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Marlborough Blog & Commentary

Summer fun at the beach

Marlborough's best Swimming Beaches and Rivers

Posted: 8-1-2019 14:13

What are Marlborough's top swimming spots? A guide to some of the favourite beaches and rivers around the region.

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Ten things for Families to do in Marlborough over Summer

Posted: 23-12-2018 17:41

A list of some family friendly summer recreational activities around the Marlborough District.

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View south from Altimarloch

A nostalgic trip up Black Birch Range

Posted: 17-12-2018 14:11

Revisiting Black Birch Range after more than thirty years to explore Marlborough's alpine environment in an area rich in ecology and history.

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Part of the crowd at Christmas in the Park 2018

Christmas in the Park 2018

Posted: 10-12-2018 13:23

Blenheim's Christmas in the Park 2018 turned on a great Sunday afternoon of family entertainment with a rangoe of performers from Ben Lummis to Marlborough District Brass Band.

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Taylor River Writers' Walk

Down by the (Taylor) Riverside

Posted: 22-11-2018 12:52

Blenheim's Taylor River has been the source of inspiration for writers of all ages. Could it become the heart of a Marlborough celebration of all things literary?

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Cycling on the Taylor River trail

Ten places to visit in Blenheim by bike

Posted: 13-11-2018 17:17

Blenheim has weather and terrain that is ideal for cycling. This guide provides ten features of the town that you can experience as part of a grand tour.

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Unfortunately Marlborough weekends don't always look like this...

Horsing about on Marlborough Anniversary

Posted: 30-10-2018 17:37

Some thoughts on horses, earthquakes, weather, and the history of Marlborough.

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Native bush at Momorangi Bay

What grows in Marlborough?

Posted: 28-8-2018 21:42

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

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View south from Enchanted Lookout, Mount Richmond Forest Park

The Road to Nowhere

Posted: 25-6-2018 10:02

The Patriarch Road in Mount Richmond Forest Park has to be one of New Zealand's most spectacular drives, but it's not for the faint hearted.

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Caves Tearooms and Cafe

Old Memories over Lunch at Kaikōura

Posted: 30-4-2018 9:20

A Sunday drive along the Kaikōura coast becomes a road trip down memory lane with lunch at The Caves Tearooms.

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The upper Wairau River near Rainbow Station

Marlborough's Natural Heritage

Posted: 23-4-2018 22:40

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.

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Mistletoe Market in Blenheim

The Benefits of Buying Local

Posted: 1-2-2018 19:28

Supporting local Marlborough businesses helps maintain diversity and resilience in the local community.

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Giving the Marlborough community a voice

Posted: 25-1-2018 17:32

Would Marlborough benefit from a web portal with commentary from around the community? Would you contribute?

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Picton and Waikawa from the lookout on the Tirohanga Track in 2018

A nostalgic walk

Posted: 22-1-2018 15:34

A nostalgic summer walk up the Tirohanga Track in Picton, brings back memories of 15 years of digital photography.

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Robin Hood Bay

What beach shall we go to today?

Posted: 17-1-2018 13:50

On a hot summer's afternoon in Marlborough, a trip to the beach can be complicated by the choices available.

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