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.

The robots are coming

A humanoid robot, manufactured by SoftBank Group Corp, at the Viva Technology conference in Paris, France.

OPINION: Most of the jobs available to our children when they leave school probably don't even exist yet.

Winemakers join forces

Sir George Fistonich, Villa Marie Estate founder.

It is often said that making wine is the easy bit, selling wine is where the business really starts to get tough, wineries spend a huge amount of time and money on different forms of marketing and that was one of the key drivers for twelve premium family-owned wine producers to form an alliance – the Family of Twelve.

Avoiding nature's privatisation by stealth

A tributary in the Travers Valley, Nelson Lakes National Park.

OPINION: The tourism industry needs boundaries before some sacred Kiwi values are lost forever.

Silver lining

Site of the 300-bed workers accommodation village in Ludstone Rd Kaikoura.

The new workers village on the outskirts of Kaikoura is a great boost for the local economy.

Wake up Marlborough

A view over Waitata Reach in Pelorus Sound where New Zealand King Salmon wants five new salmon farms.

The beautiful Marlborough Sounds is not an infinite sink for waste.

Our ferries could bite us in quake

Damage at the Interislander ferry terminal meant rail wagons could not be loaded onto the ferries for two weeks after ...

OPINION: The Cook Strait could be the only way to bring in vital supplies, but the docks will likely be broken for weeks.

Letters to the editor

The Bank of New Zealand branch in Picton will close permanently in two weeks with the bank to concentrate its services ...

Correspondents write about MPI and salmon farms, freedom campers, the closure of BNZ's Picton branch, policy and public projects.

Letters to the editor

A letter writer says Nelson Hospital's cafeteria needs to up its game.

Correspondents write about Marlborough's senior population, food at Nelson Hospital, Anzac Day thanks, salmon farms, and superannuation.

Variation on a classic theme

Marlborough sauvignon blanc wines account for about 80 per cent of all wine grape plantings.

Sauvignon blanc's place as the backbone of the New Zealand wine industry is being celebrated this week.

Surveillance crackdown on fishing vessels

Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

The biggest reforms in a generation are about to be made to fishing laws.

Letters to the editor

Slower speed limits and long sections of double yellow lines on State Highways 63, 6, 65 and 7 are a concern for ...

Correspondents write about roading, the Blenheim band rotunda, salmon farms, recycling, democracy, cell coverage, the riverside railway, illegal dumping, and means testing.

Stopping exotic invaders may be impossible

New Zealand's biosecurity laws are the most stringent in the world. Yet there is probably little chance of slowing down ...

Invasive species "homogenise" indigenous environments.

Another affront to democracy?

Democracy is under severe stress, write Tony Orman.

OPINION: Submissions on King Salmon's application for new farms is lip service to democracy, writes Tony Orman.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough District Council is seeking feedback on the current recycling scheme.(File photo)

Correspondents write about Anzac Day, columnist Joe Bennett, recycling in Marlborough, and Marlborough wine.

Can I please have some answers?

Early childhood teacher with children, pre-school, kindergarten, generic, reading. Photo: 123rf.com

OPINION: Blenheim woman Kia King has some questions for our government departments.

The powerful pull of the past

The wild beauty of French Pass.

Over the last few years, I've written a lot of columns about growing up at French Pass in the 1950s and 1960s.

All poo is not created equal

MPI held several "drop-in" sessions on its proposal to relocate up to six farms in the Marlborough Sounds.

Opinion:The salmon industry is highly compatible with a more natural environment, argues NZKS boss Grant Rosewarne.

Bigger picture

Sounds environmentalist Peter Beech says the process to shift salmon farms in the Sounds to highflow sites is undemocratic

The Guardians of the Sounds are organising a public flotilla to oppose NZ King Salmon's plan for six new salmon farms.

Letters to the editor

Geoff Evans, councillor for the Wairau-Awatere-Wairau Ward, the only farmer on council, has been kept off a clean water ...

Correspondents write about the issues of the day.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about rubbish at the Picton Marina, labour woes, election year, courtesy crossings and Renwick water, our MP on waterways, the new health hub and NZ Post.

Hard work is the secret

Marlborough-based business coach and mentor Steve Smith.

OPINION: There is no secret to business success but hard, smart work and good luck, writes Steve Smith.

Letters to the editor

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Correspondents write about Renwick water usage, Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson's new book Hit and Run, the environment awards, and the new health hub.

'Toss salmon plan out'

Ross Withell, president of the  Kenepuru and Central Sounds Residents Association, says the government's proposal to ...

OPINION: Sounds residents call for government's salmon farm relocation plan to be "tossed out".

Letters to the editor

Readers can email letters to the editor to mailbox@marlexpress.co.nz or post them to: The Marlborough Express, 58 Arthur ...

Correspondents write about the salmon relocation plan, biking SH1, fluoride, and courtesy crossings.

Once there were muttonbirds

Wiremu Waaka, trustee of the titi islands, his wife Harata, son Mark, and grand-daughters, Dawn and Mary taken on the ...

OPINION: Titi (sooty shearwater/muttonbirds) were once so abundant in the Marlborough Sounds it led to the name Titirangi Bay.

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