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Picton and Waikawa sewerage upgrade gets underway
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Marlborough District Council Projects Engineer, Bruce Oliver, says the two stages – worth $19.45m – will service nearly 2,500 properties in Picton and Waikawa. Once completed, the only sewage expected to be discharged into the harbour would likely be ...

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 24 May 2017 

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German tourist reaches dangerous speeds heading to Picton ferry
Stuff.co.nz
The 21-year-old was driving to Picton with three friends when police pulled him over in the Wairau Valley, about 40 kilometres west of Blenheim. Yet, despite getting pulled over, they still managed to catch their boat. Kubik was doing 51kmh over the ...

 23 May 2017 

Māori Television
Funding to restore quake-affected highway
Māori Television
Budget 2017 will provide up to $812 million to restore State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch in the South Island. The 2016 November earthquake in Kaikōura caused extensive road damage, closing a significant portion of the main highway.

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 23 May 2017 

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Talley's ice-making machine causes ammonia leak in Picton
Stuff.co.nz
An ice-making machine has leaked ammonia on a wharf at Port Marlborough, causing ships to be delayed . Emergency services were alerted to the leak at Waitohi Wharf at 8.15am. Picton Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Wayne Wytenburg said Port ...

 19 May 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Benefactor buys struggling Picton RSA
Stuff.co.nz
After more than a century at the heart of the community, the Picton RSA faced financial ruin in the face of dwindling membership numbers. But the organisation has been given a reprieve after a two-person family trust bought the building at the end of ...

 9 May 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
BNZ closure draws criticism from 'let down' Picton residents
Stuff.co.nz
The Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) branch in Picton will close permanently in two weeks with the bank to concentrate its services on Blenheim, 25 kilometres away. BNZ retail regional manager Daniel Barota said a significant decline in transactions in Picton ...

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 2 May 2017 

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Top Trump impersonator to take to Picton stage
Stuff.co.nz
Donald Trump will probably never come to Marlborough, but the region will get the next best thing with one of the world's top 10 Trump impersonators on stage in Picton. New Zealand comedian and director Alexander Sparrow will perform his new Trump ...

 4 May 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Picton businesses warn final cruise ship could mark start of 'miserable' winter
Stuff.co.nz
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 ...

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 20 Apr 2017 

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Queen Charlotte Track team pushes for Great Walk selection
Stuff.co.nz
"If we could turn Ship Cove to Picton into a Great Ride and Great Walk, throw in some Great Short Walks to Karaka Point, I think we're onto a winner," he said. The track was overseen by DOC, the Marlborough District Council and private landowners, with ...

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 21 May 2017 

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Famous ship goes hi-tech to safeguard historic treasures
Stuff.co.nz
One of the oldest ships in the world is about to set a new course for preserving the "rich relics of human history". The Edwin Fox, which sits in dry dock in Picton, is virtually ship shape again after 7700 high-resolution photographs and 48 laser ...

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 8 May 2017 

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