Picton - Waikawa, Picton

29 days ago

Poll: Will you back your backyard with a domestic holiday?

Alice Angeloni Reporter from Marlborough Express

While Level 1 means life is returning to normal in many respects, international travel is still off the cards for now. Have you got plans to travel domestically in the meantime? If so, where?

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Will you back your backyard with a domestic holiday?
  • 77.4% Yes
    77.4% Complete
  • 22.6% No
    22.6% Complete
31 votes
32 days ago

Poll: NZ Covid Tracer

Sophie Trigger Reporter from Marlborough Express

The government launched the NZ Covid Tracer App last month to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The App acts as a "digital diary", keeping track of where people have been when they scan the QR code at a venue.

Have you downloaded NZ COVID Tracer?

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NZ Covid Tracer
  • 38.9% Yes - I want to do my bit to prevent Covid-19.
    38.9% Complete
  • 11.1% No - I have privacy concerns.
    11.1% Complete
  • 31.5% No - I don't have a smartphone/couldn't download it.
    31.5% Complete
  • 1.9% No - I didn't know about it.
    1.9% Complete
  • 13% No - I don't think it's necessary.
    13% Complete
  • 3.7% Other - let us know in the comments!
    3.7% Complete
54 votes
30 days ago

What can you learn?

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Volunteering isn't just about serving others; there are also plenty of benefits to the volunteer. One of those benefits is getting to learn new skills (or having the opportunity to practice skills you already have). Here are just a few examples of skills you can learn through volunteering in … View moreVolunteering isn't just about serving others; there are also plenty of benefits to the volunteer. One of those benefits is getting to learn new skills (or having the opportunity to practice skills you already have). Here are just a few examples of skills you can learn through volunteering in Marlborough: pest control, admin skills, money handling, time management, event management, and first aid.
You can also gain knowledge through volunteering; for example, local history or conservation.

You can get full info on all available roles (and apply online) by clicking the 'read more' button below

Alternatively, send us a message, call/txt 021478330, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

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41 days ago

Show neighbours your photography snaps of Marlborough!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Kia ora Marlborough, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get… View more
Kia ora Marlborough, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.

Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.

Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇

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31 days ago

Resilience and understanding key to peace of mind

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

Read about Mari's lockdown experience at Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

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31 days ago

Feedback wanted on Waikawa Bay Foreshore Plan

The Team from Marlborough District Council

Now’s the chance for you to give feedback and suggestions on the development of the first ever management plan for the Waikawa Bay Foreshore Reserve.

The reserve is a popular place for picnicking, swimming and boat launching, and is of great significance to Te Ātiawa Ki Te Tau Ihu. … View more
Now’s the chance for you to give feedback and suggestions on the development of the first ever management plan for the Waikawa Bay Foreshore Reserve.

The reserve is a popular place for picnicking, swimming and boat launching, and is of great significance to Te Ātiawa Ki Te Tau Ihu. We’re keen to hear from locals and those who use the reserve on a regular basis.

Share your views with us by completing an online survey or writing to us before 5.00 pm this Friday 12 June.
Find out more

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31 days ago

Needing a Smoko Room upgrade?

CrafteD Joinery & Laminates

Now that we're a covid free nation no doubt even more people will be heading back to their workplaces. Maybe the coffee break area in your building needs an upgrade - We can help you with this. Attached is some pictures for ideas.
Call in to our showroom for even more inspiration.
Contact … View more
Now that we're a covid free nation no doubt even more people will be heading back to their workplaces. Maybe the coffee break area in your building needs an upgrade - We can help you with this. Attached is some pictures for ideas.
Call in to our showroom for even more inspiration.
Contact Cedric on 021573610 to discuss your requirements

32 days ago

Seeking compassionate people

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

As a volunteer support worker, you can provide support, information and practical assistance to people affected by crime and other trauma.
If you've got a big heart and you'd like to share some love and kindness, Victim Support are currently recruiting volunteer support workers.

You can … View more
As a volunteer support worker, you can provide support, information and practical assistance to people affected by crime and other trauma.
If you've got a big heart and you'd like to share some love and kindness, Victim Support are currently recruiting volunteer support workers.

You can get full info on this and all available roles (and apply online) by clicking 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

Paint it Green with Resene this June!

Resene

Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60ml testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers … View more
Simply visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, choose your favourite green testpots and for each one you buy Resene will donate $1 to the New Zealand Trees That Count programme.

Offer applies to all Resene green 60ml testpots (excludes metallic and wood stains) purchased by retail customers between 1-30 June 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.

Trees That Count are an environmental charity on a mission to plant millions more native trees throughout New Zealand. Trees That Count runs the country’s only marketplace which provides a place for anyone to fund or gift native trees. This support is matched with planters throughout the country who are restoring, and growing, precious wildlife corridors or pockets of native forest, turning small projects into mighty ones.
Find your store

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33 days ago

Wanted to buy

Frank from Blenheim

Old red bricks for path around villa.
Good condition please.

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34 days ago

For Sale - 2002 Holden Commodore Acclaim

Sonja & Peter from Blenheim

$4,500 ono
3 private owners
Excellent condition and it is a regularly serviced car.
Power steering - Electric windows - Cruise control - Air conditioning – New air shocks on the back

170,000 KM - With new WOF

Phone 027 578 9062

Price: $4,500

35 days ago

More than meets the eye

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

For the second installment of our new Q&A series sharing about community organisations around Marlborough, we caught up with the team at The Blue Door...

What is the The Blue Door's mission/goal? We aim to be a leading reuse organisation that also supports and gives back to the … View more
For the second installment of our new Q&A series sharing about community organisations around Marlborough, we caught up with the team at The Blue Door...

What is the The Blue Door's mission/goal? We aim to be a leading reuse organisation that also supports and gives back to the Marlborough community.

What do your volunteers do? Our volunteers help in a variety of ways; providing customer service, sorting and pricing donated items (e.g. books, toys, linen, clothes, kitchenware), placing priced goods in the shop, and manning the checkout counter. We have approximately 40 volunteers and we couldn't do it without them!

How does The Blue Door support and give back to the community? We provide a welcoming, friendly, non-judgemental place for Marlborough people to buy inexpensive clothing, goods and furniture. However, we are so much more than an 'op shop'. We also give the shop profits back to the Marlborough community by way of grants, provide furniture and goods free to those referred to us by other organisations, provide new Christmas gifts annually for children (distributed by MGC Leos), give jars free to the foodbank, and we are a battery and mobile phone recycling depot!

Where can people follow and connect with you? We're on Facebook: www.facebook.com...

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If you're interested in joining the Blue Door team when Covid-19 restrictions are reduced, get in touch with Hannah at Volunteer Marlborough: via direct message, call/txt 021478330, or email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz

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35 days ago

Did you miss out on diagnostic appointments during lockdown?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

People are diagnosed with cancer everyday in New Zealand, but what about during the coronavirus lockdown? We're keen to talk to someone whose diagnostic appointments were put on hold during alert level 4, and how this has affected you. If you are willing to share your story, and be identified,… View morePeople are diagnosed with cancer everyday in New Zealand, but what about during the coronavirus lockdown? We're keen to talk to someone whose diagnostic appointments were put on hold during alert level 4, and how this has affected you. If you are willing to share your story, and be identified, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz.

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