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High grass dumping costs to stay until end of year

Straight Lines owner Neil Holdaway says the Marlborough District Council should look at composting grass.

Residents are being asked to “tolerate” the $22 cost of dumping a big bag of lawn clippings in Marlborough until two new weighbridges can be built.

NZSO and theatre stage disability-friendly concert

Members of the Access and Mobility Forum were given a tour of the ASB theatre facilities with a view to demystifying ...

A NZSO performance for those with autism, sensory and communication disorders, or learning disabilities is one of three concerts the orchestra is performing in Blenheim.

Wairau Valley unbeaten

Wairau Valley won the Senior Grade SBS Bank Cricket Championship trophy in 2018 the team is pictured here. The team are ...

Luke Pannell was the match winner for Valley scoring 89 out of the team total of 166 and taking 3 wickets.

Planting to end product: the forestry block open to the public

Timbercraft Construction owner David Kepes at his forestry block which is rotationally harvested.

Builder David Kepes is involved with every aspect of his projects, from harvesting timber in his forestry block right to the end product of a finished home.

Youth still face the same problems now as they did before Covid, hui reveals

Marlborough Girl's College Students attending the youth hui Anika Moetaua (Head of Wairau House), left, Paige Materoa ...

The key things Marlborugh youth identified as problems were there before Covid, and will be there after, hui reveals.

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Last chance for saving building

The old Kaikōura council building which the council has given one last reprieve in the hope the community can save it ...

A move to demolish the old Kaikoura council building has been put off in the hope of finding someone with deep pockets who might pay to use it.

Young violinist adds another string to her bow ... with $2000 bow video

Lauren Doherty was able to purchase a $2000 professional violin bow thanks to a grant from the Inspire Foundation ...

Lauren Doherty has a Harry Potter moment in music shop - only she was picking a bow instead of a wand.

Stars align for natural winemakers video

From hand-pruning to hand-picking, tasks are tied-in according to the astrological calendar, says Therese.

With winemaking flowing through his family's veins for more than 500 years, Han Herzog has grafted away to produce superb natural wines from their tiny piece of paradise.

Caught on camera: Coin boxes repeatedly targeted at truckstop bathrooms video

A woman enters the bathroom block at the Riverlands Roadhouse about 2.37pm on February 19.

“I want to tell people to be watching their donation boxes, no amount of money is too small for these losers.”

Kiwi named among 10 world wine masters

Sophie Parker-Thomson checks grapes in a chardonnay block.

Sophie Parker-Thomson passed one of the world's hardest taste tests to become the only person in the southern hemisphere named in an elite group.

Council to ditch green waste guessing game with shift back to weigh bridges

A weigh bridge has been mooted for the green waste centre.

“Horrific” costs to dump green waste - that had residents “jumping up and down on trailers” - to be scrapped in Marlborough.

No memory of threats

Harena Mason, 48, has spent most of her adult life "self-medicating" with alcohol for things that happened in her youth.

Marlborough woman Harena Mason has no recollection of threatening to kill a police officer and his family, but is "extremely embarrassed" by her behaviour, a court has heard.

Event organisers wish for crystal ball to predict lockdown 'lottery'

Performances of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra are to go ahead in Blenheim.

Big calls for fishing comp, boat show and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as Marlborough moves to level 2.

Injured woman winched from Marlborough river after beacon alert

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter carried out a tricky rescue from a Malrborough river.

A woman injured during a canyoning trip on a Marlborough river was one of three jobs for the rescue helicopter on Sunday.

12-year-old rushes to help cyclist hit by car

Olivia Brown (12), of Fairhall School received a police Area Commander's Commendation, after she rushed to get a towel ...

When Olivia Brown saw a man knocked off his bike by a car, she didn't hesitate to run and help. The driver didn't stop though.

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Council to ditch green waste guessing game with shift back to weigh bridges

A weigh bridge has been mooted for the green waste centre.

“Horrific” costs to dump green waste - that had residents “jumping up and down on trailers” - to be scrapped in Marlborough.

No memory of threats

Marlborough woman Harena Mason has no recollection of threatening to kill a police officer and his family, but is "extremely embarrassed" by her behaviour, a court has heard.

Event organisers wish for crystal ball to predict lockdown 'lottery'

Injured woman winched from Marlborough river after beacon alert

Opinion

People power driving change video

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: A Tesla Model Y charges at a EV charge station in Lane Cove on January 19, 2021 in ...

OPINION: When the rubber meets the road, knowing what drives you physically, spiritually and morally, is what matters most.

Lip service: Working group member reflects on the future of aquaculture in Marlborough

There are about 590 marine farms in Marlborough.

OPINION: Marlborough is about to sign off on a new aquaculture framework, but does it protect the region's "natural capital" or the salmon and mussel farms within it?

Chamber boss signs off with 'golden' quote celebrating 'industrious' Marlborough

“In the quiet of Queen Charlotte Sound the shadows are more beautiful than the sunlight,” says the foreword to ...

Former chief executive says farewell with foreword from century-old book on the "land of beauty and opportunity".

What your driving reveals about you

Brannavan Gnanalingam enjoys driving, although he doesn’t enjoy sitting in traffic.

A gracious people person or an angry jerk? It all comes out behind the wheel.

For the love of cricket

Brannavan Gnanalingam is a sports fan, but no sport compares to his beloved cricket.

Clean-bowled at a young age, Brannavan Gnanalingam's passion for the gentleman's game has only grown over the years.

Business

High grass dumping costs to stay until end of year

Straight Lines owner Neil Holdaway says the Marlborough District Council should look at composting grass.

Residents are being asked to “tolerate” the $22 cost of dumping a big bag of lawn clippings in Marlborough until two new weighbridges can be built.

Signs of the times?

Signs line the street outside shops in Kaikōura’s Main St. One man, who says they are a safety hazard, wants council to ...

Street-front signs outside shops are a vital lifeline for Kiwi businesses but one Kaikōura man says they are a bylaw breach as well as a safety hazard in the small coastal town.

Stars align for natural winemakers video

From hand-pruning to hand-picking, tasks are tied-in according to the astrological calendar, says Therese.

With winemaking flowing through his family's veins for more than 500 years, Han Herzog has grafted away to produce superb natural wines from their tiny piece of paradise.

Caught on camera: Coin boxes repeatedly targeted at truckstop bathrooms video

A woman enters the bathroom block at the Riverlands Roadhouse about 2.37pm on February 19.

“I want to tell people to be watching their donation boxes, no amount of money is too small for these losers.”

Council to ditch green waste guessing game with shift back to weigh bridges

A weigh bridge has been mooted for the green waste centre.

“Horrific” costs to dump green waste - that had residents “jumping up and down on trailers” - to be scrapped in Marlborough.

Your Marlborough

NZSO and theatre stage disability-friendly concert

Members of the Access and Mobility Forum were given a tour of the ASB theatre facilities with a view to demystifying ...

A NZSO performance for those with autism, sensory and communication disorders, or learning disabilities is one of three concerts the orchestra is performing in Blenheim.

Young violinist adds another string to her bow ... with $2000 bow video

Lauren Doherty was able to purchase a $2000 professional violin bow thanks to a grant from the Inspire Foundation ...

Lauren Doherty has a Harry Potter moment in music shop - only she was picking a bow instead of a wand.

Waikawa Marae hui brings together health and social services to strengthen whānau video

Representatives from several health and social services in Marlborough come together at Waikawa Marae.

Waikawa Marae has a vision for the future. “It does take a village, and we do have a lot of rangatahi (youth) and tamariki in crisis."

What's on

The Omaka Maze is just one of the many fun events on in Marlborough this week.

What's on in Marlborough this week.

XRACE aims to bond families through mystery and adventure

Toby, 10, and Pippa, 7, can’t wait to join the XRACE together with their dad Phil Muir, who has been practising his ...

Two bicycles are up for grabs in this year's event, aimed at strengthening the bond between parent and child, while having as much fun as possible.

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