Blenheim, Blenheim

1 day ago

Council to spend a pretty penny on loos

Chloe Ranford Reporter from Marlborough Express

As the Marlborough District Council gets going on its project to improve public toilets in the region, which ones do you think need a revamp?

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13 hours ago

Compactor $500 reward

Michelle from North Blenheim

A $500 reward offered to anyone with info on the whereabouts of a new compactor taken from the back of the Grovetown Pub car park on Friday 14th Dec. it’s a 2 man lift so someone has had help to remove it.
Please call 027 267 5101 or just return it and get $500.

14 hours ago

Severe weather watch: Thunderstorm for parts of Nelson and Marlborough

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a severe weather watch for thunderstorm with high intensity rainfall in Marlborough, Nelson and Buller. The risk is highest this afternoon and early evening. People are urged to stay alert to weather conditions, as flash flooding is possible, as is damage from hail. … View moreMetService has issued a severe weather watch for thunderstorm with high intensity rainfall in Marlborough, Nelson and Buller. The risk is highest this afternoon and early evening. People are urged to stay alert to weather conditions, as flash flooding is possible, as is damage from hail. Keep updated here

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16 hours ago

Poll: Do you know the difference between a paper wasp and regular ones?

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

As we work to control and reduce wasp populations around New Zealand it is important to know which type of wasp you are targeting.

Is it a vespula wasp (German or common) or a paper wasp? Find out the difference here.

Once you know which type of wasp to target, the next step is to use the correct… View more
As we work to control and reduce wasp populations around New Zealand it is important to know which type of wasp you are targeting.

Is it a vespula wasp (German or common) or a paper wasp? Find out the difference here.

Once you know which type of wasp to target, the next step is to use the correct control method.

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Do you know the difference between a paper wasp and regular ones?
  • 46.5% Yes
    46.5% Complete
  • 53.5% No
    53.5% Complete
764 votes
17 hours ago

Poll: Should personal cannabis use be legalised?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A binding referendum on personal cannabis is to be held at the 2020 general election. Do you think personal cannabis use should be legalised in NZ? Read more about the topic here.

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Should personal cannabis use be legalised?
  • 55.3% Yes
    55.3% Complete
  • 44.7% No
    44.7% Complete
1601 votes
1 day ago

Tooth ache?

Paula Hulburt Reporter from Marlborough Express

Most of us have been there at some point, the dreaded throbbing of a tooth that morphs into the kind of pain you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy! What do you do after hours when the dentist is shut? Where do you go to get help- or do you just wait?

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1 day ago

Decorative plates

Paul from Blenheim

No longer needed. Phone/text Paul 021 815 246 (Blenheim)

Price: $40

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1 day ago

Maori courses at Waimea College

Ani from Brightwater

Hi all, 2019 has started off with major reductions in their Adult Community Education course in Te Reo Māori with fees half the cost, so take this opportunity to learn the basics.

1 day ago

Are you ready to completely ditch plastic bags?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The clock is ticking (and no, we're not referring to the Christmas countdown!) - single-use plastic bags will be out of circulation from July 1, 2019.

All retailers, ie not just supermarkets, will no longer be able to sell or give away single-use plastic shopping bags after … View more
Hi neighbours,

The clock is ticking (and no, we're not referring to the Christmas countdown!) - single-use plastic bags will be out of circulation from July 1, 2019.

All retailers, ie not just supermarkets, will no longer be able to sell or give away single-use plastic shopping bags after this date. To read more, click here.

Do you support the single-use plastic bag ban? How will the ban affect your life?

Have you already adapted to a plastic bag-free life or will this mean big changes in your household? What are your tips and tricks for ensuring the ban doesn't cause havoc when you hit the shops?

Please add "NFP/not for print" if you do not want your images/ comments used on Stuff

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1 day ago

Wanted Presser Foot for Bernette 134D

Sue from Blenheim

Have lost the presser foot off my overlocker. Does anyone have one that doesn’t work or they don’t use anymore that I could have the presser foot off.

Free

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1 day ago

Aluminium Ladder

David from Blenheim

1.8 metre lightweight folding step ladder. Extendable.
Good condition.

Price: $75

2 days ago

This time four years ago...

Matt Brown Reporter from Marlborough Express

This time four years ago...in 2014, the boom of a mobile crane working on Blenheim's multimillion-dollar ASB Theatre crashed to the ground startling workers and passers-by.
Two more cranes were required to remove the boom from the site.
The Hitachi crane did not have a load when it fell. It … View more
This time four years ago...in 2014, the boom of a mobile crane working on Blenheim's multimillion-dollar ASB Theatre crashed to the ground startling workers and passers-by.
Two more cranes were required to remove the boom from the site.
The Hitachi crane did not have a load when it fell. It had been moving to pick up a load when the boom broke.
The story was reported by Anna Williams.

3 days ago

Donations flooding in!

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Wow! Your generosity means we have already raised almost $4000 in just three days towards our fight against wasps. We've also received an amazing $35,000 sponsorship from BASF which is a fantastic boost to the campaign. Every little bit counts and by contributing, you can make wasp-free … View moreWow! Your generosity means we have already raised almost $4000 in just three days towards our fight against wasps. We've also received an amazing $35,000 sponsorship from BASF which is a fantastic boost to the campaign. Every little bit counts and by contributing, you can make wasp-free regions a real possibility. Find out more about the project and how you can contribute here: givealittle.co.nz...

givealittle.co.nz/cause/wasp-wipeout

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3 days ago

Best place for a summer swim

The Team from Marlborough District Council

It’s easy to check the water quality of your favourite spot before you head out because Council’s recreational bathing sampling programme is underway, with weekly samples collected from 21 sites across Marlborough. Testing continues until March.

In summer the risk of catching an infectious … View more
It’s easy to check the water quality of your favourite spot before you head out because Council’s recreational bathing sampling programme is underway, with weekly samples collected from 21 sites across Marlborough. Testing continues until March.

In summer the risk of catching an infectious disease from swimming in clear, clean water is usually low. However, after heavy rain, contamination can occur. As a rule of thumb, don't swim if the water looks dirty or murky, smells or has scum on its surface.

You can check the latest results for Marlborough’s favourite swimming spots on the Land and Water Aotearoa website
Find out more!

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