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Marlborough District Council - Latest News [Page 4]

Water Restrictions Continue In Picton And Waikawa

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

Every drop counts - that’s still the message to Picton and Waikawa residents and visitors who are being asked to continue to save water. A total sprinkler ban remains in place as well as no boat or car washing and limits on Council’s irrigation of ... More >>

Warnings At Rai Falls And Omaka River For Toxic Algae

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 9:05 am | Marlborough District Council

Warnings signs are now in place at the Rai Falls and the Lions Reserve at the Omaka River due to a proliferation of toxic algae. <img src="" width="720" height="540"> Toxic algae are most prolific ... More >>

Keep Saving Water In Picton And Waikawa

Monday, 15 January 2024, 12:10 pm | Marlborough District Council

Every drop counts - that’s still the message to Picton and Waikawa residents who are being asked to continue to conserve water. A total sprinkler ban remains in place for Picton and Waikawa residents as well as no boat washing at launching ramps in ... More >>

More Savings Needed As Picton And Waikawa Heed Call To Reduce Water Use

Friday, 12 January 2024, 2:04 pm | Marlborough District Council

Picton and Waikawa residents have heard the call to make every drop of water count but are being encouraged to do more, with demand still outstripping the town’s supply. Every drop counts - that’s the message from Council to local residents ... More >>

Dire Need For Water Savings In Picton And Waikawa

Thursday, 11 January 2024, 11:09 am | Marlborough District Council

Every drop counts - that’s the message from Marlborough District Council to Picton and Waikawa residents who have been asked to urgently reduce their water consumption. From tomorrow, Friday 12 January, a total hosing ban is in place for Picton and Waikawa ... More >>

Wither Hills Farm Park Closed

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 11:52 am | Marlborough District Council

The Wither Hills Farm Park is closed to the public from tonight. With recent hot and dry conditions and following discussion with Fire and Emergency (FENZ), Council is closing the park in the interest of public safety. Parks and Open Spaces Manager ... More >>

Water Restrictions For Picton And Waikawa

Tuesday, 9 January 2024, 1:44 pm | Marlborough District Council

Council is asking Picton and Waikawa residents to limit their sprinkler use to alternate days until further notice. Hot weather, high demand and a reduced water level in the Essons Valley dam is pushing the supply to its limit. Operations and Maintenance ... More >>

Mobile Library App Unavailable

Tuesday, 9 January 2024, 12:06 pm | Marlborough District Council

The Marlborough District Libraries mobile app – used by many library members to manage their account and search the catalogue – is currently unavailable. District Libraries Manager Glenn Webster said while a solution was being worked on by the ... More >>

Watch Out For Toxic Algae In Rivers And Streams

Friday, 22 December 2023, 9:27 am | Marlborough District Council

It’s that time of year when toxic algae is starting to show up again in some Marlborough rivers and streams and Council is asking people to avoid areas of water where it is present. Council’s monitoring team has noticed toxic algae is starting to become ... More >>

NZTA Funding Assistance For Marlborough Sounds’ Roads

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 12:41 pm | Marlborough District Council

The New Zealand Transport Agency Waka Kotahi (NZTA) board met last week and has provided Marlborough District Council with its indicative decision on funding repairs and improvements to the Marlborough Sounds roading network. NZTA has endorsed the ... More >>

Gravel Bed Rivers National Survey – Have Your Say

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 10:58 am | Marlborough District Council

A survey, assessing the ecological benefits and economic costs associated with changes in braided river management including Marlborough’s Wairau River, is underway. This research is being conducted by Lincoln University’s Agribusiness and Economics ... More >>

Residents Only Restriction Remains On Kenepuru Road

Monday, 18 December 2023, 9:36 am | Marlborough District Council

Access remains restricted to residents, emergency and essential services on Kenepuru Road between Linkwater and the heads, and its side roads. The damage sustained in the August 2022 storm was substantial, with more than twice the damage of the July ... More >>

Timely Safety Reminders For Boaties As Navigation Bylaw Takes Effect

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 4:04 pm | Marlborough District Council

Did you know boating incidents must be reported under both maritime law and Council’s new navigation bylaw? Did you also know that you are required to carry properly fitted lifejackets on your boat? These timely reminders from the Harbourmaster come as Marlborough’s ... More >>

Annual Report Presented To Council

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 3:47 pm | Marlborough District Council

Mayor Nadine Taylor said the last financial year had been challenging, mainly due to the ongoing impacts of severe weather events and inflation. In presenting the annual report for 2022-2023 to Council, the Mayor said ratepayers faced an estimated ... More >>

Mayor Comments On Ferries Decision - Marlborough District Council

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 5:40 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor Nadine Taylor said she is shocked and disappointed by the news that KiwiRail is cancelling the inter-island ferries project, iReX. She said while the decision will not directly impact Marlborough’s ratepayers financially it will ... More >>

Queen Charlotte Drive Reindeer Ready

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 11:30 am | Marlborough District Council

The Marlborough Roads Recovery Team has worked hard to get Queen Charlotte Drive reindeer ready. By Christmas, nine of the 10 sites under construction are planned to be completed, with the last to be finished in the new year. Works started in September ... More >>

McLauchlan Street, Springlands Works

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 12:18 pm | Marlborough District Council

McLauchlan Street’s water main is about to undergo a $1.7M upgrade. The work is to replace the existing old and under sized water main the full length of McLauchlan Street from Nelson Street to Old Renwick Road and will extend 800 metres along Old ... More >>

New Governance At Destination Marlborough

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 2:49 pm | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has appointed four commissioners for a fixed term until 30 June 2024 to provide governance to Destination Marlborough, the region’s visitor promotion and management agency. They are Deputy Mayor David Croad, Councillor Barbara ... More >>

One Stop-shop Website Launched For Marlborough NZ

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 2:51 pm | Marlborough District Council

A new website designed for people who want to live, work, or play in Marlborough New Zealand has just been launched. The revamped regional website - – is a collaborative effort between Marlborough District Council and Destination ... More >>

Time Running Out For Freshwater Feedback

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 10:05 am | Marlborough District Council

There’s just over a week left to have your say on what you want for the long-term future of rivers, streams and wetlands in Marlborough. This is the second of three public consultations being run by Council to help draft changes to the Marlborough ... More >>





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