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Popular Summer Reading Programme Returns

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 11:44 am | Marlborough District Council

Young readers can sign up for Marlborough District Libraries Summer Reading Programme soon. Registrations open at 9am on Monday 14 December. This popular annual programme is free and is for children aged 5 to 12 years old. To register, parents or caregivers ... More >>

Feedback Sought On Proposed Marlborough Sounds’ Aquaculture Variations

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 10:13 am | Marlborough District Council

Proposed plan variations for managing marine and finfish farming in the Marlborough Sounds are now open for public submission. Variations 1 (marine farming) and 1A (finfish farming) to the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan have been publicly notified ... More >>

Picton To Blenheim Trial Bus Service Extended; Blenheim East Commuter Service Cut

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 8:20 am | Marlborough District Council

The Picton to Blenheim bus service, which operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 2pm, is proving popular, used by an average of 240 passengers a month. The trial service was introduced in August 2019 and was due to come to an end in February 2021, ... More >>

Business Needs Survey A First For Marlborough

Monday, 30 November 2020, 3:13 pm | Marlborough District Council

Local businesses have a three-week window from today to have their say about their current and future needs. A first for Marlborough, the region-wide survey is a response to national requirements as the Marlborough District Council works to ensure its ... More >>

Have Your Say Reminder: Middle Renwick Road Cycle Lane Consultation

Monday, 30 November 2020, 10:52 am | Marlborough District Council

Middle Renwick Road (State Highway 6) in Blenheim is getting cycle lanes thanks to some welcome funding from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. The upgrade will provide a separate, defined lane for cyclists and a painted buffer line between the cycle ... More >>

New Marlborough Responsible Camping Bylaw Adopted

Friday, 27 November 2020, 5:09 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council’s Freedom Camping Sub-Committee recommendations have been adopted unanimously by the full Council, which met this afternoon. The Marlborough District Council Responsible Camping Control Bylaw 2020 will come into force from ... More >>

Marlborough TEAM Notches Up Successes

Friday, 27 November 2020, 10:42 am | Marlborough District Council

Teams win and lose, but Marlborough’s TEAM (The Economic Action Marlborough) Group is satisfied with its current score card. Established by the Marlborough District Council in April 2020, TEAM is part of the Marlborough COVID-19 Recovery Plan. The ... More >>

Jetski Safety Courses On Offer This Summer

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 12:12 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough’s Harbourmaster is putting out the call for personal water craft (PWC) users to take advantage of free safety courses this summer. “ Personal water craft users are the fastest growing sub group of recreational boaties. We are keen to include ... More >>

Renwick Reservoir Construction Complete

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 10:22 am | Marlborough District Council

Construction of Renwick’s new 1,500m3 reservoir at 24 River Terrace is complete, marking the end of the first stage in a three-year programme to improve Renwick’s drinking water. Work on the new reinforced, pre-stressed concrete reservoir began ... More >>

Contract Awarded For Picton Feasibility Studies

Monday, 23 November 2020, 3:59 pm | Marlborough District Council

The contract for feasibility studies into a Picton Mountain Bike Park, Heritage and Environment Centre, and a Wellness Centre and Spa/Pool Complex has been awarded. Successful Auckland consultancy Visitor Solutions Limited (VSL) specialises in the ... More >>

20th South Island Masters Games Heads To Marlborough

Friday, 20 November 2020, 8:46 am | Marlborough District Council

The South Island Masters Games and Marlborough District Council have signed an agreement that will see the 2021 and 2023 games hosted throughout the Marlborough Region. The 2021 event will be the 20th year of the Games, and will be designed to showcase the ... More >>

Wairau River Regional Park Plan Gets Green Light

Monday, 16 November 2020, 11:32 am | Marlborough District Council

A “visionary” new regional park along the banks of the lower Wairau River will be the first of its kind in Marlborough. Council’s Assets & Services Committee has decided to contract a project manager to draft a new Regional Park Management ... More >>

New Funding For Parks, Playgrounds And Sportsgrounds

Friday, 13 November 2020, 9:07 am | Marlborough District Council

The Assets and Services Committee has approved just over $3.2 million to fund local projects through its Land Subdivision Account, funded by levies charged to developers for reserves and community facilities. Parks, reserves, sportsgrounds and playgrounds ... More >>

Finish Line In Sight For Renwick Wine Trail

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 2:44 pm | Marlborough District Council

Wheels are in motion and the finish line is in sight for the final stages of the Renwick wine trail, which will traverse 23.9 km of the area’s vineyards and cellar doors. Marlborough District Council’s Assets & Services Committee today ... More >>

Have Your Say On Middle Renwick Road Cycle Lanes

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 12:29 pm | Marlborough District Council

Middle Renwick Road (State Highway 6) in Blenheim is getting much-needed cycle lanes thanks to some welcome funding from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Councillor Michael Fitzpatrick said the project seeks to increase cycling and improve safety by extending ... More >>

Consultation Closes On Dog Control Bylaw Review

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 10:14 am | Marlborough District Council

Consultation on the Marlborough District Council Dog Control Policy and Bylaw review closed on Monday 9 November and over 670 submissions have been received. A petition with 699 signatures has also been submitted relating to the proposal to make some ... More >>

More Marlborough Homes Eligible For Home Insulation Support

Monday, 9 November 2020, 3:47 pm | Marlborough District Council

Up to 1,000 homes in Marlborough likely qualify for funding to make them warmer, drier and healthier. The Warmer Healthier Homes Nelson Tasman Marlborough project aims to help residents to improve their home insulation and overall energy efficiency ... More >>

Armistice Day Memorial Service 2020

Monday, 9 November 2020, 2:08 pm | Marlborough District Council

A memorial service will be held at the Blenheim War Memorial Clock Tower at 11.00 am on Wednesday 11 November to mark Armistice Day. This 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is the symbolic moment chosen to remember the end of hostilities ... More >>

Last Call For Waste Feedback

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 11:51 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough’s Waste Management and Minimisation Plan is revised every six years and is currently being updated. Solid Waste Manager Alec McNeil says the Council is asking the public if they have anything further to add to the ideas and principles ... More >>

Applications Open For Working For Nature/Mahi Mō Te Taiao Grants

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 10:51 am | Marlborough District Council

Online applications are now open for Marlborough District Council’s new environmental grant programme, Working for Nature/Mahi mō te Taiao. Applications for the $70,000 fund are only available via the Council website, and allow landowners, businesses ... More >>