Blenheim, New Zealand


Blenheim, New Zealand

Events and points of interest

Omaka Aerodrome, south of the town centre, is the setting for the biennial Classic Fighters Marlborough airshow. The show, with a large emphasis on aircraft of World War One, has been held biannually since 2001, with the next show set to be held over the weekend of 10-12 April 2009.

In December 2005 the third meeting of the biennial Australasian Ornithological Conference series, initiated and organised by the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, and jointly sponsored by the RAOU and the Ornithological Society of New Zealand (OSNZ), was held in Blenheim.

;Spy BaseThe GCSB Waihopai communications monitoring facility, part of the ECHELON network, is situated near Blenheim.

References

*cite book | first=A. W. | last=Reed | title=The Reed Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names | publisher=Reed Books | location=Auckland | year=2002 | id=ISBN 0-7900-0761-4

External links

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* [http://www.destinationmarlborough.com/ Destination Marlborough]
* [http://www.marlborough.govt.nz/ Marlborough District Council]
* [http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlboroughexpress/"The Marlborough Express" daily newspaper]
* [http://www.zoomin.co.nz/nz/marlborough/blenheim/ Blenheim Street Map]
* [http://www.mbc.school.nz Marlborough Boys' College website]
* [http://www.mgc.school.nz Marlborough Girls' College website]


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