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Marlborough Roads Update #2

Friday, 12 April 2024, 4:55 pm | Marlborough District Council

With today’s continuing rainfall Marlborough Roads suggest all road users drive cautiously and to the conditions. Crews will be out again tomorrow morning to inspect road conditions. Port Underwood Road at Robin Hood Bay is restricted to 4wd only. ... More >>

Marlborough Roads Update - MDC

Friday, 12 April 2024, 9:25 am | Marlborough District Council

Following last night’s rainfall Marlborough Roads reports there is surface flooding throughout Marlborough’s roading network. Road users are advised to travel cautiously. More >>

Evacuation Alert Lifted For Spring Creek, Near Blenheim - MDC

Friday, 12 April 2024, 8:16 am | Marlborough District Council

The weather forecast has changed and while rain continues to fall, the Wairau River has reached its peak at 1,200 cubic metres (cumecs) per second which is considerably lower than was modelled on the available information last night. More >>

Evacuation Alert Issued For Part Of Spring Creek, nr Blenheim - Marlborough Civil Defence

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 9:51 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) is advising some residents in the township of Spring Creek near Blenheim to evacuate their homes by 9am tomorrow morning. More >>

Former Library New Home For Tech Hub

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 12:42 pm | Marlborough District Council

The tech hub aimed to foster start-ups, boost the agritech sector, increase productivity and enhance local investment opportunities for entrepreneurs. More >>

Long Term Plan Opens For Public Consultation - Marlborough District Council

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 12:29 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlburians are encouraged to make a submission on the Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) 2024-2034 from tomorrow 11 April until 5pm on 13 May. More >>

Full Complement Of Iwi Representatives On Council Committees

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 9:56 am | Marlborough District Council

The appointment of iwi representatives to all the Marlborough District Council’s standing committees continues a long-standing Council commitment to have local iwi at the table. <img src="" ... More >>

Book Launch For ‘extraordinarily Ordinary’ Edwin Fox

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 9:25 am | Marlborough District Council

The release of a book about the Edwin Fox celebrates the ship and her role in connecting the world in the latter part of the 19th century. The Edwin Fox: How an Ordinary Sailing Ship Connected the World in the Age of Globalization, 1850 - 1914 is co-written ... More >>

Recycle Your Containers With Council

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 11:45 am | Marlborough District Council

Council’s Solid Waste Manager Mark Lucas said Council’s approval by the Packaging Forum as a collection point is great news for the region. Recycled containers can be dropped at the Hazardous Waste Centre in Wither Road, Blenheim or Envirohub in More >>

Marlborough’s Regional Land Transport Plan Opens For Consultation Soon

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 9:48 am | Marlborough District Council

Major Marlborough Sounds road repairs, increased road maintenance and improving freight efficiencies are Council’s key focus in its Marlborough Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2024-2027. More >>

Long Term Plan Community Consultation Update

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 3:53 pm | Marlborough District Council

People will soon get the chance to find out more about Council’s planned expenditure in its Long Term Plan (LTP) 2024-2034. The consultation period has been pushed out - submissions will now open from 11 April and close at 5pm on 13 May. The biggest ... More >>

New Truck Park Planned For Picton

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 2:30 pm | Marlborough District Council

Trucks waiting for ferries may have an alternative to parking on Picton streets if a facility in Waitohi Domain is built. More >>

Wairau River Toxic Algae Warning

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 2:18 pm | Marlborough District Council

Council is warning the public to watch out for toxic algae in the Wairau River. Environmental Scientist Steffi Henkel said Council’s team did a drift dive down the Wairau River yesterday and noted a significant spread of toxic algae in some ... More >>

Wairau Diversion Freedom Camping Site Reopens

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 2:59 pm | Marlborough District Council

The Wairau Diversion has reopened to the public after the dry weather and damage from an accidental fire closed the site in early January. Council Park and Open Spaces Officer Robert Hutchinson says the very dry weather meant the area had to be closed ... More >>

Working For Nature/Mahi Mō Te Taiao Grants Open On Monday

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 10:08 am | Marlborough District Council

The 2024/25 Working for Nature/Mahi mō te Taiao grant scheme opens for online applications on Monday, 1 April. In its fifth year of funding, $120,000 is available for projects from ranging from pest control to restoring wetland areas on public, private or Māori-owned ... More >>

John Boswell Appointed Chief Executive

Monday, 25 March 2024, 10:31 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has appointed a new chief executive after an extensive national advertising campaign and thorough recruitment process. John Boswell will join the Council on 1 August. Mayor Nadine Taylor said she was very pleased to welcome ... More >>

Picton And Waikawa Water Restrictions Lifted

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 1:51 pm | Marlborough District Council

Water restrictions in Picton and Waikawa have now been lifted. Council’s Operations and Maintenance Engineer Stephen Rooney says cooler weather, evenings drawing in and heavy dews along with a few scattered showers in the past few weeks have reduced ... More >>

Wither Hills Farm Park Opens

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 10:13 am | Marlborough District Council

Walkers and cyclists can return to the Wither Hills from today (Wednesday). Council reopened the park to users this morning given the cooler temperatures recently. Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Planner Linda Craighead said staff were very appreciative of ... More >>

Common Passage Plan Coming For Commercial Vessels In Sounds

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 1:58 pm | Marlborough District Council

A new common passage plan to standardise the route all large commercial ships take through the Marlborough Sounds is a great example of collaboration, says Council’s Harbourmaster. “This project has only been made possible due to the positive collaboration ... More >>

Maximum Vessel Lengths For Tory Channel Established

Monday, 11 March 2024, 12:35 pm | Marlborough District Council

For the safety of vessels, their crew and cargo, the Marlborough Harbourmaster has issued a direction that sets a maximum length of 187 metres for any new vessels looking to use the Tory Channel/Kura Te Au, to access Marlborough ports at Picton and Shakespeare ... More >>





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