banks of the Taylor River has been named.
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.