Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough Sounds

15 hours ago

NZ's friendliest regions and towns

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, … View more
Hi there,
Canterbury has been named the fifth most welcoming region in the world in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards, while Oamaru, Hokitika and Invercargill have been named the most welcoming towns in NZ. They were followed by Cambridge, Picton, Lake Tekapo, Kerikeri, Palmerston North, Paihia and Twizel.
We'd be really keen to hear your thoughts on this based on your own travels around New Zealand. Do you think Canterbury is NZ's most welcoming region? And are these our most welcoming towns?
Where in NZ have you been made to feel particularly welcome on your travels?
As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it to be included in an article. Cheers.

14 hours ago

Support Local

Kiwi Seed (Marlborough) Ltd

Kiwi Seed is a local, family run business that has been servicing Marlborough since 1989!
Bruce, Diane and the staff have a wealth of knowledge and still believe in old fashioned customer service.
We are the one stop shop in Marlborough for all of your

🐴 Horse feed and supplements

🐾 Pet … View more
Kiwi Seed is a local, family run business that has been servicing Marlborough since 1989!
Bruce, Diane and the staff have a wealth of knowledge and still believe in old fashioned customer service.
We are the one stop shop in Marlborough for all of your

🐴 Horse feed and supplements

🐾 Pet food

🐥 Poultry Feed, bedding & treatments

🐮 Stock Feed

🌱 Gardening supplies

🐦 Bird Seeds and supplements

☘️ Pasture and Vineyard cropping

We are so much more than a feed store!!

Come in and see us at

527 Old Renwick Road

16 hours ago

Should camper vans install smoke alarms?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

A van belonging to freedom campers caught fire at a Marlborough camp site on Monday.
A fire investigator suggested that freedom campers should install fire alarms in their vans.
Do you think rental companies should routinely install alarms in vans?
Would you install, or have you installed, a smoke … View more
A van belonging to freedom campers caught fire at a Marlborough camp site on Monday.
A fire investigator suggested that freedom campers should install fire alarms in their vans.
Do you think rental companies should routinely install alarms in vans?
Would you install, or have you installed, a smoke alarm in your camper?

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1 day ago

Will you still walk the hills and take the risk, or will you take fire danger seriously?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Earlier in the week, the Mountain Bike Park and all of the Wither Hills Farm Park, except for the lower tracks, were closed due to a high fire risk.
The fire danger has now reached the ‘Extreme’ level, and residents are being urged not to enter the closed areas and use only the Lower Farm … View more
Earlier in the week, the Mountain Bike Park and all of the Wither Hills Farm Park, except for the lower tracks, were closed due to a high fire risk.
The fire danger has now reached the ‘Extreme’ level, and residents are being urged not to enter the closed areas and use only the Lower Farm Track, Mapp Track, the town boundary or Taylor River Reserve tracks.
Will you adhere to the advice, or will you disregard closure signs and walk the hills anyway?
Do you think the closures are unnecessary?
What alternative walks will you take?
(Please write NFP (not for publication) if you don't want your comments used.)

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1 day ago

Kinpack Fertiliser

Kiwi Seed (Marlborough) Ltd

BACK IN STORE!!!!
Great for any garden situation
KINPACK fertiliser is produced from sheep daggings and machine blended, resulting in a consistent powdered natural fertiliser. Nothing is added during the crushing or bagging process.

KINPACK powdered sheep manure retains a small portion of wool … View more
BACK IN STORE!!!!
Great for any garden situation
KINPACK fertiliser is produced from sheep daggings and machine blended, resulting in a consistent powdered natural fertiliser. Nothing is added during the crushing or bagging process.

KINPACK powdered sheep manure retains a small portion of wool fibre. This has been retained on purpose as it is a great plant food as well as retaining moisture for a long time.

20kg - $26.90

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3 days ago

How will you keep cool in the heatwave?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Temperatures are expected to soar over the next couple of days, reaching 34 degrees. How will you keep cool?
The dangerous heat and humidity present a serious health risk for the elderly, as well as your pets.
What will you do to ensure the seniors and pets in your family are comfortable?

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3 days ago

Refractor Telescope with Tripod

Kevin from Blenheim

I have For Sale sale a 50x/100x Refractor Telescope with Tripod including a 3x Finder Scope to locate objects faster. States " Quality Glass Optic ideal for Star Tracking or viewing Wildlife, Cityscapes, Sporting events and more.
Used once briefly, but I found with my diminishing eyesight … View more
I have For Sale sale a 50x/100x Refractor Telescope with Tripod including a 3x Finder Scope to locate objects faster. States " Quality Glass Optic ideal for Star Tracking or viewing Wildlife, Cityscapes, Sporting events and more.
Used once briefly, but I found with my diminishing eyesight and wearing glasses, it was not suitable.
Pick-up in Blenheim only

Price: $50

3 days ago

Is your shed the best in New Zealand?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

There's still time to enter The Resene Shed of the Year 2021. The winner receives $3000 worth of gardening gear and the runner-up receives $1075 worth of prizes.

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5 days ago

Compost Bin

Sue from Blenheim

Does anyone in Blenheim have a compost bin they want to get rid of?

4 days ago

Poultry mites

Kiwi Seed (Marlborough) Ltd

The warmer months mean red mite and leg mites in the poultry coop.
Protect your birds with Smite Spray and Smite Powder.
Available in store now!

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4 days ago

Poll: Will you scan now that there's been community transmission?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Do you think Marlburians have become complacent about scanning QR codes? Will you scan now that there has been a case of community transmission? Please write NFP (not for publication) if you don't want your comments used.

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Will you scan now that there's been community transmission?
  • 71.4% Yes, I always scan anyway
    71.4% Complete
  • 16.7% Yes, I will scan now there's been community transmission
    16.7% Complete
  • 2.4% No, the case is in Northland, it doesn't affect me
    2.4% Complete
  • 0% No, I will never scan
    0% Complete
  • 9.5% My phone doesn't support the app and I won't upgrade
    9.5% Complete
42 votes
7 days ago

Are you able to give up a couple of hours to collect for the SPCA, and will you take your pet with you?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Hundreds of animal-loving volunteers will take to the streets between March 1-7 to raise funds for New Zealand’s sick, abandoned, and abused animals.
Pets are welcome to join in on the fun, with dogs, goats, horses, and even a llama and a chicken accompanying their owners in the past and taking … View more
Hundreds of animal-loving volunteers will take to the streets between March 1-7 to raise funds for New Zealand’s sick, abandoned, and abused animals.
Pets are welcome to join in on the fun, with dogs, goats, horses, and even a llama and a chicken accompanying their owners in the past and taking part to encourage donations from generous Kiwis.

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4 days ago

Opening hours

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

The Volunteer Marlborough office is open from 10am till 2pm every weekday! Pop in and see us ... or make an appointment to meet with us outside of our office hours (fb.com... or call 035779388)

6 days ago

Shower stool

Raeleen from Fairhall - Renwick - Woodbourne

I am just asking if anyone reading this has a shower stool ,the ones like the hospital use, I would like to borrow or buy depending on price for a week please
Thank you.Raeleen

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10 days ago

Young Person to Mow Lawns

Leah from Marlborough Sounds

I am an elderly Lady wanting someone to mow lawns.I have lawnmower for them to use.For more detail please contact me on 0274 939 712

8 days ago

Do you ever get your neighbours' recycling or rubbish down your driveway?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

When the wind picks up, we often find our bin or others in our cul-de-sac overturned and the contents blowing up the driveways. The multitude of cats in the neighbourhood also sometimes scratch open the rubbish bags and scatter the contents. How much do you hate recycling/rubbish day? What do you … View moreWhen the wind picks up, we often find our bin or others in our cul-de-sac overturned and the contents blowing up the driveways. The multitude of cats in the neighbourhood also sometimes scratch open the rubbish bags and scatter the contents. How much do you hate recycling/rubbish day? What do you think should be done?

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