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Stuff.co.nz
Odour, noise problems prompt rubbish change at Picton marina
Stuff.co.nz
One year, two upgrades and $40,000 later, the big blue bins at Picton Marina are set to be replaced. Wheelie bins will take the place of the two bins as the Marlborough District Council seeks to downsize the rubbish site and prevent general dumping by ...

 19 Mar 2017 

Marlborough Express
First steps taken to upgraded Picton walking track
Marlborough Express
A tired-looking walking track is getting a new lease on life thanks to the efforts of members of the Picton community. After 18 months of planning, work has begun to upgrade the 3-kilometre track that stretches between the Picton and Waikawa marinas.

 22 Mar 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Picton Flower Ladies picked for TrustPower National Community Awards
Stuff.co.nz
Picton Flower Ladies volunteers Yvonne Rigby, left, and Margaret Frisken will represent Marlborough in the TrustPower National Community Awards. For more than three decades a devoted group of volunteers have worked tirelessly to help put their ...

 23 Mar 2017 
New speed limit on Picton to Christchurch highway roll-over
Voxy
The NZ Transport Agency last year advised that changes to speed limits were going in place on the new Picton to Christchurch alternate highway, in the aftermath of the Kaikoura earthquake. The changes reflected the needs for safer speeds in some areas ...

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 22 Mar 2017 

Marlborough Express
Place your 'funny money' bets at Casino Royal Evening
Marlborough Express
The fundraiser for the sports clubs at Picton's Port Marlborough Pavilion will offer a range of casino games, such as Black Jack and Roulette. And if you hit an unlucky streak you can always buy more funny money to keep the good times going. Those with ...

 17 Mar 2017 
Restoration of Christchurch-Picton line boosted by tamper
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
A KiwiRail ballast tamper arrived in the South Island today (Wednesday) to assist in the restoration of the Main North Line (MNL) railway linking Christchurch and Picton. “The tamper, along with its crew of six, is normally based in Palmerston North ...

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 15 Mar 2017 

Marlborough Express
Renwick, Wairau claim cricket titles
Marlborough Express
Picton's reply began well, Karl Elkington and Niwhai Tainui putting on 73 for the first wicket. However the loss of both openers in quick succession saw wickets fall regularly and the required run rate rise. Timms offered hope in the middle order ...

 27 Mar 2017 

Marlborough Express
The Green Issue: Volunteers key for Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary projects
Marlborough Express
The society's entry in the community innovation category of the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards is acknowledgement of the community's contribution, she says. Deputy chairwoman Chrissy Powlesland says caring about conservation is "a Picton ...

 24 Mar 2017 
Night work from Tuesday night Picton to Christchurch route
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
From Tuesday night, 14 March, rumble strip is being installed along the centreline of State Highway 6, between Kawatiri Junction and O'Sullivans Junction, part of the new alternate highway between Picton and Christchurch. O'Sullivans Junction/ bridge ...

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 13 Mar 2017 

Waikato Times
Watch out: Trains back on track to help with repairs between Picton and Christchurch
Waikato Times
Meanwhile, the $60 million roading upgrades to the alternate route between Picton and Christchurch had added traffic radars and webcams to the State Highway 1 detour. The SH1 diversion added three hours to the Picton to Christchurch journey, using ...

 9 Mar 2017 

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