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  • Community News - the Blue Door

    The Blue Door resells donated second-hand or used goods at reasonable prices to those in the community in need.

  • Resident Satisfaction Survey

    Have you participated in the MDC annual resident satisfaction survey? If not, read on.

  • Getting youngsters legal on our roads

    Another 10 youngsters are now driving legally on our roads after completing the Learner Licence Course which Council supports.

  • Winter’s a good time for swimming pool maintenance

    No one is thinking about taking a dip in the pool at this time of year, so now is a good time to do some maintenance.

  • America's Cup will come to Picton

    Picton will be the place where Marlborough gets to celebrate our region’s part in the America’s Cup victory.

  • New community hall to revive the heart and soul of Seddon

    Concept plans for the long-awaited Awatere Community Hall are ready and Council has brought the project forward in the hope that construction can begin this summer.

  • Latest stage of Endeavour Park development

    Marlborough Mayor John Leggett and former Silver Ferns netballer Leana de Bruin did the honours at the official opening of the two new courts at Picton’s Endeavour Park

  • Helping our smaller communities

    Small projects can make a big difference to small communities, and residents of the Kenepuru are thrilled to see the restoration of their boat launching site at Portage.

  • Positive Ageing - Elder abuse is not acceptable

    Elder abuse has devastating effects and our seniors must be able to get help if they need it, confidentially and safely.

  • Council tenants prepared for emergencies

    Councillor Cynthia Brooks says all Council’s rental housing for the elderly have an emergency response plan and someone who takes the lead, so that all tenants are familiar with emergency procedures.

  • Fire and Emergency New Zealand

    Firefighters across Marlborough are now all part of a single organisation, whether they’re fulltime members of the Blenheim brigade or rural volunteers

  • Community News - SF Marlborough - Supporting Families

    SF Marlborough - Supporting Families provides support to families caring for those that live with mental illness and/or addiction.

  • Enabling business growth in Marlborough

    Smart Business Marlborough is part of Council’s Economic Development Unit, providing confidential business support.

  • Are you adding to Blenheim’s air pollution?

    This winter, more air pollution than usual is being measured over urban Blenheim.

  • Party at Picton to celebrate America’s Cup

    We’ll be celebrating Marlborough’s big contribution to the Emirates Team New Zealand America’s Cup victory.

  • Plastic bag survey

    Would a charge discourage the use of plastic bags? Would you be happy to pay a plastic bag levy?

  • More time for submissions on life jacket rules

    The time for submissions on plans to tighten up the local navigation bylaw on the use of life jackets is to be extended.

  • Resident Satisfaction Survey

    Marlborough District Council is currently undertaking its annual resident satisfaction survey.

  • 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.

  • Community News - Workbridge

    Workbridge provides vocational services to people with any medical or injury condition.

  • Responsible cat ownership

    The colder winter months can be tough for stray cats – another reminder of the need to ensure cats are desexed and microchipped.

  • Consultation on Eltham-Beaver roads cycle link

    Bike Walk Marlborough and the Council are asking the local community for their views on the proposed Eltham Road and Beaver Road cycle link.

  • Dog Registration 2017/18

    All dogs over three months must be registered.

  • Fifty shades of green - NZ’s premier garden event

    NELMAC Garden Marlborough, from 9-12 November.

  • Breach of Air Quality Standard for PM10 in the Blenheim area

    The Marlborough District Council monitors PM10 concentrations relative to the NES at an air monitoring site in Redwoodtown.

  • Bag the bags

    Marlborough Mayor John Leggett has called on central government to impose a levy to discourage the use of plastic bags.

  • First daffodils appear

    The first daffodils are flowering in Seymour Square – reflecting the early cold snap followed by warmer than usual temperatures.

  • Mayor welcomes tourism report

    Mayor John Leggett has welcomed the recommendations of a destination marketing report.

  • Community News - The Menz Shed Blenheim

    The Menz Shed Blenheim provides opportunities for men to interact on projects, sharing skills and knowledge.

  • Improvements coming up for Waikawa Bay

    An answer has been found to concerns about pupil safety at school drop off and pick up times at Waikawa Bay School

  • Ageing Positively - Henny Vervaart

    Henny Vervaart is the volunteer that every voluntary organisation needs - a jack of all trades who willingly turns his hand to anything for Alzheimers Marlborough.

  • A glimpse beneath the surface off Arapawa Island

    For the last eight months a NIWA research vessel has used multibeam technology to scan the 43,000 hectares of the Sounds seabed.

  • Safe Air changes ahead

    A council delegation visited Safe Air last week. The company will shortly become Airbus New Zealand Ltd, after Airbus bought the Marlborough company two years ago.

  • Let’s clear the air

    Urban Blenheim has an air pollution problem in winter months. Pollution over the town has exceeded the national environmental standard already this year.

  • Cuppa for Charity in the Chamber

    Councillors Jenny Andrews, Laressa Shenfield, Cynthia Brooks and Nadine Taylor last week hosted a group of Marlborough women to morning tea in the Council Chambers.

  • Mayor's Message

    Council has been very clear this year that, coming on the back of a major earthquake, this is not the time for us to relax our grip on the public purse.

  • Time to register your dog

    All dogs over three months old must be registered by 1 July.

  • Protect our riverbank trees

    It is an offence to cut down trees from the reserve land alongside the rivers running through this region.

  • New website for Enviroschools Marlborough

    Share and celebrate the wonderful Enviroschools learning and action that’s happening in almost every Marlborough school and kindergarten.

  • Property revaluation underway across Marlborough

    The revaluation of properties throughout Marlborough is underway.