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Marlborough Blog & Commentary

A Right Royal Visit

Posted: 8-4-2014 0:00

A royal visit to Blenheim is a chance to reflect on what we value as New Zealanders.

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Gigatown

Posted: 2-4-2014 0:00

Chorus gigatown competition gives Blenheim and Marlborough a chance to consider regional development.

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Best and Worst

Posted: 30-3-2014 0:00

Marlborough has many great people and places to get to know, but locals need to respect the environment.

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Good Health

Posted: 22-2-2014 0:00

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Summer Beerfest

Posted: 5-2-2012 0:00

Review of the Summer Beerfest 2012 at Drylands Restaurant, Blenheim by a non beer drinker.

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Made in NZ

Posted: 29-7-2011 0:00

In an era of almost daily news reports of NZ businesses moving to China, a Marlborough local and his Chinese wife are going against the grain and increasing their support for locally made products.

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Corruption Conspiracies

Posted: 11-7-2011 0:00

The Sheard Report on alleged corruption in the Marlborough District Council is out, with hardly unexpected conclusions.

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Amazing Marlborough

Posted: 9-2-2011 0:00

Marlborough has a well deserved reputation as a great destination, but tourist guides can gloss over many of the hidden gems in the region.

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Trees

Posted: 16-11-2010 0:00

Blenheim is associated with the hot, dry barrenness of the Wither Hills and Wairau Plain, but given the example of other towns it could easily have a green makeover.

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Blenheim Airport

Posted: 2-11-2010 0:00

With likely further cutbacks to NZ Defence Force use of Woodbourne, and recent iwi settlements, should investment in Woodbourne be made to become an international airport to overcome the limitations of Wellington?

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Community Spirit

Posted: 18-10-2010 0:00

There are plenty of people in Marlborough doing their bit to make a better place. On Saturday, two events stood out that highlighted Marlburians' can-do attitude to making Marlborough and the world a better place.

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The People Have Spoken

Posted: 9-10-2010 0:00

The campaigning is over, the votes are cast, the computers have done their number crunching on the complicated system that is STV, and Marlborough has a new council. For all the excellent media coverage along with candidates' own electioneering, only

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Marlborough Gardens

Posted: 3-10-2010 0:00

After a weekend of both assisting with the creation of an edible garden, and looking at the fruits of other people's labours, it's given me an opportunity to reflect on what a green fingered bunch Marlburians are, whether we're urban or rural dweller

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Lonely Planet Blenheim

Posted: 17-9-2010 0:00

Once again, Lonely Planet has released its annual update, and once again Blenheim hasn't exactly fared well. Is there any basis for Lonely Planet's rather uninspiring rating of Blenheim?

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Is Marlborough Prepared?

Posted: 5-9-2010 0:00

The recent earthquake in Christchurch is a wakeup call for Marlborough. The region has major fault lines running the length of the Awatere and Wairau Valleys so it's a good time to check how well prepared we are.

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