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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 … View moreThe 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?

16 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 … View more
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

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45 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 … View more
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.

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1 hour ago

How often do you check your smoke alarms?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

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 … View more
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.

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19 hours ago

Is the project too big?

The Team Reporter from 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… View more
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?

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19 hours ago

Shopping and recycling

Coral Stewart from Red Cross Shop Blenheim

Joyce has found some seriously funky boots! Why not pop in and see if you can find a treasure or two.

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1 day ago

This little test could save your life

Nelson Marlborough Health

The National Bowel Screening Programme is free for men and women aged 60 to 74 years who are eligible for publicly-funded healthcare. It aims to save lives by finding bowel cancer at an early stage when it can often be successfully treated.

The test is quick, clean and simple to do. You do it by… View more
The National Bowel Screening Programme is free for men and women aged 60 to 74 years who are eligible for publicly-funded healthcare. It aims to save lives by finding bowel cancer at an early stage when it can often be successfully treated.

The test is quick, clean and simple to do. You do it by yourself at home.

If you’re eligible to take part, you will be sent:
• an invitation letter
• a consent form
• a free bowel screening test kit, with instructions on how to use it.

This will happen not long after your 60th birthday.

Done it once? Do it again.
Screening is offered every two years, so if you have done a test before and returned a negative result, you will be offered a second test two years after you did the first one if you are still eligible. Your second test is just as important as the first one.

Haven’t quite gotten there yet?
If you received a test kit in the post in the past two years but didn’t complete it, you will be given another chance to take the test. You will be sent a test kit two years after you were sent the first one if you are still eligible.

Worried about your bowel health?
The programme is for people who do not have any symptoms of bowel cancer. It is a preventative programme that finds bowel cancer at an early stage before you may notice any symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms, such as a change in your normal bowel movements that continues for several weeks or blood in your bowel motion (poo), it is important to seek advice from a doctor who may refer you for a specialist assessment.

If you are aged 60-74 and experiencing symptoms, don’t wait to receive your test kit in the post – see a doctor as soon as you can. The same applies if you are younger than 60, or older than 74.

Please do not hesitate to raise any questions or concerns about this life-saving test with your family doctor, or with a health professional available on the free helpline: 0800 924 432
Find out more

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1 day ago

Wooden Dresser For Sale

Kristen from Blenheim

Wooden dresser complete with lined cutlery drawer, unlined drawer, shelves and drinks cabinet. There is a small amount of damage at side, (refer 3rd photo), otherwise good condition.
Measurements: height - 1800mm, width - 1220, depth - 380mm

Price: $45

2 days ago

Picton people:

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

Can you give an hour or two to support whānau in the Picton area?
We're looking for volunteers to help with housework and gardening, or childcare.
You can get full info on all available roles and apply online by clicking the 'read more' button below.
Alternatively, send us a … View more
Can you give an hour or two to support whānau in the Picton area?
We're looking for volunteers to help with housework and gardening, or childcare.
You can get full info on all available roles and apply online by clicking 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

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14 days ago

Monster wasp nest

The Team from Wasp Wipeout

Well, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the … View moreWell, after a (relatively) quiet couple of summers, the vespula wasps have come back big time in some locations! Auckland and the Waikato are reporting big numbers and you may have seen this story about the monster nest found just outside of Nelson. We're continuing our efforts to control the wasps through the Wasp Wipeout project, but did you know you can help as well? For information on how to help or DIY click here: bit.ly... You can also donate to the project here: givealittle.co.nz...

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3 days ago

Summer dresses

Coral Stewart from Red Cross Shop Blenheim

Pretty summer dresses for these gorgeous summer days. If you are looking for something cute and cool pop in and see us at the Blenheim Red Cross shop 14 Maxwell Road.

3 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)

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9 days ago

What should be done about misuse of disabled parking?

The Team Reporter from Marlborough Express

Disabled drivers pay a substantial amount for permits giving them the convenience of designated parking spots, but are often frustrated to find these spots occupied by vehicles not in possession of the required permit. How do you think this should be controlled? Do you take any action when you see … View moreDisabled drivers pay a substantial amount for permits giving them the convenience of designated parking spots, but are often frustrated to find these spots occupied by vehicles not in possession of the required permit. How do you think this should be controlled? Do you take any action when you see disabled parking spots being used illegally? Are you a disabled driver frustrated with finding suitable parking?
As always, please write NFP (not for publication) if you don't want your comments used in an article.

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4 days ago

Introducing.. Busy Lizzy Gardens

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Meet Liz from Busy Lizzy Gardens. Liz runs one of our fantastic Premium Businesses who have used Neighbourly Premium as a platform to build a strong local presence within their community.

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5 days ago

❓✔️ FAQs answered

Hannah Cunningham from Volunteer Marlborough

We often get asked if there are volunteering opportunities for young people and we're very happy to say the answer is "YES!"
While not every volunteering opportunity is suitable for all ages, we have 20+ opportunities that people under 18 can apply for, and we are always on the … View more
We often get asked if there are volunteering opportunities for young people and we're very happy to say the answer is "YES!"
While not every volunteering opportunity is suitable for all ages, we have 20+ opportunities that people under 18 can apply for, and we are always on the lookout for more!

5 days ago

We Say/You Say: Lighthouse Renovations

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Marlborough Midweek

Hi Marlborough,

What's your opinion on the Cape Campbell lighthouse renovations?

Cape Campbell lighthouse is getting its regular face lift, with 20 tonnes of scaffolding erected around the 18-metre high structure.

The 116-year-old structure was last renovated in 2005, with Maritime … View more
Hi Marlborough,

What's your opinion on the Cape Campbell lighthouse renovations?

Cape Campbell lighthouse is getting its regular face lift, with 20 tonnes of scaffolding erected around the 18-metre high structure.

The 116-year-old structure was last renovated in 2005, with Maritime New Zealand saying restoration work is usually undertaken every 12 to 15 years.

“Compared to a lot of our sites which are located on islands, Cape Campbell is an easier location because you can drive to it. But it is also a challenging site because it is on the coast, and it is exposed to high winds,” they said.

While there are risks involved with working on the structure, Scaffold Marlborough owner Rob Hellstrom says that all scaffolding needs to be free standing, in order for it not to interfere with the historic landmark. It took less than two weeks to set up the nine levels of scaffolding.

"The team wear safety harnesses with double lanyards, so they can walk around being attached all the time,” Hellstrom said.

Restoration is expected to take between six to eight weeks.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments to be used in the Marlborough Midweek.
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