Picton - Waikawa, Picton

30 days ago

'Royal' road name divides Marlborough council

Maia Hart Reporter from Marlborough Express

This week, Marlborough councillors disagreed over proposed road names for the second time in two months.

The two names mooted were "Monarch Lane" and "Kanuka Close". What's your thoughts on this?

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24 days ago

Who are RYALT? Community Spotlight

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

For the third installment of our new Q&A series sharing about community organisations around Marlborough, we caught up with the team at the Rural Youth and Adult Literacy Trust (RYALT)...⁠

1. What is the mission or goal of RYALT? To provide FREE one-to-one tuition for disadvantaged … View more
For the third installment of our new Q&A series sharing about community organisations around Marlborough, we caught up with the team at the Rural Youth and Adult Literacy Trust (RYALT)...⁠

1. What is the mission or goal of RYALT? To provide FREE one-to-one tuition for disadvantaged rural (or otherwise isolated) youth and adults who struggle with reading and writing. We do this using phone or skype, in their homes and at their own pace, with a focus on what that individual student needs to learn, not on external tests such as NZQA. These courses are available throughout the country, and always have tutor support.

2. What do your volunteers do? Our staff here at RYALT are very fortunate to have the support of our amazing volunteers; RYALT could not operate without volunteer input. We have volunteers in a wide range of roles including accounts administration, database creation, data entry, reception, community ambassadors, volunteer coordinators, social media promoters, and our amazing literacy coaches/tutors.

3. How does your organisation’s work help/develop the community? Building literacy builds self-esteem and allows for students to actively participate confidently and become a benefit to their local community.

4. Are you currently recruiting volunteers? Yes, we are continually seeking volunteers for many roles. Currently, we are focussing on recruiting more Community Ambassadors as they are the first step in letting their local community know about the benefits of our services. We need these people to actively talk about literacy in their communities and share the benefits of our FREE courses.

If you're interested in joining the RYALT team, get in touch with Hannah at Volunteer Marlborough by calling 03 577 9388, or emailing vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz⁠ .

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33 days ago

Red Cross Shop

Coral Stewart from Red Cross Shop Blenheim

Happy level 1 everyone !!
Have you been in and seen our changes in the shop. We have something for everyone.Next time your in town, pop in we’d love to see you. We also have a lot of young travellers stuck in New Zealand looking for warm clothing so any unwanted winter woolies would be greatly … View more
Happy level 1 everyone !!
Have you been in and seen our changes in the shop. We have something for everyone.Next time your in town, pop in we’d love to see you. We also have a lot of young travellers stuck in New Zealand looking for warm clothing so any unwanted winter woolies would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much 😁

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25 days ago

Dive Suit

Bruce from Blenheim

Apollo sub zero 7mm two peice size medium to large $50 phone 5781713

Price: $50

25 days ago

Nominations for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards are now open!!!

The Team from Women of Influence

Know an inspirational woman who’s helping make New Zealand a better place? Nominate her now for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

The Women of Influence Awards shine a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage. Helping propel our future leaders … View more
Know an inspirational woman who’s helping make New Zealand a better place? Nominate her now for the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

The Women of Influence Awards shine a light on the amazing work Kiwi women are doing from grassroots level to the global stage. Helping propel our future leaders and rising stars to bigger and better things.

Head to www.womenofinfluence.co.nz... more information

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26 days ago

Just what you need, right nearby

Four Square

Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just … View more
Hot chicken and fresh salad 4 the easy dinner? Apples and a loaf of bread 4 the lunchbox panic? Bacon and eggs 4 breakfast in bed?

Whether it’s easy munches, school lunches or Sunday brunches, your Four Square has everything you need to keep life nice, easy and local.

Four Square. Just what you need, right nearby.
Find out more

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26 days ago

Have you survived a life shock?

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is exploring what it means to be resilient in times of uncertainty and loss. Perhaps you've suffered a devastating financial loss, overcome a health issue, or had to start over again? We're keen to hear what made you keep going, and what advice you would have for … View moreThe Sunday Star-Times is exploring what it means to be resilient in times of uncertainty and loss. Perhaps you've suffered a devastating financial loss, overcome a health issue, or had to start over again? We're keen to hear what made you keep going, and what advice you would have for others. If you're happy to be identified and share your story, please share your story in the comments below, or contact kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz

26 days ago

Why volunteer?

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Because your whanau will be super proud of you! Yes, volunteering is often about giving to others, but YOU can also get something out of it!⁠

If you want to give your whanau or friends an extra reason to admire you, you can check out all available roles and apply online (click the read more … View more
Because your whanau will be super proud of you! Yes, volunteering is often about giving to others, but YOU can also get something out of it!⁠

If you want to give your whanau or friends an extra reason to admire you, you can check out all available roles and apply online (click the read more button below)
Alternatively, send us a message, call/txt 021478330, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz⁠ .⁠

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32 days ago

Building 101: So you want to build a sleep out...

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

When I heard there would be changes to the consent rules around building sleep outs, I was excited. I've always wanted a tea house in my back yard... a garden room where I can do a bit of potting, maybe read a book, or just cool off in the shade.
Turns out it's not quite as simple as a … View more
When I heard there would be changes to the consent rules around building sleep outs, I was excited. I've always wanted a tea house in my back yard... a garden room where I can do a bit of potting, maybe read a book, or just cool off in the shade.
Turns out it's not quite as simple as a trip to the hardware store to burn a hole in your credit card. If you're thinking of putting something up on your property, check in here first:

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27 days ago

Council services back to normal

The Team from Marlborough District Council

Council’s Customer Service Centre, the Marlborough District Libraries and kerbside recycling reverted back to pre-COVID-19 services and hours yesterday.

The full range of library services is back up and running in Blenheim and Picton. Newspapers and magazines are available along with borrowing… View more
Council’s Customer Service Centre, the Marlborough District Libraries and kerbside recycling reverted back to pre-COVID-19 services and hours yesterday.

The full range of library services is back up and running in Blenheim and Picton. Newspapers and magazines are available along with borrowing services, free public internet computers, wifi, scanning, printing and photocopying services.

Council’s Customer Service Centre is once again open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Staff can now accept cash, cheques, Eftpos and online payments.

All kerbside recycling collected in Blenheim and Picton is now being processed ready for onward sale to recycling markets where available.
Find out more

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27 days ago

New Zealand's Housing Market

Diane from Diane Parish - Blenheim Real Estate Agent

Take a look at what the Housing Market was doing around New Zealand for the month of May 2020.
We all certainly all had our challenges no matter what our industry. Level 4 was bad enough and level 3 restrictions also made it difficult for property transactions to occur. Marlborough was one of four … View more
Take a look at what the Housing Market was doing around New Zealand for the month of May 2020.
We all certainly all had our challenges no matter what our industry. Level 4 was bad enough and level 3 restrictions also made it difficult for property transactions to occur. Marlborough was one of four regions with the largest annual decrease in sales volumes during May.
Marlborough: -54.3% (from 105 to 48 – 57 fewer houses).

Our region is currently experiencing low stock levels of homes on the market available for purchase and a strong pool of buyer demand.
Values are up, so its a brilliant time to sell!

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27 days ago

2014 Skoda Octavia For Sale

Kay from Marlborough Sounds

This vehicle has some hail damage. Cam Belt and Water Pump done 2500 km’s ago. Beautiful car to drive. 2 Ltr Diesel Motor. 12 month W O F, 3 months Registration and 2000 km’s RUC. Has done 145000 km’s. 6 ltr’s per 100km’s fuel economy. Phone 0274407352 or 5742624 . Price is non … View moreThis vehicle has some hail damage. Cam Belt and Water Pump done 2500 km’s ago. Beautiful car to drive. 2 Ltr Diesel Motor. 12 month W O F, 3 months Registration and 2000 km’s RUC. Has done 145000 km’s. 6 ltr’s per 100km’s fuel economy. Phone 0274407352 or 5742624 . Price is non negotiable.

Price: $7,500

27 days ago

Poll: Should Picton's name be changed?

Sophie Trigger Reporter from Marlborough Express

In light of anti-racism protests around the world, the name 'Picton' has been raised for debate because its namesake Sir Thomas Picton, a 19th century war hero, has been denounced for his treatment of slaves.

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What do you think about renaming Picton?

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Should Picton's name be changed?
  • 70% No way. You can't erase history.
    70% Complete
  • 8.3% No, but it does raise an important discussion we should be having.
    8.3% Complete
  • 10% I'm open to the name change.
    10% Complete
  • 10% Change the name. We can't condone racism.
    10% Complete
  • 1.7% I don't mind either way.
    1.7% Complete
  • 0% Other - let us know in the comments!
    0% Complete
60 votes
32 days ago

Hidden in New Zealand: A magical boot hotel

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Just 30 minutes from Nelson, you'll find this unique hotel - the brainchild of passionate and super-friendly locals Judy and Steve Richards. Would you stay?

29 days ago

Luxury for less

Trupti Biradar Reporter from Stuff Travel

Luxury lodges, usually full of overseas tourists and facing the off-peak winter season are slashing prices as much as 60 per cent, making a night at these lodges a little more accessible.

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