Marlborough Environment Topics

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A collection of blog posts and articles about Marlborough's environment.

The upper Wairau River near Rainbow Station

Marlborough's Natural Heritage

There's no doubt Marlborough has an enviable reputation for wine, but it also has plenty to boast about its natural heritage and wilderness areas.

Native bush at Momorangi Bay

What grows in Marlborough?

If someone asked you, “What grows in Marlborough?” what would your response be?

Marlborough is rich in biodiversity

Inaugural Marlborough Biodiversity Forum

A diverse bunch of people showed up in Picton on Sunday, 16 June for Marlborough's inaugural Biodiversity Forum.

Climate Strike in Seymour Square

Blenheim Climate Strike

Youth, supported by adults met on the steps of the Blenheim war memorial to demand action on climate change.

Lichen growing on charred stump from Boxing Day 2000 fire. Climate change will increase risk of fires.

What Climate Change means for Marlborough

Some of the implications of climate change for Marlborough economy and infrastructure.

Sheep on the Wither Hills

Wild about the Withers

The Wither Hills Farm Park combining soil conservation, recreation and agriculture is a model of how New Zealanders can work with, rather than against the natural environment.

Driftwood barrier on Rarangi beach

Back your backyard

New Zealand's current enforced isolation is a great opportunity to show some love for our wildlife and get to know the locals in our own backyard.

Polypodium vulgare - a pretty looking fern, but something you definitely don't want to find in Marlborough.

Serious recreation in Marlborough's backyard

There's more to backing your backyard or making it Marlborough, than supporting local business; there's also an incredible environment that needs protection.


Creating a quality future for Marlborough

Blenheim in particular, but also other areas of Marlborough are facing potential shortages of residential housing, but a quality solution is more complex than just subdividing more land.

Sutherland Stream

Sutherland Stream

Sutherland Stream is a small stream that's a special place for a lot of Blenheim residents.

QE II Covenant area, Wither Hills Farm Park

A reminder of Queen Elizabeth II on Blenheim's back doorstep

The QE II Covenant area of the Wither Hills Farm Park is a fitting memorial to the Queen's patronage of an important conservation organisation.

Leatham River

Leatham Conservation Area - Marlborough's weedy wilderness.

The Leatham Conservation Area is a large wilderness area in Marlborough, incorporating the catchment of the rivers Branch and Leatham.