John's Kitchen supervisor Richard McDonald likes the idea that food can be an expression of care.

All hands on deck

Blenheim charity kitchen takes on new staff to cope with high workload.

Team turned around

The MBC Falcons rugby team had a frustrating day on Friday.

10:28 AM  MBC First XV rugby team spent around 14 hours in a bus yesterday, then never even got to pull their boots on.

The next big quake

It's impossible to say when an earthquake is going to strike. But the predictable patterns of aftershocks can help.

Exploring Africa

When you plan your trip to Africa, the animals and environment are expected to be the main attraction.

Tell me a story

Young readers are in for a treat when they get the chance to listen to two of New Zealand's favourite storytellers.

St Arnaud's alpine magic

Anyone who has ever spent any time at the alpine village of St Arnaud, will already know what a captivating place it is. 

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Temporary quake houses open

Waiau was one of the most badly affected towns in November's magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

Eight months on from the quakes, affected Waiau residents have access to warm dry homes.

New Picton Library on track

The nautical-themed design is taking shape, and causing a buzz of anticipation around town.

Winter inspiration

No parole for dance teacher

Sport

Rugby team turned around

The MBC Falcons rugby team had a frustrating day on Friday.

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV rugby team spent around 14 hours in a bus yesterday, then never even got to pull their boots on.

What it's like to be a 'cyclor'

The Team New Zealand cyclors dig deep to power the hungry cat against Sweden's Artemis Racing.

The fear factor, the jellied legs, the leaps across the boat. A Team NZ cyclor says he felt like a human battery.

Finals time at Lansdowne

Marlborough division one grand final rivals, Baxter Wilson, left, captain of Moutere, and Glen Ballam, co-captain of ...

Whatever happens at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, history will be made.

MBC First XV head south

MBC First IV rugby team the Falcons.

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV head into the final month of their University of Canterbury championship campaign with a trip to Ashburton.

Herkt sprints to victory

Chris Karton was too fast for allcomers in Cycling Timaru's individual time trial event. (File photo).

Glen Herkt produced a strong sprint to win the Vincent Shield at Cuddon Cycling Marlborough's opening day of the winter season at Fairhall last Saturday afternoon.

Opinion

Midwinter lull a time to plan ahead

The challenge ahead for Kaikoura will not only be accommodating the tourists but also the tourism staff.

As Kaikoura hits midwinter the town showing signs of getting back on its feet, writes MP Stuart Smith

Highway could increase tourist nights

Deputy Prime Minister and Tourism Minister Paula Bennett at a Kaikoura Plunket group.

Paula Bennett promises tourism highway during visit to Kaikoura.

Two words you never want to hear

Farmed Oysters infected with Bomamaia ostreae from Stewart Island, unloaded in Bluff.

OPINION: It takes only one mistake for the new bonamia parasite to spread, Rino Tirikatene writes.

Adventures at Kaipupu Point

Kaipupu volunteer Gerald Harper, right, introduces visitors to a little blue penguin.

Marlborough's third Toyota Kiwi Guardian site was officially opened at Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary last weekend.

Meeting emissions goals

The Paris Agreement, which New Zealand has ratified, commits the world to holding the increase in the global average ...

OPINION: Six cross-party MPs give their views on NZ's steps towards a low-emissions economy.

Business

A positive role

Rose Newton is a youth worker at Marlborough Girls' College and feels her role is making a positive difference.

A youth worker for three years, Rose has recently started at Marlborough Girls' College and believes there is a need for a youth worker at all secondary schools.

Postal delivery going electric?

The council is working through a legal agreement with New Zealand Post to allow the fully-electric Paxster delivery ...

Move aside mobility scooters, posties in Marlborough might be switching out their bikes for electric delivery buggies.

Public meeting to air concerns

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith has organised a public meeting about air services in and out of Marlborough.

Marlborough residents will get the chance to hear direct from the airlines at a public meeting in Blenheim next week.

The road stealing the workers

More than 1300 workers are involved in the earthquake repairs to SH1.

They don't want to work in the local town anymore - as their heads are turned by the promises of higher wages and more hours on the road.

Government giving oyster removal contracts to oyster farmers

Farmed Oysters removed from Stewart Island being unloaded in Bluff under MPI supervision.

The Government is awarding oyster removal contracts to oyster farmers to support them as they lose their livelihoods.

Your Marlborough

St Arnaud's alpine magic

Mid-winter kayaking with girls having fun on Lake Rotoiti.

Anyone who has ever spent any time at the alpine village of St Arnaud, Lake Rotoiti, will already know what a special and captivating place it is. 

Tell me a story

Author Joy Cowley will talk with Gavin Bishop about the latest book in their Snake and Lizard series.

Young Marlborough readers are in for a treat when they get the chance to listen to two of New Zealand's favourite storytellers.

A positive role

Rose Newton is a youth worker at Marlborough Girls' College and feels her role is making a positive difference.

A youth worker for three years, Rose has recently started at Marlborough Girls' College and believes there is a need for a youth worker at all secondary schools.

'Brother' locomotives reunited

Blenheim Riverside Railway Society volunteers, from left, Gary Coburn, Ted Ellens, and Ralph Heywood, are pleased they ...

Decades after shifting coal together, two locomotives share a shed again.

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Get your 50's frock on and get rocking at the Clubs of Marlborough American Hop.

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