Situated at the north-east corner of New Zealand's South Island, Marlborough comprises three main regions: the Marlborough Sounds, the Wairau Plain and the Awatere Valley. Further south, at the southern border of the region, Kaikoura lies mid-way between Blenheim and Christchurch.

History
Maori are believed to have settled in Marlborough's sheltered bays during the twelfth century, cultivating crops and fishing the abundant Marlborough Sounds. In 1770, Captain James Cook was the first European to venture into the area. Click HERE for more...

Population
Blenheim, Marlborough's main town has an estimates population for 28, 200 The official combined population of Marlborough and Kaikoura at the last New Zealand census (2006) was 46,167 people and growing! (Latest Census data 2013 not available) The majority of these people are located in Blenheim, Picton and Kaikoura.
Click HERE for more...

Climate
Marlborough is one of the sunniest regions in New Zealand, renowned for its clear blue skies and consistent fine, warm weather. Temperatures range between 23°C during the summer months and around 12°C in the winter. Click HERE for more...

Economy
One of the strongest regional economies in New Zealand, Marlborough is a leader in viticulture, horticulture, forestry and marine farming industries, producing 80% of New Zealand's aquaculture production. Click HERE for more...

Community
Friendly and parochial, the people of Marlborough have a relaxed outlook on life. The diversity within the region is reflected in the local community, which is open to change and forward thinking. Click HERE for more...
MarlboroughNet Online Media © Discover Marlborough