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Te Hoiere / Pelorus Catchment Restoration Project

Looking after the whole catchment from the mountains to the sea

The Rai Valley Community Stream Health Project. Join the Rai Valley community as they learn how and why to test stream health - WATCH VIDEO

Rai Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade

We train on Monday nights at 6.30PM at the fire station in Rai Valley (one Monday every 2 weeks).

We are always looking for more members.
We are a small enthusiastic group who enjoy the challenges being a volunteer fire fighter offers. If you want to have a look and find out more phone Nigel Patterson: 027 2839 322 , or come along and introduce yourself on a training night.

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Tennyson Inlet Boat Club

The Tennyson Inlet Boat Club was formed in 1958 and now boasts nearly 200 members plus their families.

The Club owns and maintains launching ramps, swimming platforms and jetties in Duncan Bay and Penzance Bay.
The Tennyson Inlet Boat Club is run by a small committee of local people.
If you use the wharfs and launching facilities in Tennyson Inlet, you may choose to join as a member. 

Ronga Reserve Restoration

Planting and ongoing forest restoration since 2013

Ronga Reserve is one of Marlborough's remnant forest gems with towering totara and matai.


Pelorus Conservation Kids

part of the Conservation Kids NZ

Originally started as the Rai Valley Conservation Kids back in 2018 to bring something to the community to help encourage the kids of the Rai Valley/Pelorus area to learn about their environment around them and also to help motivate our kids to get out and about in nature.


Rai Valley A & P Show

Held on the 1st Saturday in March every year.

At the Carluke Domain in Rai Valley.
One of the biggest shows in our area for competitors to participate in - Showjumping, Cattle, Sheep & Dog sections, Wood Chopping, Really Young Farmer Competition and the famous Rai Challenge. We have a hall full of Indoor Exhibits on display.

Refuse Transfer Station

REDUCE - REUSE - RECYCLE

Located on Ronga Road, near the turn-off to Okiwi Bay.

Opening times:
Tuesday & Friday - 9.00 am to midday
Sunday - 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Te Hoiere Bat Recovery project is looking for accommodation
from January 2nd till February 15th, 2024

I am the Te Hoiere Bat Recovery project manager. Our team of bat specialists studies native pekapeka at the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve and in Rai Valley. We are looking for accommodations for the bat team for this upcoming season.

This is for a period of 46 nights, starting from January 2nd and ending on February 15th, 2024.

Our team consists of three core members, with the occasional addition of a fourth helper. To ensure their comfort and convenience, we are looking for accommodation that meets the following requirements:

  1. Two Bedrooms: We need at least two separate bedrooms, one for males and one for females.
  2. Cooking Facilities: Access to cooking facilities is essential, as our team will prepare their meals during their stay.
  3. Equipment Storage: The team will require a small secure space to store their equipment and research materials.
  4. Parking Space: We will have a van that needs a safe and easily accessible parking spot.

The team's schedule can be hectic, and sharing with light sleepers or households with young children may not be ideal due to the potential for disturbances during their rest hours.

If you live in Rai Valley or Pelorus Bridge, and think you can help with finding a place to stay,
please get in touch with Daria: or 0272744373

The long-tailed bat (pekapeka) is one of two bat species found in New Zealand. They are our only native land mammals. Credit: Colin O'Donnell

Te Hoiere / Pelorus Catchment Restoration Project

Looking after the whole catchment from the mountains to the sea

The Rai Valley Community Stream Health Project. Join the Rai Valley community as they learn how and why to test stream health - WATCH VIDEO