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New boat in the post

Jim and Amanda Baillie are the ninth owners of the Pelorus Mail Boat in 100 years. The new boat will be revealed next ...

For a century, the mail boat has provided a vital link to families cloistered in secluded bays, the comforting chug of its engine a binding link to the mainland.

Best foot forward for Alzheimers

Barry Brown of Blenheim led last year's memory walk, and will be back with his bagpipes for Alzheimers Marlborough this year.

Blenheim bagpiper Barry Brown will call the tune once again for Alzheimers Marlborough's Memory Walk.

History can be cool

Archives manager Megan Ross goes through the massive collection at the Marlborough Museum.

"It's 13.4 degrees in here," says Megan Ross, pointing at the thermometer flanked by shelves and shelves of negatives and other memorabilia.

Marlborough's next 'cultural treasure'

Weaver and artist Peg Moorhouse says it is important to recognise the great talent in Marlborough.

"Extraordinary", "inspiring" and "significant" are just some of the criteria the Marlborough Museum and Marlborough District Council are seeking for the Marlborough Living Cultural Treasure Award.

New MTB trail for Picton

Sam Richardson at the entrance to a new mountainbike trail for kids in Picton.

Young mountainbikers can test their skills on a new trail at Picton.

What's on

Alzheimers Marlborough's Memory Walk departs from Munro St car park at 10am on Sunday. Registrations 9.30am.

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Educating the masses

Waikawa Bay School pupils, from left, Manaia Jones, 8, Paige Smith, 8, Tobias Carroll, 11, Aja-Lee Ivamy, 9, and Crystal ...

Mum with a "Kiwi Can kid" says the course moulds children into better adults.

Best foot forward for charity

Walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day for Cheryl Powell is a habit now after she signed-up to support Steptember and ...

It began as a bid for a good cause but taking up a walking challenge has helped this woman's quest for fitness.

Managing land damage

Land damage in Kaikoura.

The Kaikōura Plains Recovery Project to help quake-damaged land owners got off the ground earlier this month with funding from MPI.

Modern Māori on not so serious tour

Maaka Pohatu, Francis Kora, Matariki Whatarau and James Tito, forming the Modern Māori Quartet.

The quartet are on the road to 14 theaters across NZ, where they expect to meet a lot of aunties.

The generation game

The chutney-taste test is a serious business for members of the Women's Institute.

The cavalry is coming for one of New Zealand's oldest institutions - and they've brought chutney.

New string to her bow

Juliearna Kavanagh owns and runs boutique hotel, Escape to Picton and is set to open a new  tour business, Hop On,Hop ...

Juliearna Kavanagh is a very busy lady and is about to get busier.

Walking to nature's beat

Waikawa woman Glenice Paine has become a deputy commissioner for the Environment Court, sworn in by Judge Brian Dwyer.

Former policewoman becomes Marlborough's first Environment Court commissioner.

The beat goes on

Mayfield School pupils, back from left, Edward Wikitera, Ryan Strawford, Hectar Farmer, Isaiah Meechang, front from ...

Pupils carve out new skills through carpentry project.

Treat for cool kiwis

Sebastian Ward-Kelly, 11, and Abigail Ward-Kelly, 8, at the Taylor River guardian post.

An adventure with the rare rowi kiwi highlights Conservation Week on October 14-22.

'Taylor-made' for trees

The first planting event in 2014 saw  Marlborough Landscape Group members, from left, Helen Ballinger, Ralph Ballinger ...

 It began as an idea to enhance the river and has branched out into something much bigger.

Dinner's in the bag

Sous chef Emily Hulburt, 5, helps out in the kitchen preparing a 'My Food Bag' recipe.

By her own admission, reporter Paula Hulburt is a whizz with a microwave. As the first delivery of My Food Bags arrive in Blenheim, she took one for a test drive.

Tamariki sing to residents

Little Tamariki Montessori Preschool teachers Katie Leckie and Lisa Popebloemers with the Penguin Room class at Kaikōura ...

A group of Kaikōura toddlers did their bit to bridge the generation gap last week.

Thanks of the highest order

St John Kaikōura has awarded Whale Watch's Tukete Charitable Trust a Priority Vote of Thanks for their ongoing support, ...

St John Kaikōura have officially recognised the dedication of one of its biggest local supporters.

End of an era for museum

Kaikōura Museum curator Pam Garbes in 2015 when the museum had its old computers replaced. (File pic)

"She has left a legacy and it just shows what can be done in a little town."

Five-day highway closures

State Highway 1, between Peketa and Goose Bay, is scheduled to close for five days at a time so work can be completed ...

Longer closures needed to complete highway before Christmas, but they will be timed to miss holiday weekends.

Live in Havelock

Rick Edmonds, Ian Cameron and Pip Maslen sit on stage at the Havelock Town Hall. Money raised from plays at the hall go ...

Back in 1999, the hall was an old picture theatre. Then a few people got together and breathed new life into it.

Candidates have their say

Advance voting opened on Monday, September 11.

We asked the Kaikōura candidates what would the election of you, or your party, mean for Marlborough? What would change? What would stay the same?

They don't need roads

Spring Creek resident Jochem Roelvink rides to work each day on the Spring Creek cycleway. (File pic)

Bike to the Future finalists range from large scale cycleway projects to small scale community initiatives.

A tropical paradise

Canna lilies grow well in Marlborough.  They die back in the winter and grow back in spring with large colourful leaves ...

It's difficult to grow a tropical garden in Marlborough but growing tropical plants inside can bring that Bali feeling.

Enhancing the social fabric

Models wearing designs from The Collective Africa, a new fashion label from Blenheim woman Laura Monahan.

Laura Monahan is fighting for freedom in Africa, and believes fashion can play a part as she teaches young women dealing with abuse to walk bold and dream big.

Comparing pianos and fast cars

Acclaimed British pianist Freddy Kempf, 39.

Car-loving, speed-enthusiast piano player Freddy Kempf gives compares fast cars and the piano.

Term 3: Cannabis season

A police and Royal New Zealand Air Force team with cannabis recovered during an aerial operation in the Wairau Valley, ...

In Havelock School's latest newsletter, just below the cross-country results, sits an advert from police asking for drug tip-offs.

Water way with words

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett joined poet Nesa Wardman, 11, after her writing became the latest to be unveiled along ...

A young writer's poem has been set in stone beside the very river from which she took inspiration.

What's on

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Katina Hughes organises the Hope Walk each year for suicide prevention.

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