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Marlborough District Libraries Direct To You

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 2:06 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Libraries may be closed but there are thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and more for Marlburians to access online. For those who aren’t already members, locals can now sign up for a digital only membership ... More >>

Annual Plan Update Released For Consultation

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 12:10 pm | Marlborough District Council

Mayor John Leggett welcomed councillors’ support today for a range of measures to help Marlborough get through the COVID-19 crisis, outlined in its Annual Plan Update 2020-21, which goes out for public feedback tomorrow. The full Council met ... More >>

Keep Dogs In Your Bubble And On A Lead

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 3:25 pm | Marlborough District Council

Whether you’ve got two legs or four, if you’re out exercising with your family, all members, including your dog, need to stay in your ‘bubble’. Councillor Jamie Arbuckle says it’s important to keep your family safe and be considerate of others ... More >>

Don’t Flush Your Wet Wipes

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 12:41 pm | Marlborough District Council

Council Operations and Maintenance Engineer Stephen Rooney is urging people not to flush wet wipes down the toilet. “Despite being advertised as ‘flushable’, wet wipes don’t break down like toilet paper. When they bind together they block ... More >>

Wither Hills And Victoria Domain Mountain Bike Parks To Close

Monday, 30 March 2020, 4:58 pm | Marlborough District Council

Following recent rainfall and discussion with the Marlborough Mountain Bike Club, Council has decided to close its mountain bike parks in Blenheim’s Wither Hills Farm Park and Picton’s Victoria Domain. Deputy Mayor and Assets and Services Committee ... More >>

Council Support To Get Marlborough Through Covid-19

Sunday, 29 March 2020, 4:12 pm | Marlborough District Council

Mayor John Leggett says this week’s full Council meeting on Thursday will offer a range of measures to help Marlborough get through the Covid-19 crisis in the short and longer term. “These are challenging times for Marlborough and New Zealand, ... More >>

Use Kerbside Services, Don’t Visit The Transfer Stations

Friday, 27 March 2020, 4:35 pm | Marlborough District Council

Residents in Blenheim and Picton are urged to use the kerbside rubbish and recycling services rather than traveling to transfer stations. Marlborough District Council Solid Waste Manager Alec McNeil says under the Level 4 restrictions, transfer stations ... More >>

Wither Hills Upper Tracks Reopen, Public Toilets And Playgrounds Close

Friday, 27 March 2020, 3:34 pm | Marlborough District Council

All the region’s parks and reserves are open for use, including from today the upper tracks of the Wither Hills Farm Park, which can now reopen after the rain overnight and today. Residents are encouraged to enjoy Marlborough’s open spaces but remember ... More >>

Observe The Lockdown And Save Lives – Mayor John Leggett

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 1:49 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett is urging everyone to observe the Covid-19 lockdown for the sake of the community. “Saving lives must be the first priority for all of us. I’m appealing to everybody to accept the restrictions, which are designed ... More >>

Don’t Take The Boat And Don’t Go To The Bach

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 3:54 pm | Marlborough District Council

The Marlborough Harbourmaster, Port Marlborough, Police and many New Zealand’s authorities are telling boaties not to try to take vessels out on to the water during the Level 4 Covid19 crisis response. Harbourmaster Luke Grogan says people need to ... More >>

Marlborough Bus Services Update

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 9:44 am | Marlborough District Council

Off-peak bus services in Blenheim, Picton and Renwick will continue to operate as normal, while commuter services have been cancelled until further notice. The off-peak services operate between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm. All travel on the Council’s bus services ... More >>

Rubbish And Recycling Services During The COVID-19 Event

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 9:02 am | Marlborough District Council

The government has announced the movement to level 4 in response to the COVID-19 situation. Level 4 restricts our movements as a community to reduce the potential for spreading of the virus. The community should therefore restrict how often it ... More >>

Some Blenheim And Renwick Commuter Bus Services Cancelled

Monday, 23 March 2020, 7:29 pm | Marlborough District Council

As a result of staff shortages brought about by COVID-19 work restrictions, Blenheim commuter and Renwick commuter bus services have, with immediate effect, been cancelled until further notice. The services being cancelled are: · Blenheim commuter services ... More >>

Council Focuses On Lifeline Services As Country Locks Down On Covid-19

Monday, 23 March 2020, 4:51 pm | Marlborough District Council

After the Prime Minister’s announcement today that New Zealand’s Covid-19 alert level has risen to three and will rise to level four in 48 hour’s time, Marlborough District Council is completing its planned transition to the provision of critical ... More >>

Marlborough Library Services Update

Monday, 23 March 2020, 12:38 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Library, Blenheim and Picton Library and Service Centre are closed as a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19. “The safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff is our utmost priority,” says District Libraries Manager ... More >>

Council Announces Closure Of Public Facilities

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 5:04 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has confirmed today that community facilities will be closed to the public as a precaution to slow the spread of Covid-19. Facilities closed from tomorrow Monday 23 March include the Marlborough District Library in ... More >>

Marlborough Pandemic Group Update

Friday, 20 March 2020, 4:48 pm | Marlborough District Council

The Marlborough Pandemic Group met again today to discuss the Covid-19 crisis and share the latest information about the economic challenges now facing the Marlborough region. The Group is taking a ‘Team Marlborough’ approach. Mayor John Leggett, ... More >>

Council Eyes Rates Freeze In Light Of COVID-19

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 4:24 pm | Marlborough District Council

This morning’s Planning, Finance and Community (PFC) Committee discussed a range of agenda items, including Council’s response to the threat of COVID-19. Mayor John Leggett said: “Yesterday in a discussion with Deputy Mayor Nadine Taylor and ... More >>

Marlborough District Council Responds To COVID-19

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 1:13 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has taken a close look at its services and operations to ensure they are ready in case the coronavirus develops in the Marlborough community and Council’s staff numbers become reduced through sickness. Chief Executive Mark ... More >>

Covid-19 - Events At Council’s Parks And Reserves

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 11:04 am | Marlborough District Council

  Although many Marlborough events have sadly had to be cancelled, some smaller events will continue to be held at Council’s parks and reserves. If there are less than 500 attendees and the event organisers have a health and safety management ... More >>



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