Kaikoura news

Wed 9 Mar 2016
| Kaikoura news

The latest regional GDP figures show Marlborough is performing well, moving up in the ranks with New Zealand’s fifth highest GDP per capita.

“For the period March 2010 to March 2015 Marlborough’s economy increased by 28 percent.

Mon 15 Feb 2016
| Kaikoura news

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy outlined how the wine industry will benefit from Government initiatives, following questions from local MP Stuart Smith in Parliament on Thursday.

“With around 150 wineries here in Marlborough, we have a major stake in the wine industry’s success.

Fri 29 Jan 2016
| Kaikoura news

Just in time for Term One, Marlborough’s schools are all able to connect to faster, more reliable broadband says local MP Stuart Smith.

Wed 27 Jan 2016
| Kaikoura news

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith says the Opawa Bridge replacement near Blenheim will be completed sooner thanks to Government funding announced today.

Prime Minister John Key confirmed the State Highway 1 bridge will receive between $14 to $17.5 million to speed up its completion.

Tue 12 Jan 2016
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith says the Government’s consultation document on a new Marine Protected Areas Act (MPA) makes for better, more flexible management of Marlborough marine reserves.

“What we’re proposing works for both recreational fishers and commercial fishers.

Fri 27 Nov 2015
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith congratulates Blenheim’s Community of Learning for being the first in the country to agree on the achievement challenges that they will work towards together.

Fri 27 Nov 2015
| Kaikoura news

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith welcomes today’s announcement that the Marlborough Girls’ and Marlborough Boys’ Colleges will be co-located on a new site in 2021, securing the future education of 1,900 students.

Wed 25 Nov 2015
| Kaikoura news

The latest health target results show more people in the area covered by the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (DHB) have had heart and diabetes checks.

Fri 27 Nov 2015
| Kaikoura news

This Saturday, Marlborough people will gather in Blenheim’s Seymour Square for a march for climate change.

Mon 23 Nov 2015
| Kaikoura news

In Marlborough, locals are receiving help to buy their first home through the Government’s new $435 million KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme. So far 103 applications have been approved in the Marlborough region.