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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.
Marlborough New Zealand - Regional Information
Update : 24 January 2014
It's here. Literally ten years in the making, I've put together a collection of 30 images, created over ten years of owning a digital camera, all taken within the Wither Hills Farm Park. In addition to the photos themselves, some are accompanied by comments or short poems. I'd love this to be a print exhibition in a gallery, however I can't afford to do that at present, although I'm open to offers of sponsorship.
From a distance, the Wither Hills can appear rather barren and uninteresting, however I think you'll agree from the photographic collection, there's a lot more to them than meets the eye. In many respects, this reflects the story of Marlborough, a region largely known for wine and perhaps the Cook Strait ferry terminal, but in reality a region of great diversity and full of things to discover.
Click to view Ten Years on the Wither Hills - a Photographic Journey.
Update: 2 January 2014
Happy New Year everyone. This site doesn't appear to have had a lot of attention for a while, but rest assured, it's dormant, not dead. After a Christmas paycheck from Google for advertising on the site, and after some time away from Marlborough which has made me realise just how wonderful, but poorly promoted our region is, one of my New Year resolutions is to keep this site up to date and ensure it is the most comprehensive site about Marlborough on the web. A huge amount of work actually has been going on behind the scenes updating the CMS that drives the site. The software that drives this site began development well over 10 years ago, right here in Marlborough. Few other local web sites could lay claim to that.
Enjoy the Summer, and even if you're heading back to work soon, don't forget to enjoy places like the Wither Hills Farm Park, with it's walking and cycling tracks right on Blenheim's back doorstep, or some of the wilder parts of the region such as Molesworth if you're still on holiday.
Looking ahead, to commemorate 10 years of owning a digital camera, I'll be publishing a special photo gallery of the Wither Hills Farm Park in coming weeks. You may be suprised at how much diversity can be found in the park.
Chris Cookson, Editor, Photographer, Webmaster.
Update: 8 December 2012.
Christmas is just around the corner, as most people will be aware by now with all the Christmas advertising and decorations, and in case you missed it otherwise, Blenheim held it's annual Christmas parade this afternoon. The weather might have been overcast, but there was still a good turnout, and plenty of opportunity for families to enjoy themselves. A lot of the entries in the parade represented various clubs and volunteer groups that are active in Blenheim. If you're not sure what to do with yourself, you should check out some of these groups. If you are one of these non-profit groups, and want people to know about you, you're entitled to a free listing in Marlborough Online's directory, so contact Marlborough Online with your details.
Update: 10 November 2012.
Spring is heading on towards summer, and as the weather starts to warm up, outdoor events and festivals are getting into full swing in Marlborough. Today is the annual A & P Show, complete with animals, rides, wood chopping, and more. Sunday is the Garden Marlborough Fête in Seymour Square, and of course the longer days and warmer weather are a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the Marlborough Sounds or take the kids to Pollard Park.
What would you 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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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