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  • Positive Ageing – Lend a helping hand

    Have you ever thought about volunteering?

  • Hall back up and running

    Locals and visitors to Seddon turned out on Sunday to celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated Yealands Wines Awatere Memorial Hall.

  • Tuia 250 - Dual History - Shared Future

    Picture a huge stage on the Waitohi/Picton foreshore on Saturday 23 November, showing footage from the Pōwhiri at Meretoto/Ship Cove.

  • Community News – Blenheim Riverside Railway Society

    Blenheim Riverside Railway Society operates the line alongside the Taylor River.

  • Environment Awards Field Day draws a crowd

    Around 60 people turned out at the weekend to find out about the dedicated efforts of Environment Award winners.

  • The Great Kererū Count

    The annual project to count Kererū, or native wood pigeon, kicks off tomorrow.

  • Meet the candidates meetings

    Come and hear from Council and District Health Board candidates standing for election.

  • Safe boating workshop – one for the girls

    A one-day, ladies only, safe boating workshop will be held on Saturday 12 October for those who want to brush up on their safe boating skills.

  • Renwick Reservoir construction on schedule

    Work on Renwick’s new water reservoir at River Terrace is progressing with construction on schedule to be completed by July next year.

  • Voting papers in the mail

    Keep an eye on your mailbox over the next week as voting papers for this year’s local government elections are delivered.

  • September marks motorcyclist awareness month

    If you notice more motorbikes on the road, don’t be surprised.

  • Final call for local road speeds feedback

    With just over one week to go until submissions close on Council’s review of local road speed limits, now’s the time to have your say,

  • Transport and climate change

    A report tabled at September’s Planning, Finance and Community Committee meeting outlined the potential impacts of climate change on land transport in Marlborough.

  • Community News – Asthma Marlborough

    Asthma Marlborough provides education, exercise classes and support to all respiratory illness sufferers.

  • Ageing Positively – Rob Cameron

    Rob Cameron’s take on what makes ageing ‘positive’ is very individual.

  • Tuia 250 - The flotilla is on its way

    The countdown to the Tuia 250 flotilla arriving in Waitohi/Picton is well underway, with just 10 weeks until the big day.

  • Katipo recovery focus for Conservation Week

    Saturday 14 September marks the beginning of Conservation Week.

  • Libraries launch app

    Marlborough District Libraries has a new app to help users check their library accounts and search for items and services while on the go.

  • Sounds’ urgent call for protection

    Last week Marlborough Girls’ College ‘Marine Team’ delivered their research on marine environmental issues in the Marlborough Sounds.

  • Community News – Literacy Marlborough

    Literacy Marlborough provides reading, writing, driver education, work readiness and maths tuition to any interested adult.

  • Positive Ageing – Protecting your personal information

    In this digital age, it’s important to understand that some people can use your personal information for illegal purposes.

  • Tuia 250 - Trainee flotilla berths announced

    The Tōtaranui 250 Trust is excited to announce the successful candidates who will sail on board vessels in the Tuia 250 Flotilla in November.

  • Town Branch Drain and Snowdens Basin upgrade

    ​The Redwood Street and Town Branch Drain stormwater systems remove stormwater from 280 hectares of southern and eastern Blenheim.

  • From Asia to Blenheim

    Marlborough District Council and NMIT are hosting 29 Asian government officials.

  • Rai Stream Reserve playground revamped

    Rai Stream Reserve playground has had a makeover and now features a new slide and tower, along with the existing swing set.

  • Mark Smith Reserve playground officially opened

    Adults and children alike turned out to attend the official opening of the Mark Smith Reserve playground on Saturday.

  • Daylight Savings is coming; time to check your smoke alarms

    Daylight savings is coming, so it's time to check your smoke alarms are working.

  • Community News - Te Ara Mahi

    Te Ara Mahi provides support for people with mental illness to help them find suitable and sustainable employment

  • Positive Ageing - Living options in retirement years

    One of the biggest decisions made later in life is whether or not to stay in the family home.

  • Plans to fix Shelly Beach erosion

    Planning is underway to address erosion along Shelly Beach in Picton Harbour.

  • Divers wanted for ‘Trash to Treasure’ competition

    During September, the Waikawa Dive Centre is seeking divers, snorkelers and free divers to go out and collect underwater rubbish in the Marlborough Sounds.

  • Kupe to Cook tour

    The Tōtaranui 250 Trust is proud to work in partnership with Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough to host a ‘Kupe to Cook’ tour in Tōtaranui/Queen Charlotte Sound.

  • Put a Spring in your step

    Keep up to date with what’s going on around the region from 1 September to 30 November with the new Marlborough Spring Events Guide.

  • New playground for Renwick

    A new Aztec-themed playground has just opened at Renwick Domain.

  • Tuia 250 – Volunteers wanted

    Well-known local Beryl Bowers is helping the Tōtaranui 250 Trust co-ordinate volunteers who can help out when the Tuia 250 flotilla arrives in Waitohi/Picton this Novemberg.

  • Positive Ageing – Keeping healthy and active

    There are many factors that affect our health as we age.

  • Community News – Marlborough Art Society

    Marlborough Art Society provides classes for adults and children, along with exhibitions of artworks by local and national artists.

  • Marlborough’s digital library at your fingertips

    Did you know Marlborough District Libraries have a digital collection of over a million e-resources?

  • New bamboo fencing for Harling Park

    If you visit Harling Park you’ll notice new bamboo fencing has been installed to enhance the Japanese garden.

  • Where do your rates go?

    The Marlborough District Council is a large organisation responsible for delivering and maintaining a wide range of assets, activities and services for Marlborough.