Chamber board elected

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Last updated 10:48 04/10/2012

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The Marlborough Chamber of Commerce board was elected at its annual meeting at the Clubs of Marlborough last week.

Steve Riley remains as president, Nikki de Reeper is the new first vice-president, replacing Mike Veal who has retired, and Chris Godsiff is the new second vice-president. Hamish Macfarlane and Helen Magyar have also retired. Existing board members John Cuddon, Lee Harper and Kay Nalsund are joined by Richard Briggs, Brendon Burns, Ray McCormick, Bede O'Malley, John Reuhman and David Taylor.

Timber opportunities

The Marlborough Forest Industry Association is hosting a workshop about opportunities for Marlborough timber in the Christchurch rebuild, at the Marlborough Research Centre at Budge St, Blenheim, from 9am to 3pm on October 20.

The speakers, include Moutere Logging health and safety manager Rob Wooster, Robinson Forest Management's Aaron Robinson and Glenroy housing's Phil Vile.

They will discuss how Marlborough and Nelson prefabricated timber suppliers and designers can contribute to the Christchurch rebuild. Cost is $20 each.

For more details or to register, email:

Cultural seminar

The Marlborough Migrant Centre is holding an intercultural awareness and communication training programme over two half days at the NMIT campus in Budge St, Blenheim, on October 12 and October 19 from 8.45am to 12.15pm.

The programme is designed to enable participants to develop more awareness of their cultural characteristics and those of others so that they can communicate more effectively across cultural boundaries.

Cost is $35 each, for more information or to register interest email:

Kat Pickford is the Marlborough Express business reporter. Call her with any news and information about businesses in town. Contact her at 03 520 8951 or 027 241 3679 or email

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