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Mr Whippy franchise owner Len Shaw has sold a lot of ice cream in Marlborough.

Marlborough's Mr Whippy creams the competition, scoops national award.

New heights for sauvignon

Brothers Ben and Luc Cowley, Auntsfield Estate's viticulturist and winemaker, with a bottle of their 'exceptional' ...

Marlborough wineries break new ground as the first in the world to gain 'exceptional' ratings from UK drinks magazine Decanter.

Culture and wine on tourists' agendas

Tourists enjoy wine and food at Black Barn Vineyards in Hawkes Bay.

Cultured wine tourists spend more, stay longer, and are looking for a social experience.

Skilled staff shun Marlborough video

Simcox Construction general manager Antony Clark says this is the tightest labour market he has seen in Marlborough.

It's almost like people don't like the sun, amazing wine and [fairly] cheap houses.

Producers under the spotlight

Complaints to MPI have triggered 39 investigations into Marlborough cider and wine producers over the past five years.

Bottles of Marlborough cider and wine have been pulled from the market eight times over the past five years.

From Picton to the world

Talented knitter Janet Steggle is a member of the Craft Co-operative in Picton who are celebrating their 5th birthday.

The Craft Co-operative in Picton is celebrating its 5th birthday and has worldwide appeal with items going as far afield as Alaska.

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The 'Take the Load Off' website is a valuable tool for people with mental illness.

A new website trying to end the stigma surrounding mental illness has been welcomed in Marlborough.

Mathletics donation adds up

Marlborough Lodge of Unanimity members donate $3500 to Blenheim School to give pupils access to online resource Mathletics.

Mathematics app has pupils competing with mathletes around the world.

Finding firmer ground

Rotary Club of Blenheim South members, from left, Tony Smale, Ian Bond and Laurie Saunders hope to raise $100,000 to ...

Children struggling with emotional trauma after several years on shaky ground are to get a helping hand.

Smart bins on the seashore

A smart bin being trialed on the Westhaven Marina Promenade in Auckland. Which bins will be used in Picton has yet to be ...

Hi-tech bins that send a text when they need emptied are to be put to the test in Picton.

Nest egg saves community centre

Outside the Marlborough Community Centre are, from left, Marlborough Mayor John Leggett, the Rata Foundation's Rosemary ...

Money-savvy trustees of old have been praised for their frugal ways.

Grapegrower blasts water policy

Wine Marlborough deputy chairman Simon Bishell says Labour's plan to charge irrigators threatens the viability of the ...

Water royalties could put the $1.6 billion industry at risk, says Marlborough grower.

Still sifting Stonewood's remains

The Chow brothers, whose company Inno, bought the assets of the collapsed Stonewood master franchise and continue to ...

Over 300 suppliers to Stonewood Homes are still owed about $20 million collectively.

How much is your property worth?

Quotable Value will set new property values in Blenheim and the rest of Marlborough to determine rates next year.

A new round of property valuations has kicked off in Marlborough after years of rising house prices.

Kmart brings bargains - and jobs

Megan Hogg and Ginny Young, from the Marlborough Youth Trust, at the site of a new Kmart, in Blenheim.

Young people looking for work could be the biggest beneficiaries of Kmart's long-awaited Blenheim store.

Breaking new ground

Breakthrough Church pastor Afi  Leota is passionate about his calling to Marlborough.

Eyes closed, hands in the air, there's nothing like hearing the spirit, says Breakthrough Church pastor.

Luxury lodge owner sells shares

Marlborough Tour Company owner Chris Godsiff, pictured with wife Sue, has sold his shares in The Marlborough Lodge.

Marlborough Tour Company owner Chris Godsiff sells holdings in The Marlborough Lodge.

Brushing up on technique

Pupils at Redwoodtown School, from left, Dita Tahavalu, 11, William Ruffell, 7, and Savannah Tasi-Hill, 11, got free ...

Admired for what they can do with a rugby ball, Tasman Mako players can also get the job done with a toothbrush.

Cycleway gathers steam

KiwiRail's Coastal Pacific train could be used to transport cyclists and walkers along the length of the proposed ...

KiwiRail train could be used to drop cyclists and walkers along a proposed trail down the east coast.

'We did it! Kmart is coming!'

Marlborough residents say they often drive over the hill to the nearest Kmart, in Richmond. Soon they won't have to.

A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth - after years of rumours, Blenheim bargain hunters get what they wanted.

Hills are alive with sound

Karl Townsend of AMI Blenheim, left, Brian Tapp of Marlborough Lines and Stephen Rooney from Marlborough District ...

Communication blackouts in a major disaster are set to be a thing of the past thanks to a new back-up generator.

Nurture and nature

Selmes Garden Charitable Trust worker Ryan James has discovered a talent for gardening through his work at the centre.

A marlborough garden centre is growing much more than just plants; friendships and love are blooming too.

Time running out for salmon plan

New Zealand King Salmon doesn't expect a decision on the ministry's farm proposal until after the election.

NZ King Salmon's hopes of getting a ruling any time soon on its plan to relocate Sounds farms are fading.

The Mainland's best restaurants

Roots Restaurant in Lyttelton secured three "hats" in the Cuisine Good Food Awards ratings.

Restaurants from across the South Island have been prominent among the top prize winners in the Cuisine Good Food Awards.

Wine fraud a 'wake-up call'

A group aiming to protect the reputation of Marlborough wine says fraud allegations against a Waipara producer have ...

"All we can do is protect our good name, which is exactly what Pure Marlborough has been set-up to do."

Red light for new coastal access road

Burkhart Fisheries wants to launch its boats adjacent to the Chancet Rocks after seabed uplift at Ward Beach left it ...

Crayfishing company vows to try and keep jobs in Ward after its bid to form a road in a conservation zone is shot down.

Faces of the future

09072016. News Photo: Elena McPhee/Fairfax NZ. Marlborough Tonnellerie Young Winemaker of the Year winner Jordan Hogg, ...

In a world dominated by the older generation, young winemakers are striving to prove they are the future of an industry steeped in tradition.

Vamping up for new studio

Vamp Hair Studio apprentice Erin Smith gets her hair styled.

Blenheim hair salon prepares to expand to extra location.

Pie pairing perfection

Pie challenge organisers, from left, Fiona Fenwick, The Burleigh co-owner Jane Dickenson and Belinda Jackson say entry ...

Ever wondered what's best to wash down a pie; wine, beer or cider? Well, there's a competition for that.

Rock solid performance

Simcox Construction general manger Antony Clark at the quarry on Barracks Road which impressed competition judges.

They didn't want residents to worry, so they changed the road to their quarry.

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