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What are some useful contacts in Blenheim?

New Zealand Police

In an emergency, please phone 111

Phone: (03) 578 5279 (non-emergency)

Address: Blenheim Police Station, 8 Main Street, Blenheim

www.police.govt.nz

 

New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post is the main operator of postal services in New Zealand.  Its website provides information on postal rates within New Zealand and overseas.

Phone: 0800 501 501

Address: Main Street, Blenheim

www.nzpost.co.nz

 

Community Law Service

Community Law Service provides FREE legal services to residents of Blenheim. 

Phone: (03) 577 9919 or 0800 266 529

Address: Community Law Marlborough, 16 Market Street, Blenheim

www.commlawmarlb.org.nz

 

New Zealand Family Planning

Family Planning are available to help with your sexual and reproductive health. They can offer you health information, clinical services, education, training and research. They work with people of any gender, age, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Phone: (03) 578 3047

Address: Renown Building, 68 Seymour Street, Blenheim 7201

www.familyplanning.org.nz

 

Medical Centres

  • Doctors are seen on a casual basis until you are registered. For an appointment, phone the duty clinic on the days mentioned below.
  • Ask the price and keep all your receipts. It costs about $72 (this price may vary) for a visit, plus medicines. Some medical centres also have a dental clinic.
  • Once you have visited a doctor, you can ask if you can register with them. You may have to wait for a period of time before becoming a registered patient. 

 

Springlands Health

Phone: (03) 578 0979

139 Middle Renwick Road

Springlands, Blenheim

 

MONDAY

Lister Court Medical

Phone: (03) 578 5599

16 Francis Street, Blenheim

 

TUESDAY

Scott Street Health

Phone: (03) 578 0199

47 Scott Street, Blenheim

 

WEDNESDAY

Francis Street Medical

Phone: (03) 578 5252

16 Francis Street, Blenheim 

(Same address as Lister Court Medical)

 

THURSDAY

Redwoodtown Doctors

Phone: (03) 578 0470

72 Cleghorn Street, Redwoodtown, Blenheim

www.gponline.co.nz

 

FRIDAY

Marlborough After Hours Doctors Clinic

Phone: (03) 520 6377

Wairau Hospital, Gate 2, Hospital Road, Blenheim

Dentist available Saturday & Sunday

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

 

OCP

NMIT students have access to a counselling service provided by OCP, a professional company that offers the services of a team of independent counsellors and psychologists throughout New Zealand. First language support is available for international students.

Freephone: 0800 377 990

www.ocp.co.nz

NMIT Counselling Support Service

NMIT Counselling Support Service provides free, on-site, confidential counselling for students in Blenheim. 

Text your name, contact details and request for counselling to: 027 246 2152

This counselling service provides up to 10 free sessions by senior NMIT counselling students and is in addition to the OCP counselling services already provided by NMIT.

Real Estate Companies

Summit Real Estate - Blenheim

Address: 30 Alfred Street, Blenheim

Phone: (03) 578 3366

Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Mark Stevenson First National Real Estate Ltd

Address: 62 Market Street, Blenheim

Phone: (03) 578 3537

Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm

www.firstnational.co.nz

Harcourts Marlborough

Address: 1 Scott Street, Blenheim

Phone: (03) 578 0888

Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm

www.marlborough.harcourts.co.nz

Speakout

A racist incident is when someone is treated badly due to the way they look, how they speak or where they are from. If you wish to report a racist incident and receive help, please contact as follows:

Emergency: dial 111

Phone: 0508 773 256 (0508 SPEAKOUT)

Website: www.speakout.org.nz (you can report online)

You can also visit the Human Rights Commission website to learn your rights in New Zealand to a just and fair society.  

Website: www.hrc.co.nz

The Marlborough Migrant Centre

The Marlborough Migrant Centre is a not-for-profit organisations supporting migrants and newcomers and the wider local community.

Phone: (03) 579 6410

Address: Marlborough House, 21 Henry Street, Blenheim

Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 10.00am to 3.00pm

www.migrantcentre.org.nz

Supermarkets

Countdown supermarkets

51 Seymour Street, Blenheim

93 Weld Street, Redwood town

133 Middle Renwick Road, Springlands

www.countdown.co.nz

New World

4 Freswick Street, Blenheim

www.newworld.co.nz

PAK n SAVE

1 Westwood Avenue, Springlands

www.paknsave.co.nz

 

Local Grocers

Real Foods Grocer

Address: 25 Redwood Street, Blenheim

Phone: (03) 578 3300

Hours: Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 5.30pm, Sat 9am - 3.00pm

Car parking in front of store

Anita's Asian Food and Organic Shop

Address: 39 Queen Street, Blenheim

Phone: (03) 579 5684

Hours: Mon to Fri 9.00am - 8.00pm, Sat & Sun 10.00am - 8.00pm

Mr Asian and Noodle Corner

Address: 21 Alfred Street, Blenheim

Phone: (03) 577 9918

Hours: Mon to Sat 11.00am - 8.00pm

Rogers Kitchen

Indian restaurant with small shop

Address: 57 Seymour Street, Blenheim

Phone: (03) 579 4060

Hours: Mon to Sun 4.00pm - 10.00pm

Markets

Marlborough Farmers Market

Address: 24 Maxwell Road, Blenheim

Hours: Sundays, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Car Boot Market

Address: Railway Station Carpark, Blenheim

Hours: Saturdays, 8.00am - 12.00pm

Marlborough Artisan Market

Address: 32 Wynen Street, Blenheim

Hours: Saturdays, 9.00am - 1.00pm

Redwood Market

Address: Tavern car park, Redwood town

Hours: Saturdays, 8.00am - 12.00pm

Marlborough District Library

Address: 33 Arthur Street, Blenheim

Phone: (03) 520 7491

www.marlboroughlibraries.co.nz

Movie Theatres

Top Town Cinemas

Address: 4 Kinross Street, Blenheim

Phone: Movie Information Hotline: (03) 577 5559

www.toptowncinemas.co.nz

Newspapers

The Marlborough Express 

Daily broadsheet newspaper that comes out from Monday to Friday. Wednesday and Friday are the best days for finding rentals.

The Saturday Express

A free weekly tabloid newspaper that comes out on a Saturday and has rentals.

The Marlborough Mid-Week

A free weekly tabloid that comes out on Wednesdays.  It sometimes has ads for rental property.

The Blenheim Sun

A free weekly tabloid that comes out on Fridays. It sometimes has ads for rental property.

Buy Sell & Exchange

A free weekly tabloid newspaper full of classified ads that comes out on Thursdays. 

Secondhand Furniture Stores

The Blue Door Shop

Address: 53 Charles Street, Blenheim (near Countdown in town)

Phone: (03) 579 4353

The Salvation Army Family Store

Address: 16 Scott Street, Blenheim

Phone: (03)578 3238

 

Blenheim Postcode

The postcode for Blenheim is 7201

Blenheim Phone Area Code

The phone area code for Blenheim is 03

Tourist Information

iSITE is a travel service and provides itinerary planning and information.  It provides:

  • Bookings nationwide - accommodation, transport, activities, attractions
  • Free maps, weather and mountain safety information
  • Local information - events, attractions, restaurants and more

Address: Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 8 Sinclair Street, Blenheim

Phone: (03) 577 8080

www.marlboroughnz.com

 

Things to do in Blenheim

Things to do in the Marlborough Region

  • Swim with the dolphins and sea kayaking tours in Picton and Waikawa
  • Whale watching at Kaikoura with Whale Watch
  • Have a picnic and swim at the beautiful Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve
  • Drive around Queen Charlotte Sound from Picton
  • Visit rocky Rarangi beach and the sandy shores of White's Bay

For more information about these activities and more, see www.marlboroughnz.com

Driving Times from Blenheim

From km Time
Blenheim to Nelson 116 1hr 45 min
Blenheim to Woodbourne 10 10 mins
Blenheim to Picton 29 30 mins
Blenheim to Kaikoura 128 1hr 50 mins
Blenheim to Christchurch 308 4hrs
Picton to Nelson 144 2hrs