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Magnifique! Blenheim Musical Theatre's Les Misérables brings the house down

Sara Bishell playing Fantine at the opening night of Blenheim Musical Theatre’s production of Les Misérables on Wednesday.

REVIEW: The last time Stuff's Andy Brew went to the theatre it was for a pantomime back in Blighty, so he went to see Les Misérables to see what all the fuss was about.

Covid-19: 265 new cases in top of south

31012022 NEWS PHOTO: STUFF. Covid-19 home isolation, quarantine, self-isolation, generic.

Six people are also in hospital with the virus in Nelson-Marlborough, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday.

Hospo welcomes return of Make it Marlborough

The Runway Cafe staff, from left, front of house Wanda Smith, barista Laura Bloomfield and head chef Julie Robinson.

Marlburians are being asked to be ‘hospo heroes’ as part of the region’s renewed support local campaign.

Airbnb operator's 'nasty' messages about cleaner who wouldn't work a weekend video

The woman was granted final name suppression because potential customers looking on Google would likely come across ...

But, because potential customers looking on Google would likely come across reports of her offending, she has been granted name suppression.

Helping hand for young job seekers

Blenheim employer Kylie Matthews said she wants to help young people to find their purpose and do something they really ...

An online platform is helping young job seekers connect to Marlborough employers so they are better equipped for the workplace.

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James Bond parody as slick and smooth as the real 007

James Blond, a short film by Justin Eade, is a finalist at the 2022 Top of the South Film Festival starring Hamish ...

Shot entirely in black and white, the cinematography is sublime, with camera angles and lighting especially impressive.

Blenheim's surplus hospital land sold for affordable housing project video

Empty land on the east side of Wairau Hospital in Blenheim is to be developed into community housing.

The block of trees and grass is to be developed by the Government in partnership with Wairau iwi.

Te reo's 'sweet, enjoyable pathway'

Hemi Tai Tin speaks at the Te Kaiaotanga o Te Reo Maori Language Revitalisation Symposium at the Trafalgar Centre in ...

The second Māori language revitalisation symposium in the top of the south attracted an audience double the size of the inaugural event.

Nelson-Marlborough records 320 new cases video

There were 320 new Covid cases in Te Tauihu on Tuesday.

Nationally there were 9843 new cases and eight deaths.

Marlborough mussel farms put harvesting on hold following toxic algae bloom

Routine tests on shellfish samples taken from the Pelorus Sound have shown Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins ...

A large toxic algae bloom has closed several commercial shellfish “growing areas” in the Marlborough Sounds.

Sloan bags quick-fire hat trick as Rangers AFC thump Golden Bay 9-1

Rangers AFC’s Maddy Rowe drives forward with the ball in the victory over the Golden Bay Shield Maidens on Saturday.

The win moves Rangers up to second after two rounds, behind Nelson Suburbs on goal difference.

Allied health worker in Blenheim calls 24-hour strike a 'bloody shame'

Wairau physiotherapist Miranda Vriend at her first strike. “If you don’t come out and support this, nobody will take us ...

“It really shouldn’t have come to this. Operations have had to be cancelled.”

223 new Covid cases in Nelson-Marlborough video

There were a further 223 positive Covid-19 cases in Nelson-Marlborough on Monday.

There were eight people in hospital in Te Tauihu on Monday, up from four on Sunday.

Blenheim mum had to homeschool children due to bullying

Some parents have no choice but to send their children into an “environment that is emotionally, mentally and physically ...

But for some parents, they have no choice but to send their children back into that environment, which is “emotionally, mentally and physically unsafe”.

Director brings world premiere of first feature film, Northspur, home to Marlborough

Northspur’s Blenheim “born and bred” director Aaron Falvey said he felt it was important to hold the premiere of his ...

Aaron Falvey “humbled” to bring five-year project to a wrap in his hometown, and say thanks in the process.

News

Sloan bags quick-fire hat trick as Rangers AFC thump Golden Bay 9-1

Rangers AFC’s Maddy Rowe drives forward with the ball in the victory over the Golden Bay Shield Maidens on Saturday.

The win moves Rangers up to second after two rounds, behind Nelson Suburbs on goal difference.

Allied health worker in Blenheim calls 24-hour strike a 'bloody shame'

“It really shouldn’t have come to this. Operations have had to be cancelled.”

223 new Covid cases in Nelson-Marlborough video

Player depth tested in Stuff Tasman Trophy

Opinion

Challenging 'bureaucratic' Three Waters plan

Marlborough mayor John Leggett is concerned the region’s water issues will not be given sufficient weight in a large new ...

The modified Government proposals for Three Waters reform still lack clarity and sense, says Marlborough mayor John Leggett.

My online te reo Māori journey video

Journalist Jennifer Eder shares her experience with “noho marae” an online te reo Māori course.

I was not expecting an overnight marae visit to be included. How would that work in a Zoom class?

No slick solution to Earth's oily problem video

Oil rig at evening, generic. 123rf

Opinion: Our dependence on black gold, Texas tea is crude and it's going to take a lot of energy to break free from fossil fuels.

Trash talk for the climate video

We all need to do our bit when it comes to saving the planet, and recycling is one of the easiest things we can do.

Opinion: Saying recycling is too hard or ineffective is a rubbish argument.

Heat on salmon company over farm deaths and Strait move

New Zealand King Salmon Waitata Reach

A Marlborough environmental group is questioning whether a proposed open ocean salmon farm will lower deaths from rising temperatures.

Business

Helping hand for young job seekers

Blenheim employer Kylie Matthews said she wants to help young people to find their purpose and do something they really ...

An online platform is helping young job seekers connect to Marlborough employers so they are better equipped for the workplace.

If more airport car parks are really needed, can we at least keep the last few trees? video

New car parks at Marlborough Airport will be built on an undeveloped field next to the highway that hosts a number of ...

Opinion: Marlborough Airport is planning to expand its car park, and early designs suggest a small grove of mature trees will make way for the development.

Anchor marks in Picton harbour scaled-up to predict global coastal habitat damage video

Anchor damage to sea beds in the Marlborough Sounds pictured in 2018.

New study suggests anchoring just as bad as trawling, with seafloor damage lasting up to four years.

Stranded cellarhand's silver lining

Ajay Munde in the Marlborough labour attraction campaign. Photo Richard Briggs

When Covid-19 hit New Zealand in 2020, Mumbai native Ajay Munde was stranded. But there were worse places he could be.

Six years later, grape marc charges to proceed against Marlborough man

Michael Gifford on his Redwood Pass property, overlooking State Highway 1 south of Blenheim.

A businessman facing pollution charges in the Environment Court has failed in his latest attempt to have some charges thrown out.

Your Marlborough

Sending our support where it's most needed video

Ukraine’s deputy prime minister says all women, children and elderly have been evacuated from a Mariupol steel mill.

There are more people living in a conflict zone now than at any time since 1945, so sending help is vital, and it's vital that help gets to those who need it most.

Nigel Perry gets his Queen's Service Medal in rare Blenheim ceremony video

Nigel Perry listens to tales told by his old tennis and table tennis friends.

The nonagenarian brought 20 friends and family for an unusual ceremony in the council chambers.

Celebration for Marlborough Muslims finally finding a home

Some of Marlborough's Muslim community pray at their new Stephenson Street property on Friday.

It was a mammoth task - raising $400,000 in two weeks - but Mubashir Mukhbar says he always had faith.

Preschool hopes Ramble will boost funds after new quote surprise video

The Kaituna Ridges Ramble through a private farm features sweeping views across rural Havelock.

A preschool’s cross-country fundraiser is having its own uphill battle as renovation costs double in 18 months.

Hopes for Ramadan in new masjid for Marlborough Muslim community video

Marlborough’s Muslim community is hoping to raise enough funds to buy this property before the end of the month.

Fundraising for a long-awaited place of prayer is well underway but a deadline is fast approaching.

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