Marlborough Region

Marlborough District is the north eastern most region of the South Island, New Zealand, recognised for its wine, aquaculture, and scenic attraction of the Marlborough Sounds.


A variety of locally made Marlborough arts, crafts and other merchandise available for purchase.

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Laetiporus portentosus (putawa)

Laetiporus portentosus (pūtawa) is a large bracket fungus native to New Zealand, typically found in native forest.

Ileodictyon cibarium

Ileodictyon cibarium commonly known as tūtae whetū in te reo Māori or basket fungus is a fungus native to New Zealand found in areas rich in organic matter such as leaf litter and mulch.

Reflection on Christchurch

Following the tragic events in Christchurch, a reflection on what happened, how it might relate to Marlborough, and how to prevent intolerance.


Marlborough Blog

Blog and commentary on topics including politics, travel, economy, relating to Marlborough, New Zealand


Although sparsely populated, Marlborough has a variety of interesting architecture including churches, bridges, wineries and historic homesteads.


Biographies of Marlborough residents who have had an influence on local, national and international affairs.

Business & Economy

The Marlborough economy has a primary industry focus, although land use has changed over the years, with viticulture currently drawing international attention to the region.


Although only having a small population Marlborough has developed a strong cultural identity around cuisine, visual arts, crafts, and performing arts.


Marlborough is a diverse region geographically with a variety of natural and man-made features that distinguish the region both nationally and internationally.


Marlborough has a rich history dating back to some of the first human arrivals in New Zealand to early European exploration and colonisation and much later the rise of the wine industry


Marlborough offers a wide range of recreational activities.

Natural History

Marlborough is home to a variety of rare and endangered plant and animal species, as well as a lot of more common ones that are also of interest.

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