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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?
Emergency services were called to a burning house on George Street in Blenheim early on Thursday morning.
A Fire and Emergency spokesman said the house was well ablaze when fire crews arrived.
When you’re asleep, you lose your sense of smell. Don’t assume your smoke alarms are working.
It’s important to maintain smoke alarms regularly and check that they’re working.
Fire and Emergency recommends checking your alarm every month.
Press the test button to sound the alarm, and if you cannot reach the button easily, use a broom handle.
They also recommend having an emergency plan, and to practice it regularly. In a fire, you'll only have 1 or 2 minutes to escape your house.
See the full story on the George Street fire in Friday's Marlborough Express.
In 2019, the Ministry of Education announced the co-location project for the Marlborough boys and girls colleges at the 13.2-hectare McLauchlan St site, currently occupied by the girls college and Bohally Intermediate.
The building company to deliver the long-awaited co-located colleges project has been appointed, but the time-frame and final costs are yet to be nailed down. The master planning phase will determine how the project will unfold, including how the schools will function during the multi-year construction. Do you think the process will take too long, and will the colleges be able to maintain their individual identities?