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December 2018

Ignite 2018

December 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:30 am

The Picton Foreshore will be filled with light, laughter and love with the fantastic New Year’s Eve Event - Ignite Marlborough. Fantastic national bands will bring an amazing array of music to the big stage and families will not miss out as there will be brilliant bouncy castles, street entertainers and a variety of food and drink on offer. The crowd will join in on our countdown to midnight with the highly anticipated fireworks display spreading a magical visual spectacle…

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January 2019

Bird Safari, Wairau Lagoons

January 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2019 at 8:00am

Wairau Lagoon, Wairau River
Blenheim,
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Enjoy a guided walk, watching a variety of bird life and other natural history delights at the Wairau Lagoons, 70 species of birds live in the lagoon area, including royal spoonbills, banded dotterels, pied stilts and many more, come along, bring your binoculars, suitable shoes and clothing for the conditions and some food, water and sunscreen, a bird identification book if you have one. There will be a special appearance from an iconic Marlborough raptor guest on site. Bookings essential,…

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Pest detective

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Picton Library, 67 High Street
Picton, Marlborough New Zealand
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Join Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary and Picton Dawn Chorus for a morning of becoming a “Pest Detective”. Fun and educational activities around identifying animal pests by their footprints, teeth marks and other clever clues. In order to make our town predator free and protect the Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary we need everyone to be on the lookout for these introduced critters! A chance to earn your Toyota Kiwi Guardian Pest Detective medal! After the pest detective event take advantage of the special…

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Budding birders

January 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Shakespeare Bay Link Pathway car park, 3124 Queen Charlotte Drive
Picton, 7220
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Conservation Kids NZ, Forest and Bird and Picton Dawn Chorus are hosting this fun family event. We will be walking the new Link Pathway at Shakespeare Bay looking for birds in different habitats (Wetland, Coastal and Bush) and considering what can be done to protect them. Bring good walking shoes, a water bottle and your binoculars and camera, if you have them, as well as your keenest eyes and best ears! Bookings essential to Conservation Kids NZ. conservationkids@hotmail.co.nz. Free event.…

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Picnic at Ronga

January 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ronga Scenic Reserve, Meet outside the Brick Oven, Rai Valley
Marlborough, Select a Country:
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Come along to the wee gem of Ronga Reserve for a guided explore, and learn about why it is considered one the most special forests in our region. While the reserve is flat, you will be walking across rough ground so bring good walking shoes, insect repellent and sunscreen, and your picnic tea. Meet at the Brick Oven, Rai Valley, and we’ll travel in convey to the reserve.. For those who wish to, there will be a chance to do…

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February 2019

Kayaking at Grovetown

February 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grovetown Lagoon, Steam Wharf Road
Grovetown, New Zealand
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Experience Grovetown Lagoon by kayak. Celebrate World Wetlands Day with lots to see and learn. Kayaks and lifejackets provided. Meet at the information panel, Steam Wharf Rd, Grovetown at 10.00am. Tours will run at 10.00am, 11.30pm and 1pm. Bring clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, water to drink and sunblock. Gold coin donation. BOOKINGS essential, contact Justine at johnsonmarlborough@gmail.com. Cancellation date 4th March. A Summer Explorer Programme Event

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Whatamango Pa Harakeke

February 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Whatamango Recreation Reserve, Port Underwood Road, Whatamango Bay
Marlborough, 7281
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At Whatamango Recreation Reserve there is a nationally renown harakeke garden, the Renee Orchiston Collection. Each of the 50 different varieties of harakeke are different genetically, and are used in different ways by weavers. Come and hear about the collection, harvest your own harakeke according to tikanga (protocol), and after a demonstration from weavers, weave yourself a small putiputi (flower) to take home. Bring your picnic tea and make an evening of it! Bring a blanket, warm clothes, and insect…

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Summer Concert Series 2019

February 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on February 2, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on February 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

Blenheim, New Zealand + Google Map
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March 2019

101 Ways with Wool

March 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - March 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Marlborough A & P Showground, Maxwell Road
Blenheim, New Zealand
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Free

A three day event from 21st to 23rd March 2019, 101 Ways with Wool is being run by Marlborough Rural Women NZ and the Wool101 Committee. On the Thursday afternoon there will be workshops: learn to spin, felt, weave, knit and crochet all with 100% pure Wool. Friday and Saturday is a gala event, featuring live breeds of sheep, machine and blade shearing, wool handling and fleece demonstrations to companies manufacturing woollen products such as carpets and insulation. There will…

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