Picton - Waikawa, Picton

4 days ago

Meaters of Marlborough closes as retail butchers grapple 'grey area'

Alice Angeloni Reporter from Marlborough Express

A Marlborough butcher has made the call to close during the coronavirus lockdown as butchers grapple with "very grey" areas over whether they are an essential service.

Meaters of Marlborough owner Mike Newman told Stuff he had been given the green light to continue on Tuesday, but after… View more
A Marlborough butcher has made the call to close during the coronavirus lockdown as butchers grapple with "very grey" areas over whether they are an essential service.

Meaters of Marlborough owner Mike Newman told Stuff he had been given the green light to continue on Tuesday, but after hearing a radio update on Wednesday morning, he was no longer sure that was the case.

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4 days ago

Kindness

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

"Every act of kindness benefits the giver as well as the receiver." - Katrina Mayer (motivational speaker)⁠

If you're looking for a way to spread kindness in your community, we have a list of over 90 different volunteering opportunities around Marlborough (including Havelock, … View more
"Every act of kindness benefits the giver as well as the receiver." - Katrina Mayer (motivational speaker)⁠

If you're looking for a way to spread kindness in your community, we have a list of over 90 different volunteering opportunities around Marlborough (including Havelock, Picton, and the Marlborough Sounds)!⁠

You can get full info on all available roles and apply online at marl.volunteermatch.org.nz...

Alternatively, send us a message, call 03-577-9388, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

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4 days ago

We’re now at Alert Level 4. Stay home. Save lives.

New Zealand Government

Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other… View more
Dear concerned citizen,

We must now all stay home. Because that’s how we’ll stop the virus.

Level 4 measures will likely be in place for a number of weeks.

Don’t worry. During that time you will still be able to access all the essentials you need, including medicine, food, and other home supplies.

ALL THE TIME, NO EXCEPTIONS
It’s incredibly important that we all follow the Level 4 plan, all the time. No exceptions. Because doing so will save lives.

A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
We realise these are big changes. But these are challenging times.
If we don't all stay home, the whole country will need Level 4 restrictions for longer.

SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY SERVICE PEOPLE
We owe it to the essential services. Our nurses, doctors and everyone else on the frontline. They’re working tirelessly to save lives. We should all do everything in our power to help them do this.
Thank you to each and every person, for doing their bit.

While you’re staying at home:

STAY CONNECTED
• Don’t let physical distance stop you staying connected. Keep in touch with people using video calls, phone calls, chat and texting.
• If you know people who are living alone, vulnerable, or separated from their loved ones, regularly check-in with them.

STAY WELL
• Continue to practice good hygiene – wash your hands with soap. Then dry.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Regularly clean surfaces in your home with disinfectant.
• Keep up regular physical exercise, and get some fresh air when possible. It’s good so long as this is solitary, or only with those you live with.

REACH OUT
If you need advice, support or help, try reaching out to friends, family, whānau or workmates.

WE'RE UPDATING INFORMATION CONSTANTLY
For all the latest advice, including answers to your health and financial questions, go to Covid19.govt.nz.

And remember: what you do now, will help protect all of us.
Find out more

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4 days ago

Level 4 lockdown begins tonight...

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

As of tonight at 11:59pm New Zealand will move to a Level 4 alert in response to the #COVID19 pandemic. It will put the entire country on lockdown for four weeks. Here’s what that will mean for us moving forward:

4 days ago

A message to our Adventurous Seniors

The Team from Readers Tours

There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and … View more
There is a reason Readers Tours attract ‘Adventurous Seniors’.

Our itineraries are bold and colourful, so are our tour guides.
We drive scenic roads and coastal highway and have luxury accommodation waiting after a big day. We offer excursions such as Helicopter rides and guided walks and have everything organised down to the last meal, with free newspapers for a spot of reading or challenging sudoku.

We are passionate about bringing like-minded individuals together to explore this beautiful landscape we call our backyard and are ready to go full steam ahead with our next tour the moment it is safe to do so.

For now, we will continue to bring you stunning photography, travel stories and helpful tips during these unprecedented times.

Our team remains dedicated to helping you, so please pick up the phone or fill out our contact form and we will be in touch. We look forward to you joining us and experiencing New Zealand like never before.

www.readerstours.co.nz... | 0800 0800 99

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5 days ago

What if you don't have WhatsApp?

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

"We are now entering a time where families are separated into individual household bubbles and unable to communicate and interact the way they normally do. Our neighbours are the ones who can step up and help."

5 days ago

COVID-19 UPDATE...We're still working

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

The team at Volunteer Marlborough are now working from home. We will be providing ongoing updates to our member organisations in the Marlborough region, as well as to all the wonderful Marlborough volunteers, through our various social media channels and our website. We will do our very best to … View moreThe team at Volunteer Marlborough are now working from home. We will be providing ongoing updates to our member organisations in the Marlborough region, as well as to all the wonderful Marlborough volunteers, through our various social media channels and our website. We will do our very best to keep you up to date and informed over the coming weeks not only about how to keep yourself and your teams safe at this time, but also how people can still be of help going forward.⁠

As the office will be closed for the foreseeable future, please do not hesitate to contact us through any of the following:⁠
- Volunteer Services Coordinator: vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz
- Manager: mgr@volunteermarlborough.org.nz
- Phone: 021-023-12802⁠

Stay safe, stay home, and don't forget to wash your hands!⁠
Kia kaha⁠

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6 days ago

Ideas for connecting with your neighbours while self-isolating:

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...View more
- Leave a note in the letterbox with your contact details
- Create a Facebook page for your street / building
- Start a WhatsApp or Viber group chat
- Give a wave from 2m away and ask how they're going
- Find and join a local Neighbourhood Support group here:

www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz...

There are plenty of ways to keep in touch and support one another over the next several weeks. Just don't forget about those with limited internet or mobile phone access!

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6 days ago

Drivers wanted

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

We currently have EIGHT volunteer opportunities that involve driving so if you like getting behind the wheel, we want to hear from you!⁠

Interested? You can get full info on all available roles and apply online at marl.volunteermatch.org.nz...

Alternatively, send us a message, call … View more
We currently have EIGHT volunteer opportunities that involve driving so if you like getting behind the wheel, we want to hear from you!⁠

Interested? You can get full info on all available roles and apply online at marl.volunteermatch.org.nz...

Alternatively, send us a message, call 03-577-9388, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

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6 days ago

Public facilities closed

The Team from Marlborough District Council

Many of Marlborough’s community facilities have closed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

They include the Marlborough District Library in Blenheim, Picton Library, Stadium 2000’s public facilities including the swimming pools and gym, the Millennium Art Gallery, Edwin Fox Museum … View more
Many of Marlborough’s community facilities have closed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

They include the Marlborough District Library in Blenheim, Picton Library, Stadium 2000’s public facilities including the swimming pools and gym, the Millennium Art Gallery, Edwin Fox Museum in Picton and the Marlborough Museum in Blenheim.

Council’s main office in Seymour Street, Blenheim is still open but please phone the Council on 03 520 7400 for assistance where possible.

You can find out more about Council’s response to Covid-19 here.
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6 days ago

Avoid food poisoning at home

Ministry for Primary Industries

It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep … View more
It’s a great time to cook for family, and whether you’re dining in or grilling on the BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home?

Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, and the 3Cs can help you avoid common foodborne illnesses.

Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
Learn More

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6 days ago

We're in this together!

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is your chance to get organised and come up with a plan for supporting your neighbours and keeping in touch over the next several weeks. We've come up with this 'Our Neighbourhood Plan' template to help.

For additional advice and resources, visit our website at the below link:

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7 days ago

Wanted free new season lemons

Andre from North Blenheim

Free lemons wanted in exchange for white flesh peaches and or granny Smith apples

Free

10 days ago

Roast on the Run in Springlands is back!

Sally from North Blenheim

Just heard the Roast On The Run in Springlands is back with their roast pork, chicken or lamb roasts with all the trimmings. Small $14 or Lrge $16.50, Berry crumble with custard $6.50. Fri, Saturday & Sunday 4-8pm. They request you phone your order through on 577 9100. Great news.

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