Council COIVD-19 information

Find out about Council services affected by the COVID-19 event including closures, how to contact us, public transport, and refuse and recycling; useful links for individuals and businesses; welfare information; and latest updates.

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  • Wither Hills open, mountain bike tracks and playgrounds closed

    Following a spate of cooler temperatures and some rain, the upper tracks of the Wither Hills Farm Park have been reopened. Mountain bike parks, public toilets and playgrounds are closed.

  • Kerbside collection on public holidays

    ​Kerbside collections that fall on a public holiday will now be picked up on that public holiday, not an alternative day as previously occurred.

  • Don’t deliver items to op shops during lockdown

    Please do not drop off any items to your local op shop during the current lockdown.

  • Stay in the loop – subscribe to Council’s e-newsletter

    ​To keep you up-to-date with the latest news, Marlborough District Council has established a weekly newsletter.

  • Positive Ageing – look out for each other

    ​As we all continue to follow the Government’s directive to reduce the spread of COVID-19, some older people in our community may be feeling particularly isolated.

  • Take care when walking in Havelock

    The move to COVID-19 Level 4 last week resulted in work on installing the Havelock water meter boxes being put on hold. This is not considered essential work during the lockdown period.

  • Greater connectivity for Canvastown and Pelorus Bridge

    Canvastown is one of the latest communities to benefit from new wireless rural broadband and mobile services.

  • Waikawa flood prevention work starts

    Work is underway at the Waikawa Stream mouth to improve its flood capacity and help protect nearby housing from flooding.

  • Feedback sought on Tree Policy

    A draft policy has been developed to provide guidance and a consistent approach to the management of trees on parks and reserves, cemeteries and berms on urban streets.

  • Feedback wanted on Specialist Change Facilities Policy

    The Council agreed to fund a specialist change facility but also asked that a wider policy was drafted to guide the provision of such facilities into the future.

  • Stormwater network upgrade rolls on

    The installation of new stormwater culverts from Muller Road along and across Redwood Street are now underway.

  • Community News – The Ulysses Club Marlborough Branch

    The Ulysses Club Marlborough Branch encourages and promotes safe motorcycling among its members and the community.

  • Stepping UP – free computer classes

    ​Marlborough District Libraries and REAP offer free courses on computer basics, internet safety, online banking, family history and more on Tuesday mornings and some Thursday evenings.

  • Taylor River contamination detected

    Previous detections of high E. coli concentrations in the Taylor River have been traced back to a fault at a sewer pumpstation on Nelson Street.

  • New Ōpaoa River Bridge update

    Regular travellers over the old ‘banana’ bridge have witnessed the new bridge take shape and can now see the sweeping curve and architectural features on the concrete crash barriers.

  • Sport and Recreation Community Activity Fund

    The Sport and Recreation Community Activity Fund 2019/2020 is now open and accepting applications for events held before 31 December 2020. Applications close at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020.

  • Road safety during vintage

    The 2020 grape harvest is underway and that means a big increase in the number of trucks, tractors and harvesters on our roads.

  • Successful Summer Safe Boating campaign

    Most boaties launching at the Picton and Havelock boat ramps this summer seemed to have safety at the top of their minds.

  • Positively Ageing – Pat and Paul Watson

    When it comes to positively ageing Pat and Paul Watson have it sorted.

  • Civic Honours Awards - nominations wanted

    These are awards considered once every term of Council. It is intended that nominations will be called in early March, closing date to be 10 April 2020.

  • Marlborough Pandemic Group meets

    Work is underway to prepare for the covid-19 coronavirus arriving in Marlborough.

  • 2020-21 Annual Plan Adoption Process

    2020-21 Annual Plan Adoption Process visually explained

  • Leave the bus stop for the bus

    Airport users are reminded not to park in the bus stop at Marlborough Airport.

  • Positive Ageing - Be seen to stay safe

    Keeping active, even if it’s just a daily walk down the street, is important for good health.

  • Brush up on your cycle skills

    Marlborough District Council is running four workshops during March to help adults brush up on their cycle skills.

  • Mayor opens Brigato Research Institute

    Mayor John Leggett was on hand to officially open the new Bragato Research Institute in Blenheim last week.

  • Time to get the clippers out

    ​Now is a good time to get the clippers out and prune branches and vegetation overhanging the footpath.

  • Celebrating Marlborough’s newest citizens

    ​People from all corners of the globe came together in the Council Chambers last Friday with a common goal – to become New Zealand citizens.

  • How should we manage and minimise waste?

    ​Council is preparing its next Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2021-2027 and we want your feedback to help shape future waste services in Marlborough.

  • Commercial Events Fund

    Round two of the Council’s Commercial Events Fund 2019/2020 is now open. Applications close at 5.00 pm on Monday 9 March 2020.

  • Gecko garden at Pollard Park

    Council’s Gardening Team has worked their magic again, creating the New Zealand Gecko out of Allysum, Pyrethrum and Marigold ​plants and flowers.

  • Positive Ageing – Advance care planning

    Have you got a plan in place for your future healthcare? No matter what your age or your health status, now is a good time to start thinking about it.

  • New trial bus services begin on Monday

    The new Blenheim to Renwick and Blenheim commuter bus services start on Monday 17 February.

  • Beginning the next chapter

    Two long standing District Library staff members, Barbara Evans and Norma Anderson, retired recently after almost 50 years’ experience between them.

  • Community News – Women’s Refuge and Sexual Assault Resource Centre

    The Women’s Refuge and Sexual Assault Resource Centre provides advocacy, support, information and referral to women and children who have experienced domestic violence, rape or sexual assault.

  • Antenno keeps you in the loop

    Antenno immediately notifies users of any relevant information without the need to search Council’s website or its social media channels.

  • Emergency heads-up for visitors

    With the summer season upon us, it’s important that accommodation and hospitality providers think about being prepared for an emergency.

  • Give our street trees a drink

    The dry summer makes life hard for our street trees. Watering is carried out regularly but the trees also appreciate a helping hand from residents.

  • Waste Sorting Centre and Resource Recovery Centre weekend hours

    In an effort to accommodate the growth in waste volumes at this time of year the Waste Sorting Centre and Resource Recovery Centre have extended their weekend hours.

  • Property Files Online - Rural Properties

    Some rural property files will be affected by changes we're making to our systems. This may affect how you search for them.