Subsidised water and air transport for Kenepuru residents and visitors

Marlborough District Council is subsidising water and air transport at $25 per person, one way departures to support Kenepuru residents and visitors affected by the July Storm event.

All residents, businesses owners, tradespeople, essential services and visitors are eligible for the subsidy

Bookings can be made with the Marlborough i-SITE by phoning 0800 777 181 or directly with water transport operators using the promo codes in the links below (subsidy will be applied at time of booking)

For coordinated bookings for multi-stop, multi-location or multi-companies, and for alignment to some transport services, contact the Marlborough i-SITE: 0800 777 181 or email

To view the departures to and from Havelock, click here
To view the departures to and from Picton, click here
To view the departures with Pelorus Air, click here 

Marlborough District Council has been working with organistions that can assist with overnight accommodation.
Temporary Accommodation: Phone 0508 754 163; or
Rural Women NZ - Operation Isolate: Phone Ellen Orchard on 021 141 3235

It is the customers responsibility to plan their travel around scheduled road closures. Marlborough Roads Alerts

Subsidy is valid until March 2022, or until further notice. 

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