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Marlborough Roads Recovery – 28 October Update

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 3:39 pm | Marlborough District Council

A perfect storm comprising Covid, the July weather event and the short-term closure of the Queen Charlotte Track have combined to impact Marlborough’s economy, according to September’s electronic spend data. Marlborough District Council subscribes to ... More >>

Mayor Comments On Three Waters Reform Announcement

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 3:01 pm | Marlborough District Council

“My reaction is one of great disappointment at the Government’s decision to make the Three Waters reform mandatory, as announced by Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta this morning.” “The Minister has stated the status quo is not sustainable ... More >>

Mayoral Comment On Covid-19 Case In Blenheim

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 1:49 pm | Marlborough District Council

Mayor John Leggett said he was disappointed to hear the news of a confirmed Covid-19 case in Blenheim this morning but was confident the Ministry of Health, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board and the Primary Health Organisation would manage the situation ... More >>

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Confirms Funding For Initial Roading Response

Friday, 22 October 2021, 6:06 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough’s recovery from the July storm event has had a boost with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency confirming today it will fund 95 percent of the costs of the initial response phase. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency considered the request for ... More >>

Resident Satisfaction Maintained Despite Challenging Year

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 3:41 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has again received a high resident satisfaction score, with 68% of residents saying they are satisfied with the Council’s services. The resident satisfaction survey was conducted between March and June 2021. Mayor John ... More >>

Marlborough Roads Recovery – 21 October Update

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 2:22 pm | Marlborough District Council

A navigator is a person who navigates – and that is exactly what Charlotte Wood will be doing as she assumes the role of July Storm Recovery Navigator for the Marlborough District Council this week. <img src="" ... More >>

Local Recovery Transition Period Extended In Marlborough

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 1:32 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough’s mayor John Leggett today extended the local transition period from the region’s recent state of emergency caused by the 17 July storm for a further 28 days. The notice of extension of the local recovery transition period, under Section ... More >>

Working For Nature/Mahi Mō Te Taiao Funding Awarded

Monday, 18 October 2021, 10:10 am | Marlborough District Council

In its second year, the Working for Nature/Mahi mō te Taiao fund has awarded environment grants to 25 projects across Marlborough in an effort to protect and restore native habitats on public, private or Māori-owned land. This year Council received 36 applications ... More >>

Calculating The Cost Of Waste

Friday, 15 October 2021, 9:46 am | Marlborough District Council

Marlburians might be surprised at the amount of money they spend each year on recycling and waste disposal. Finding out just how much they do pay is the aim of the Council’s new waste calculator. The Council’s current Waste Management and Minimisation Plan ... More >>

Marlborough’s Road To Recovery – 14 October Update

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 4:25 pm | Marlborough District Council

A multi-agency collaboration has resulted in more gumboots hitting the ground this week to help affected landowners as Marlborough’s road to recovery continues. The Ministry for Social Development (MSD), Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), Marlborough ... More >>

Representation Review - Last Call For Submissions

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 4:53 pm | Marlborough District Council

Public submissions on the review of Council representation arrangements for the local elections in 2022 and 2025 close at 5.00 pm on Friday 22 October. Representation reviews are required every six years under the Local Electoral Act 2001. Marlborough ... More >>

Subsidy For Sounds’ Water Taxis

Monday, 11 October 2021, 12:34 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council, with funding support from the Marlborough Mayoral Relief Fund, will subsidise water taxi services for residents, workers and visitors from Havelock out to the Kenepuru Sound, as part of its July storm recovery support ... More >>

Marlborough’s Older Persons Forum A Model For New Zealand

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 4:37 pm | Marlborough District Council

Minister for Seniors Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall congratulated the region on its coordinated approach to the issues facing the elderly when she visited Marlborough yesterday. The Minister praised the Council’s Older Persons Forum for having “an organised ... More >>

Marlborough’s Road To Recovery – 7 October Update

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 4:29 pm | Marlborough District Council

Minister of Emergency Management Hon Kiri Allan was in Marlborough yesterday to see some of the recovery work underway along Queen Charlotte Drive and on the Wairau Plain. At Fareham Lane near the Waihopai River confluence she heard from the Council’s ... More >>

Government Funds $7.5 Million Towards Te Hoiere/Pelorus Project

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 4:37 pm | Marlborough District Council

Conservation Minister Hon Kiritapu Allan today announced a $7.5 million boost for the Te Hoiere/Pelorus Catchment Restoration Project, in Marlborough. Project co-chairman Waihaere Mason said the Mahi mō te Taiao/Jobs for Nature funding will help restore ... More >>

Marlborough’s Olympic Gold Medallist Traded Rugby For Rowing

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 4:15 pm | Marlborough District Council

For someone who took up rowing to help his rugby, Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medallist Tom Murray has sure gone to some extraordinary lengths in the process. “It was the belief that rowing would be beneficial for my rugby career that got me started. ... More >>

Wairau Diversion Campsite Partially Reopens

Monday, 4 October 2021, 3:45 pm | Marlborough District Council

The Wairau Diversion Reserve at Neal Road, Marshlands, near Blenheim, is partially open again for responsible camping, fishing and whitebaiting from tomorrow, 5 October. Overnight camping is permitted in the camping zone only, under the Council’s Responsible ... More >>

Marlborough’s Road To Recovery – 1 October Update

Friday, 1 October 2021, 4:36 pm | Marlborough District Council

It’s a long road to recovery in Marlborough but the Queen Charlotte Track has just reached the final distance marker. Just in time for the school holidays, the track has fully reopened for people to get out and explore their ‘brilliant backyard’. ... More >>

Clock Counts Down On Sports Hub Completion

Friday, 1 October 2021, 10:29 am | Marlborough District Council

Councillors have been taken on a tour of the new Lansdowne Park Sports Hub as the project nears completion. Councillor Michael Fitzpatrick, who holds the Community and Sports Centres portfolio, says Councillors were blown away by the building’s ... More >>

Improved Security To Reduce Carpark Vandalism

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 2:42 pm | Marlborough District Council

New security measures have been approved by Council’s Assets and Services Committee in a bid to combat recurring vandalism of the Alfred Street carpark building. Councillor Brian Dawson, who holds the parking portfolio, says unfortunately over the years ... More >>