Picton - Waikawa, Picton

12 days ago

'Do not attempt to go boating' during lockdown

Alice Angeloni Reporter from Marlborough Express

Boating authorities are urging people in Marlborough not to go out on the water or to their bach during the four-week long coronavirus lockdown.

The Government has said people can go outside for exercise while the level four restrictions are in place, but Port Marlborough and Marlborough's … View more
Boating authorities are urging people in Marlborough not to go out on the water or to their bach during the four-week long coronavirus lockdown.

The Government has said people can go outside for exercise while the level four restrictions are in place, but Port Marlborough and Marlborough's harbourmaster say people should not go boating.

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12 days ago

Taxi drivers continue their essential service during lockdown

Alice Angeloni Reporter from Marlborough Express

Taxi drivers are urging passengers to respect social distancing as the mostly-older workforce continues their essential service during Coronavirus lockdown.

Drivers have reacted with surprise and concern after the New Zealand Taxi Federation advised taxis will keep operating as the country goes … View more
Taxi drivers are urging passengers to respect social distancing as the mostly-older workforce continues their essential service during Coronavirus lockdown.

Drivers have reacted with surprise and concern after the New Zealand Taxi Federation advised taxis will keep operating as the country goes into Alert Level 4 from Wednesday at 11.59pm.

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13 days ago

This Nelson - Marlbrorough business needs your support!

Prospa

A huge congratulations to Cath from Blenheim Life Pharmacy. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now she needs your vote to give her a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Cath. Thanks for bringing joy to your … View more
A huge congratulations to Cath from Blenheim Life Pharmacy. This local legend is a finalist in the Prospa Local Business Hero Awards.

Now she needs your vote to give her a chance to take home a prize package worth $10,000!

Good on you, and good luck, Cath. Thanks for bringing joy to your community - especially in these uncertain times.

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Nominated by Leigh Maddison from Blenheim: "They deliver my prescriptions to me as I’m often unable to get them. They always make sure nothing I'm prescribed interacts with anything and they always explain how to take my meds thoroughly to me, which is important as I've had a brain stem stroke and somedays my brain is scrambled. Cath is wonderful at dropping them off for me. They do a really important and medically serious job with kindness"
Vote for Cath

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13 days ago

Let's look after each other

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Neighbourhoods can be a great source of support. Connect with each other through our Reach Out page, show kindness and compassion, and strengthen connections with your communities.

Reach out to your Neighbours here now.

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13 days ago

Upcoming Marlborough Farmers' Market cancelled

Alice Angeloni Reporter from Marlborough Express

The popular Marlborough Farmers' Market has decided not to go ahead this weekend amid Coronavirus uncertainty, despite last week's "takeaway style" market proving a success.

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13 days ago

Your wellbeing is our priority

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained … View more
That's why we've created a whole new section on our website filled with great recipes, gardening tip and lists of helpful apps and entertainment sources - to name a few.

Our 'lifestyle and wellness' section will be updated regularly with great content to keep you entertained whilst we navigate these new times. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

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13 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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13 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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14 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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14 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:

14 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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14 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."

14 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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15 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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