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  • Salvation Army Store on the move

    Blenheim’s Salvation Army Family Store is on the move and will soon relocate to their new premises at 25 Redwood Street, between Resene and Bays Joinery.

  • Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards

    The winners of the 2019 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards will be announced at tomorrow night’s sold-out awards dinner at the Marlborough Convention Centre.

  • Don’t collect shellfish from Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere

    The Ministry for Primary Industries has warned against collecting shellfish in Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere.

  • Seafood celebrated in Havelock

    Mayor John Leggett opened the Havelock Mussel and Seafood Festival last Saturday, and was joined by Mayoress Anne Best, to judge the best festival stalls.

  • Get the clippers out

    Now is a good time to get out the clippers and prune back any branches or vegetation overhanging the footpaths from your property.

  • Sign up for Annual Plan updates

    Jump online and sign up for email updates for this year’s Annual Plan process.

  • Community News – U3A

    U3A taps the great reservoir of knowledge, skills and experience that older people have, through further learning, discussion and excursions.

  • Positive Ageing – stay healthy on holiday

    Older travellers heading overseas or on a long holiday away from home are wise to plan ahead.

  • Review of energy efficiency scheme fees

    Council is considering increasing its one-off administration fee for applications to the energy efficiency funding service.

  • The Prow celebrates 10 years

    A Top of the South website is celebrating its own piece of history – its 10th birthday.

  • Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards

    Judging is over for the 2019 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards and tickets are now on sale for the Awards dinner on 22 March, where the winners will be announced.

  • Awards honour service to St John

    Mayor John Leggett and Mayoress Anne Best (right) attended the recent St John Honours and Awards Ceremony.

  • Konnichiwa with the Mayor

    Japanese students from Hakuba High School popped into Council last week for a special meeting with Mayor John Leggett and Councillor Gerald Hope.

  • BioBlitz has students buzzing

    The Taylor River was a hive of activity last week as students from 13 primary schools and the colleges discovered, identified and documented the reserve's flora and fauna, in the inaugural BioBlitz.

  • Community News - Plunket

    The Royal NZ Plunket Society Marlborough provides child health services for pre-school children and parent education.

  • Ageing Positively - Margaret Marfell

    Margaret Marfell lives by the motto of helping people, placing great emphasis on the importance of friends.

  • Launch of Picton’s weather station

    Councillors, Council staff, the Picton Marlborough Visitor Economy Group and community members came together on Monday to celebrate the official opening of Picton’s new weather station.

  • Sister City students visit Marlborough

    Students from sister region Ningxia in China visited Mayor John Leggett recently.

  • Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards

    Judging is over for the 2019 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards and tickets are now on sale for the Awards dinner on 22 March, where the winners will be announced.

  • Community News - Women's Refuge

    The Women’s Refuge and Sexual Assault Resource Centre provides advocacy, support, information and referral to women and children.

  • Positive Ageing - Advocacy Services

    Older people are sometimes reluctant to voice a complaint because they don’t like to ‘make a fuss’.

  • Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards

    Judging is over for the 2019 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards and tickets are now on sale for the Awards dinner on 22 March, where the winners will be announced.

  • Recycling scheme reaches Seddon

    A new recycling facility is now available in Seddon, expanding recycling into smaller rural communities.

  • Parks available for use

    Have you got an event coming up but you need a venue?

  • Traffic numbers don't justify bypass costs

    In 2008 the New Zealand Transport Agency and Council prepared the Blenheim and Wairau Plains Strategic Study that included work on a potential Blenheim bypass.

  • Blenheim hosts swim meet

    Councillor Gerald Hope was on hand to open the South Island Country and Town Competition last weekend at Stadium 2000.

  • Positive Ageing - Protecting your personal information

    In this digital age people can use the personal information of others for illegal purposes.

  • Tracks closed – Wither Hills and Victoria Domain

    The hot, dry summer has forced the closure of Wither Hills Farm Park’s upper tracks in Blenheim, and Victoria Domain’s upper tracks in Picton.

  • New Renwick reservoir gets thumbs up

    Councillor Cynthia Brooks has welcomed the news that work will soon start on Renwick’s new reservoir.

  • Molesworth wilding pine control pushes ahead

    Spreading wilding conifers at Molesworth Station are being contained with the help of government funding.

  • Give our street trees a drink

    The dry summer makes life hard for our street trees. Watering is carried out regularly by contractors but the trees also like a helping hand from residents over the hot summer months.

  • Te Wānanga graduation

    Mayor John Leggett graduated from Level 2 Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pī ka Pao) on the weekend.

  • Water restrictions for Picton

    High demand for water and low water levels in the Essons Valley Dam means water sprinkler restrictions are now in place for households on the Picton water supply.

  • Community News - Healthline

    Healthline is a free health service where you can talk to a registered nurse any time of the day or night for health advice.

  • The hills are alive…with beetles

    Hundreds of dung beetles were released on the Wither Hills Farm Park over the weekend.

  • Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan Hearings

    The hearings on the MEP start again from 18 February on Topic 4: Water Allocation and Use.

  • Night market shines

    Te Pātaka o Wairau Night Market, which was held in Seymour Square in Waiharakeke/Blenheim, proved popular with locals and visitors.

  • Commercial Events Fund

    Round two of Council’s 2018/2019 Commercial Events Fund opens on Monday 11 February.

  • Marlborough in movie spotlight

    The Marlborough Film Office project began in 2018, as part of the Council’s Long Term Plan process.

  • Community News – Community Law Marlborough

    Community Law Marlborough provides free legal information, advice, assistance and education to people with unmet legal needs.