Community Mediation Marlborough has been set up to provide a mediation service for the Marlborough community.
Community Law Marlborough is providing in kind support to establish the Community Mediation Trust and continues to support and co-ordinate the service.

  • Community Mediation is most appropriate for conflict prevention and resolution.
  • It increases and strengthens the capacity of the community to address conflicts effectively and affordably.
  • It is a process based on voluntary and confidential participation of the parties.
  • The aim is to encourage people who are in conflict to explore options together, and to reach acceptable agreement without involving the legal system.

Mediation sessions are confidential, conducted in private and can be arranged at a time to suit all parties.
We have a pool of experienced mediators who will provide a quality and professional mediation service for you.

Types of disputes that can be mediated are:


parenting disputes, day to day care and contact arrangements, parent-teen problems, elder issues.


Noise, trees, fences, animal issues, driveways, people.

Community Groups:

Not for profit, Board of Governance, managment issues, individuals, relationship building, personality conflicts, volunteers.

Private sales, consumer disputes, problems between flatmates, debt, relationships.

Other situations:
Call us and we'll see if we can assist.

The service is not for disputes between landlord and tenant, employment (personal grievance), ACC or any other organisation that provides their own mediation service. 

mediation request form

Community Law Marlborough Opening Hours

14 Market Street Blenheim

We are open Monday to Friday during the following times: 

  • Monday | Tuesday | Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm | Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Late Night Wednesday 9.00am - 7.30pm

Please note the office will be closed from 1:00pm - 1:30pm daily for lunch

We offer our services by way of appointment, phone and email. Drop-ins are welcome depending on availability.
Contact us for more details
(03) 577 9919 or 0800 266 529

Kaikoura Outreach Clinic

We will be in Kaikoura on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between the hours of 10.30am to 3.00pm, or at other times by arrangement.

This clinic is situated at:

Heartlands, Beach Road Kaikoura

We also provide Skype and Zoom appointments between 9.30am - 4.00pm.  If you require a a video appointment call us on 0800 266 529 or you can call Heartlands on 03 909 9292 to arrange a time.

If the matter is urgent call our 0800 266 529 number to speak to a Caseworker.