Share this page



  • Positive Ageing - Shall we dance?

    You don’t have to be Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire - and it might have been a while since you were able to shimmy or twist.

  • Community News – Asthma Marlborough

    Asthma Marlborough provides ongoing education, exercise classes and support to all respiratory illness sufferers.

  • Rates Rebate – Apply Now

    Households on low incomes and NZ Superannuitants who pay rates on the home they live in may be eligible to receive up to $620.00 off their rates bill.

  • Ferry speed limit stopped shoreline damage

    A decade after speed limits were imposed on ferry traffic in the Marlborough Sounds a marine biology report says shore life has recovered to the point where monitoring can be scaled back.

  • Pyrolysis plant would be considered by independent commissioner

    A proposal that a pyrolysis plant be built on Council land at the Bluegums Landfill site off Taylor Pass Road would require resource consent and public submissions would first have to be considered.

  • Spring in Seymour Square

    The Lady Diana Memorial is a deciduous magnolia and bench seat on the southern wall of Seymour Square, dedicated to the Princess of Wales after her death in 1997.

  • Spring Creek Cycleway a finalist for national award

    The popular new Spring Creek Cycleway is in the running for a national award.

  • Community clean up Waikawa

    About 40 Waikawa residents got stuck in for the bay’s spring clean last weekend, clearing rubbish and sprucing up the foreshore

  • Recycling opportunity for farming community

    A recycling programme is being extended to help Marlborough rural land owners to safely clear more chemical containers and drums from their properties.

  • Marlborough Sounds Boneseed control

    In September Marlborough District Council and Department of Conservation staff will be carrying out control work for the weed known as Boneseed at known sites in the Marlborough Sounds.

  • Check out the new self-service kiosks at the library

    It’s now possible to issue your own books with the self-service facilities introduced at the library in Blenheim this week.

  • Flying the banners

    New banners are flying down Picton’s High Street to herald the start of spring while Renwick’s new banners underline the township’s identity as Marlborough’s wine village.

  • Our new sister-region in China

    Marlborough now has a ‘sister region’ agreement with China’s wine-producing region Ningxia.

  • ​Scouting for Leaks in Township Water Supplies

    Another round of leak detection work is underway this month as Council contractors try to pinpoint sources of water waste in Havelock, Renwick and Seddon.

  • Community News - Literacy Marlborough

    Literacy Marlborough provides reading, writing and maths tuition to any interested adult.

  • Positive Ageing – Get online with SeniorNet

    If you’re an older person who is yet to embrace technology and would like to learn how to use an i-pad or laptop, SeniorNet can help.

  • Big pat on back for Council

    Council has had great feedback from Marlborough residents for the way it’s carried out its role and responsibilities over the last year.

  • A & P Pavilion back in use

    The pavilion at A & P Park is back in use again after earthquake repairs

  • Eltham-Beaver cycle design gets thumbs-up

    Last week councillors endorsed the design of the Eltham and Beaver roads cycleway.

  • Protection against biosecurity threats

    One of Council’s important roles in this district with our valued natural areas and primary production economy is providing protection against biosecurity threats.

  • Winter warmth for earthquake homes

    Two truckloads of pine offcuts from Timberlink New Zealand's Blenheim sawmill are going to warm the families living in earthquake-damaged houses on Marlborough’s East Coast.

  • Planting along Grovetown School’s creek

    Students, teachers and whānau at Grovetown School have planted almost 600 native shrubs and trees alongside their school creek.

  • Opening doors in Marlborough’s new sister region

    Mayor John Leggett and his predecessor Alistair Sowman are leading a delegation to China’s wine region Ningxia, opening the way for Chinese businesses and educational opportunities for Marlborough

  • Positive Ageing - Safe driving tips for older motorists

    It’s essential to have regular eyesight and hearing checks to stay driving safety as you get older.

  • Community News - Alzheimers Marlborough

    Alzheimers Marlborough provides support, advice and advocacy to people with Alzheimers and related disorders, their carers and families.

  • Spring Regional Events Guide

    Follow-ME’s Spring Regional Events Guide will be available to collect from Marlborough District Council from Friday 1 September.

  • What we are dumping

    Waste timber and rubble create the biggest loads going to the Bluegums Landfill – mostly from the district’s construction and primary industries.

  • Brian FM - winner on the day

    Congratulations to local radio station Brian FM, which won the inaugural Emergency Management and Public Affairs award for Excellence in Innovation for emergency communications.

  • Rowboat from yesteryear

    A little bit of Marlborough Sounds history is going on display in Picton; the old clinker dinghy built last century by a fourth generation member of Port Underwood’s Guard family.

  • Reporting on our waterways

    Each month Council monitors the water quality at 35 river and stream sites throughout the district.

  • Marlborough economy picking up speed

    The Infometrics report for the year to June 2017 shows Marlborough’s economic growth is the fastest it has been at any time in the last decade.

  • Donating on Daffodil Day

    Keryn Wood is handed a bunch of daffodils by Mayor John Leggett who joined the ranks of volunteers in central Blenheim raising money for the Cancer Society in Daffodil Day.

  • Councillors expedition to d'Urville Island

    Councillors travelled to one of the more remote parts of the districts to meet ratepayers and residents of d'Urville Island last weekend.

  • Community News – Marlborough Art Society

    Art society provides art classes for adults and children

  • Ageing Positively

    Liz Anderson is the kind of woman that any volunteer-based organisation would grab with glee.

  • Seddon School Tussock Run 2017

    This year the popular 5km, 10.5 km & 15km walk/run fundraiser for Seddon School will raise money to go towards much-needed earthquake repairs

  • Snipping and chipping the cats

    Council is helping to fund the cat de-sexing campaign, to encourage responsible pet ownership and reduce the population of stray and feral cats.

  • Update on Havelock water

    Waters meters have been proposed for each township to help deal with their respective water supply issues.

  • Festivities for foster families

    Fostering Kids is a national charity that provides support, advocacy and training for foster families, kin carers and grandparents caring for their grandchildren. More than 20 families attended.

  • Expect the trains again – stay alert, stay focussed

    Expect to hear the bells ringing at railway level crossings again soon