Event Guide

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Bowel Screening Programme Launch - 12:00pm - 5:30pm, Thursday 16 August - Liz Davidson Place, Celebrate the launch of the life-saving National Bowel Screening Programme in the Nelson Marlborough region. Walk through a gigantic inflatable colon (bowel) to see what happens on the inside. See a demonstration of the test kit.

Bowel Screening: Public Lecture - 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday 16 August - ASB Theatre Marlborough, For anyone with a family history of bowel cancer, or wanting to learn more about the Nelson Marlborough Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. Time to Screen

Tasman Mako vs Canterbury - 7:35pm, Friday 17 August - Lansdowne Park, Buy Tickets

Woodbourne Half Marathon - Sunday 19 August - RNZAF Woodbourne,

9:00am Half Marathon walk & Hybrid
10:00am Half Marathon run
10:15am 5 & 10km run or walk

Registration will be open on the day from 7:30am. Registration will close 15 minutes before your event starts. Further details will be emailed out to entrants prior to the event. Enter via Eventfinda or at AvantiPlus Blenheim.

Daffodil Vehicle Display for Cancer - Sunday 26 August - Brawshaw Park, Entry is $5 per vehicle and a gold coin for the general public. All proceeds will go to the local cancer society.

Tasman Mako vs Southland - 2:05pm, Sunday 26 August - Lansdowne Park, Buy Tickets

Public Meeting - Earthquake Information Update - 5:30pm, Wednesday 29 August - ASB Theatre Marlborough, Marlborough residents are invited to a public meeting to hear more about the latest earthquake research findings. There will be time for questions from the public. Doors open at 5:30pm, with speakers starting at 6:30pm. Entry is by gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to the New Zealand Red Cross. 

The British Empire Strikes Bach - 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 1 September - ASB Theatre Marlborough, The Marlborough Civic Orchestra conducted by David Brooks, with concertmaster Karla Norton, brings you a variety concert with fabulous music from Britain. Music from Phantom of the Opera, 007, Game of Thrones, Thunderbirds and Star Wars, plus much more. Buy Tickets

Taylor River Public Tree Planting - 10:00am - 12:00pm, Sunday 2 September - Taylor River Reserve, Come and help plant trees along the Taylor River in the Ralph Ballinger Arboretum, celebrating trees of the world. Please bring a spade and sturdy boots and enjoy a BBQ afterwards. Postponed if wet to September 9. Contact: Bev Doole, Marlborough Landscape Group, Phone: 570 5233 or Robin Dunn, Council Reserves, robin.dunn@marlborough.govt.nz

Kaikoura Whale Run - Saturday 8 September - Kaikoura Suburban School, Categories include 21km run and walk, 10km run and walk, 2km Marafun for 9 years and younger, school fundraiser for Kaikoura Suburban School. For more info and to enter.

Te Pataka o Wairau - Maori Night Market - 4:00pm, Friday 14 September - Seymour Square, Under the korowai of Ngāti Rārua, Rangitāne and Ngāti Toa, come celebrate and enjoy a range of māori arts, crafts, entertainment and kai (food)!

Dogs Day Out - Sunday 16 September - Monro Street Carpark, Taylor River Blenheim, It's a day out for the dogs! Join More FM and Vets on Alabama for fun, games and more!

Parent and Child Expo - Sunday 23 September - Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, This annual expo is aimed at community organisations, parent support and products. Their aim is to support our Marlborough families to discover what is on offer in our region and to have a fun day out! Check them out on Facebook

Harcourts Marlborough Kids' Duathlon 2018 - 9:00am, Sunday 4 November - Brancott Estate, This is an iconic Marlborough duathlon event open to kids aged 6 to 18 years of age. There are no winners or losers, it is about having fun and getting out there with your friends! Entry $8. For more info and to book Click Here

Marlborough Muddy Buddy - 12:30pm, Sunday 4 November - Havelock Estuary, The ever-popular Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy is back in Marlborough for 2018 - the ultimate mud-packed adventure fun run for all abilities. Here's your chance to fulfil that inner wish and slither and slide around in the Havelock Estuary mud like you have always wanted to! Pricing $10 - $35. For more info and to book Click Here

Ocean Vine Hop 2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 24 November - Churchill Glade, Pollard Park, Enjoy the gastronomic combination of local seafood, wine and beer at this R18 festival, in a stunning park like setting in beautiful Marlborough. Entertainment from The Jordan Luck Band, Automatic 80's and celebrity chef Jax Hamilton. More Info




Saturdays - Redwood Market: 8am to noon, Cleghorn St car park. Plants, produce, cards, jewellery, flowers, handcrafts. Supporting hospice.

Saturdays - Artisan Market, 10.30am till 2.30pm at the Wynen Street Car Park Blenheim (if wet it'll be on at the Parking Building Alfred Street), 

Saturdays - Cyclocross/Mountainbike Group Ride. Assemble at the back of BIkefit, 24 Market St at 2pm, Course varies with 50 to 70km distance.

Sundays - Marlborough Farmers Market, A&P Showgrounds, 9am - midday rain or shine.

Mondays - Redwoodtown Plunket Playgroup: 10am-12pm, 21 Bythell St. Gold coin donation and morning tea provided. Children 0-5yrs welcome Sam 021701413.