35 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 think should be done?

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11 minutes ago

Seeking typist with community passion

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Are you a quick typist and interested in supporting local community organisations from behind the scenes?
Have you considered volunteering as a Board Secretary? In this role, you will attend monthly board meetings and take meeting minutes (notes), then send out the minutes after the meeting to all board members, and compile the agenda for the next meeting.

This role is expected to take 1 - 2 hours of your time per month.

Interested? Choose from Selmes Garden Trust, Volunteer Marlborough, or Marlborough Parents Centre.

For full info, click the 'read more' button below.

Alternatively, send us a message, call 03 577 9388, email vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz, or book an appointment online via our main Facebook page

1 day ago

What's your experience with pre-fabricated homes?

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?

40 minutes ago

Would you take on a race like this?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Running 85km in a race on a rough back-country track is not for the faint-hearted, and requires grit, determination and a lot of courage.
The only place to bail out if you've had enough is at the halfway mark. Local doctor Emily Marfell had a nasty fall just 32km into the race, but pressed on with a nasty gash on her arm and damaged ribs to complete the race. She received a special award in recognition of her effort, and $500 to donate to charity. Read the full story.