Marlborough Online


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.

Do you have ideas for content you'd like to see on Marlborough Online? Contact us if you have ideas about content you'd like to see, or would like to contribute. We'd love to hear from you, whether you'd like to see sports results, or are a local poet who would like to get published online.

Note: Marlborough Online is not a newspaper. This site is entirely the work of one person who is also a dad, a husband, and builds web sites for a living to put food on the table. As a result updates can be intermittent, and the site tends to focus on enduring information about Marlborough. From time to time, newsworthy information is published, as is commentary on issues affecting the region, however as Marlborough Online is not a source of income, the site gets updated when there is time. If you like this site, consider contacting Create IT to build your business or organisation web site.

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NZ.gifMarlborough 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.

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An online directory of Marlborough businesses and community organisations. Basic listings are free.

band.gifFrom traditional Māori culture to a variety of contemporary music and drama, Marlborough provides a wide variety of activities for people to be involved in.

picnic.gifMarlborough has a favourable climate and diverse geography, which provide a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities.

seascape.gifMarlborough is rich in geographical diversity, with outstanding features such as the Marlborough Sounds, and Molesworth.

leaf.gifMarlborough is home to a diversity of native and introduced plant and animal species.

boat.gifMarlborough 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. 

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