A short history of corkscrews video

The only corkscrew patent from New Zealand was made in 1945 by James Alexander Mason.

10:00 AM  Many have tried, many have failed. The search for the perfect corkscrew has taken many twists and turns.

Raw-shucked, the best way to eat mussels

Mills Bay Mussels Art Blom reckons raw-shucked is the best way to eat mussels.

Raw-shucked mussels are the way to go, says quality over quantity advocate and Mills Bay Mussels owner Art Blom.

Dramatically climatically different

Picton and Marlborough Sounds Tourism Group member Helen Neighbour-Cone at Waitohi Domain, off Dublin Street, in front ...

But before the new station puts Picton on the TV map, it must first prove it's right as rain.

Blame game stalls progress

The Ministry for the Environment listed agriculture as the source of 49 per cent of NZ's greenhouse gas emissions in 2016.

OPINION: We need to pioneer new ways to limit farm emissions, and bring farmers along for the ride.

Dogs too green for Blenheim video

Dog trialist Freddy Gane with his sheep dogs Chief, in front, and Bee.

Dog trialists say pet dogs are too untrained for town life.

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Blenheim park recognised internationally

Council gardeners are behind Seymour Square's new international award.

A 161-year-old 'baby' in the middle of Blenheim has been named one of the world's best green spaces.

Marlborough mega strike?

Marlborough's secondary teachers are about to vote on the Government's latest offer.

Marlborough primary school teachers have thrown their weight behind talks of a historic mega strike next year.

Shed fire suspicious

A shed has caught fire in Seddon, south of Blenheim.

A fire at a woodshed beside a school appears to have been set on fire.

Baby steps to better health

When Megan Seil-Jones and husband Shaun Jones found out they were having twins, they wanted to find out more about his ...

Whanau are getting a helping hand to ensure new pēpi have a brighter future.

28 triathlons and counting

Next week Gill Smith will be take part in her 29th Marlborough Women's Triathlon.

Gill Smith has competed in 28 Marlborough Women's Triathlons and there's no sign of her slowing down.

Oyster spat ends in court

A man is on trial for allegedly stealing oysters from a farm in the Marlborough Sounds. File photo.

A man allegedly took the law into his own hands when he took oysters to recover a debt.

Strong winds spread grass fire

A grass fire spread under some gum trees on a private property in Marlborough's Wairau Valley.

Rural fire amid hot and windy conditions prompts warning ahead of restricted fire season.

Hearing set for demolition plans

The old nurses' home has been fenced off for the best part of five years.

Plans to demolish a 92-year-old building at Blenheim's Wairau Hospital have been stayed by the council.

Principal retires amid strikes

Witherlea School teachers Jemma Herdman, left, and Larrissa Robertson picket for better conditions on Main St in Blenheim.

While primary teachers discuss the Government's latest offer, a long-serving principal says the workload is too much.

88yo wins garden award

Shirley Stevenson won Garden Marlborough's 'Best Small Garden Within A Retirement Village' award.

Trial and error the secret behind an award-winning garden.

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Help and hope

Wairau Pharmacy have entered a team in the Relay for Life Event lead by Jo Topkiss, centre front.

They wanted to help give hope to others, so out came their sneakers.

Oyster spat ends in court

A man allegedly took the law into his own hands when he took oysters to recover a debt.

Strong winds spread grass fire

Hearing set for demolition plans

Opinion

Police uniform ban 'disaster'

Mr Gay New Zealand Ricky Devine-White says police should be able to wear their uniforms at the Auckland Pride parade.

OPINION: Are you clueless to think how we can have an inclusive Auckland Pride parade and not include the police uniform?

Adapting to change

Embracing new technologies like Chatbot could not only revolutionise businesses, it could put them in a stronger ...

The future for business owners will bring exciting changes, but you've got to be ready for when they arrive.

Does GDP = progress?

PR shots of the latest utes can tempt us to part ways with hard-earned dollars.

OPINION: A 19th century author rejected the notion car, TV and washing machine sales reflected a healthy society. Maybe we should too.

Picton dry dock makes sense

Ferry fumes are back on the Government's radar, as it opens public consultation on the MARPOL Annex VI agreement.

OPINION: NZ is not on board with an international clampdown on shipping fumes. That could be about to change.

Look Who's Talking

GardenLust author and Garden Marlborough guest speaker Christopher Woods.

Garden designer and horticulturist answers quick-fire gardening questions ahead of Garden Marlborough.

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Adapting to change

Embracing new technologies like Chatbot could not only revolutionise businesses, it could put them in a stronger ...

The future for business owners will bring exciting changes, but you've got to be ready for when they arrive.

Kaikōura rail link boosts Mainfreight

Conditions have improved for Mainfreight drivers and customers as the road and rail links through Kaikōura have been fixed.

Mainfreight boss says the restored Kaikōura railway has help boost the company's revenue and profits.

Road closure carried $100,000 price tag

A fatal crash involving a rental car and a bus closed the road near Kingston for more than 8 hours, forcing the ...

 Serious crashes in the deep south are taking a financial as well as a human toll on tourism businesses.

Combining energy and wisdom

The Mana in Mahi employment programme has seen apprentice Ben Highman, left, MSD employment co-ordinator Heather Manners ...

An old-fashioned apprenticeship scheme with a twist has seen a small  business make a big move.

Health hub GP announced

Wairau Pharmacy owner Rebecca Light, left, joins Civic Family Health Care business manager Andrea Cunniffe outside the ...

The last time this clinic opened its books, people were queued up outside. Now, they'll have more space.

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Help and hope

Wairau Pharmacy have entered a team in the Relay for Life Event lead by Jo Topkiss, centre front.

They wanted to help give hope to others, so out came their sneakers.

Repertory on the ball with play

Dide Whitfield-Neiman gets seductive as the town loving Cheeky Hobson, with Chris Valli playing the unsuspecting object ...

Marlborough Repertory Society have created a nice song and dance over their latest production, Footrot Flats.

Work in progress

Some of the graduating students of the Youth Employment Programme and their supporters, along with Marlborough mayor ...

Teach them and they will stay - that's the plan to help students gain employment in their home towns.

An asset to be reckoned with

Founder of Blenheim-based Asset Insurance Partners, Stephen Doecke helps clients discover their true business potential.

A passion to help people do better in business is behind Stephen Doecke's nomination for Business Person of the Year.

Cutting edge of technology

Marlborough Technology Centre is having a community open day so people can see what students such as, Erika Hanaray, ...

From robotics to food technology, classes at school have been given a revamp.

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