Buyers swoop on prime beef

A top price of $40,000 was paid for a rising two year old hereford bull bred by Matariki Herefords, Clarence River, ...

A top price of $40,000 was paid for a young Marlborough hereford bull.

Beware open home hazards video

New health and safety guidelines issued to real estate agents are a nightmare, says Wellington REINZ spokesman Euan Murrell.

Watch the step, look both ways on the driveway, use the handrail. Health and safety laws have changed the open home.

Bull sale exceeds expectations

A top price of $11,000 was paid by a North Island buyer for a rising two-year-old angus bull at the annual Taimate sale.

Young Marlborough bulls have attracted buyer interest from outside the region.

Polystyrene ... time to packet in

Berica key account manager Marcus Beatson with some containers developed by the company.

Polystyrene trays are being replaced with recyclable containers on supermarket shelves.

Blenheim's 'Coronation Street'

Grigg Drive residents David Turner, left, and Allan Coburn said concept plans had outlined green spaces in the Boulevard ...

Subdivision residents claim 'fake advertising' as green space disappears from plans.

Fishing changes discussed

A public meeting in Blenheim this Thursday will give people a chance to find out about a plan to boost snapper catch in ...

A series of drop-in sessions will give people the chance to find out about plans to close the scallop fishery in Marlborough and Nelson.

Overseas appetite for fat buster pill

Tuatara Natural Products chief technical officer Dr Glenn Vile with weight-loss capsule Satisfax.

A Marlborough company that uses grape extracts in the fight against flab is selling its weight-loss capsules overseas.

Grape crop surges

Jane Cooper says she's hoping this year's Matahiwi Wines pinot noirs will emulate the exceptional 2013 vintage.

A commentator says this year's grape vintage will offer a mixed bag.

Vineyard 'chess board'

Cloudy Bay Vineyards estate director Ian Morden.

Marlborough's dwindling vineyard space is being carved up by companies as the industry enters its "end game".

Events are key

Figures from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's monthly visitor spend estimate database show an ...

A decline in visitor spending in Marlborough is being chalked up to the impact of events.

From boozy to classy

ANZ agri economist Con Williams believes many wine consumers are now opting for 'quality over quantity'.

Many wine consumers are now opting for "quality over quantity" when it comes to the odd tipple.

Historic hotel's grand designs

Hotel d'Urville restaurant manager Nicolas Perez, owner Kevin Bourke and patisserie chef Sabah Hamia.

Hotel d'Urville owner wants to bring lustre back to the "old lady" of Blenheim.

More jobs for sellers and spindoctors

Wellington had a 63 per cent rise in new job advertisements for marketing and communications jobs last month.

Marketing and communications led the way in the nine per cent increase in jobs advertised on SEEK last month.

Conference goers spend big

On average international conference delegates spend nearly double as much as tourists They also tend to come in the ...

Attendees spent $472m here in 2015, and big things are predicted as new convention centres open.

Planning for future growth

Awatere River Wine Company director Louis Vavasour on top of the company's tank farm, which is set to expand this year.

Marlborough wine companies are in expansion mode, planting vineyards and applying for resource consents.

Business buzz

New Queen St business C.B.D. will open in early July.

Reporter Oliver Lewis shares a wrap of the latest Marlborough business news.

Sounds economic development

A new group want to boost development and tourism in Picton and the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Meeting proposes new economic development and tourism group for Marlborough.

Faster broadband to rural residents

Broadband upgrade will mean improved internet access for rural Marlborough residents

Faster broadband access is available at peak times for Marlborough rural people.

The wine glass matters

Riedel Australia managing director Mark Baulderstone tries different glasses at a tasting event at the Marlborough ...

Turns out you're not supposed to fill your wine glass all the way to the top.

Building relationships

RSE South Island relationship manager Oikoumene Maualaivao-Chan Tung.

The South Island has a new RSE relationship manager, and she wants to meet employers.

Surveys not closures, says scallop commercial sector

Scallop dredging Queen Charlotte Sound near Ships Cove.

The commercial sector believes closures may not be necessary to ensure the future of the southern scallop fishery. 

Spending it up

Mitre 10 Mega Marlborough staff, from left, Vishaal Prasad, Garry Payne and Josie Lindsay.

The housing market and tourism industry boosts May spending in Marlborough.

Top farmers rewarded

Marlborough sheep farmer Chris Dawkins says the new competition will reward financial success, and excellence among ...

A new $60K competition recognises Marlborough sheep and beef farmers for all-round excellence.

New tourism body planned

A view of Picton and the Queen Charlotte Sound from the top of Mt Freeth.

Marlborough Sounds, Havelock and Picton business people in talks to establish tourism organisation.

Bypass, then bridge

Grovetown man Terry Ford with traffic on the Opawa Bridge.

Grovetown man says build a bypass first, and a new bridge might not be needed.

Todd Corporation sells wine brand

Alex Giesen, one of the founders of Giesen Wines.

Giesen Wines buys Ara wine brand to grow its UK and US market share.

Looking for land

Figures from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand show section sales spiked in Marlborough in April 2016.

Building companies in Blenheim are turning people away because of a shortage of sections.

Course teaches how to be nice to tourists

A Queenstown tourism ambassador programme teaches local facts such as the temperature of Lake Wakatipu.

A course teaching people how to interact with tourists and help them have a good time is set to roll out nationally.

New Sounds Air route 'likely'

A Sounds Air Cessna Caravan at Marlborough Airport.

Airline ready to start Blenheim-Christchurch route dropped by Air New Zealand.

Music with a view

Le Cafe owner Peter Schoni.

Meet Le Cafe owner Peter Schoni.

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