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Water remains talk of the town in Picton
Marlborough Express
Barbara Speedy pours water back into Graham Bennett's "Pooling Ignorance" sculpture at The Diversion Gallery in Picton. Michael Burry may one day be remembered as one of the most notable figures of the early 21st century. You know: that guy that ...

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 20 Aug 2017 

Marlborough Express
Picton plays party planner for America's Cup welcome
Marlborough Express
It has been confirmed that Picton will enjoy an overnight tour of the Auld Mug with a parade, foreshore reception and evening event. Picton's own Joseph Sullivan, a cyclor with Team NZ, will attend, along with fellow cyclor Andy Malloney and ...

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 13 Aug 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Truckloads of sand to make Picton foreshore look its 'absolute best'
Stuff.co.nz
Picton Smart and Connected deputy chairwoman Jill Evans said the sand at the foreshore was eroded by storms and currents, and she fully supported topping it up. "It adds to the whole small-town, beachside look," she said. "The foreshore in Picton is a ...

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 10 Aug 2017 

Newshub
Final link joins Picton to Chch rail line
Newshub
A small ceremony has been held to celebrate the completed weld that has joined up the railway line between Christchurch and Picton, damaged in last November's earthquake. The weld took place near Rakautara, north of Kaikoura, on Tuesday morning.
Major milestone in Picton to Christchurch railway - KiwiRailVoxy

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 8 Aug 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Truck drivers protest Picton parking ban
Radio New Zealand
KiwiRail said truck drivers had historically parked personal vehicles in a designated area at the Picton terminal. The government's recent health and safety legislation was among the reasons for the change, a spokesperson said. "KiwiRail takes safety ...

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 16 Jul 2017 

Marlborough Express
Truckies barred from parking at Picton ferry terminal in health and safety shift
Marlborough Express
Trucks from Wellington exit the ferry into Picton, but a rule change has left some drivers without a place to park their personal car. (File photo). A decision which forces truckies to park their personal cars away from the Picton ferry terminal has ...

 20 Jul 2017 

Marlborough Express
New Picton Library construction on track to open by Christmas
Marlborough Express
Construction is well underway on the $6 million building, on the corner of Dublin St and High St, which will replace the existing Library and Service Centre on High St. Marlborough Sounds councillor Nadine Taylor said Picton residents were excited to ...

 21 Jul 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Young humpback whale loses its way and ventures close to Picton
Stuff.co.nz
A whale on its way north ended up getting a little lost and taking a detour near Picton. The whale found its way through the Marlborough Sounds and was heading towards the town's marina on Wednesday. The Harbourmaster and Department of Conservation ...

 19 Jul 2017 

Marlborough Express
Heritage: The early days of rail in Marlborough
Marlborough Express
Long before the Main North Line south to Christchurch was officially opened on December 15, 1945, Picton already had a bustling railway, ferrying goods and passengers between Picton and Blenheim. Picton Historical Society member Loreen Brehaut looks ...

 14 Jul 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
A tale of two whale centres: National Whale Centre closes after less than three years in Picton
Stuff.co.nz
Two whale centres on Picton's foreshore has always been one too many for the council, but after funding was axed for one there are now none. The National Whale Centre Development Trust closed the centre last month after unsuccessfully applying to the ...

 9 Jul 2017 

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