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  • Community News - The Royal NZ Plunket Society Marlborough

    The Royal NZ Plunket Society Marlborough provides child health services for pre-school children and parent education.

  • Positive Ageing - keep your motor running

    Maintaining mobility independence is important for older people who are used to the freedom of driving themselves about.

  • Restoring pockets of Marlborough’s ecology

    Council’s Significant Natural Areas project is a unique Marlborough solution to the problem of our disappearing native flora and fauna.

  • New bridge for Waihopai Valley Road

    Marlborough Roads has awarded a contract to HEB Construction to design and construct a replacement road bridge across Musgrave Brook in Waihopai Valley Road.

  • Work underway on Waitohi Domain truck park

    Construction of a truck park on Picton’s Waitohi Doman is underway.

  • Full steam ahead for Seddon Water Treatment Plant

    Construction of the new Seddon water treatment plant is progressing and the project is on track to be fully operational by the end of the year

  • Planning for the decade ahead – feedback wanted

    The Long Term Plan (LTP) is a 10-year plan which outlines Council’s financial assumptions and shows the Council’s programme of activities and spending for the next decade.

  • Look out for the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

    The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a serious agricultural and horticultural pest found in Asia which has aggressively invaded the United States.

  • Marlborough’s 2018 Youth Council

    The Marlborough Youth Council provides a channel to the Council for the local young people of this region.

  • Community News – U3A

    U3A taps the great reservoir of knowledge, skills and experience that older people have.

  • Positive Ageing – essential foot care

    Foot care can prevent mobility problems and social isolation; it is a crucial part of nursing care, particularly for older patients, who may be unable to care for their own feet.

  • Road safety during vintage

    The annual grape harvest will be underway soon and that means a big increase in the number of trucks and slow-moving harvesters on our roads

  • Bringing values and life skills programme to our schools

    Mayor John Leggett joined staff, sponsors and supporters of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough last week to hear more about the expansion of its programmes in this region.

  • Public invited to sit in on MEP work in progress

    The Council chambers are open to members of the public interested in the discussion around Marlborough’s new Environment Plan.

  • Boosting the Blenheim Bus

    Blenheim’s bus is now on the road for an extra hour in the middle of the day – with an extra circuit added to the timetable between noon and 1.00 pm

  • A building for the whole community

    Picton’s bright airy new Library designed by Athfield Architects is a building for the whole community.

  • Thinking about Council’s long term business

    Planning for the future is a big part of Council’s responsibilities and, at this time of the year.

  • Infometrics report shows Marlborough economy boomed in 2017

    Growth in the Marlborough’s economy has outstripped the national average with Marlborough’s annual GDP figures showing the fastest growth since 2006.

  • Safe Boating Workshops

    The next course dates are 10 March 2018 and 31 March 2018.

  • Positive Ageing – Protecting your personal information

    In this digital age it’s necessary to be aware that people can use the personal information of others for illegal purposes.

  • Community News – Children’s Day

    Children’s Day is this Sunday 4 March. Join in the Mums and Bubs picnic at Pollard Park 11.00 am to 2.00 pm.

  • Census Day coming up – everyone is counted

    The next census will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2018. This is the official count of people and dwellings in New Zealand.

  • Countering the ant invasion

    With the recent warm weather, ants have been on the move - but no one wants them moving inside.

  • Heart of the Sounds – Picton

    Picton is flying crisp new flags carrying the clear message that the town is the ‘Heart of the Sounds’.

  • Bus service extends to lunch time

    Blenheim’s daily bus service is expanding with buses set to operate through the lunchtime period from 1 March.

  • MDC Herbicide Management Programme

    Council advises it has received monitoring report from the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) .

  • Assistance for neighbours

    A 10-member emergency response team from Marlborough went to assist the Cyclone Gita recovery in Nelson and Tasman last week.

  • Rain eases fire risk

    The recent rain means that the blanket ban on outdoor fires can be relaxed a little with permits now able to be granted for some outdoor burning.

  • Don’t flush a gurgling toilet more than once

    After heavy rain some people’s toilets back up or make a gurgling noise.

  • Crinoline Bridge built with floods in mind

    The Crinoline Bridge is designed to pop off its foundations and swing around when floodwaters get high.

  • Positive Ageing - Stimulation and conversation through craft

    Care and Craft is a concept that began as a way of providing company for lonely or otherwise housebound people; today there are Care and Craft Centres all over the country, including Blenheim.

  • Community News - Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Society

    Prisoners’ Aid and Rehabilitation Society Inc (PARS) Marlborough contributes to the reduction of reoffending.

  • Marlborough - the best

    Last week, the New Zealand Herald newspaper crunched the numbers on property prices, rates, sunshine hours, burglary rates and healthcare access.

  • MEP Progress Report

    The hearing of submissions to the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan has resumed.

  • Japanese delegation visit

    Mayor John Leggett and Councillor Gerald Hope, who is chief executive of the Marlborough Research Centre, hosted a Japanese government delegation from Yamagata prefecture last week.

  • Young sailors compete for National Optimist Champs

    Marlborough Mayor John Leggett joined Queen Charlotte Yacht Club members last weekend for the Interislander Optimist Challenge and Port Marlborough Starling Championship in Picton.

  • Build bike skills at the new pump track on the Taylor riverside

    The latest recreation spot on the Taylor River Reserve is proving hugely popular with the youngsters.

  • Dahlias make a vivid show of colour

    St Mary’s Hall was a sea of bright colour with blooms of all shapes and sizes on display as dahlia experts from all over the country.

  • Positive Ageing - stay healthy on holiday

    Older travellers heading overseas or on a long holiday away from home are wise to plan ahead.

  • Community News - Epilepsy Nelson/Marlborough

    Epilepsy Nelson/Marlborough provides support and advocacy to individuals, family or whanau whose lives are affected by epilepsy.