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Encyclopedia > Marlborough, New Zealand
Marlborough Region
Location
Image:Marl-region-mod.PNG
Statistics
Capital Blenheim
Area 12,484 km²
Population
1996 Census
2001 Census
42,300
Districts 21
Area code 03

Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island. Its central city is Blenheim. Marlborough is known for its dry climate, the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, and Sauvignon blanc wine. Image File history File links Marl-region-mod. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Kia Ora Welcome to Blenheim The Taylor River in central Blenheim Blenheim is a town in Marlborough, in the northeast of the South Island in New Zealand. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Regions is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ... Sea kayakers in the Marlborough Sounds. ... Sauvignon blanc is a white wine grape probably originating in the Bordeaux region of France that is now planted in much of the worlds winelands producing a crisp dry refreshing white varietal wine. ...

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Geography

Marlborough's geography can be roughly divided into four sections. Two of these sections, in the south and the west, are mountainous. This is particularly true of the southern section, which rises to the peaks of the Kaikoura Ranges. These two mountainous regions are the final northern vestiges of the ranges that make up the Southern Alps, although that name is rarely applied to mountains this far north. The Kaikoura Ranges are two parallel ranges of mountains in the northeast of the South Island of New Zealand. ... The Southern Alps is a mountain range which runs along the western side of the South Island of New Zealand. ...


Between these two areas is the long straight valley of the Wairau River. This broadens to wide plains at its eastern end, in the centre of which stands the town of Blenheim. This region has fertile soil and temperate weather, and as such has become a centre of the New Zealand wine industry. The Wairau River is one of the longer rivers in New Zealands South Island. ... Kia Ora Welcome to Blenheim The Taylor River in central Blenheim Blenheim is a town in Marlborough, in the northeast of the South Island in New Zealand. ... Wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by the fermentation of the juice of fruits, usually grapes. ...


Marlborough's fourth geographic zone lies along its north coast. Here, the drowned valleys of the Marlborough Sounds make for a convoluted and attractive coastline. The town of Picton is located at the southern end of one of the larger sounds, Queen Charlotte Sound . Sea kayakers in the Marlborough Sounds. ... A view of the harbour in Picton. ... Queen Charlotte Sound is the easternmost of the main sounds of the Marlborough Sounds, in New Zealands South Island. ...

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People and government

Marlborough is administered by a unitary authority, the Marlborough District Council. A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...


Much of the region's population is found around the coastal plains around and to the south of the mouth of the Wairau, and in smaller settlements along the coast of the Sounds. Other than that of Blenheim and Picton, Marlborough's towns include Havelock, Renwick, Ward, and Seddon. For some purposes, the town of Kaikoura is also considered part of Marlborough. Havelock is a coastal village at the head of Pelorus Sound, one of the Marlborough Sounds. ... Renwick is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. ... Ward is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. ... Seddon is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. ... A view of the bay in Kaikoura showing the mountains. ...


Marlborough's world-famous former residents include rocket scientist William Pickering and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ernest Rutherford. Willam H. Pickering, JPL/NASA Photo Sir William Hayward Pickering ONZ KBE (December 24, 1910—March 15, 2004) was a New Zealand-American who headed Pasadena, Californias Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 22 years, retiring in 1976. ... Nobel Prize medal. ... Ernest Rutherford Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM, PC, FRS (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937), was a nuclear physicist from New Zealand. ...

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Important cities and towns

See also: List of rivers in Marlborough and List of winemakers in Marlborough
Blenheim.
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Blenheim.

Blenheim is the region's capital and only city. It also has the largest population of the area. The following is a list of rivers in the Marlborough region: Acheron River Awatere River Blind River Charwell River Clarence River Conway River Jordon River Opawa River Servern River Styx River Tweed River Waihopai River Wye River Categories: | | ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 143 KB) Summary Taylor river area. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 143 KB) Summary Taylor river area. ... Kia Ora Welcome to Blenheim The Taylor River in central Blenheim Blenheim is a town in Marlborough, in the northeast of the South Island in New Zealand. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Chicago from the air. ...


Its major towns and cities are:

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Kia Ora Welcome to Blenheim The Taylor River in central Blenheim Blenheim is a town in Marlborough, in the northeast of the South Island in New Zealand. ... A view of the harbour in Picton. ... Havelock is a coastal village at the head of Pelorus Sound, one of the Marlborough Sounds. ... Seddon is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. ... Ward is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. ... Renwick is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. ... Clarence is a small town in Marlborough, in the South Island of New Zealand. ... Clifford Bay, is a bay in the northeast of the South Island of New Zealand. ...

Wine

Marlborough can lay claim to starting the modern New Zealand wine industry. Here in the late 1970s, Montana produced Sauvignon Blanc, among other varieties, which led to confidence that New Zealand could produce exciting wine. New Zealand wine is largely produced in ten major wine growing regions spanning latitudes 36° to 45° South and extending 1,600 km (1,000 miles). ... Sauvignon blanc is a white wine grape probably originating in the Bordeaux region of France that is now planted in much of the worlds winelands producing a crisp dry refreshing white varietal wine. ...


The majority of Marlborough's extensive vineyard plantings are around Renwick, Blenheim, and Cloudy Bay in the Wairau valley. Further south in the Awatere valley are plantings near Seddon. These are for the most part on old terraces of the Wairau and Awatere rivers. Renwick is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. ... Kia Ora Welcome to Blenheim The Taylor River in central Blenheim Blenheim is a town in Marlborough, in the northeast of the South Island in New Zealand. ... Cloudy Bay is located at the northeast of New Zealands South Island, to the south of the Marlborough Sounds. ... Seddon is a small town in Marlborough, New Zealand. ... The Wairau River is one of the longer rivers in New Zealands South Island. ... The Awatere River is a large river flowing through Marlborough, New Zealand. ...


The area is widely considered by many critics to produce the world's best Sauvignon Blanc. See Cloudy Bay Vineyards and Grove Mill. Also important is the production of Methode Traditionelle sparkling wines, particularly near Renwick, from Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. New Zealand‘s Cloudy Bay Vineyards, established in 1985, is widely considered by many critics to produce the very best Sauvignon Blanc in the entire world. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Ripe grapes of Riesling Riesling is a white grape variety and varietal appellation of wines grown historically in Alsace (France), Austria, Germany (see German wine), and northern Italy. ... Pinot Noir vines at Clos de Bèze, Gervey-Chambertin, on the Côte dOr, France Pinot noir is a variety of Vitis vinifera, the red grape used commonly in winemaking, and may also refer to wines produced predominantly from pinot noir grapes. ... Chardonnay vines in Burgundy Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make a white varietal wine. ...

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See also

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New Zealand wine is largely produced in ten major wine growing regions spanning latitudes 36° to 45° South and extending 1,600 km (1,000 miles). ... A view of the harbour in Picton. ... Waikawa is the name of two small settlements in the South Island of New Zealand. ... Sea kayakers in the Marlborough Sounds. ...

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¹ Unitary authorities
² Informal only; not an officially-recognised entity
Territorial Authorities of New Zealand
Cities:
North Shore | Waitakere | Auckland | Manukau | Hamilton | Tauranga | Napier | Palmerston North | Porirua | Upper Hutt | Lower Hutt | Wellington | Nelson* | Christchurch | Dunedin | Invercargill
Districts:
North Island: Far North | Whangarei | Kaipara | Rodney | Papakura | Franklin | Thames-Coromandel | Hauraki | Waikato | Matamata-Piako | Waipa | South Waikato | Otorohanga | Rotorua | Waitomo | Taupo | Western Bay of Plenty | Whakatane | Kawerau| Opotiki | Gisborne* | Wairoa | Hastings | Central Hawke's Bay | New Plymouth | Stratford | South Taranaki | Ruapehu | Wanganui | Rangitikei | Manawatu | Tararua | Horowhenua | Kapiti Coast | Masterton | Carterton | South Wairarapa
South Island: Tasman* | Marlborough* | Buller | Grey | Westland | Kaikoura | Hurunui | Waimakariri | Selwyn | Ashburton | Timaru | Mackenzie | Waimate | Waitaki | Queenstown-Lakes | Central Otago | Clutha | Gore | Southland
Territory: Chatham Islands
*unitary authorities

  Results from FactBites:
 
Marlborough, New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (494 words)
Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island.
Marlborough is known for its dry climate, the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, and Sauvignon blanc wine.
Marlborough is administered by a unitary authority, the Marlborough District Council.
Palm Bay Imports: Postcard from Marlborough, New Zealand (499 words)
Occupying the northeast corner of New Zealand's South Island, the Marlborough region is a maritime haven at the geographic heart of one of the South Pacific's most pristine countries.
Just three breathtaking hours by ferry from New Zealand's capital city of Wellington, Marlborough is also conveniently linked to the country's major airports and well connected by road and rail to all points on the South Island.
Blenheim, Marlborough's main commercial and residential hub, is a perfect starting point from which to explore the region's wineries and a destination to be enjoyed on its own merits.
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