North Blenheim, Spring Creek

6 hours ago

🏕️ Three ProjectK schools have recently returned from their wilderness adventures braving the winter cold. 🌲

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

The schools involved were Kelston Girls College, Northcote College and Waitakere College, and the activities they took part in included; tramping, water activities and a solo camping night.

Congrats to all those involved. We hope you all had an amazing time!

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7 hours ago

Looking for an adventure?

Social Media Manager from Tuia 250 ki Tōtaranui

This is not for the faint-hearted!

We are looking for a guy and a girl, 19 years and over, who want to join the Tuia 250 flotilla.

There is a place for a man on the Waka Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti and a place for a woman on the HMB Endeavour.

The voyage departs from Mangonui on November 12 and sails … View more
This is not for the faint-hearted!

We are looking for a guy and a girl, 19 years and over, who want to join the Tuia 250 flotilla.

There is a place for a man on the Waka Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti and a place for a woman on the HMB Endeavour.

The voyage departs from Mangonui on November 12 and sails for 11 days until it reaches Meretoto/Ship Cove where you will be part of the welcome to the region at the Pōwhiri on November 21. The next day will see you sail through Tōtaranui/Queen Charlotte Sound arriving to an enormous community welcome at Waitohi/Picton foreshore on November 22.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in this historic event. You will be an ambassador for Tuia 250 and be part of the exciting activities happening in Marlborough commemorating 250 years since the first encounters between Māori and Pakeha.

Your duties may include cooking, cleaning, maintenance duties, rigging activities and watcher duties. You will also enjoy morning swims, tramps, wānanga, discussions, learn waiata, and participate in community engagement activities.

The Tuia 250 voyage will visit fifteen communities with a flotilla of dual heritage vessels including waka hourua, va’a moana (from Tahiti), and heritage tall ships to promote the exceptional feats of Pacific, Māori and European voyaging that brought us together.

Specific terms and conditions apply. Travel to departure point is not included. The successful applicants must be aged 19-years and over. Applications close 23 July.

For more information and to apply go to www.totaranui250.co.nz...

totaranui250.co.nz/apply-to-the-flotilla

1 day ago

Does Picton need a gondola?

The team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Interest in building a gondola overlooking Picton has reignited ahead of an update of the town's decade-old plan.

The multi-million dollar project was shelved in 2016.

Former motelier Eric Collins, who had worked to bring a gondola to Picton for 30 years, said "Picton needs it more … View more
Interest in building a gondola overlooking Picton has reignited ahead of an update of the town's decade-old plan.

The multi-million dollar project was shelved in 2016.

Former motelier Eric Collins, who had worked to bring a gondola to Picton for 30 years, said "Picton needs it more than I do...I don't need that stress."

What do you think? Do you think Picton should have a gondola?

stuff.co.nz/national/114193418/renewed-interest-in-picton-gondola-could-finally-see-it-get-off-the-ground

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18 hours ago

Retirement living and care you can trust

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

For Ryman Healthcare residents, knowing they’re part of a community they can trust and that genuinely cares, provides real peace of mind. Experience the difference!

18 hours ago

Let's warm up your winter

Lemon&Joy

NOW - Buy one and receive a FREE Tree Man Flower Pot

We took one of the world’s softest, most luxurious blanket fabric and lined it with the ultimate in warming, comfort. Then transformed it into the world’s most comfortable oversized hoodie that keeps you totally snug and warm from head to … View more
NOW - Buy one and receive a FREE Tree Man Flower Pot

We took one of the world’s softest, most luxurious blanket fabric and lined it with the ultimate in warming, comfort. Then transformed it into the world’s most comfortable oversized hoodie that keeps you totally snug and warm from head to toe.

ONE SIZE FITS ALL!!

Lemon& Joy Wearable Blanket keeps you warm & cosy lounging at home, watching TV, camping, at a sporting event or anywhere you need to stay snuggly warm.
Find out more

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1 day ago
1 day ago

Help keep the lights on this winter

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are … View more
Imagine having to sit in the dark on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket for warmth because you couldn’t afford heating or power?

Sadly, this is a reality for many Kiwi families living in poverty at the moment, as they struggle through a cold winter without even the basics to survive. They are often forced to choose between providing food, warmth and shelter for their family, knowing the profound impact that going without even one of these things will have on their health and well-being.

Please support this ‘Lights On’ Winter Appeal and help keep families safe, warm and sheltered this winter.

Donate at salvationarmy.org.nz/winter

facebook.com/SalvationArmyNZFTS/videos/626243601206686/

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1 day ago

Parking pays

The Team from Marlborough District Council

Council staff and parking wardens have been out on the streets helping people adjust to the new Pay by Plate meters.

While many have got the hang of it, some think that because there isn’t a meter at every parking space, they don’t have to pay. It’s important to remember the … View more
Council staff and parking wardens have been out on the streets helping people adjust to the new Pay by Plate meters.

While many have got the hang of it, some think that because there isn’t a meter at every parking space, they don’t have to pay. It’s important to remember the Pay by Plate meters are shared meters - this means there’s one meter for every seven parking spaces.

So now, once you’ve parked you simply walk in the direction you’re heading, and when you come to a Pay by Plate meter you pay for your parking – it’s easy.
Find out more

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1 day ago

EndGraiNZ

Sarah from Fairhall - Renwick - Woodbourne

Hi all, we are EngraiNZ woodworkz! We make for you- rustic garden benches, tables from reclaimed hardwoods, homewares (cutting boards platters and cheese boards), or is there something else you had in mind? Connect with us on facebook @endgrainz woodworkz

2 days ago

Poll: Should cars drive with lights on during the day?

Sophie Trigger Reporter from Marlborough Express

Signs have popped up on Middle Renwick Rd urging motorists to drive with their lights on during the day, after one resident's safety concerns.

What do you think? Are lights needed during daylight hours?

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Should cars drive with lights on during the day?
  • 19.5% No, lights are only needed at night/when visibility is low.
    19.5% Complete
  • 29.3% It's up to the driver.
    29.3% Complete
  • 2.4% I don't mind.
    2.4% Complete
  • 48.8% Yes, lights should be on at all times.
    48.8% Complete
41 votes
2 days ago

Sharonika finds resilience through Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Teen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and … View moreTeen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and I let life pass me by even if it was a wonderful opportunity because I was so afraid of the unknown.’’

Not anymore! Prasad, 18, and the youngest in a family of five, is now working as a caregiver while studying a foundation course at NZMA for occupational therapy and has realised she ‘‘could do anything’’. She is the first in her family to go to university. The South Auckland teen has found her potential with the help of our Foundation that aims to transform young Kiwi lives.

Read more abour Sharonika's story here: bit.ly...

Show your support for Sharonika and other young people by joining our Supporters Group here: bit.ly...

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2 days ago

Poll: Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?

Sarah Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,
Online shopping is getting more popular by the day, but with the convenience of getting parcels delivered to your home comes the danger of potential theft.

Have you ever had an online delivery go missing once it has been delivered?

To read more, click here.

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Have you had a courier parcel stolen from your front door?
  • 17.3% Yes
    17.3% Complete
  • 82.7% No
    82.7% Complete
1442 votes
2 days ago

MID YEAR SALE BedsRus

Furniture Gallery Blenheim

Now is a great time for a new bed with
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call into Grove Road and visit the team

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2 days ago

Nominations close today!!!!!

The Team from Women of Influence

Last chance to nominate!!!

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards close today! Don't miss out, begin your nomination today as nominations close at 11.59pm!

There is still time to recognize the amazing women in your communities. Any incomplete nominations will have until Friday, … View more
Last chance to nominate!!!

Nominations for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards close today! Don't miss out, begin your nomination today as nominations close at 11.59pm!

There is still time to recognize the amazing women in your communities. Any incomplete nominations will have until Friday, 11.59pm to submit for judging!

womenofinfluence.co.nz/nominate

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2 days ago

Heavy rain watch in place for Marlborough

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for Marlborough.

Valid: 13 hours from 8:00pm Monday to 9:00am Tuesday
Forecast: A period of heavy northerly rain is expected, and rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 15 … View more
MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for Marlborough.

Valid: 13 hours from 8:00pm Monday to 9:00am Tuesday
Forecast: A period of heavy northerly rain is expected, and rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00am Monday 15 Jul 2019
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