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Marlborough Blog & Commentary

There's nothing like a good road trip

Seven Best Scenic Marlborough Road Trips

Posted: 29-10-2020 21:58

A list of seven of Marlborough’s best scenic road trips, taking in everything from coastal panoramas to rugged alpine views.

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Scoop!

A Taste Sensation

Posted: 10-10-2020 11:52

Taste Marlborough was a great antidote to months of restrictions as a result of Covid-19, bringing people onto the streets for wine and food, all for a good cause.

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Photographer on Altimarloch

Marlborough Photo Competition 2020

Posted: 5-10-2020 22:17

The inaugural Marlborough Online Photo Competition, celebrating what's great about Marlborough.

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Most people know this as Whites Bay, but can you give it's Māori name?

A few of Marlborough's places in te reo Māori

Posted: 18-9-2020 13:03

To celebrate Te wiki o te reo Māori, a look at some of the Māori place names around Marlborough.

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

Serious recreation in Marlborough's backyard

Posted: 13-9-2020 21:25

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

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Sheep on the Wither Hills

Wild about the Withers

Posted: 7-8-2020 13:09

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.

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Driftwood barrier on Rarangi beach

Back your backyard

Posted: 27-7-2020 19:56

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.

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Wairau River from Rainbow Road

Wildest Places to go in Marlborough

Posted: 5-6-2020 22:36

Marlborough offers some pretty great wilderness experiences. Here are some of the best wild places you can go to.

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Oven problems...

Corona Chronicles

Posted: 4-5-2020 11:27

An update on experiencing life during the New Zealand wide Covid-19 lockdown in Marlborough.

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Marlborough Home Vintage 2020

Posted: 19-4-2020 20:36

Turning grape harvesting and processing into a family Covid-19 lockdown activity in a Blenheim backyard.

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Happy Easter Marlborough

Posted: 12-4-2020 11:37

Easter under Covid-19 lockdown is certainly different, but this is a celebration through a slideshow of teddy bears and other critters.

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Haiku of the day - 'Otago' Gold

Posted: 11-4-2020 15:25

Being confined to walking or short cycling distance of home in Blenheim, a fun challenge is to recreate landscapes from other parts of New Zealand or the world.

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That Wither Hills Tree

Haiku of the day - That Wither Hills Tree

Posted: 9-4-2020 23:42

Blenheim has some surprisingly iconic scenery that can even provide literary inspiration when travel is limited to walking distances.

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Winter is coming...

One Week in Lockdown

Posted: 2-4-2020 12:30

Getting out and about in Blenheim for a walk to the Wither Hills is an eerie experience after a week in lockdown.

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