Road warning between Picton and Christchurch

Police are advising motorists travelling between Picton and Christchurch to allow extra time for their journey due to a number of road work sites. Via a statement released a short time ago, police urged caution in repsonse to the "large number"...... Read More

Council looks at special needs toilet amenities

Council staff are examining what would be required to provide specialised toilet and changing facilities within Blenheim’s CBD. A submission to the Council’s annual plan called for safe facilities for changing and toileting needs for adults...... Read More

One critical following Blenheim crash

One person is in critical condition after being hit by a car in Blenheim. Police and emergency services have been called to a crash on the intersection of Colemans Road and Orchard Lane, Blenheim at about 6.20am. "A car has collided with a pedestrian...... Read More

New entranceway coming for SH1

The designs for new state highway entranceways to Blenheim will feature river rocks and flax, reflecting the natural features of the region. The concept was approved by yesterday’s meeting of Council’s Assets and Services Committee. The...... Read More

Motels proposed for emergency accommodation

The Ministry of Social Development has advised Marlborough District Council that the Ministry is considering the purchase of the Brydan Accommodation on Rose Street for emergency housing. Obtaining resource consent from Council is an important precursor...... Read More

Increase in rates-take 2.48 per cent

The Marlborough District Council has taken a tough line on its budgets for the year ahead, rejecting or deferring many of the requests for new spending and holding the increase in the overall rates-take to 2.48 per cent. After a day considering submissions...... Read More

Safer cycling route gets green light

Designs are being prepared for a cycleway that connect Eltham Road and Beaver Road with the Taylor River cycle path. The plans will make it safer for children cycling to Whitney Street School and for students looking for a safer route from the south...... Read More

Parking meter vandalism will cost ratepayers

The cost to ratepayers of a trail of damage by vandals to parking meters in the Blenheim CBD will run into hundreds of dollars to repair. About three dozen kerbside parking meters have been damaged or broken into in the CBD during the last fortnight. Parking...... Read More

Do you know where John Griffen is?

Kapiti-Mana Police are appealing to the community for any information which will help them locate John Griffen. A spokesperson says police have concerns for the welfare of the 49-year-old who is likely to be in the Keneperu/Porirua area. “He...... Read More

Education the best way forward on stock droving

A review of Marlborough District Council bylaws around stock movement on local roads has concluded there is no need for more regulation, but more education for drivers is required. The council would like to see more education for drivers so they know...... Read More