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Marlborough Blog & Commentary

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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Thankful to still be able to do this

What I learnt from surviving meningitis

Posted: 29-3-2020 22:18

A personal account of a meningitis survivor, and how the lessons learnt from coping with isolation, loss of employment, and illness might apply in the current Covid-19 lock-down in New Zealand.

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Some naked ladies keeping Blenheim bright and beautiful

It's a Beautiful Day

Posted: 25-3-2020 15:55

In Blenheim, the sun is shining , the birds are singing, the flowers are out, what more could you want?

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The Brothers - REAL isolation

Kia Kaha Marlborough

Posted: 23-3-2020 22:46

Things are going to be a bit tough in Marlborough for the next few weeks, but apart together, we'll get through it.

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

What Climate Change means for Marlborough

Posted: 11-2-2020 12:50

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

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Rarangi - First beach in many

How to entertain a couple of teens in Marlborough

Posted: 4-2-2020 11:04

A couple of young people chose to visit Marlborough as their destination for the summer. This is how we made their experience a teenage trip of a lifetime.

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Runners waiting at the start line

King and Queen of the Withers 2020

Posted: 11-1-2020 12:31

King and Queen of the Withers 2020 hill run race photo gallery

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Police escort

Blenheim Christmas Parade 2019

Posted: 7-12-2019 18:10

A photo gallery of images from the 2019 Blenheim Christmas Parade

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Waka

What Tuia 250 means to a Pākehā New Zealander

Posted: 23-11-2019 8:09

Attending the Tuia 250 commemoration in Picton / Waitōhi, was an inspiring opportunity to reflect on how far New Zealand has come, but also how much more we have to aspire to.

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