Thursday 15 July 2021


4.15pm – 5.45pm | Depart from the Marlborough Convention Centre

Cultural Well-Being | Te toiora ā-ahurea | Fully booked


The mana whenua Iwi Te Runanga o Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Toa and Ngāti Rarua will host attendees on this Walkshop around the inner city of Wairau / Blenheim showing sites of cultural significance.

Visit the Tauihu sculpture with a presentation from Rangitane (iwi) followed by a visit to the Millennium Public Art Gallery that is expected to be hosting an exhibition from another local iwi at the time.

Economic Well-Being | Te toiora ā-ōhanga


Port Marlborough NZ Ltd is based in Picton and operates diverse port facilities in the Marlborough Sounds. They are the second largest marina operator in New Zealand with marinas in Waikawa, Picton and Havelock.

Picton is one of the busiest ports in New Zealand with over 7,500 large vessel movements annually. A deep water berth allows the servicing of bulk cargo, in particular export logs, whilst the extensive facilities for the tourism and leisure industry allows the Port to welcome a large number of cruise ships each year.

Enjoy an on-water presentation from Port Marlborough and Marlborough District Council and learn about recent and future developments and upgrades including Picton Foreshore, the Interislander Terminal and Shakespeare Bay - including a visit to a mini mussel farm run by local Queen Charlotte College, teaching the importance of aquaculture to the next generation.

Environmental Well-Being | Te toiora ā-taiao


Board Blenheim’s narrow gauge Riverside Railway as it makes its way along the Taylor River Floodway Reserve to the Ralph Ballinger Arboretum, a tribute to Marlborough’s late leading horticulturist. Hear en route about the freshwater management programme undertaken post-earthquake, the partnerships and collaboration between Council, Community and Ministry for the Environment and learn how the area has been transformed with care and time from an area that hindsight now tells us had become a damaged forgotten wasteland and poor eco-system into an attractive and popular amenity feature of the town and a significant commuter and recreational asset for residents and visitors alike.

Social Well-Being | Te toiora ā-pāpori


Marlborough is fortunate enough to be just the right size for youth development with a number of organisations being passionate about the well-being of our young people. The greatest addition to our regional resources is the large youth centre, MYSpace, which was opened after many years of development in mid-2019.

Operated by Marlborough Youth Trust, the centre is located in an ideal central setting for a wide variety of young activities and services to operate from. This Walkshop will welcome attendees to visit MySpace with presentations from Graeme Dingle Foundation and Council around the future of work Conference. Include discussion about youth in a recession, training skills hub and Regional Skills Leadership Group.