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MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL Sounds News Make it Marlborough is back Marlburians are being asked to be a hospo hero with the return of the region's official support local campaign, Make it Marlborough. Originally funded by The Economic Action Marlborough (TEAM) Group to offset the impacts of Covid-19, the campaign is making a return thanks to TEAM is providing $8,000 to the Chamber to run the campaign with radio advertising on MORE FM and social media and café vouchers to encourage people to shop in the Blenheim and Picton CBDs Councilor Mark Peters who is also TEAM COvidos merce formally concluded its work, it has the Chamber a approached Council to suggest the campaign was brought back The Chamber is co-funding it along with Mediaworks and Council continued to keep an eye on where it could contribute to make a difference and this fits well. For more information, including how to enter visit the Make it Marlborough Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ makeitmarlborough "Over the next sevenweeks, the Make it Marlborough team will be encouraging people to shop local and support our hospitality community who continue to doit tough as a result of Covid-19. Mr Coldwell said. M The campaign will encourage businesses to reward their staff with local café vouchers. There will also be weekly competitions to win $20 vouchers to entice them to get out and support Marlborough's hospitality sector. Entrepreneurs reach for the stars at inaugural Startup Weekend So, you want to be a star? A techstar that is. All attendees will be assigned to a team for the weekend with a maximum of eight participants. Marlborough's entrepreneurs will get their chance to shine at the inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend Mariborough from 17 to 19 June Counci's Economic Development Programmes Manager Mark Unwin says the weekend is a chance to learn what it takes to create a startup and to experience entrepreneurship first-hand "This "A startup needs different types of people and skills to make the company successful. You might be a creative or som who takes charge, a natural networker or a developer who creates awesome websites, apps or products from the ground up-a successful startup needs all of these skills," Mr Unwin said Everyone who participates in the event is expected to be present all weekend. The event is being run by Business Trust Marlborough with Council and Angel Investors "This is a 54-hour event and never previously run in Mariborough, so we are very excited to see it take place. The goal is to inspire, support and empower people to become entrepreneurs, Mr Unwin said. event tap des meals throughout. "If you have a great idea or wonder what it would take to be an entrepreneur or just want to learn more about problem solving, design thinking and startups, this is for you," he said. "We have the best coaches and mentors in Marlborough assembled as part of the weekend with inspiring workshops to improve your startup idea. It is going to be an epic weekend filed with fun, surprises and new friends" Mr said Over an action-packed three days, participants will meet mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show them how to get et more done faster and maybe even start that business. To register go to: https://event.sechstars som/event/eyDQXx426 For more information go to: Techstars. Startup Weekend Marlborough WWW.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ | 03 520 7400 | 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND He krero n te Kaunihera o Wairau New coastal forest honours East Coast locals Keen volunteers have been out in force to plant 1,000 trees at Mussel Point, between Marfells Beach and Cape Campbell The trees commemorate the hardships faced by locals after the Kaikoura earthquake of November 2016. "Mussel Point is an important place of solitude, allowing people to recharge and recover. We wanted to recognise the difficulties that the East Coast locals endured and honour their resilience," said Mike Aviss, Council's Biodiversity Coordinator The planting come about through a Matariki Tu Rakau grant application, part of the One Billion Trees programme. The grent provides funds for people to plant living memorials that honour members of the community. Te Uru Rakou the NZ Forest Service administers the One Billion Trees fund "Before the earthquake this land was beach but it was lifted up above the influence of the tides," Mike said. "We will grow a native coastal forest behind the beach which will have the benefit of shading out the invasive marram grass and reducing its impact on out on the day the environment. The farmland behind the strip is recognised as a significant Natural Area and has been protected in perpetuity by the owners of Cape Campbell farm under a QEl Covenant Many thanks to the volunteers who helped out For more information on the fund go to www.mpi.govt.nz/forestry/funding-tree planting research/materkturako Volunteer tree planter Zeke Hoskins helped Beach Recovery Council's Harbours team - working to ensure our waterways are safe for everyone to enjoy. Contact the Harbourmaster's Office if you need advice or information about Marlborough's harbours. 03 520 7400 | HARBOURS@MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL Sounds News Make it Marlborough is back Marlburians are being asked to be a hospo hero with the return of the region's official support local campaign , Make it Marlborough . Originally funded by The Economic Action Marlborough ( TEAM ) Group to offset the impacts of Covid - 19 , the campaign is making a return thanks to TEAM is providing $ 8,000 to the Chamber to run the campaign with radio advertising on MORE FM and social media and café vouchers to encourage people to shop in the Blenheim and Picton CBDs Councilor Mark Peters who is also TEAM COvidos merce formally concluded its work , it has the Chamber a approached Council to suggest the campaign was brought back The Chamber is co - funding it along with Mediaworks and Council continued to keep an eye on where it could contribute to make a difference and this fits well . For more information , including how to enter visit the Make it Marlborough Facebook page : www.facebook.com/ makeitmarlborough " Over the next sevenweeks , the Make it Marlborough team will be encouraging people to shop local and support our hospitality community who continue to doit tough as a result of Covid - 19 . Mr Coldwell said . M The campaign will encourage businesses to reward their staff with local café vouchers . There will also be weekly competitions to win $ 20 vouchers to entice them to get out and support Marlborough's hospitality sector . Entrepreneurs reach for the stars at inaugural Startup Weekend So , you want to be a star ? A techstar that is . All attendees will be assigned to a team for the weekend with a maximum of eight participants . Marlborough's entrepreneurs will get their chance to shine at the inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend Mariborough from 17 to 19 June Counci's Economic Development Programmes Manager Mark Unwin says the weekend is a chance to learn what it takes to create a startup and to experience entrepreneurship first - hand " This " A startup needs different types of people and skills to make the company successful . You might be a creative or som who takes charge , a natural networker or a developer who creates awesome websites , apps or products from the ground up - a successful startup needs all of these skills , " Mr Unwin said Everyone who participates in the event is expected to be present all weekend . The event is being run by Business Trust Marlborough with Council and Angel Investors " This is a 54 - hour event and never previously run in Mariborough , so we are very excited to see it take place . The goal is to inspire , support and empower people to become entrepreneurs , Mr Unwin said . event tap des meals throughout . " If you have a great idea or wonder what it would take to be an entrepreneur or just want to learn more about problem solving , design thinking and startups , this is for you , " he said . " We have the best coaches and mentors in Marlborough assembled as part of the weekend with inspiring workshops to improve your startup idea . It is going to be an epic weekend filed with fun , surprises and new friends " Mr said Over an action - packed three days , participants will meet mentors , investors , co - founders and sponsors to show them how to get et more done faster and maybe even start that business . To register go to : https : //event.sechstars som / event / eyDQXx426 For more information go to : Techstars . Startup Weekend Marlborough WWW.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ | 03 520 7400 | 15 SEYMOUR STREET , BLENHEIM , 7201 NEW ZEALAND He krero n te Kaunihera o Wairau New coastal forest honours East Coast locals Keen volunteers have been out in force to plant 1,000 trees at Mussel Point , between Marfells Beach and Cape Campbell The trees commemorate the hardships faced by locals after the Kaikoura earthquake of November 2016 . " Mussel Point is an important place of solitude , allowing people to recharge and recover . We wanted to recognise the difficulties that the East Coast locals endured and honour their resilience , " said Mike Aviss , Council's Biodiversity Coordinator The planting come about through a Matariki Tu Rakau grant application , part of the One Billion Trees programme . The grent provides funds for people to plant living memorials that honour members of the community . Te Uru Rakou the NZ Forest Service administers the One Billion Trees fund " Before the earthquake this land was beach but it was lifted up above the influence of the tides , " Mike said . " We will grow a native coastal forest behind the beach which will have the benefit of shading out the invasive marram grass and reducing its impact on out on the day the environment . The farmland behind the strip is recognised as a significant Natural Area and has been protected in perpetuity by the owners of Cape Campbell farm under a QEl Covenant Many thanks to the volunteers who helped out For more information on the fund go to www.mpi.govt.nz/forestry/funding-tree planting research / materkturako Volunteer tree planter Zeke Hoskins helped Beach Recovery Council's Harbours team - working to ensure our waterways are safe for everyone to enjoy . Contact the Harbourmaster's Office if you need advice or information about Marlborough's harbours . 03 520 7400 | HARBOURS@MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ