Marlborough New Zealand - Regional Information
Marlborough is a diverse, sparsely populated region in the north east of the South Island, with a reputation for its wines, particularly sauvignon blanc, and for the uniqueness of the Marlborough Sounds. This site provides a wide range of information about the region, and occasional opinion pieces about topics that relate to local issues. Unlike some sites that tend to be tourism focussed, Marlborough Online aims to provide information that will be interesting whether you're just visiting or have lived here all your life.
This is not a news site, but rather a collection of information about the people, places, activities and history of Marlborough. For the latest local news, please refer to the Marlborough Express the main daily newspaper for the region. If you'd like to keep up to date with additions and changes to Marlborough Online and updates about happenings in the region you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
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View from Taylor Dam
Autumn view from Taylor Dam
Pollard Park Flooding, April 2014
Pollard Park, Autumn
Sutherland Stream in flood 17 June 2013
Sutherland Stream after heavy winter rain.
RNZAF Red Checkers at Classic Fighters 2013
Corsair at Classic Fighters 2013
At the Marlborough A&P Show 2012
Vintage Farm Machinery
Parade at Marlborough A&P Show 2012
Grey Heron at Mistletoe Bay, Marlborough Sounds
Shag and Seals
Fur seals and shag on rock in Marlborough Sounds
Fairhall River is a tributary of the Opawa River, but usually dry in summer.
Native Forest - Mistletoe Bay
Wither Hills Farm Park
Wither Hills Farm Park from Sutherland Stream
Wither Hills Farm Park
A stream that passes through a small woodland at the end of New Renwick Road.
Opawa River near Malthouse reserve.
Dry Hills Winery
One of the many wineries in Marlborough
Marlborough Web Design
All sizes of web projects
including database, ecommerce
Marlborough is a sparsely populated region in the South Island of New Zealand which is both spectacular for its natural beauty, and important for its contribution to the national economy.
An online directory of Marlborough businesses and community organisations. Basic listings are free.
From traditional Māori culture to a variety of contemporary music and drama, Marlborough provides a wide variety of activities for people to be involved in.
Marlborough has a favourable climate and diverse geography, which provide a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities.
Marlborough is rich in geographical diversity, with outstanding features such as the Marlborough Sounds, and Molesworth.
Marlborough is home to a diversity of native and introduced plant and animal species.
Marlborough has a rich human history, beginning with the moa hunters, to the first European sealers and whalers, to the region's military role during the Second World War.
Marlborough has been the home of various famous and infamous personalities, including scientists, murderers, Māori chieftans, artists, and many more.
An opportunity for local artists to showcase their work online.