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Marlborough Blog & Commentary

Sutherland Stream

Sutherland Stream

Posted: 14-8-2022 11:01

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

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Doggy fun on the Taylor River Bed

A Dog's Life

Posted: 25-7-2022 21:05

Marlborough is a very dog friendly region, and it turns out, could be the birthplace of New Zealand's first canine population.

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Blenheim Musical Theatre 2022 Les Miserables Review

Posted: 20-5-2022 20:10

A review of Blenheim Musical Theatre's 2022 production of Les Miserables, with a very personal connection.

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Blenheim

Creating a quality future for Marlborough

Posted: 11-4-2022 9:32

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.

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A long, straight road, and not much else

Why would anyone want to stay in Linkwater?

Posted: 4-2-2022 17:24

Linkwater is a small rural settlement in Marlborough that's easy to overlook as a family holiday destination, however it's got more going for it than first appearances.

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Needles Creek, Ward

Some Marlborough History with a personal Connection

Posted: 30-1-2022 16:32

A chance email from a fomer journalist with an offer of a historical story about Marlborough, with a personal connection.

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Mussel Pie

A pie in the Rai

Posted: 16-1-2022 23:03

One of Marlborough's smallest settlements, Rai Valley, serves up a delicious pie, perfect for seafood lovers.

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Robin Hood Bay

Summer Camping at Robin Hood Bay

Posted: 8-1-2022 17:56

Summer camping is something of a kiwi ritual, and Marlborough is no exception. Read about family adventures at Robin Hood Bay.

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An elf? A hobbit?

Why Marlborough is Middle Earth

Posted: 10-12-2021 18:30

December 2021 is the 20th Anniversary of the first Lord of the Rings film, and New Zealand claiming to be Middle Earth, but could Marlborough alone take the title?

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A tarn on the Red Hills

Mission to 'Mars' - A Journey to the Red Hills

Posted: 3-11-2021 18:57

Marlborough's Red Hills are part of Mount Richmond Forest Park with an other worldly landscape like no other in Marlborough. They're accessible enough for a family day trip, but are the gateway to over a week in the wilderness for intrepid adventurers.

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We are the champions

Marlborough Quiz

Posted: 27-8-2021 10:36

How well do you know Marlborough, NZ. Can you get 20/20 in this quiz that tests your local knowledge?

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Colouring Page

Marlborough Colouring Pages

Posted: 21-8-2021 9:26

A selection of colouring pages with scenes of Marlborough, New Zealand.

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Plum blossom

Mamma Mia! Here we go again - Marlborough Covid Lockdown 2.0

Posted: 18-8-2021 19:06

Getting vaccinated and coping with Lockdown 2.0 in Marlborough

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Lake Grassmere and State Highway One

Flaxbourne - A Marlborough region with a big heart

Posted: 9-8-2021 16:50

Flaxbourne is the sparsely populated southernmost part of Marlborough's east coast, with interesting people, and landscapes.

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Lower Goulter Hut

A Marlborough School Holidays Winter Wilderness Adventure

Posted: 4-8-2021 22:51

A school holiday father and daughter tramping and mountain biking adventure up the Goulter River in Mount Richmond Forest Park.

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