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Published: 21 September, 2020

Public Consultation for the Proposed Dog Control Policy and Dog Control Bylaw Review

Public Consultation for the Proposed Dog Control Policy and Dog Control Bylaw Review


Council is required under section 10 and 20 of the Dog Control Act 1996, to have a Dog Control Policy and Bylaw that covers a number of issues, including regulating dog access in public places. Council is required to review the Bylaw every 10 years.  The previous review was completed in 2012.


Information on the proposed changes is outlined in the Statement of Proposal, the draft proposed Dog Control Bylaw and Policy.  This is available from the Marlborough District Council office in Blenheim, the Animal Control Office at 56 Main Street, Blenheim, from the Blenheim Library and the Picton Library/Service Centre and the Council website at:


As part of the review we invite your feedback on the proposed Dog Control Policy and Bylaw.

You can provide us with your feedback by making a submission online at:

Submission forms are also available at the Blenheim and Picton Council offices or at Animal Control, 56 Main Street Blenheim.  Once completed you can mail the form or deliver it to the Blenheim Council offices or email a copy to:


Council will consider all submissions when making decisions on the proposed bylaw.  People who would like to speak to Council in support of their submission will be able to during a hearing in early December.  Please make sure you include your contact details (name, phone, email and postal addresses) and whether or not you wish to speak to Council at a hearing.


The six week consultation period started on 18 September. Submissions must be received by Council no later than 5.00 pm on Monday 9 November 2020.

Please note that all submissions, including your name will be made available to the public and media on Council’s website.

If you have any questions about the proposed Policy and Bylaw or need further information you can email:,

or phone Council on 03 520 7400.

Published: 13 August, 2020



Just a quick update….


  • The Interislander sailing schedule will remain as currently planned at this time through until at least the coming Sunday
  • The Aratere will be switched to a freight only vessel from 13th August to protect key freight connections
  • Both Kaitaki and Kaiarahi will be on the water tomorrow
  • Aratere will have a lay-up on Sunday (as scheduled) with the view to undertaking urgent work on the rail deck
  • Alert Level 2 safety plans have been implemented across all of our sites and vessels
  • All passengers who are currently booked on our services until 000hrs Monday 17th August can be accommodated on the same day, within our reduced physical distancing capacities.
  • We will continue to monitor market demand and government guidelines. Depending on developments we will remain flexible and ready to respond operationally if the circumstances change.  


A further update will come out later today.






Walter Rushbrook  |  Executive General Manager Interislander

MOB: +64 021 665 084

Level 1, Wellington Railway Station, 1 Bunny Street, Wellington, 6011  |  PO BOX 39988, New Zealand


Published: 3 August, 2020

Outward Bound

Tēnā koutou,

Outward Bound is committed to recognising Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a part of our strategic vision, and to enriching our connection with students from a Māori background.
In the past Outward Bound has worked to recruit instructors with strong connections to Te Ao Māori, however, this has met with only limited success. In our efforts to deepen our bi-cultural commitments and reach more New Zealanders, we would like to appeal directly to communities and individuals with strong links to Te Ao Māori.

Outward Bound 3 Day Invitational
To help achieve this whāinga, we would like to invite individuals with linkages to Te Ao Māori to attend a 3-day invitational course in August 2020.

The purpose of the invitational is to provide an Outward Bound experience that allows those attending to gain an insight into what we do. We will also showcase outdoor education as a career and our organisation as a workplace. We hope to gain ideas on recruiting staff from a Māori background and grow our understanding of how to better connect with Māori students.

Criteria for attending the invitational include:
• a strong interest in the development of people
• a strong interest in outdoor environments
• open to learning and sharing
• physically capable of completing a 3.2km run in under 25 minutes
• a good understanding of Te Ao Māori / Te Reo
• an interest in becoming an outdoor education instructor
• some maturity and life experience (most instructors are aged between 25-50 years)

Outward Bound OB 3 Day Invitational - (1.1 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Outward Bound OB 3 Day Invitational2 - (1.1 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

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