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  • Council welcomes ruling on marine protection

    The Attorney General v the Trustees of Motiti Rohe Trust & Others decision was released on 4 November.

  • Renwick’s big plans for the future

    The Council has been talking with businesses on Renwick High Street about plans to improve accessibility and safe connections in the village centre.

  • Armistice Day memorial service

    A memorial service commemorated Armistice Day at the Clubs of Marlborough on Monday 11 November at 11.00 am.

  • Amnesty tipping in Blenheim this weekend

    The Council is trialling free tip days at transfer stations in an effort to reduce illegal dumping across the district.

  • Tuia 250 – Fly My Pretties Free concert

    Mark the date in your calendar and come along to a free concert by iconic New Zealand collaborative group, Fly My Pretties on Saturday 23 November - part of the Tuia 250 ki Tōtaranui commemorations.

  • Calling all ukulele players

    Neil Gibbs from Picton is looking for ukulele players of all ages and abilities to pool their strumming talents to welcome the Tuia 250 flotilla to Waitohi/Picton on Friday 22 November.

  • Stepping UP – Free computer courses

    Marlborough District Libraries offers free computer basics courses on a range of different websites.

  • Community News – Movember

    This month is ‘Movember’, a month-long focus on changing the face of men’s health through events and activities.

  • Have your say on proposed wilding pine programme

    Council is calling for submissions on its proposal, in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 1993, to amend its Regional Pest Management Plan.

  • A safety lesson for kids, like no other

    From Monday 11 to Friday 15 November over 600 Marlborough students will take part in a safety lesson like no other.

  • Graduates’ success celebrated

    Over 70 Marlborough graduates received recognition at an industry training graduation last week.

  • Ningxia University students visit Mayor

    Students from Ningxia University in China met with Mayor John Leggett last week.

  • Annual report published

    The Council’s Annual Report 2018/19 has just been published. Mayor John Leggett said over the past financial year.

  • Tuia 250 - 20 days until Marlborough welcomes the flotilla

    The Tuia 250 flotilla arrives into Waitohi/Picton harbour on Friday 22 November and we’d like to see Marlburians line the beach from 10.00 am to welcome the crews as they come ashore.

  • Best spots to see Tuia 250 flotilla

    The three Waka Hourua (double-hulled sailing waka), the Spirit of Adventure and HMB Endeavour replica are expected to arrive in Tōtaranui/Queen Charlotte Sound by Thursday 21 November.

  • Community News – New SuperGold app

    The new SuperGold app and website helps you to find discounts and special offers quickly and easily.

  • Renwick street gardens on the way

    The local community has been working with the Council on a Small Township Plan for improving outdoor public spaces in Renwick.

  • Te Hora/Canvastown village green gets underway

    Despite the changeable weather over recent weeks, an area of native trees has been planted as the first stage of developing a new village green in Te Hora/Canvastown.

  • Muller Road and Redwood Street stormwater upgrade begins

    Construction on the next phase of the Town Branch Drain stormwater network upgrade, part of the Council’s infrastructure upgrade of Blenheim, is underway.

  • Marlborough founding commemorated at Langley Dale

    Railing against the injustice of the district's resources being drained for the benefit of Nelson.

  • Councillors learn the ropes

    Newly elected and re-elected Councillors got together last week to learn about the workings of Council and hear from staff about some of the Council’s major projects.

  • Reed Sweet Grass control

    From Friday 1 November to the end of March 2020 Council contractors will be controlling the invasive pest plant Reed Sweet Grass (Glyceria maxima).

  • Meet your new Councillors

    New Councillors elected on 12 October have started their term of office.

  • Community News - Marlborough Health Shuttle Service

    The Marlborough Health Shuttle Service is operated by St John and provides transport within Marlborough to all medical related appointments.

  • Positive Ageing – Be seen to stay safe

    Keeping active, even if that’s just a daily walk down your street, is important for good health. With daylight saving, more people are getting out and about in the evenings.

  • Let us know if something’s damaged

    If there are Council facilities that need maintenance or repair feel free to contact us to let us know.

  • Tuia 250 is coming - Download the app today

    Now’s the time to download the Tuia Mātauranga app so you’re all set to go when you visit the Tuia 250 roadshow truck on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November in Waitohi/Picton.

  • Flowers needed for Tuia 250

    Do you have a garden filled with calendulas or marigolds?

  • Renwick gets a new village green

    Thirty five locals recently attended a planting day at the Renwick Domain.

  • China visit cements ties

    Former president of the Ningxia Wine Federation Hao Linhai visited Marlborough last week, taking the opportunity to visit a number of vineyards and wineries.

  • Thank Your Cleaner Day

    Marlborough District Council celebrated ‘Thank Your Cleaner Day’ last week, a day dedicated to cleaners to show they are valued and appreciated for keeping our facilities clean and hygienic every day.

  • Vineyard cycle path opens

    The Brancott Boulevard cycle path was officially opened to the public on Tuesday last week.

  • Community Gardens celebrate 10 years

    Locals got together recently to celebrate 10 years of Marlborough’s Community Garden.

  • Boaties’ guide to Tuia 250 flotilla visit

    As part of the Tuia 250 commemorations three waka hourua (double hulled waka with sails) and two heritage tall ships will visit Tōtaranui/Queen Charlotte Sound between 21 and 26 November.

  • Community News – Meals on Wheels

    The Meals on Wheels service delivers a hot midday meal, Monday to Friday.

  • Positive Ageing – Keep safe online

    We live in a digital world where everything is connected.

  • Tuia 250 – free Fly My Pretties concert

    Come and see the iconic musical collaboration that is Fly My Pretties for free, as part of the Tuia 250 weekend of events.

  • Spring in Seymour Square

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

  • Community News – Marlborough Multicultural Centre

    Marlborough Multicultural Centre provides an extensive range of services and helps link migrants to information and assistance related to settlement.

  • Positive Ageing – Check what you might get

    An online eligibility guide from the Ministry of Social Development is a great first step to understanding what financial assistance might be available to you, and how you can access it.