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  • Temporary Road Closure – Friday 13 July 2018

    On Friday 13 July 2018 the following roads are proposed to be closed to ordinary vehicle traffic from 1200 noon 4.00 pm for the purpose of the NZ National Brass Band Championships.

  • Community News - the Community Information Database

    The Community Information Database is an up-to-date listing of community groups and organisations in Marlborough.

  • Positive Ageing - Are you prepared for an earthquake?

    Make sure your friend or family member has a spare key, knows where your emergency supplies are and is aware of your medication, special equipment or other life support needs.

  • Celebrating 20 years of customer service

    Next month marks the 20th anniversary of Council’s Customer Service Team.

  • Recognised for advocacy services to local elderly

    Blenheim woman Jean Wilson was recently awarded a Civic Honour by Mayor John Leggett for her dedication to community advocacy, working particularly for the vulnerable and the elderly.

  • Preparing for an Alpine Fault rupture

    A South Island-wide effort to coordinate planning for a severe earthquake on the Alpine Fault, has released a series of videos to mark the end of its first two years’ work.

  • Keep it clean Marlborough

    Keep your recycling clean and rubbish free – that’s the message for residents to help us maintain our reputation for high quality recyclables.

  • Forestry company prosecuted

    American-owned forestry management company Merrill and Ring has been fined $39,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 in reparations after the flooding of a property in November 2016.

  • Hundreds feed back on Long Term Plan

    Council received nearly 300 submissions on its 2018-28 Long Term Plan Consultation Document, ‘Investing in Marlborough’

  • Funding available to battle pest plants

    ​Weedbusters connects volunteers to Council in the battle against the pest plants invading our natural spaces.

  • New cycle link safer for kids

    ​Cyclist safety is the priority behind a new Blenheim cycle link under construction. The new 1.5 kilometer cycleway connects Eltham and Beaver roads with the Taylor River Reserve cycle path.

  • Public invited into Environment Plan discussion

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

  • Community News - Hospice Marlborough

    Hospice Marlborough provides a purpose-built facility along with community palliative care.

  • 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.

  • Pest Plan progress

    The Regional Pest Management Plan Hearings Panel has been busy over the past few weeks, hearing from 17 submitters out of the total 33 submissions received on the Plan.

  • Look out for oil spills

    A spill last week in Picton Harbour is a timely reminder of the importance of reporting marine oil spills.

  • Pedestrian signals set for Nelson Street

    A new set of pedestrian signals are on the cards for Nelson Street in a bid to improve the safety of students crossing the road.

  • Picton gets its own weather station

    Work is underway installing Picton’s very own weather station.

  • Broken glass danger

    Please take care with the way sharp materials are put out in the rubbish. 3 times in the last few months our rubbish contractors have been hurt by sharp items.

  • Positive Ageing: Limit the risk of house fires

    Information regarding checking the fire safety of your home

  • Supporting our economy

    Council aims to support the aspirations of our community by providing opportunities for business innovation and quality employment for local people.

  • Last stop for bus survey

    The consultation process for the Marlborough Bus Survey draws to a close tomorrow.

  • Supporting our Economy

    Council aims to support the aspirations of our community by providing opportunities for business innovation and quality employment for local people.

  • Blenheim water safe to drink

    Blenheim’s water is safe to drink with test results showing there is no fire foam contamination from PFAS in Blenheim’s town water supply bores.

  • Education Minister gets first-hand look at colleges

    Education Minister Chris Hipkins recently spent an afternoon in Blenheim where he visited Marlborough Boys’ and Girls’ Colleges.

  • Autumn leaves arrive

    Autumn is here and sweeping of kerbs, channels and carriageways of our roads is underway.

  • Local talent recognised with QEII Music Award

    ​Local students Peata Panoho and Steven Simpson were joint recipients of this year’s Queen Elizabeth II music awards.

  • Community News - The Returned Services Association

    The Returned Services Association provides welfare support, fellowship and social activities for all ex servicemen and their families.

  • Secure your recycling in windy weather

    With windy Autumn weather setting in, make sure you pack your recycling crate securely so the contents don’t blow down the street.

  • Positive Ageing - updated booklet now available

    The revised and reprinted 5th edition Positive Ageing booklet is now available.

  • Waitohi Domain trucking along

    It’s full steam ahead as work to transform part of Picton’s Waitohi Domain into a temporary vehicle park facility gets underway.

  • Celebrating our soldiers

    Mayor John Leggett and councillors joined hundreds of Marlburians at ANZAC Day services throughout the region to honour New Zealanders who served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

  • Investing in infrastructure

    Providing and maintaining infrastructure is a core Council role and is essential to the economic, environmental, social and cultural well-being of the community.

  • Paying for Water, Sewerage and Rubbish Collection

    Council’s proposed change in Rating Policy as outlined on pages 14-17 of the Consultation Document has generated interest and comment.

  • Safer cycling route gets moving

    Construction of the new 1.5 metre cycleway that will connect Eltham Road and Beaver Road with the Taylor River cycle path is underway.

  • Community News - Keeping U moving

    Keeping U Moving is a fun group that promotes good health through walking for people aged 50+.

  • Positive Ageing - Advocacy Services

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

  • High Street Car Parking

    Time restrictions have been imposed at the High Street car park where some people have been occupying the parking spaces all day.

  • Commitment to cycling and walking

    Provision of future funding for the Marlborough Kaikoura Cycle Trail and the Link Pathway are included in the 2018-28 Long Term Plan Consultation Document.

  • Enhancing our environment

    Council aims to ensure our landscape, water, air, natural features and biodiversity are managed, protected, enhanced and valued as the cornerstone of our quality of life.