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August Weather Event 2022

Information relating to the recent weather event in Marlborough

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  • Farewell to retiring councillors

    Yesterday marked the last Council meeting for this electoral term, and with that came a final farewell to several councillors who are not standing for re-election.

  • Retiring councillor: David Oddie

    Picton’s David Oddie was persuaded to stand for Council in 2010 due to growing frustration with the degradation of the Marlborough Sounds’ waterways.

  • Retiring councillor: Jenny Andrews

    The 150th anniversary of Marlborough and the completion of the ASB Theatre are highlights for Councillor Jenny Andrews.

  • Retiring Councillor: Cynthia Brooks

    Tuia 250 was up there as an experience for Councillor Cynthia Brooks.

  • Retiring Councillor: Mark Peters

    ​Councillor Mark Peters’ most satisfying achievement was working with Council’s Strategic Planning and Economic Development Manager, Neil Henry, during two Covid-19 related lockdowns.

  • Council services on Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day

    Council’s Blenheim office will be closed from 5.00 pm on Friday 23 September and reopen on Tuesday 27 September at 8.00 am.

  • Are you enrolled to vote?

    The local elections are coming up on Saturday 8 October. To take part and vote for your preferred candidate you must be enrolled.

  • Retiring councillors’ contribution to our community

    Today was the last Council meeting for several councillors who are not standing for re-election.

  • Registration of Interest - Contracting of Community Events

    Marlborough District Council (MDC) is seeking Registrations of Interest for the above contract.

  • Ōpaoa River Loop herbicide spray

    As part of the Ōpaoa River Loop’s annual weed maintenance, the herbicide Reglone is being applied from Monday 19 September 2022.

  • Remember the rules when whitebaiting

    Whitebaiting in Marlborough is underway and Council urges fishers to make sure they know the rules.

  • Condolence books at libraries

    Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, two condolence books, one at the Picton and Blenheim, are available for those who wish to write a tribute.

  • Celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

    It’s Māori language week, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Māori language petition.

  • Commercial Events Fund – applications close Monday

    Round 1 of Council’s 2022/2023 Commercial Events Fund closes on Monday 12 September.

  • Oil spill response training day

    Marlborough’s oil spill experts performed well during a recent training exercise in Waikawa Bay.

  • Welcome signs go up

    Welcome signs are going up around the province, highlighting each town’s individual characteristics.

  • Public cruise meeting

    Each year Picton hosts a public session to provide an update on what the region is doing to prepare for the upcoming cruise ship season.

  • Temporary Road Closure - September 4 2022 - Riverlands Estate

    On Sunday 4 September 2022 the following roads are proposed to be closed to ordinary vehicle traffic for the purposes of Marlborough Car Club Sprint Races.

  • Commercial Events Fund - open now

    Round 1 of Council’s 2022/2023 Commercial Events Fund is now open for applications.

  • Activity at The Quays

    Blenheim’s Riverside Park will be bustling for the next few weeks.

  • Progress following weather event destruction

    Marlborough communities have pulled together in the wake of August’s destructive floods and resulting property damage.

  • Meet the candidates

    With local body elections approaching, it’s time to meet the candidates so you can make an informed decision on who to vote for.

  • Gascoigne Street closed for sewer main upgrade works

    An upgrade of the sewer main in Gascoigne Street will mean road closures in the area from Monday 5 September.

  • Rāhui in place - Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui

    Te Tauihu iwi have placed a rāhui across the entire northern coastline of Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui, as floodwaters continue to pose significant disruptions across the rohe.

  • Emergency Management Minister visits Marlborough

    Emergency Management Minister, Hon Kieran McAnulty, visited Marlborough on Monday to see first-hand the damage that’s occurred as a result of the recent rain event.

  • Antenno keeps you in the loop

    After our wettest July ever and the recent rain event there have been many local road and sports ground closures.

  • Mulch gives street trees a helping hand

    Young street trees in Marlborough have had a helping hand with compost laid around their bases.

  • Be Council’s eyes and ears

    Marlborough’s playgrounds, parks and open spaces are there for all to enjoy.

  • Are you prepared for an emergency?

    If a disaster such as an earthquake or flood hit Marlborough, how long would your food and drinking water supplies last?

  • A live eye on the Sounds

    If you are heading out into the Marlborough Sounds, you can now visually check conditions before you go.

  • Community Grants open

    If you are part of a Marlborough group with a project, idea or service that benefits the local community, it’s time to put your hand up for funding.

  • Plans in place for monitoring Sounds’ traffic

    Giving all Marlborough Sounds users a thorough picture of what’s happening with vessel movements is the goal of the Marlborough Sounds Common Passage Plan.

  • Marlborough challenged to innovate Environment Awards launch

    Marlborough challenged to adapt and innovate at 2022-23 Environment Awards launch.

  • Volunteers of the future

    Marlborough’s young emergency services volunteers have completed their 2022 training course.

  • Groundwater ponding concerns

    The record rainfall in Blenheim during July has resulted in the ground becoming saturated in many areas.

  • Trees axed at A and P park

    A and P Park is set to lose some of its older trees.

  • Annual issue of kerbside refuse bags

    If you’ve recently collected your new refuse bags you might have noticed a slight difference.

  • Calculating the cost of waste

    Marlburians might be surprised at the amount of money they spend each year on recycling and waste disposal.

  • New Picton ferry terminal build celebrated

    The construction of a new ferry terminal, which will usher in a new era for the Interislander fleet, was celebrated in Waitohi Picton.

  • Murals brighten carpark

    Three large colourful murals are brightening up Council’s Alfred Street carpark.