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  • Community News – Blenheim Riverside Railway Society

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

  • Positive Ageing - Keeping healthy and active

    There are many factors that affect our health as we age but everyone can take steps to give themselves the best chance of staying healthy and active.

  • Recycling crates no place for plastic shopping bags

    As the availability of supermarket plastic bags reduces it’s important to consider alternative methods of containing loose material in your kerbside recycling collection crate.

  • Marlborough residents become New Zealand citizens

    Twenty four local residents became New Zealand citizens at a special ceremony at the Marlborough District Council Chambers last Friday.

  • 250 year commemoration since first encounters

    Next year marks 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans in Aotearoa New Zealand, during James Cook and the Endeavour’s 1769 voyage.

  • Kaikōura road rebuild finalist in global award

    After more than two million hours worked by 1,700 workers to literally move mountains, the rebuild of road and rail following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake has been nominated as a finalist.

  • Spring has sprung

    After a stint of clear skies and warmer weather it seems Spring has officially sprung in Marlborough.

  • Te Ao Māori mahi gets underway

    As outlined in Council’s Long Term Plan 2018-28, a Te Ao Māori Sub-Committee has been formed to assist Council with access to cultural advice and to foster long term relationships with local iwi.

  • Brooklyn Croquet Club opening

    Mayor John Leggett and Mayoress Anne Best attended the opening of the newly revamped Brooklyn Croquet Club last Saturday.

  • 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 - Asthma Marlborough

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

  • Taylor River tree planting

    The recent planting day held alongside the Taylor River was a successful event, despite heavy rain early in the day.

  • Environment Plan hearings resume

    The Council chambers are open to members of the public interested in hearing the discussion about Marlborough’s new Proposed Environment Plan (MEP).

  • Marlborough Sounds spectacular

    Land Information New Zealand and iwi got to see first-hand how over 43,000 hectares of seafloor data was collected.

  • Smart Maps let you explore the Sounds seabed

    Marlborough District Council’s Smart Maps are a suite of user-friendly, dynamic maps designed to provide website visitors with fast access to information.

  • Celebrating Māori Language Week

    Māori Language Week takes place between 10 – 16 September and aims to provide an opportunity to celebrate and learn te reo Māori, helping to secure its future as a living, dynamic and rich language.

  • Breaking ground for new bridge

    Sod turned at the site of the new Ōpaoa bridge last week.

  • Positive Ageing - Depression can strike at any age

    Depression can have a debilitating effect on older people and, in too many cases, it goes undetected.

  • Community News – Literacy Marlborough

    Literacy Marlborough provides reading, writing, driver education, work readiness and maths tuition to any interested adult.

  • Community News – U3A

    U3A taps into the great reservoir of knowledge, skills and experience that older people have by encouraging further learning and participating in discussions and excursions.

  • Construction set to start on new Ōpaoa Bridge

    The blessing and ground breaking ceremony for the new Ōpaoa Bridge brought together Tangata Whenua and key stakeholders including neighbouring residents and business owners.

  • September marks motorcyclist awareness month

    If you notice more motorbikes on the road, don’t be surprised – September is the start of the riding season, which means the number of riders on our roads will double.

  • Pause Park opened in Renwick

    A crowd of people braved the elements last Friday to open a new park on Renwick’s main street.

  • Students experience Japan first hand

    Four students have recently returned from the Marlborough District Council’s annual exchange in Tendo and Otari in Japan.

  • Civil Defence shares best practice

    This year’s South Island civil defence and emergency management two day conference took place at Blenheim’s convention centre last week.

  • New discoveries on Marlborough's seafloor

    The findings of the most complex underwater coastal survey of the seafloor undertaken in New Zealand were presented to the Marlborough community last week.

  • Ageing Positively - James Jermyn

    An Awatere man like James Jermyn can’t be expected to sit around just because he’s retired to town.

  • Earthquake meeting attracts locals

    Locals turned out last night at an earthquake information update held in Blenheim’s ASB Theatre

  • Community News – Marlborough Art Society

    Marlborough Art Society provides art classes for adults and children, along with exhibitions of artworks by local and national artists.

  • Sharp competition in Silver Secateurs contest

    The sun was shining and the sound of snipping secateurs and cheering crowds could be heard at Yealands Estate vineyard on Sunday.

  • Riverlands School secures silver award

    A big congratulations to Riverlands School for securing the Enviroschools Silver award.

  • Councillors host cuppa for charity

    A delicate chime of china tea cups and the buzz of conversation filled the Marlborough District Council chambers last Friday, as women councillors hosted their annual “Cuppa for Charity”.

  • Marlborough tops growth in spend by cruise visitors

    Cruise ship expenditure in Marlborough topped $18 million during the 2017/18 cruise season, up 80% on the previous year.

  • Statistics show Marlborough economy healthy

    Marlborough’s economy is still doing better than the national economy.

  • Queen Charlotte Track in running for NZ's Great Walks

    The scenic spectacular that is the Queen Charlotte Track has been acknowledged yet again with DOC now considering whether Marlborough’s popular walking track should become a designated Great Walk.

  • Positive Ageing - Don’t be swindled by a scammer

    New versions of old scams are constantly appearing – don’t be taken in.

  • Rates rebates available now

    If you pay rates at the address where you live, you can claim up to $630 off your rates bill.

  • KYL on the move to provide the facts

    A group, including MDC, Police, and health officials, is starting a campaign this month to remind parents about their obligations when supplying their own under 18 year-olds and others with alcohol.

  • Government to help provide holiday facilities

    Seven projects, including putting in temporary toilet facilities at two popular reserves, are to be funded by the Government as part of a working group on responsible camping.

  • Boost for blue mussel funding

    Marlborough is going to be one of the earliest beneficiaries of the government’s fund for the provinces.