Marlborough Research Centre


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Marlborough Research Centre

Marlborough District Council is a funding partner of the Marlborough Research Centre (MRC), a non-profit research organisation operating from two campuses located in Blenheim.

MRC’s principal objective is to facilitate industry research, particularly in primary and secondary sectors that are of strategic importance to the region. The Centre has links with Nelson Marlborough Institute of technology (NMIT), Massey University, FoodHQ and key primary sector organisations such as NZ Winegrowers and Plant & Food Research.

MRC operates a Food & Beverage Innovation Cluster, which provides funding, specialist support and market insights to members.


Gerald Hope - Chief Executive
Marlborough Research Centre

Mandy Mitchell - Executive Administrator
Marlborough Research Centre

Postal Address
Marlborough Research Centre
85 Budge Street
Blenheim 7201
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 577 2370