Picton - Waikawa, Picton

8 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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9 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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9 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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9 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.
Learn more

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9 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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10 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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10 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

13 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.

17 days ago

Poll: Should schools close in light of the coronavirus pandemic?

Sophie Trigger Reporter from Marlborough Express

With some governments around the world making the decision to close schools, the question could soon come up in New Zealand.

What do you think? Would closing schools in Marlborough be a sensible precaution, or a step too far?

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Should schools close in light of the coronavirus pandemic?
  • 20.4% Close schools now - we must do everything we can to stop the spread.
    20.4% Complete
  • 53.7% We should consider closures if the pandemic escalates in Marlborough.
    53.7% Complete
  • 3.7% Nope - I can't look after kids in the home if schools closed.
    3.7% Complete
  • 20.4% No, the disruption to school would be too much.
    20.4% Complete
  • 1.9% Other - let us know in the comments.
    1.9% Complete
54 votes
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12 days ago

Covid-19.

Chris & Jayne from North Blenheim

Keep safe out there and ensure that you only listen to the full news. If you miss it the government information site for this issue is as follows: Covid19.govt.nz this is the site to get All you correct news and updates from not the rumor mill. To all out there stay safe and keep yourself safe, … View moreKeep safe out there and ensure that you only listen to the full news. If you miss it the government information site for this issue is as follows: Covid19.govt.nz this is the site to get All you correct news and updates from not the rumor mill. To all out there stay safe and keep yourself safe, but please ensure that you check on any elderly people around you especially those over 70. We can and will get over this if we all do our own little bit and don't panic.

I do know it is scary and yes Im close to that age group however I do know that if we all look after one another and ourselves we will all get through this.
Take care out there all of you.

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12 days ago

Present situation...

Philip from Picton - Waikawa

With the likelihood of major economic disruption, there are some things we can all do:
Support your local businesses, buy your normal requirements as close to home as possible, as many "boutique" type shops are at major risk, and some won't be around as they won't be able to … View more
With the likelihood of major economic disruption, there are some things we can all do:
Support your local businesses, buy your normal requirements as close to home as possible, as many "boutique" type shops are at major risk, and some won't be around as they won't be able to survive. This is a brutal and sad fact, so do all you can to keep them going.
I don't need to repeat the "safety" advice given, as I am sure most people are carrying out sensible precautions
If you are a tourist business you may need to offer New Zealanders a price they can afford. Many families are unable to visit attractions in their own country because they can't afford to do so. As there will be no overseas visitors for some time, this is one way for you to keep afloat. The more flexible you are the better you will be able to face this dilemma. If you have a surplus of anything, offer it to friends or neighbours, or any of the "food bank" type charities who, I am sure will be happy to distribute it to the right people.

12 days ago

Be Neighbourly, and...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Covid-19 separating us physically, we need to ensure we aren’t making any group of people feel distant from our community. Let's continue to show our Kiwi spirit and support reach other #RaceRelationsDay2020

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12 days ago

Reach Out to your communities in times of crisis

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Reach Out is a hub for Kiwis to find and give support from others during this global pandemic. Head over to the page and share how you're coping, how you can support each other, and what everyone is doing to embrace the changes that are happening around us. Visit page

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13 days ago

SOLD - 109 Main Road, Havelock.

Diane from Diane Parish - Blenheim Real Estate Agent

Now my 3rd Tall Poppy, Property, Listed and Sold! 🔥
Today, I have had to notify so many disappointed buyers, who missed out on this one, and who want to buy a property now, in Havelock, can you help?
If you’re looking for a different way of selling and for a better fee structure, best give me … View more
Now my 3rd Tall Poppy, Property, Listed and Sold! 🔥
Today, I have had to notify so many disappointed buyers, who missed out on this one, and who want to buy a property now, in Havelock, can you help?
If you’re looking for a different way of selling and for a better fee structure, best give me a call to keep your money where it should be!
021 324 592

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13 days ago

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Archibalds Motors Ltd

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To book a test drive today, please contact Archibalds on 021 907 961.
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