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Marlborough Express
Picton shoots for the stars with first ever Matariki Festival
Marlborough Express
The reappearance of the seven Matariki stars will be especially memorable for Marlborough this year, as it also marks the start of the region's first Matariki Festival in Picton. And organisers hope the commemorations will become an annual event on the ...

 20 Jun 2018 
Day long closure for bridge repair Wairau Valley
Voxy
It will entail a significant detour of about an hour and ten minutes for drivers on the Picton to Christchurch route," says Frank Porter, System Manager for the Transport Agency. "We apologise for the inconvenience to road users. We ask drivers to ...

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 20 Jun 2018 

Stuff.co.nz
Hot pools and day spa on Picton foreshore?
Stuff.co.nz
The centre would appeal to both the family market and tourists, while creating 30 jobs in Picton, Reuhman said in his submission. Trust representative Margaret McHugh said Picton's elderly population, who travelled 25 kilometres to Blenheim to use a ...

 17 Jun 2018 

Radio New Zealand
Motorists urged to avoid SH1 between Chch and Picton
Radio New Zealand
Motorists planning to use State Highway 1 between Christchurch and Picton should rethink their plans as there would likely be delays, the Transport Agency said. Rain is forecast across the KaikĊura Coast from early tomorrow morning through to Wednesday.

 11 Jun 2018 

Marlborough Express
Event guide: What's on in Marlborough
Marlborough Express
Writers of Picton: Picton Library, 11.30am, Irene 5735501. Community Potters' Club: 7pm to 9pm, clubrooms, 2A Dillon's Point Rd. Sarah 0211030464. Monday Club for 60+: 11.30am, two course meal and entertainment, Renwick Anglican Church Hall, ...

 31 May 2018 

Stuff.co.nz
Bluebridge admits to oil spill in Picton harbour
Stuff.co.nz
A response team is working to contain an oil spill in the Picton harbour. A ferry company has owned up to causing an oil spill in Picton harbour earlier this month. Bluebridge staff found one of its ferries had a leaking oil line, which had released ...

 25 May 2018 

Marlborough Express
Plan could turn Picton Library into a private events venue
Marlborough Express
A place for quiet reading might seem like an unlikely location for a party, but rooms in Picton Library could soon be for hire. Plans for the new building, which opened in November last year, could free up state-of-the-art rooms to be used for private ...

 13 May 2018 

Marlborough Express
Little Coffee Shack set to perk up Picton's main drag
Marlborough Express
Picton has a new arrival - the first dedicated coffee cart to set up shop in the portside town. Just in the nick of time too, it would seem, as Kirstie Paulin's coffee cart - The Little Coffee Shack - has been going gangbusters since it opened its barn ...

 11 May 2018 

Stuff.co.nz
Picton to Christchurch railway line reopens for freight
Stuff.co.nz
The Picton to Christchurch rail freight line is reopening, reportedly taking 2000 trucks a month off the alternative State Highway 1. The first freight train to run on the Main North Line has left Auckland and was expected to leave Picton about 1.30am ...
Kaikoura freight line finally re-opensNewshub

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 15 Sep 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Rail returns between Picton and Christchurch
Radio New Zealand
KiwiRail expects about 2000 fewer trucks a month on the road through the Wairau Valley to St Arnaud in the Nelson Lakes National Park and to a point near Murchison, with the start of a limited rail freight services between Picton and Christchurch this ...

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 11 Sep 2017 

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