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Study into Waitohi Picton tourism opportunities complete

Monday, 27 June 2022, 1:04 pm | Marlborough District Council

A hot-pool style aquatic facility, a heritage/environment centre and a mountain bike park have been hot topics of conversation in Waitohi Picton following a preliminary feasibility study conducted by consultants Visitor Solutions Limited (VSL). VSL was ... More >>

Rainfall And River Flow Monitoring Back Online

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 12:20 pm | Marlborough District Council

Electrical repairs to the Mount Riley repeater were completed yesterday, 22 June. The repeater was damaged in the electrical storm of 9 June when electrical circuits were shorted, possibly by a lightning strike. The damage meant Council’s rainfall ... More >>

Improvements Recorded At Recreational Bathing Sites

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 10:26 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough’s waterways have mostly been given a clean bill of health. Each summer eight beaches and eight river swimming sites around the province were monitored with weekly samples analysed to assess health risk to swimmers. Sites include Anakiwa, ... More >>

Spread The Word On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 12:12 pm | Marlborough District Council

If you see something, say something. That is the message today on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Council’s Community Partnerships Advisor Jodie Griffiths says it is hard to imagine that anyone would deliberately want to harm an elderly person, ... More >>

Council Decisions On Annual Plan 2022-23

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 2:07 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council confirmed its funding priorities for its Annual Plan 2022-2023 yesterday, after considering 78 submissions from the public. Deputy Mayor Nadine Taylor, who chaired the meeting and the Annual Plan hearings last week, said ... More >>

Mural Enhances Aviation Celebration At Liz Davidson Place

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 11:01 am | Marlborough District Council

If you’ve been to Liz Davidson Place in central Blenheim recently you would have noticed the impressive new mural - a nod to Marlborough’s aviation and farming history. <img src="" ... More >>

Marlborough Facilities Shortlisted In Architecture Awards

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 9:43 am | Marlborough District Council

Blenheim’s new sportshub and three public toilet upgrades have been shortlisted in the Nelson and Marlborough Architecture Awards 2022. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> The state-of-the-art Lansdowne ... More >>

Kenepuru Meetings Signal Future Road Repairs And Funding

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 12:53 pm | Marlborough District Council

Representatives from Waka Kotahi, Marlborough Roads Recovery Team and Marlborough District Council met with members of the Kenepuru community at Waitaria Bay hall and The Portage Hotel late last week. Deputy Mayor Nadine Taylor, who chairs the ... More >>

Council Services On Queen’s Birthday - Monday 6 June

Friday, 3 June 2022, 12:01 pm | Marlborough District Council

Council’s Blenheim office will be closed from 5.00 pm on Friday 3 June and reopen on Tuesday 7 June at 8.00 am. Please note that the Blenheim Customer Service Centre is also closed on Wednesdays between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm. Opening times for transfer ... More >>

Wairau Aquifer Water Availability Improves

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 10:07 am | Marlborough District Council

The Wairau Aquifer Freshwater Management Unit (FMU) allocation status has recently changed from over allocated to having allocation available. This change in allocation is a result of recent water take permit expiries and the application of reasonable ... More >>

Marlborough Air Quality Emissions Survey Underway

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 6:28 pm | Marlborough District Council

Every five years Council undertakes an air quality emissions inventory to help identify and quantify major sources of air pollution and related trends in our region. Council’s Environmental Scientist Sarah Brand says this year we want to find out more about ... More >>

Northwest Blenheim Sewer Upgrade Reaches End Of The Road

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 5:00 pm | Marlborough District Council

Orange cones, road works, excavators and contractors have become a familiar sight in the north of Blenheim over the past 18 months. However, significant works to upgrade the sewerage network in this part of town are now largely complete with Council’s ... More >>

Council Says Be Prepared For Sewage ‘Blow Back’

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:13 pm | Marlborough District Council

Cleaning sewer mains with high pressure water jets is one of life’s necessities, like mowing the lawn or washing the car. Unfortunately it’s a job that is not without risk. Over the coming months Marlborough District Council is carrying out a programme ... More >>

Entrepreneurs Reach For The Stars At Inaugural Startup Weekend

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 1:53 pm | Marlborough District Council

So, you want to be a star? A techstar that is. Marlborough’s entrepreneurs will get their chance to shine at the inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend Marlborough from 17 to 19 June. Council’s Economic Development Programmes Manager Mark Unwin ... More >>

Make It Marlborough Is Back

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 10:35 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlburians are being asked to be a ‘hospo hero’ with the return of the region’s official support local campaign, Make it Marlborough. Originally funded by The Economic Action Marlborough (TEAM) Group to offset the impacts of Covid-19, the campaign is ... More >>

Charting A Course For A Real-time Navigation Aid In The Sounds

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 9:31 am | Marlborough District Council

Kura te Au/Tory Channel, the main trunk line for ferries travelling between the North and South islands, has long had a reputation amongst mariners as a complex waterway. Work on a novel solution to the navigational challenges the channel presents ... More >>

Sewer Upgrade Continues In Central Blenheim And Picton

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 3:36 pm | Marlborough District Council

A section of Charles Street between Henry and Richmond streets in central Blenheim will be closed from Monday 16 to Friday 20 May so that the sewer main can be upgraded. Reline NZ will carry out this work. Council Three Waters Projects Engineer Graeme ... More >>

Survey Reveals Housing Preferences

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 9:53 am | Marlborough District Council

The results of the ‘The Housing We’d Choose’ survey were presented to the Planning, Finance and Community Committee last Thursday. Over 300 residents were surveyed in Blenheim, Renwick, Spring Creek and Grovetown. The survey aimed to find ... More >>

Restrictions Remain In Place For Sounds’ Roads As Repairs Continue

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 12:39 pm | Marlborough District Council

Restrictions on vehicle length will remain for Queen Charlotte Drive and a section of Kenepuru Road in the Marlborough Sounds as repair work continues. Council’s Planning Finance & Community Committee today approved the request for a continuation ... More >>

Final Days For Feedback On Marlborough’s Economic Future

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 11:26 am | Marlborough District Council

With only days left until consultation on the draft Marlborough Economic Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2032 closes at 5.00 pm on Monday 9 May, now’s the time to have your say. Council’s economic development team has facilitated the development of the ... More >>