Your Marlborough

'Little touches' lead to big award

Chefs and cafe owners Mike and Tania Godsall at CBD won the overall supreme winner at the Marlborough Chamber of ...

Stickers, welcoming smiles and a passion for service has seen a small cafe take on the competition and win.

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.

Bonus point win

Bowler Ben Alexander of Marlborough puts a Nelson player in the firing line.

The 2018-19 Cricket season got underway in glorious sunshine with a busy weekend for Marlborough Cricket players and supporters.

Saying farewell

After 45 years of teaching, the Canvastown School principal, Karen Kellaway, is putting away the chalk and will be ...

The principal of a small rural school near Havelock says she will be a "bawling mess" when she retires in December.

Piano back on song

The Blenheim community piano was trucked into its new home at Marlborough District Library ready for Creative Kids Trust ...

It was hit by vandals and out of action over winter but a community piano is ready for action once again.

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.

Stand back Superman

Marlborough District councillor Cynthia Brooks is delighted a $200,000 play park has been given the go ahead in Renwick.

 It's been a long time coming but a new $200,000 playground should be worth the wait.

Writer by providence

Wilson first started on his historical fact-finding mission nearly three decades ago.

Pages of history turn in book of the South Island's first colonial settlement, taking writer on a journey of self discovery.

Youth festival better than ever

Performer Parehui Barron and youth worker Rebekah Nafe holding tickets for the upcoming Spring Fest for Marlborough youth.

Get involved and see what happens is advice from musician Parehuia Barron who will be performing at this year's Spring Fest for Marlborough youth.

Cellar studies

Lawson's Dry Hills cellarhand Rylee Funk.

A Canadian cellar hand in Marlborough was the first in New Zealand to complete a new course aimed at upskilling winery cellar hands.

What's on

Loved Ones Wedding Fair and a beer festival at The Vines Village on Sunday.

Looking for something to do in Marlborough this week?

What's on

Adam McGrath and The Roaring Days in Picton on Sunday.

Looking for something to do in Marlborough this week?

Business time

RMA Financial insurance broker Chris Black.

The term 'insurance broker' often conjures images of steel gray hair, wire rimmed glasses and sober suits but that's far from the case.

Annual awards return

Last year's Sportsperson of the Year Robbie Manson received the award from former Round Table president John Pontague.

A 51 year tradition celebrating Marlborough's premier sportspeople is once again coming to the Marlborough Convention Center.

Howzat! Cricket gets refreshed

Marlborough Cricket will be launching a new programme this season geared towards getting more children, including, from ...

Shorter games, smaller pitches and more time on the field are all part of a new look for junior cricket.

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.

Build it and they will come

NMIT Carpentry Students, front, from left, Tama Baker, Dylan Robinson, Kevin Brown, Joshua Robinson and  Leteisha ...

Students are being introduced to the building trade with tiny "hobbit" houses.

Any spare hands?

Marlborough Special Olympic ten-pin bowlers.
The organisation needs more volunteers to continue providing their service ...

It's a game of skill and sometimes luck but without more volunteers, Special Olympic athletes may miss out.

The gift of music

A new community choir will focus on the joy of singing say organisers, from left, Anna Moore, Liz McKay, Sandra ...

No experience necessary, a choir is putting out a casting call to bring the community together.

Cream tea and gardens

St Andrew's Garden Tour organisers Kim Bishell, left, and Gillian Mutch are keeping their fingers crossed for good weather.

One is a keen gardener, the other community minded.

What's on

Renwick Cricket Club 6-a-side competition and muster on Sunday.

Looking for something to do in Marlborough this week?

Conservation week

Conservation week runs from September 15 to 23.

Conservation week brings out the best in people who work together for the greater good.

The race is on

Lee Griggs and son George Griggs give the Marina 2 Marina course a pre-event check.

The Marina 2 Marina race gets underway on Saturday and dad Lee Griggs took his son George along for a sneek peek of the course.

An air of mystery

A flight on a Nanchang plane is up for grabs at the Renwick School Twilight Carnival with pupils, from left, Mila ...

Nobody knows what prize they might get - but mystery prizes are all part of the carnival fun.

A global success

Blenheim woman Margaret Churchward was a well known model and later became professional dancer.

Renowned for her sense of humour astute business sense, Margaret Kidner garnered attention wherever she went.

Suffragist's secret life

Suffragist Mary Ann Muller published articles calling for emancipation under the pseudonym Femmina.

She was passionate about the cause but had to keep her identity a secret.

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