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Summer lovin' at the Hop

Fonda Novis and Doug O'Callahan made a convincing Sandy and Danny as they got married at the Kaikōura Hop on Saturday.

12:43 PM  Grease-themed wedding at Kaikōura Hop takes out world record for most bridesmaids.

Marlborough's Mandarin superstar video

Besides opening up doors and giving a unique insight into different cultures, an understanding of Chinese is a show of ...

Mike Insley came back from four years in rural China with some confidence in the language and a good sense of humour.

Sculpture marks Māori history

A new sculpture will be installed on the corner of State Highway 1 and Dillons Point Rd in Blenheim.

A work of steel and bronze resembling the prow of Māui's waka will greet people arriving in Blenheim.

Small regrets

Cynthia Johns: "When I told my brother he was lazy when he laid on the couch for an hour listening to music. When I told ...

In 'Wee wonders' we ask little children big questions.

Pioneer nurse deserves recognition

District Nurse Carol King-Turner with her daughter Rossa (later Rossi) on the beach at St Lawrence on D'Urville Island.

OPINION: This country was pioneered by many selfless, highly capable individuals, and we should never lose sight of their values.

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'It was hard' says deputy mayor

Marlborough's deputy mayor Terry Sloan fights back tears during his farewell speech to his council colleges.

Three of Marlborough's council leaders part ways with the council in emotional good-bye.

Sport becomes political football

The Athletic Park football pitch sits inside a cycling track.

Recreational spaces and investing in sport a high priority - at least for two mayoral hopefuls.

Shoplifter blames her meds

Joanne Kerr, 36, claims she thought she was invisible when she took clothes and jewellery from The Warehouse in Blenheim.

She claimed her medication made her not only a kleptomaniac, but invisible as well. The judge, however, saw right through her flimsy defence.

The double life of a taxi driver video

John Coussell has been a taxi driver in Blenheim for 15 years.

Inebriated customers complaining about the meter running at the drive thru are in stark contrast to weekday jobs.

Aquaculture's $3b goal

Fisheries minister Stuart Nash announced the aquaculture strategy in Blenheim on Wednesday.

New Zealand's aquaculture industry is eyeing a move towards open-ocean and land-based farms, as it looks to become a $3 billion industry by 2035.

Assault a breach of trust

Jesse Wayne Barnes, 27, drove west of Blenheim, telling the woman he would beat her up and leave her on the side of the road.

He demanded the woman's cellphone and money and assaulted her, saying he would leave her on the side of the road.

Composer's joy in music video

Kodi Rasmussen conducting the Marlborough Civic Orchestra in June.

Budding Marlborough composer Kodi Rasmussen knows the musical score - study and practice.

Vineyard worker accused of rape

A vineyard worker appeared in the Blenheim District Court on Wednesday following his arrest on Tuesday night.

A man in his 20s has been remanded in custody following his appearance in the Blenheim District Court on charges of sexual violation and strangulation.

Katipō on the coast video

Hundreds of katipō spiders have been found on Marfells Beach in Marlborough. (File photo)

Locals thought the spider had disappeared but one teen's science fair project shows quite the opposite.

Mako to test American waters

Sione Havili of Tasman tries to elude a Canterbury player during last year's Mitre Cup semi-final. In January, the Mako ...

New Zealand's provincial rugby frontrunners will take on the American league champions as part of a two-match US tour this summer.

News

Injured at skifield

An 8-year-old boy was airlifted from Rainbow Ski Area on Saturday afternoon by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

 An 8-year-old boy was flown to Nelson Hospital with a fractured leg.

Social enterprise enterprising

OPINION: Sometimes when you're asked to pass on your skills to the next generation, even the teacher can learn a thing or two.

End of era for ECan

Flower power

Opinion

Pioneer nurse deserves recognition

District Nurse Carol King-Turner with her daughter Rossa (later Rossi) on the beach at St Lawrence on D'Urville Island.

OPINION: This country was pioneered by many selfless, highly capable individuals, and we should never lose sight of their values.

Teaching our future leaders

Paora Mackie, left, and Dr Peter Meihana, right, are descendants of the land sale and settlement signatories of 1856, ...

OPINION: Marlborough is well-placed to pick up and run with what could be the most important nation-building project of a generation.

Social enterprise enterprising

Catherine van der Meulen, right, with Seddon School principal Tania Pringle and year 8 students Ben Armstrong, Sebastian ...

OPINION: Sometimes when you're asked to pass on your skills to the next generation, even the teacher can learn a thing or two.

Farming pets out

Catherine van der Meulen and Monty and Hominy share a tender moment in the kitchen. But it hasn't been without its ...

With pets day on the horizon, and no pets in sight, there was only one thing for it.

Offsetting your island getaway

A Fijian idyll is just the ticket but you'll relax more if you pay the carbon offsets to get there.

Don't forget your togs, sunscreen and carbon offsets before you jet off to an island holiday.

Business

'It was hard' says deputy mayor

Marlborough's deputy mayor Terry Sloan fights back tears during his farewell speech to his council colleges.

Three of Marlborough's council leaders part ways with the council in emotional good-bye.

The double life of a taxi driver video

John Coussell has been a taxi driver in Blenheim for 15 years.

Inebriated customers complaining about the meter running at the drive thru are in stark contrast to weekday jobs.

Rose Built owes $1.4m

Rose Built Homes has left several unfinished houses across Marlborough.

Company owes more on two vehicles, after buying them on hire purchase, than they are worth brand new.

Town strategy 'concerns'

Council hopefuls line up for a public grilling at the Picton Library on Wednesday.

Are ratepayers forking out $200,000 to see if Picton still likes the same plan it did 10 years ago?

Safety fears over beach plan

Queen Charlotte Yacht Club is concerned a lack of distinction between Shelly Beach and the club could cause people to ...

Lack of boundary wall in beach reclaim worries neighbouring yacht club.

Your Marlborough

Summer lovin' at the Hop

Fonda Novis and Doug O'Callahan made a convincing Sandy and Danny as they got married at the Kaikōura Hop on Saturday.

Grease-themed wedding at Kaikōura Hop takes out world record for most bridesmaids.

Halcyon ripples captured in show

Rick Edmonds' work Olympus, a self portrait on gesso canvas, is one of many works on display at the Retrospective exhibition.

Conservationist Rick Edmonds' 40 years of painting sea, hills and sky will be shared at a new exhibition near his home town.

What's on

The Queen Charlotte Relay is on Saturday.

Looking for something to do in Marlborough this week?

Social enterprise enterprising

Catherine van der Meulen, right, with Seddon School principal Tania Pringle and year 8 students Ben Armstrong, Sebastian ...

OPINION: Sometimes when you're asked to pass on your skills to the next generation, even the teacher can learn a thing or two.

The double life of a taxi driver video

John Coussell has been a taxi driver in Blenheim for 15 years.

Inebriated customers complaining about the meter running at the drive thru are in stark contrast to weekday jobs.

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