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  • From Mt Gambier to Marlborough

    Mayor John Leggett welcomed businessmen and women from Mt Gambier, Australia (pictured) to Marlborough last week, as part of a ‘Friendship Force’ exchange.

  • Foodbank appeal this Monday

    The annual foodbank appeal hits the streets of Marlborough on Monday night.

  • Special Armistice Day Service for Seddon and Ward Schools

    Earlier this week Seddon and Ward schools each held their own special Armistice Day Service to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War.

  • Dung beetle arrives in Marlborough

    Landowners and stock farmers are invited to come along to find out more about dung beetles.

  • Community News - Redwoodtown Eldercare

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

  • Positive Ageing – Enduring powers of attorney

    It makes sense to get someone to take care of your personal and financial matters if, for some reason, you are suddenly unable to do so.

  • Fancy using a park for your next function?

    If you’re looking for a great place to hold your next function, Marlborough’s beautiful public parks and reserves, and the district’s community halls, can be booked for special events.

  • Blenheim sewer pipelines set to receive upgrade

    Work is set to begin on earthquake damaged sewer pipelines across central Blenheim.

  • A safety lesson for kids, like no other

    Marlborough children dived under desks, escaped a smoky house and performed first aid as part of an annual safety programme at Brayshaw Park in Blenheim last week.

  • Local iwi help recapture Cook’s first encounter

    In 12 months’ time commemorations will kick off across Aotearoa New Zealand to mark 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori and Europeans.

  • Canvastown ‘design your town’ day

    How do you think Canvastown’s public spaces should be used in future?

  • Council presence at Garden Marlborough Fête

    The Marlborough Landscape Group joined forces with the Council’s Environmental team at the Garden Marlborough Fête on Sunday.

  • Tackling climate change

    A programme to help address climate change was supported by Councillors at the recent Planning, Finance and Community committee meeting.

  • Community News – Youth Mentoring

    Youth Mentoring is provided by Family Works and matches children from five to 12 years.

  • Positive Ageing – Steps to avoid a fall

    Falls can cause serious injury for older people and they may also be a sign of an underlying health condition.

  • Join the hunt for Chilean needle grass

    Over the last decade Chilean Needle Grass has been spreading in Marlborough and more help is needed to reduce its impact.

  • FROMM Switzerland to Marlborough

    Celebrating the reopening of FROMM's cellar door.

  • Pipe repairs rolled out

    Blenheim’s High Street stormwater pipe received some TLC last week, when it was relined and strengthened.

  • School’s out for college students

    Year 13 students from Marlborough Boys’ and Marlborough Girls’ College, along with their friends and family, came together to celebrate their final day of school last week.

  • Community News – ‘Movember’

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

  • Positive Ageing – lend a helping hand

    Have you ever thought about volunteering? Maintaining a sense of usefulness is important once you retire from the paid workforce.

  • Keep an eye out for rooks

    With Spring upon us there is a risk of rooks re-establishing in Marlborough.

  • Think ahead – control vegetation now

    Do you own property with the potential to become a fire risk? If you do, now is the time to do something about it.

  • Have your say on Picton’s future

    The Picton Smart and Connected Steering Group will hold a community workshop on Tuesday 6 November to frame their strategic direction for the coming year.

  • Hearings panel to consider land rezoning submissions

    Hearings on the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan recommence next week with submissions on Block 10.

  • New kids’ books share Marlborough's stories

    The first in a planned series of five books, ‘The Footsteps of Uenuku’, was launched in Grovetown last week.

  • US Ambassador visits Blenheim

    US Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown dropped in to visit Mayor John Leggett last week.

  • New poetry additions to Taylor River walkway

    Next time you’re taking a stroll along the Taylor River, keep an eye out for the plaques of poetry dotted along the river.

  • Waikawa students ShakeOut

    Gary Spence spent last Thursday at Waikawa Bay School

  • New library addition strikes a chord

    Blenheim’s street piano has taken up residence outside the town’s library.

  • Blenheim Community Patrol gets new patron

    Blenheim Community Patrol gets new patron

  • Green growth for environmental education

    Council’s role in environmental education has increased significantly over the last five years.

  • Local residents become NZ citizens

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

  • Planning underway for Armistice Day centenary

    ​Planning is well underway for the upcoming Armistice Day centenary celebrations which take place on 11 November 2018.

  • First steps for Marlborough Mile

    Stage one of the Blenheim Business Association’s Marlborough Mile walking circuit has begun with the ‘Station to Town’ green line wayfinding route.

  • Team approach to growing tourism in Marlborough

    Visitor spend in Marlborough increased dramatically following the opening of SH1 in December 2017 resulting in a total of $387 million of new money into the local economy to year end March 2018.

  • Proposed Temporary Road Closure - Saturday 1 December

    On Saturday 1 December 2018 the following roads are proposed to be closed to ordinary vehicle traffic between the hours of 6.00 am and 3.00 pm for the purpose of the Mistletoe Market 2018.

  • Wither Hills reservoir upgrade almost complete

    Work to seismically strengthen and upgrade the Wither Hills reservoir is almost complete

  • Keep an eye out for trains

    Daytime freight trains between Blenheim and Christchurch are back again after almost two years, following the Kaikōura earthquake, marking another milestone in the rebuild effort.

  • Cemetery plots can be pre-purchased

    People who want to purchase a burial or ashes plot ahead of time can now do so.