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  • Fire sparks warning to be wary of rubbish

    Blenheim’s Waste Sorting Centre is open again after a fire closed the facility earlier this week.

  • Watch for toxic algae in rivers and streams

    Toxic algae is starting to appear in some Marlborough streams and rivers.

  • The long road home

    Mayor John Leggett and Mayoress Anne Best attended a special wreath laying ceremony last weekend to pay tribute to veterans who have returned from war mentally scarred.

  • Jet ski users urged to keep speed down

    Half the recreational vessels on New Zealand waters are power boats, a third are kayaks and just five per cent are jet skis

  • Community News – What’s on over summer

    Want to know what’s on in Marlborough over the holidays?

  • New Ōpaoa Bridge update

    Construction on the new Ōpaoa River Bridge, which will improve safety and journey times on State Highway 1, is now underway.

  • A dog is for life, not just Christmas

    Puppies are cute and cuddly and lots of fun but they are also a big commitment.

  • Wither Hills Reservoir back on stream

    The Wither Hills reservoir is back up and running again after receiving a $2 million refit.

  • Keep safe on the water this summer

    The Harbourmaster’s patrol vessels are out on the water this summer to promote safe boating and compliance with navigation bylaws.

  • Community News - Marlborough Health Shuttle

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

  • Positive Ageing – Caring for the carers

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

  • Waste fees and charges

    Each October Council reviews its waste fees and charges, with any changes coming into effect from 1 January the following year.

  • Good dogs and responsible owners follow the rules

    Many dog owners exercise their animals at the Taylor River reserve, along with people walking, jogging, cycling and pushing strollers.

  • Where’s the best place for a dip?

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

  • New and improved Pollard Park playground

    Pollard Park playground improvements are underway with phase one of the upgrade completed in time for summer.

  • Save our pipes from wipes

    Council is urging people to ‘save our pipes from wipes’ by throwing wet wipes into the rubbish, rather than flushing them down the toilet.

  • Community News – Citizens Advice Bureau

    Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) provides free, impartial and confidential advice and information on a variety of issues.

  • Positive Ageing – Don’t be scammed this festive season

    New versions of old scams are constantly appearing, especially at this time of year as we approach the festive season.

  • Summer speed limits

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

  • Door open for older residents

    Advocacy group Grey Power Marlborough meets regularly with Mayor John Leggett to canvass issues of concern or interest to its membership.

  • Summer reading programme heats up

    It’s that time of year when budding young readers can register for Marlborough District Libraries’ Summer Reading Programme.

  • Small townships update

    The Small Townships Programme, which aims to improve outdoor public spaces in our smaller towns, is going from strength to strength.

  • Community News - Brain Injury Association

    The Brain Injury Association provides support to those that have been affected by brain injury, including family, whanau and carers.

  • Ageing Positively - Denise Winstanley

    Just because you're in your 70s is not reason to stop helping people.

  • Working for Marlborough District Council

    Marlborough is recognised internationally as the centre of New Zealand's wine industry and for the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds.

  • Emergency heads-up for visitors

    We are great hosts here in Marlborough. With the summer season upon us, it’s important that accommodation and hospitality providers think about being prepared for an emergency.

  • MGC achieves Enviroschools Silver status

    Mayor John Leggett presented the Silver certificate to the Enviroclub leader and environmental sustainability class student, Holly Wills at the recent Marlborough Girls’ College Senior prize giving.

  • Final stage in Ōpaoa River repairs

    The final step in the programme to restore parts of the Ōpaoa River to its pre-earthquake condition is set to begin next week.

  • Positive Ageing – Check what you might get

    A new 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.

  • Community News - Diabetes Marlborough

    Diabetes Marlborough provides support, information and education for people with Type-2 diabetes, and their families.

  • 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.

  • 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?