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Last updated 12:18 11/03/2014

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Who are the people in Marlborough who deserve to be recognised for their efforts in making this a place full of cultural interest?

Marlborough has three living cultural treasures awarded during the past two years. They are 97-year-old weaver Peg Moorhouse, Marlborough Children's Theatre director Duncan Whiting and renowned children's author Joy Cowley.

The living cultural treasures programme was developed two years ago by Marlborough Museum to honour people who have helped create a stronger community.

Nominations for the 2014 Marlborough Living Cultural Treasure awards close on Monday.

To be eligible, people have to inspire others through achieving a lifetime of excellence in their chosen cultural field.

Marlborough Museum chief executive Steve Austin said nominees could include authors, musicians, entertainers, writers, food or wine experts, singers, dancers, historians, artists and actors.

"Identifying, celebrating and documenting our people now becomes an important and inspiring resource for the future."

The selection panel could create more than one living cultural treasure from public nominations each year, but there would be no more than 10 at any time. This year's honour will be announced on April 11 at a special event at the museum.

Nomination forms are available from Marlborough Museum, the Marlborough District Council, Bookworld and the Marlborough Express office on Arthur St, Blenheim.

Further information is available by calling 03 578 1712 or you can email info@marlborough museum.org.nz

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- The Marlborough Express

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