Opinion

Mum's the word

Miley Cyrus likes tattoos and necklaces - Miss 6 does too.

School holiday boredom has set in. Nowhere in the entire world is there anyone quite as bored as Miss 6.

Flax appeal

Te Atiawa weavers Bev Maata-Hart and Marama Burgess along with DOC Ranger Richard Andrell will be holding a special talk ...

There are 47 varieties and Department of Conservation staff and Te Atiawa weavers have joined forces for flax.

Back to the future

Raine with one of the vending machines that the public can get their milk from.

Oaklands Milk is making a name for itself, not only in Nelson, but around New Zealand.

Blenheim needs a truck bypass

Finding a solution to the congestion at the roundabout at Grove Rd and Alfred St should be a priority for the council.

One solution to Blenheim's Grove Rd traffic congestion is a truck bypass, writes Tony Orman.

Pyrolysis support could hurt video

Blenheim's Boulevard Park on Taylor, on Taylor Pass Rd.

OPINION: Residents fighting a thermo-chemical plant in their backyard told to make their vote count.

Communication lifeblood of better business

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce general manager Hans Neilson addresses the Marlborough Business Excellence Awards.

We have just had our 2018 Marlborough Business Excellence Awards.

'Bach tax', fairness at odds

A Kiwi bach in the Marlborough Sounds. (File photo)

OPINION: Could Labour's proposed "bach tax" spell the end of bach ownership for many NZ families?

Wise wonders video

Edna Hodson, 95: The dishwasher? I think a truck was so we could throw our bikes on the back. Getting rid of the old tin ...

In 'wise wonders' we ask the more experienced members of the community the big questions. Like, what is the greatest thing ever invented?

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.

A 'beautiful mess' of inspiration

John's Kitchen head chef Richard McDonald is amazed at some of the items among the food donations.

OPINION: Even when we hit our 'best before' date in life, we can still make something of ourselves.

Don't call it a soup kitchen

John's Kitchen head chef Richard McDonald; keeping all parts of the Blenheim community well-fed and well-connected.

OPINION: Community kitchen head chef takes pride in being a conduit for other people's kindness.

Target cars, not cows

Methane is a short-lived climate pollutant, and CO2 is a long-lived climate pollutant.

OPINION: Is targeting farms in our Emissions Trading Scheme the best decision we can make at this crucial time?

Stand up and be proud Marlborough

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce general manager Hans Neilson.

It's time to stand up Malburians and shout that Blenheim is a lively, lovely place to be, says a business leader.

Climate change: Who to trust?

The Franz Josef glacier, on the West Coast, is melting.

OPINION: Often oversimplified or sensationalised, climate change is a media minefield.

Dear Taylor River

The Taylor River Writers' Walk began in 2010. (File Photo)

A Taylor River tribute.

School daze

Miss Six's lunchbox had seen better days. (File photo)

The holidays were only two weeks long but Miss Six wants new stuff.

New house more than a house

Hortus crew, from Vanuatu, prepare to lift the wires in a Lower Wairau vineyard.

OPINION: Vineyard worker Alex George has started farming chickens in Vanuatu. The chickens live in his old house.

Talking the talk

Miss Six not only picked up some momentos of her time in the United States of America but some new words too.

Miss Six has brought back more than just momentos of her special trip to the USA.

'Potentially damaging' law changes

Rest home staff and union officials picket for better pay.

OPINION: National pushes back on proposed law changes that will "hurt both businesses and ordinary New Zealanders".

Predator Free 2050

Learning about becoming predator free, from left, Sky Davies, Christina Van den Koedijk, Debs Martin, Jenny Long ...

We know they're out there and when it comes to how to catch them an online toolkit can help.

Welcome to South Celebrity Island

Joanna Lumley would make a perfect tour leader for a cunning plan to make the South Island a haven for celebrity tourism.

OPINION: The Government expects tourism revenue to soar thanks to the creation of a world-first island dedicated to celebrity-host tourism.

How risky is your house?

Some properties are prone to flooding.

OPINION: While it's easy to focus on the renovated kitchen or the north-facing deck, it's important to consider how the home might stand up to a natural disaster.

Bosses, why drug-test? Be honest

Drug-testing: "It definitely shouldn't be used as a blanket measure to root out anyone and everyone who uses drugs ...

OPINION: An employer can't punish workers for decisions they make in their private lives.

National's small business soapbox

Blenheim's Market St, a mix of small locally-owned stores and national retailers.

OPINION: Two thousand submissions in five days proof of low business confidence in the regions.

From the withered tree, a flower blooms

Te Ao Marama Nepia won the Te Tauihu junior Māori Manu Kōrero speech competition – she will compete in the National ...

OPINION: Not that long ago, some thought te reo Māori was a dead language in the South Island. How wrong they were.

Iti noa ana, He pito mata

Te Ao Marama Nepia te Kaiwhakaihuwaka o Ngā Manu Kórero ki Te Tauihu kua uru atu ki ngā whakataetae ka tu ki Te Tairawhiti.

HUATAU: I ngā tau tata nei i te pōauau ētahi i mate kē te reo Māori ki Te Waipounamu.

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