North Blenheim, Spring Creek

8 hours ago

Honesty box robberies - Have you ever been targeted?

The team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Thieves have targeted three honesty boxes in Blenheim within five days.

The boxes were at Waterlea Race Course and a local bowling club, with the thief using a tool to break one of the boxes off the wall. Have you ever been targeted?

Read more.

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1 day ago

Were you a obstetrics/gynecology patient at Calvary Hospital?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

We are looking for people who were treated at Calvary Hospital in Newtown, now Wakefield Hospital, between 1960-87. The hospital was run by a Catholic order of nursing sisters, The Little Company of Mary. We are particularly after those treated in the area of obstetrics/gynecology.

Is this … View more
We are looking for people who were treated at Calvary Hospital in Newtown, now Wakefield Hospital, between 1960-87. The hospital was run by a Catholic order of nursing sisters, The Little Company of Mary. We are particularly after those treated in the area of obstetrics/gynecology.

Is this familiar to you? If so, then please get in touch with alison.mau@stuff.co.nz or at PO Box 6341, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141 - please note that any communication will be kept confidential.

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3 hours ago

Springlands School Gala October 19th 2019

Anne from Blenheim

The Springlands School Gala is this weekend the 19th of October.
This years gala is not to be missed with a wide variety of Entertainment , Side shows, Amazing food ,Cake stall, Chocolate toss, Massage, Timed bike race, Chocolate wheel and much much much more.
So come on down and enjoy a day of … View more
The Springlands School Gala is this weekend the 19th of October.
This years gala is not to be missed with a wide variety of Entertainment , Side shows, Amazing food ,Cake stall, Chocolate toss, Massage, Timed bike race, Chocolate wheel and much much much more.
So come on down and enjoy a day of fun.

See you There!!!!!!

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3 days ago

Poll: 80kmh between Blenheim and Nelson?

Sophie Trigger Reporter from Marlborough Express

The NZTA is proposing that the speed limit between Blenheim and Nelson be reduced to 80kmh.

Would you support this change?

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80kmh between Blenheim and Nelson?
  • 12.6% Yes - safety first!
    12.6% Complete
  • 81.9% No - the trip would be too long.
    81.9% Complete
  • 5.5% Other - leave in comments.
    5.5% Complete
127 votes
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3 days ago

HOUSE OF HEARING CLOSURE

Lionel from Blenheim

I am trying to gauge the number of people who are affected by the closure, of House of Hearing, Blenheim. I believe that we will now have to travel to Nelson for check-ups and hearing aids servicing.

12 hours ago

Buy-back and amnesty for prohibited firearms and parts

Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast Police

After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or … View more
After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or parts, including Police-run collection events - bit.ly...

If you can’t make a collection event, check whether there is a dealer near you - bit.ly...

If you think you have a unique prohibited item and are eligible to apply for compensation, find out how you can do that here - bit.ly...

Some firearms can also be modified and there is also a list of approved gunsmiths eligible to do the work - bit.ly...

FAQ’s here - bit.ly... or call 0800 311 311.

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1 day ago

Industrial action affecting Nelson & Wairau Hospitals

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Industrial action will affect the provision of radiology services (X-ray, CT & MRI) in Nelson and Wairau Hospitals today (Wednesday).
Please note: Ultrasound services are unaffected.

All hospitals nationwide are preparing for a further strike by Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) who are … View more
Industrial action will affect the provision of radiology services (X-ray, CT & MRI) in Nelson and Wairau Hospitals today (Wednesday).
Please note: Ultrasound services are unaffected.

All hospitals nationwide are preparing for a further strike by Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) who are covered by the Association of Professional and Executive Employees (APEX) collective employment agreement.

Some of our MITs will participate in a 24-hour withdrawal of labour from:
0700 Wednesday 16 October to 0700 Thursday 17 October.

Our contingency planning team has worked hard to minimise the potential effects of the strike on patient care, prioritising the continuation of emergency and urgent services during the strike.

The provision of radiology services at Nelson & Wairau Hospitals, including the Emergency Departments, will be affected during the periods of industrial action.

Thank you for your patience.

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1 day ago

What do you know about the internet?

Stuff Fibre

We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the … View more
We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the internet. Be in to WIN 1 of 4 $50 Prezzy cards for your participation!
Take the survey

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1 day ago

Key information for boaties

Social Media Manager from Tuia 250 ki Tōtaranui

As part of the 250 years commemorations of the arrival of the Endeavour to Aotearoa/New Zealand and the first sustained encounters between Māori and Pākehā, a national flotilla consisting of three waka hourua (double hulled waka with sails) and two heritage tall ships will visit Tōtaranui/Queen… View moreAs part of the 250 years commemorations of the arrival of the Endeavour to Aotearoa/New Zealand and the first sustained encounters between Māori and Pākehā, a national flotilla consisting of three waka hourua (double hulled waka with sails) and two heritage tall ships will visit Tōtaranui/Queen Charlotte Sound between November 19 and November 26, 2019.

MERETOTO/SHIP COVE

No access via walkways from midnight November 20 to approximately 5pm November 21.

HARBOURMASTER'S DIRCTION

In the interest of navigation safety no vessel is permitted to navigate within the specified exclusion zones 100 meters of a flotilla vessel underway within the Marlborough Harbour or within 50 meters of any flotilla vessel navigating within Picton Harbour or at anchor.

This direction does not apply to;
• Police or rescue vessels
• Vessels as permitted by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage
• Vessels as permitted by the Harbourmaster
• Vessels as permitted by the Master, Skipper or Kaitiaki of a flotilla vessel.

MERETOTO/SHIP COVE

On November 21, 2019 there will be an official Pōwhiri for the crews of the dual heritage Tuia 250 flotilla, led by tangata whenua.

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage has reserved an area of water space within Meretoto/Ship Cove for this event from midnight November 20 to 5pm November 21.

The reserved area is shown on the map and has been approved according to the Marlborough District Council Navigation Safety Bylaws 2009.

During this time only vessels directly involved in the event will be permitted to;
• access the wharf at Meretoto/Ship Cove
• anchor or moor in Meretoto/Ship Cove

There will be opportunity for all vessels to enter Meretoto/Ship Cove between 11am and 2pm on November, 21 2019 to view the flotilla vessels at anchor in the bay. During this time all vessels navigating in the bay must remain at a distance of at least 50 meters from the flotilla vessels.

Spectator craft intending to visit Meretoto/Ship Cove during this event are encouraged to maintain a listening watch on VHF 66 for event information and safety messages from the Harbourmaster.

Coastguard Marlborough and police will be supported by the Nelson Coastguard in managing the event on water.

WAITOHI/PICTON

On November 22, 2019 the dual heritage Tuia 250 flotilla is expected to arrive at All Ports Island around 10am, and then make its way to Waitohi/Picton Harbour.

The flotilla will depart on November 26, 2019.

• Tangata whenua waka will approach the flotilla from Shelly Beach

• All spectator vessels must not navigate within the exclusion zones of the flotilla vessels as set by the Harbourmaster.

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1 day ago

Shipshape volunteers wanted

The Team from Marlborough District Council

Are you enthusiastic, committed and keen be part of Marlborough’s history? If so, the Tuia 250 team wants to hear from you!

They need friendly volunteers to help with the Tuia 250 commemorations in Picton during the visit of the Dual Heritage Tuia 250 Flotilla, from 22 to 25 November.

Tasks… View more
Are you enthusiastic, committed and keen be part of Marlborough’s history? If so, the Tuia 250 team wants to hear from you!

They need friendly volunteers to help with the Tuia 250 commemorations in Picton during the visit of the Dual Heritage Tuia 250 Flotilla, from 22 to 25 November.

Tasks include helping the team manage visitors aboard the Endeavour replica and being an ‘Ask Me Ambassador’.

If you can help, give Eléna Smith a call on 021 334 556 or email volunteers@totaranui250.co.nz
Find out more

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2 days ago

Nite Store Heater Wanted

Linley from Blenheim

Must be in reasonable condition

Price: $121,345

2 days ago

Poll: Will you be celebrating Halloween?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Halloween is coming up on October 31, and there'll be lots of spooktacular-ly dressed trick or treaters around the neighbourhood!

Are you looking forward to seeing them? Will you be celebrating Halloween?

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Will you be celebrating Halloween?
  • 10% I love it - one of my favorite times of the year
    10% Complete
  • 2.2% I use it as an excuse to dress up!
    2.2% Complete
  • 22.3% Hate it - we shouldn't celebrate evil and darkness
    22.3% Complete
  • 36.8% It's a nuisance - I won't be answering the door on the night
    36.8% Complete
  • 28.8% It's just like any other day for me
    28.8% Complete
1901 votes
3 days ago

Selmes Garden Charitable Trust turns 10! 🎈

The team Reporter from Marlborough Express

A garden nursery trust which provides employment to the disabled is celebrating its 10th birthday on October 19!

Chairman David Robinson says "the real value is seeing people with disabilities having somewhere to go where they can actually work and do something productive in the … View more
A garden nursery trust which provides employment to the disabled is celebrating its 10th birthday on October 19!

Chairman David Robinson says "the real value is seeing people with disabilities having somewhere to go where they can actually work and do something productive in the community."

Congratulations, team - a real achievement!

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3 days ago

Industrial action at Nelson & Wairau Hospitals

Stephanie Gray from Nelson Marlborough Health

Industrial action will affect the provision of radiology services (X-ray, CT & MRI) in Nelson and Wairau Hospitals on Monday and Wednesday.
Please note: Ultrasound services are unaffected.

All hospitals nationwide are preparing for a further strike by Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) … View more
Industrial action will affect the provision of radiology services (X-ray, CT & MRI) in Nelson and Wairau Hospitals on Monday and Wednesday.
Please note: Ultrasound services are unaffected.

All hospitals nationwide are preparing for a further strike by Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) who are covered by the Association of Professional and Executive Employees (APEX) collective employment agreement.

Some of our MITs will participate in a 24-hour withdrawal of labour from:

1. 0700 Monday 14 October to 0700 Tuesday 15 October and
2. 0700 Wednesday 16 October to 0700 Thursday 17 October.

Our contingency planning team has worked hard to minimise the potential effects of the strike on patient care, prioritising the continuation of emergency and urgent services during the strike.

The provision of radiology services at Nelson & Wairau Hospitals, including the Emergency Departments, will be affected during the periods of industrial action.

Thank you for your patience.

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3 days ago

Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close 24th October 2019.
Enter now

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