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  • Positive Ageing - Don't spend Christmas alone

    se extend a hand to others this Christmas – it’s one time of the year when you can make a real difference to older people who don’t have family or friends close by.

  • Maintaining the structural safety of our bridges

    Roading is the single biggest area of spending at Council – maintaining more than 360 bridges valued at almost $70M.

  • Community News - What's on in the holidays?

    Want to know what’s on in the holidays to do?

  • Give our street trees a hand

    All the signs are for a very dry summer ahead which makes life hard for our street trees.

  • Civil Defence preparedness now on Neighbourly

    Marlborough Civil Defence and Emergency Management is keen to spread the message about being prepared for an emergency – it’s about our communities as well as individuals.

  • Kahikatea Reserve - Spring Creek

    In a little pocket of land at Spring Creek stand four very old Kahikatea trees.

  • River damage mapped, now remedial work to begin

    It’s difficult to imagine that Cook Strait scows like The Echo sailed to Blenheim’s riverside wharf until the 1960s.

  • Summer holiday speed limits

    Summer is here and there is more traffic and more pedestrians crossing the road in some popular holiday spots.

  • Where’s the best place for a dip?

    Planning to go to your favourite beach or river for a swim this summer?

  • Toxic algae appearing in rivers

    The hot weather means toxic algal mats are appearing in rivers all over Marlborough, a health risk to dogs and stock as well as people.

  • Multicultural Marlborough

    There’s been a steady rise in the number of new arrivals to Marlborough deciding to take out citizenship.

  • Community News - Citizens' Advice Bureau (CAB)

    Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) is a source of free, impartial and confidential advice and information on a broad range of issues.

  • Our street trees are starting to feel the dry conditions

    All the signs are for a very dry summer ahead which makes it hard on our street trees.

  • Positive Ageing - don't be swindled by a scammer

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

  • Irrigation Scheduling and Soil Moisture Monitoring Workshops

    Workshops to be held by Irrigation NZ 23 January 1018 in Renwick and Seddon.

  • Marlborough 3.5% GDP outstrips national average

    The latest economic data for the Marlborough region shows a growing population triggering more spending and investment with residential building soaring by 33% over the last year.

  • One week to go!

    State Highway 1 (SH 1) north of Kaikoura will be open to traffic during the afternoon of Friday 15 December, restoring the coastal link from Picton to Christchurch.

  • Long Service Congratulations

    Sounds councillor Nadine Taylor congratulates long-time Picton fire fighter Raynor Henson for his exceptional service at his retirement function in Picton recently.

  • A dog is for life - not just for Christmas

    If you’re getting a puppy for Christmas there are some important things to remember:

  • The Christmas season is upon us

    Blenheim’s Christmas tree makes a festive statement in the town centre.

  • Building up business resilience

    Encouraging greater resilience within organisations was the focus of a workshop held last week at the Emergency Operations Centre in Wither Road.

  • Come down to The Quays

    Official opening: 11.00 am Saturday 9 December 2017 – all welcome.

  • Ageing Positively – Living life to the full

    Mary Yemm’s life could easily have ended at the age of 20.

  • Dawn Karakia blessing of the Picton Library/Waitohi Whare Matauranga

    The library opened for users at mid-day today. The official opening will be held in February next year.

  • Switching over to LED street lighting

    Marlborough’s urban street lighting is switching to energy-saving LED bulbs, saving $150,000 a year on the public power bill.

  • Riverside pump track for young bike riders

    A pump track for younger cyclists on the Taylor River Reserve should be ready before Christmas.

  • Weaver our newest ‘living treasure’

    The latest Marlburian to be declared a ‘living treasure’ is weaver Margaret Bond, who was presented with her award by Mayor John Leggett at a ceremony at the Marlborough Museum.

  • Swimming pool owners: check gates and fencing

    Please check your swimming pool fencing before summer; too many pools are failing the safety test.

  • Ready to roll

    Deputy Mayor Terry Sloan took to the wheel of the newly refurbished Blenheim borough steam roller last week.

  • Big day out in the High Country

    A public field day at Muller Station, winner of the Farming category in the 2017 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards, attracted a record crowd of 160 people last week.

  • Iwi speak on Marlborough Environment Plan

    The hearing of submissions on the proposed Marlborough Environment Plan began this week.

  • Positive Ageing - Caring for the carers

    Stress and exhaustion, depression or poor health can be the price paid by anyone who has responsibility for the long-term care of a chronically ill or disabled person.

  • Community News - Redwoodtown Eldercare

    ​Redwoodtown Eldercare provides a range of activities for wellbeing of older people in the Redwoodtown community

  • New national mobile alerting launches soon

    Emergency mobile alerts are messages about emergencies sent by official agencies to mobile phones enabled to receive them

  • Athletic Park grandstand back in use

    Earthquake-damaged facilities at Athletic Park, home of cycling and athletics for Marlborough competitors for many decades, have been repaired in time for the coming summer season of competition.

  • Good dogs and responsible owners follow the rules

    Hundreds of dogs use the Taylor River reserve between Hutcheson Street Bridge and Meadowbank Road, along with people walking, jogging, cycling and pushing strollers.

  • Award recognises Taylor River planting project

    All the plantings and improvements that have made the Taylor River walkway into such a great asset for Blenheim have been recognised with an award from NELMAC Garden Marlborough.

  • A new route up to Wither Hills Lookout

    The hundreds of people who walk the Withers for their daily exercise can look forward to a new option next year – another track to the Rotary Lookout.

  • Time to think about summer fire risk

    There’s been a lot of spring growth and, if the usual drying nor-westers arrive, that can mean a big fire risk come the height of summer.

  • Flying high after exercise

    Our Civil Defence and emergency response volunteers got a very special thank you last week.