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Picton businesses warn final cruise ship could mark start of - Stuff
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Indulge owners Mel and Mike Stewart will close their Picton ice cream shop for winter next week, and say the lack of tourists from Christchurch was noticeable ...

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 20 Apr 2017 

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New Picton mountainbike track finally takes shape
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Opening the Kanuka track in Picton, from left, Justin Kenward, Kathryn Richards, Raewyn Timoko, Steph Blackmore, Marlborough Mountain Bike Club president Peter Webster, Marlborough District councillor Gerald Hope, John Pickering, trail designer and ...

 19 Apr 2017 

Marlborough Express
Vandals sabotage pest traps in Picton
Marlborough Express
A conservation group has been targeted by vandals who sabotaged traps laid out to protect native birds from predators. Picton Dawn Chorus volunteers are upset at the attack which left 13 traps missing or out of action after being tossed into a nearby ...

 19 Apr 2017 
Picton and Waikawa sewerage upgrade in the pipeline
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Work is set to begin to reduce the amount of raw sewage being discharged into Picton Harbour. Stages two and three of a major upgrade to the town's 85-year- old sewerage system will begin in mid-May. Contractors will be replacing main sewerage pipes ...

 18 Apr 2017 
Picton businesses warn final cruise ship could mark start of 'miserable' winter
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The final ship in the cruise calendar could mark the start of a winter more miserable than usual, concerned business owners in Picton say. The Marlborough port town is bracing itself for the removal of international cruise tourists while it continues ...

 20 Apr 2017 

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Picton man organises flotilla to protest salmon farm relocation idea
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Picton man organises flotilla to protest salmon farm relocation idea. ELENA MCPHEE. Last updated 14:13, April 9 2017. Marlborough Sounds environmentalist Peter Beech is organising a flotilla to protest a government proposal to relocate. SCOTT ...

 9 Apr 2017 
Don't take shellfish or swim at Picton Foreshore
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
The Council's upgrade of the Picton sewerage system will see five kilometres of new pipeline laid under the town, three pump stations re-built, two pump stations upgraded and a new treatment facility at Dublin Street. The staged project is due for ...

 6 Apr 2017 
Picton to Christchurch speed limit consultation underway
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Consultation is underway on a proposal to convert a range of temporary lower speed limits introduced on the Picton to Christchurch alternate state highway route after the November 2016 earthquake to permanent limits. The lower speed limits were ...

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 5 Apr 2017 

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Picton awash with sewage after heavy rain
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Picton's sewage system is overflowing after heavy rain, and people are warned to avoid swimming in beaches or streams and collecting shellfish. Three pump stations have overflowed, releasing sewage into Waitohi Stream, the Picton Harbour, the Picton ...

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 7 Apr 2017 

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Picton Flower Ladies honoured for their cruise ship welcomes
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With shy smiles of acknowledgement, they held their heads a little higher and their step became more sure. Making their way through the burnished interior of the cruise ship berthed in Marlborough's Shakespeare Bay, the Picton Flowers ladies had ...

 29 Mar 2017 

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