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Marlborough Blog & Commentary

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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End of an Era

Posted: 1-9-2010 0:00

BTM (Business Training Marlborough) has announced its closure due to an end to government funding, and an inability to attract other funding sources. Will this affect your business?

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Council Teamwork

Posted: 26-8-2010 0:00

Media reports of some statements by Jamie Arbuckle, challenger to the current mayor Alistair Sowman are likely to stimulate debate. The question is who is right?

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Progress

Posted: 20-8-2010 0:00

Progressive Enterprises take over and conversion of Redwood Super Value and Springlands Fresh Choice is both alarming but also offers potential to explore new forms of business.

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ETS Good For Marlborough

Posted: 16-8-2010 0:00

Like it or loathe it, we're living in a post ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme) world. Although there are some negatives, the scheme offers some real economic opportunities for Marlborough

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Tough Times

Posted: 10-8-2010 0:00

Marlborough has been riding a wine tsunami that seems to have swept everything in its path, but even tsunamis lose their force. There must be a lot of people wondering "Where to from here?"

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Elections 2010

Posted: 4-8-2010 0:00

Local body elections in Marlborough may not be the most exciting, but they are still a part of the democratic process, and it's important to have your say.

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Outer Limits

Posted: 10-5-2010 0:00

The group wanting to build a new commercial complex in Middle Renwick Road finally have got their way. Outer Limits looks set to become a reality.

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Festival 2010

Posted: 28-2-2010 0:00

On Saturday February 27th, Pollard Park hosted the Marlborough Multicultural Festival 2010. The event is something all Marlborough should be proud of.

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Rates for home bus

Posted: 24-2-2010 0:00

Marlborough District Council is considering charging additional rates for homes where businesses operate.

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