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  • Second-Hand Sunday coming up

    e the opportunity to have a good clear out before Christmas arrives – there’s another Second-Hand Sunday coming up where you can put out unwanted good for other people to take away.

  • Community News - Workbridge

    Workbridge provides vocational services to people with any medical or injury condition...

  • Positive Ageing - good dental health

    Healthy teeth and gums - or correctly fitting dentures - are required for effective chewing and swallowing, to ensure good nutrition.

  • Walk to the Queen Charlotte Lookout

    There’s a special spot above Picton which offers a beautiful view – the Queen Charlotte Lookout.

  • Totara for Totaranui

    Early this month tree-loving volunteers tackled the second springtime big tree planting in Picton’s Victoria Domain.

  • Sorting out Picton’s sewerage system

    The completion of Council’s $19.45 million upgrade of Picton’s 85-year-old sewerage system can’t come soon enough for Operations and Maintenance Engineer Stephen Rooney.

  • Sports Hall of Fame

    Marlborough’s Sports Hall of Fame ‘Book of Recognition’ was established in 1993 by Sport Tasman.

  • Town turned out for the America’s Cup

    Marlborough Sounds Councillor Trevor Hook welcomed the America’s Cup crew to Picton after a street parade through the town, an event to which the town turned out in force.

  • Riverbed disturbance caused by earthquake

    The earthquake effects on the riverbed of the Ōpaoa River, coupled with recent rainfall, are responsible for the recent high water levels in the town’s waterways.

  • New life for old Wantwood School building

    Rural councillor Cynthia Brooks cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Wantwood Room in Wairau Valley.

  • Positive Ageing - Good Health

    Good health can add years to your life.

  • Community News – Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service

    Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service provides a free and confidential advocacy, support and information service to and for people who have experienced mental illness.

  • Think ahead – control vegetation now

    Do you own undeveloped property or wilderness areas with the potential to become a fire risk?

  • New bike trail offers tourism and jobs

    A feasibility study into a proposal for a cycle trail connecting Picton with Kaikoura says it would need to be a staged, long term plan, but there’s potential for a big return to the region.

  • Annual road maintenance works underway

    Over time, roads become worn due to traffic use so proactive road sealing works are carried out, both on the state highways and urban roads.

  • Emergency Radio Stations

    In times of emergency, over 60% of Marlborough residents switch on their radio for information. Marlborough Civil Defence recommends you tune into one of the following:

  • Vineyard staff awarded for cultural awareness

    Mayor John Leggett was on hand last week to help present Yealands’ vineyard staff with a certificate in intercultural awareness.

  • Civic Honours for five who work hard for our community

    Mayor John Leggett has presented Civic Honours to five people who have given outstanding service to Marlborough.

  • Making a Big Contribution

    Youth Civic Awards have been presented to six Marlborough teenagers by Mayor John Leggett, recognising the contribution to the district made by the young people.

  • Signatures of support for America's Cup

    Children from all over Marlborough have been invited to add their names to the sails which will be presented to the America's Cup team members.

  • FENZ CE visits Marlborough

    Rhys Jones, the new Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) Chief Executive was in Marlborough last week to meet Civil Defence and FENZ staff.

  • Planting time for street trees

    More than 80 new street trees have been planted around Blenheim during early spring and the wet weather should have them all off to a good start.

  • There’s something odd about the Taylor River…

    After some of the recent heavy downpours, the river level downtown around Raupo has been rising faster than usual and not draining away as quickly as usual.

  • Shelter from the storm

    Check out the new Blenheim bus shelter at the railway station - you’ll discover it provides full protection from the elements.

  • Council wins app award

    Marlborough District Council won the Best Use of Social Media or App Award at the Association of Local Government Information Management Web and Digital Awards recently.

  • The future is bright

    Marlborough Mayor John Leggett has announced that next year’s New Zealand Aquaculture Conference will be held in Marlborough.

  • Find a bargain at the recycling centre Re-Use Shop

    Recycled building materials, fixtures and fittings, furniture, kitchenware, lawnmowers or toys.

  • Community News - Blenheim Riverside Railway Society

    Blenheim Riverside Railway Society operates the railway line alongside the Taylor River.

  • Ageing Positively – Alan Papps

    Alan Papps is a fine example of the claim that actively participating in music promotes increased brain activity and improves the memory.

  • 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.

  • Liquor ban in public places

    Anyone who is unhappy with the current bylaw banning the drinking and possession of alcohol in public places, including inside cars, has an opportunity to give council their view.

  • Transforming the Taylor

    Marlborough Mayor John Leggett joined members of the Marlborough Landscape Group last weekend for the fourth public planting working bee on the Taylor River arboretum.

  • Marlborough Events

    Follow-ME’s Spring Regional Events Guide is now available from Marlborough District Council.

  • Picton Library taking shape

    The interior layout of the new Picton Library is now emerging, the mezzanine floor visible and the central staircase installed.

  • Strong Growth in Property Values

    Marlborough ratepayers will be getting their new property valuations in the mail any day now.

  • Marlborough District Council 2017 revaluation

    Marlborough District Council rating values have been revised by Quotable Value Limited, the Council’s valuation service provider.

  • Positive Ageing – Living options in retirement years

    One of the biggest decisions made later in life is whether or not to remain in the family home.

  • Community News - Marlborough Repertory Society

    Marlborough Repertory Society creates and fosters community theatre in Marlborough.

  • New bus routes considered

    We’re considering extending the Blenheim bus service so Renwick residents can take the bus into town from next year.

  • Bringing improvements to our townships

    The Small Townships Programme offers residents of Marlborough’s small townships a way to work with Council on the improvements they want in their communities.