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Kaikoura bash a superb success

Seafest 2009 has been hailed as "one of the best" by chairwoman Neroli Gold, organisers Janice Dreaver and John Macphail, and Kaikoura mayor Kevin Heays.

Hunt focused on Wanganui man

The Marlborough Express

12:32pm Extra police and a helicopter have been drafted in to southern Hawke's Bay to join the hunt for a gunman after a man's body was discovered in a car and a farmer was shot and wounded.

Fires in Waikawa thought 'suspicious'

9 min ago Two fires that sent smoke billowing over Waikawa last night were suspicious, said Picton Volunteer Fire chief fire officer Wayne Wytenburg.

Arrests for rape attempt, assault

Town's rough weekend clashes with Seafest

The Marlborough Express

8 min ago An attempted rape and a serious assault were among charges laid in Kaikoura over the weekend.

Florist admits Trade Me fraud

9 min ago A self-taught Blenheim florist with a history of dishonesty offences has admitted a computer crime which duped 74 internet auction buyers out of a total $8053 for plants they never received.

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Drugs factor in crime lift

Steve Caldwell Drug and dishonesty crimes were the driving force behind Marlborough's 9 per cent jump in reported offences for the June year

Local teen saw wave hit

A Blenheim teenager who was in Samoa when Wednesday's tsunami hit is trying to reach his family's village to help with the clean-up.

Rise in reported family violence

Worker drops court case

A new credit card landscape

Credit cards montage The Commerce Commission says agreements announced today with seven financial institutions on credit cards could save retailers tens of millions of dollars.

What’s next for the NZ dollar?

The New Zealand dollar may fall this week as fears the global recovery may be slower than expected sap demand for higher-yielding, or riskier, assets.

Are the market bulls right?

Australian rates rise on the cards

Barfoot and Thompsonm sign

House sales back to normal

Barfoot & Thompson says Auckland house sales are returning to normal levels.

All Black inspires under-16s

All Black inspires under-16 team to win A pre-match dressing-room pep talk from former All Black captain Anton Oliver helped inspire the Gill Construction Marlborough under-16 rugby side to a convincing 27-8 win against West Coast at Lansdowne Park yesterday.

Renwick cyclists shine in time trial

The Renwick School time-trial team provided the Marlborough highlight at the New Zealand Secondary School Cycling Championships at Feilding earlier this week.

Oliver gets behind Makos campaign

Second chance for Tasman

Makos make key switch at fullback

Makos make key switch

Fullback Robbie Malneek's omission is a notable feature of the Tasman Makos side named to play Northland in their Air New Zealand Cup rugby match on Sunday at Whangarei.

Wet weather boost for region

Water overflow A late flurry of wet weather in the past month has reinvigorated pasture around Marlborough.

Hay, that's a good idea

A Marlborough man is hoping vineyards will produce more than grapes, with hay being made off the land as well.

Paeony growers mull levy

Region's wineries hit by bud burst


Getting the job done right

Vineyard labour contractor Ken Prouting tells PENNY WARDLE that employing workers from Vanuatu is a career highlight.

Expert to share tricks of the trade

Barry Returning by popular demand to this year's Hunters Garden Marlborough, stonewall expert Barry Sligh's workshop will be a practical demonstration of how to build a stonewall.

Simply grand appeal

Lovely bones and mature trees helped a Renwick resident when it came to simplifying her garden. Lynda Papesch spotted it from the roadside and wandered in for a closer look.

Cruise cuisine

Action time

Jan B

Crazy about cupcakes

Cupcakes are not just for kids any more. These old-fashioned treats are now known by their American name and have had a complete makeover.

Measuring up

J Vial Landscape painters in perspective

Arts diary

What's on in and around Marlborough?

Marlborough Performing Arts Competition

Stars ready to shine on stage


Theatre awards

Marlborough Repertory Society members Pam Logan and Aileen Rowe have been honoured by the New Zealand Theatre Federation.

Most of all the community

Dee Picton and Sounds reporter Dee Wilson leaves the job.

Marlborough men sail off to war

War was looming as the 19th century neared its end and Marlborough men prepared to answer the call, Cherie Howie finds.

Mongolian adventure

Inside New Zealand's SAS

Geoff Robinson

Behind the voice

While rumours of Radio New Zealand presenter Geoff Robinson's retirement have been rife, the `voice of the nation' says he's not going anywhere.

N Schultz
Tables turned for ex-rugby man

Blokes willing to do the hard yards to succeed

Natures course

Where seeds land in the garden, nature will casually grow plants

Most of all the community

Picton and Sounds reporter Dee Wilson leaves the job.

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