Picton is picturesque waterfront town in the Marlborough Sounds. It is Marlborough’s main commercial port and provides access to Queen Charlotte Sound and the Marlborough Sounds.
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Coordinator - Cathy
Hi, I’m Cathy. Picton was our holiday destination and with our four children we enjoyed all the Marlborough Sounds attractions, particularly on the water. Now my husband David and I are happily living here permanently and enjoying the relaxed laid back lifestyle, while our adult children live in Australia (thankfully we have one daughter nearby in Nelson).
I’m a trained ESOL tutor and this year David and I took a group of volunteers to a school in Tonga to help out with renovations, classroom teaching and activities. I also love singing with the Acappella Belles, particularly over Christmas when we sing at the ferry terminal as the boats arrive and depart.
Picton Newcomers started in December 2014 and I’m excited at the possibilities of welcoming newcomers into our thriving small community of diverse cultures, as they seek to settle into a new life here.
Please join us, I look forward to meeting you!
PS: Here are some of the things you could participate in!
Had a lovely time on May 12th – Tuesday – Coffee Morning, Seabreeze Cafe, Waterfront, Cnr London Quay and High Street, Picton! Our next coffee morning will be some time in June.
- International pot luck dinner (you bring your favourite dish)
- Educational presentation at the new National Whale Centre in Picton
- Walk on the Link Pathway presently under construction between Havelock and Picton
- Another pizza tasting night
- Twilight cruise on the Lady Margaret
- Fish and chips at Shelley Beach, Picton
- Christmas coffee morning