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Have Your Say On Marlborough’s Future Waste Services

Monday, 1 March 2021, 2:18 pm | Marlborough District Council

How we manage and minimise waste for the next six years in Marlborough is open for discussion with the Council’s draft strategy now open for public comment. The proposed Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) 2021-27 has been developed following ... More >>

Muller Road Services Upgrade

Friday, 26 February 2021, 5:02 pm | Marlborough District Council

Investigation works are nearing completion and digging will start this coming Monday in Muller Road as part of a significant services upgrade in Blenheim. The Council is replacing the wastewater, stormwater and water mains along Muller Road, between ... More >>

Lower Speed Limits Coming Soon

Friday, 26 February 2021, 4:27 pm | Marlborough District Council

Slower speeds are just around the corner for a number of Marlborough roads in a bid to put the brake on vehicles and reduce crashes. The full Council voted yesterday to proceed with amendments to the existing bylaw as a result of the Local Road Speed ... More >>

Council Agrees Ten Year Budget Priorities

Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:18 am | Marlborough District Council

Mayor John Leggett and Councillors discussed and considered a wide variety of agenda items at yesterday’s Long Term Plan Budget meeting. Staff were complimented by the Mayor for the high quality work that had gone into the reports and presentations. ... More >>

New Sportshub Will Help Turn The Wheels Of Marlborough Sport

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 9:33 am | Marlborough District Council

Just as spokes unite in the hub of a wheel, so too will a number of Marlborough’s sporting codes join together under one roof in the Lansdowne Park Sportshub. <img src="" ... More >>

Innovative, Green Solution Sought For Moorings

Monday, 22 February 2021, 12:39 pm | Marlborough District Council

After discussions over several years about a new solution for Waikawa Bay’s boat moorings, Marlborough District Council is putting out a Request for Information (RFI) to test what’s available. The RFI seeks to gain information from commercial parties ... More >>

Regional Land And Public Transport Plans Open For Submissions

Friday, 19 February 2021, 3:40 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough’s roading and public transport priorities for the next six years are now open for public comment. The ‘Connecting Te Tauihu (Top of the South)’ Regional Land Transport Plan 2021-2027 (RLTP) and Marlborough Regional Public Transport Plan ... More >>

Infrastructure, Inflation And Freshwater Quality Drive Up Long Term Plan Costs

Friday, 19 February 2021, 10:27 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council’s Long Term Plan 2021-2031 priorities will be discussed at the Council Budget meeting this Thursday 25 February from 10.30am. The Mayor and Councillors will discuss the overall budget and a number of items requesting increased ... More >>

TEAM Business Survey To Capture COVID-19 Impacts

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 12:53 pm | Marlborough District Council

The Council and TEAM (The Economic Action Marlborough) Group are underway with a survey of local businesses across all sectors to investigate the longer term impact of COVID-19. “We would like to better understand the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 ... More >>

Benefits Go Far Beyond Pipes In The Ground

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 8:37 am | Marlborough District Council

What lies beneath Blenheim is a mostly unseen but significant driver of economic activity for Marlborough. Since Marlborough emerged from COVID Level 4 in August last year, more than $30 million in critical infrastructure contracts have either ... More >>

Go By Bike Day Postponed

Monday, 15 February 2021, 3:20 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough’s Go by Bike Day in Blenheim and Picton this Wednesday morning has been postponed until further notice. Braden Prideaux, the Council’s Sustainable Transport Manager, said it was disappointing but the right thing to do. “Due to ... More >>

Tory Channel Navigational Risks To Be Addressed

Friday, 12 February 2021, 4:40 pm | Marlborough District Council

Work is underway to identify the controls, including the operational and risk management practices that need to be in place, to enable the ongoing safe transit of vessels through Tory Channel and Queen Charlotte Sound, said Captain Luke Grogan, the Marlborough ... More >>

Planning For The Future Of Marine Farming

Friday, 12 February 2021, 11:48 am | Marlborough District Council

The clock is ticking for the public to have their say on the Council’s suggested changes to marine and finfish farming provisions in the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan. The public consultation process closes on 26 February 2021. Variations 1 (marine ... More >>

Twenty Projects Win Working For Nature/Mahi Mō Te Taiao Funding

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 3:38 pm | Marlborough District Council

In its inaugural year, the Working for Nature/Mahi mō te Taiao fund has awarded environment grants to 20 projects across Marlborough to protect and restore native habitats. In November, the Council received 34 applications from community groups ... More >>

Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 3:32 pm | Marlborough District Council

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike, I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like. If you need an excuse to ‘ride that bike where you like’ or just to trade four wheels for two on your daily commute, Marlborough District ... More >>

New Team At Marlborough Convention Centre

Monday, 1 February 2021, 1:52 pm | Marlborough District Council

Following a significant tenure managing the Marlborough Convention Centre, Scenic Hotel Group’s lease agreement has come to an end, effective today, and the management of the centre is being handed back to Marlborough District Council, who will take ... More >>

Rai Valley’s Village Green Dream May Come True

Monday, 1 February 2021, 10:07 am | Marlborough District Council

The community’s long-held wish for a village green may finally come true for Rai Valley. A suitable site, which could also include new public toilets, has been identified in the Rai Valley Tavern car park. Last week the Council’s Assets & Services ... More >>

Wither Hills’ Fire Danger Rises To ‘Extreme’

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 3:07 pm | Marlborough District Council

Fire and Emergency NZ has advised Marlborough District Council this afternoon that the fire danger on the Wither Hills Farm Park is now ‘Extreme’. The temperature in the Blenheim area is 36C (at 3.00pm) and could rise further today. All upper tracks ... More >>

Major Blenheim Sewerage Upgrade Works Ramp Up

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 9:54 am | Marlborough District Council

It would take 5,250 steps to walk the new sewer mains currently being laid in northern Blenheim. Major works to upgrade the sewerage network started in late October last year and will continue across multiple sites in stages this year. The project involves ... More >>

TEAM Group Preparing For Action

Friday, 22 January 2021, 8:54 am | Marlborough District Council

A busy year looms for Marlborough’s TEAM (The Economic Action Marlborough) Group which will reconvene at the beginning of February to consider its key focus areas for 2021. Established by the Council in April 2020, TEAM is part of the Marlborough ... More >>