Abdille said a government rule change stopped her reuniting her family in 2004.

Hijacker could get $25,000

´╗┐Asha Abdille injured two pilots in 2008. Now, she's out of jail and could be in the money.

Charity shop to close

Pams Shop Charitable Trust president Bev Dixon says the trust tried everything they could to keep the store open. (File ...

Sales had dropped significantly to the point where the shop had not made a charitable donation in a year.

Welcome to Blenheim ... or is it?

Blenheim isn't the only town without an official name. Turns out most of NZ is incognito.

Horse rider's claim to fame

Renwick woman Tess Wells added to region's list of sporting elite at a special ceremony on Monday.

Screen idols

They can't watch an R16 movie, but their directorial debuts are about to get the red carpet treatment.

Convoys on a roll

Exercise Southern Katipo is underway with soldiers and equipment being arriving via the alternate highway.

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Bar gets new lease of life

Paddy Barry's Irish Bar, on Scott St, closed in 2017.

3 min ago  The owner of two popular night spots in Blenheim is seemingly looking to open a third.

App cuts through data pile

15 min ago  Sorting soggy bits of paper and losing crucial photos are a thing of the past for building control officers.

Embracing cultural differences

Beyond skin deep

Sport

Renwick win premier tennis nail-biter

Grovetown player Suzie Glover celebrates winning a point at the net on Wednesday.

The Allan Scott Premier interclub competition got underway on Wednesday with the feature match-up being between last year's champions, Rapaura Drylands and a strong Renwick Whitehaven team at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre.

Junior tennis players good to go

Lily Parkinson will play for Rapaura Aces when the primary tennis season begins on Saturday.

Marlborough's tennis courts will be buzzing this weekend when 54 teams begin the new season's Inspire Tennis primary schools competition, across five divisions.

MacKinnon is men's hockey nominee

John MacKinnon has enjoyed a successful hockey season.

John MacKinnon is the men's hockey nominee for the 2017 Marlborough Sports Awards.

Horse rider's claim to fame

Endurance horse rider Tess Wells, on her horse Barney, has been inducted into the Marlborough Sports Hall of Fame.

Renwick woman Tess Wells added to region's list of sporting elite at a special ceremony on Monday.

Ioane quits Crusaders

Digby Ioane scores his sole try for the Crusaders against the Western Force.

After three games and one try, ex-Australian international Digby Ioane is quitting the Crusaders.

Opinion

Is this the future of Predator-Free NZ?

With no predators, would New Zealand's native birds, lose their survival tendencies? (File photo)

Opinion: What exactly does a predator-free New Zealand look like?

'Fully funded' but out of pocket

Some rest home residents are being hit in the pocket as the impact of the pay equity settlement for aged care workers ...

Opinion: Recent coverage of Blenheim's Aberleigh Rest Home has highlighted the challenges facing aged care providers around the country.

Guardians of the land

Chair of the Marlborough Landscape Group Peter Jerram would like to see more being done to protect the region's natural ...

Monocultures and a faliure to recognsie the intrinsic value of the Marlborough Sounds need to be addressed.

Qualified for the job?

Then Finance Minister Bill Birch arrives at Parliament to brief journalists on his Budget of 1999, his last year in ...

Opinion: Tony Orman questions whether our politicians are actually qualified for the job.

Truckies deliver to avoid economic disaster

Truck driver 'Pix' takes a break at Springs Junction. The inland route from Christchurch to Picton is on State Highway ...

OPINION: The road freight industry has put hundreds of more trucks on the road in both islands to cover freight no longer being shipped by rail or sea.

Business

Bar gets new lease of life

Paddy Barry's Irish Bar, on Scott St, closed in 2017.

The owner of two popular night spots in Blenheim is seemingly looking to open a third.

App cuts through data pile

Marlborough District Council building control officer Phil Eves with the app on a tablet, which does away with paper forms.

Sorting soggy bits of paper and losing crucial photos are a thing of the past for building control officers.

Beyond skin deep

Natural Beaute salon owner Chris Chapman considers it a privilege to help people look and feel their best but ...

While beauty salon owner Chris Chapman may regret her blue eyeshadow phrase she has no regrets about having her own business.

Charity shop to close doors

Pams Shop Charitable Trust president Bev Dixon says the trust tried everything they could to keep the store open. (File ...

Sales had dropped significantly, especially after the earthquake, to the point where the shop had not made a charitable donation in a year.

A trio of blessings

Three new waka have taken to the water at the Outward Bound education centre in Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds.

Named Kiwa, after a sea god, Tai Timu, an outgoing tide, and Tai Pai, an incoming tide, the waka will offer students an "enhanced" experience.

Your Marlborough

Beyond skin deep

Natural Beaute salon owner Chris Chapman considers it a privilege to help people look and feel their best but ...

While beauty salon owner Chris Chapman may regret her blue eyeshadow phrase she has no regrets about having her own business.

What's on

Diwali Hindu festival of lights celebration on Saturday night

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All the fun of the fair

Hannah Schmitt and Scarlet Venrooy had a great time on the trailer ride last year.

The Linkwater School Spring Fair is on this weekend, right on time to plant up your vegetable garden.

Charity shop to close doors

Pams Shop Charitable Trust president Bev Dixon says the trust tried everything they could to keep the store open. (File ...

Sales had dropped significantly, especially after the earthquake, to the point where the shop had not made a charitable donation in a year.

Classy brass from octogenarian

At 87, Blenheim trumpeter David Beaumont will be the oldest of between 80 to 100 musicians on stage at the Big Bang Top ...

Blenheim trumpeter David Beaumont has been playing almost 60 years.

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