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  • Ladies' Night

    Looking for an excuse to let your hair down with your girlfriends for a couple of hours?

  • Annual Plan hearings

    Over a hundred submissions were received on the Council’s 2019-20 Annual Plan, covering a wide variety of issues.

  • Awatere Community Memorial Hall gets revamp

    Seddon’s Awatere Community Memorial Hall had been looking a bit worse for wear, having served the Awatere East Coast community well for nearly 40 years.

  • Community News - National Youth Week

    National Youth Week is 18 to 26 May.

  • Are you enrolled to vote?

    The local elections are coming up in October.

  • Community News – Victim Support

    Victim Support has trained volunteers who offer support and practical assistance 24/7 for those that are victims of crime, accidents and emergencies.

  • Marlborough Book Festival 2019

    Tickets to the 6th annual Marlborough Book Festival are on sale now! Here’s your chance to immerse yourself in the world of New Zealand literature with 16 acclaimed authors.

  • Marine Award field day

    Come and see why Marlborough Girls’ College students won the Marine Category of the 2019 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards.

  • Marlborough Volunteer Community Awards

    The Marlborough Volunteer Community Awards are a partnership to recognise volunteer groups making a valuable contribution in the community.

  • Tahitian v’aka to come to Marlborough

    Tuia - Encounters 250 will acknowledge 250 years since the first sustained onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans. For more information go to

  • Ageing Positively – Betty Foreman

    After marriage in 1947, Betty moved to the back country of mid-Canterbury. She enjoyed the peace and quiet, beautiful mountains and lakes, taking walks and horse riding.

  • Sister region visit

    A delegation of leaders from Marlborough’s sister region of Ningxia in China was here last week, to get to know more about our wine industry.

  • Future of Work conference – register now

    This one day conference will showcase what the workplace of tomorrow looks like for Marlborough’s young people and inspire them to become part of the region’s future.

  • Pest passenger a wakeup call for boaties

    The Council’s Biosecurity Team, working with Marlborough Marinas, recently responded to the worst case of Mediterranean fanworm seen to date on a vessel in Marlborough.

  • Smart technology for the Sounds

    Government funding is helping the Marlborough Sounds prepare for better technology connectivity, benefiting marine farmers, boaties, visitors and the environment.

  • Community New - Hospice Marlborough

    Hospice Marlborough provides a six-bed facility and community palliative care.

  • Dog registration

    The dog registration year runs from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 and all dogs over three months old must be registered.

  • Positive Ageing - Staying healthy and active

    There are many factors that affect our health as we age. Everyone can take steps to stay healthy and active.

  • Driver mentoring programme comes to town

    On Tuesday Mayor John Leggett attended the launch of a new community driver mentoring programme that’s designed to improve safety on our roads.

  • Stride ‘n’ Ride winners announced

    The winners of this year’s Stride ‘n’ Ride programme, which encourages school students to trade the car for a walk, scooter or bike to and from school, were recently announced.

  • Students celebrate Earth Day

    ​Students from 28 regional schools recently took part in Earth Day 2019, an annual event celebrated all around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

  • Short term visitor accommodation

    Over the past 12 months Council has received an increasing number of enquiries from the public about short term visitor accommodation, in particular Air BnBs.

  • Positive Ageing – Looking after your eyesight

    The risk of eye vision loss increases with age.

  • Community News – Asthma Marlborough

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

  • Autumn leaves are falling

    Autumn is here, and the sweeping of kerbs, channels and roads is underway.

  • Coming soon – Pay for your parking via app

    ‘Pay by Plate’ parking meters are arriving in Blenheim - and you will also be able to pay via a new app.

  • Grovetown students get prepared

    Marlborough’s Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group spent time at Grovetown School recently to teach students about how to prepare for an emergency.

  • Council’s 24 hour service

    Sometimes you may need to contact the Marlborough District Council outside normal working hours.

  • Marlborough turns it on

    Marlborough was a hive of activity over Easter weekend and Anzac Day.

  • Test drive Blenheim’s new parking meter system

    A new Pay by Plate parking meter system is coming to Blenheim’s CBD.

  • Community News - Marlborough Museum

    Marlborough Museum is open daily from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

  • Positive Ageing - A caller can brighten your day

    Regular visitors can make a big difference to an older person’s health and happiness.

  • Stand for Council - be a candidate in 2019

    Candidate nominations open on 19 July and close at midday on 16 August 2019.

  • Caseys Creek upgrade on track

    Work on future-proofing Caseys Creek, which runs alongside Old Renwick Road, is on track for completion at the end of August 2019.

  • Community News – St John Marlborough

    St John Marlborough provides first aid training.

  • Grovetown School Emergency Event Learning

  • Grovetown School remembers Anzac fallen

    A special Anzac service was held at Grovetown School last week, before the term wrapped up and students began their Easter holidays.

  • Marine clean up seeks helpers

    If you’re a keen diver or boatie and don’t have plans for Easter Monday, why not take part in this year’s Earth Day event?

  • Marlborough Flyer steams into Seddon

    The Marlborough Flyer made a special trip south on Sunday to mark the opening of the new Tupari wine tasting centre and café, inside the renovated Seddon railway station building.

  • Community News – Blenheim Probus Club

    Blenheim Probus Club is a social club for over-55 year olds