Business

Morton Estate vineyard sold

Canadian owner sells Marlborough's Stone Creek vineyard to Lion.

New airline 'totally different'

New regional airline will learn from past failure and will not compete against Air NZ, says founder.

Kiwi set to fly - yet again

NZ's newest airline announces direct routes from regional centres to Auckland, Queenstown and Hamilton.

Signs of a thriving business

When David and Angela Forman thought about starting a business, the writing was on the wall.

Tax rebate removal costly for wineries

Wineries could be out of pocket if the Australian Government decides to abolish a New Zealand wine tax rebate.

New approach to logging a lifesaver

Bright ideas for safely logging forests from steep slopes while going easy on the environment are emerging from the top of the South Island.

Proud of industry's history

Marlborough has become internationally linked to good wines and a Blenheim woman is proud to have been part of the young industry.

Agent at home in front of cameras

Marlborough real estate agent featuring in a TV series which follows the journey of first home buyers.

Farms need stock killed

Farmers desperately looking for slaughter houses to take animals earlier than usual as a drought is officially declared.

Vineyard set to build second dam

A multi-million dollar storage dam is being built on vineyard land in Marlborough.

Marlborough savvy leads way in US

The United States is likely to become New Zealand's leading wine destination this year.

Job market improves, but not for all

Fewer people are on the dole in Marlborough, but nearly three out of four on a benefit for over a year.

Water cuts could hit vineyards

Some grapegrowers could struggle to ripen their fruit if the Southern Valleys Irrigation Scheme is shut off on Thursday.

Chance to dine among the vines

Saint Clair Cellar Door and Cafe has reopened after a longer than anticipated renovation.

Kono takes ownership of Chinese firm

Kono New Zealand, which has a winery and mussel processing plant in Blenheim, has purchased the remaining shares in a Chinese company.

Sounds Air fills flight gap

Marlborough-based Sounds Air will take over the Westport to Wellington route when Air New Zealand pulls out in April.

Fee hike a blow to wine firms

Increasing regulation fees by $2.9m will hit Marlborough's wine industry hard, says chairman.

Business keeps DOC on track

Commercial input from businesses is helping to protect more of New Zealand's assets than DOC can do on its own.

Great bounty of fruit in debut harvest

An orchard planted to lead a stonefruit resurgence in Marlborough will harvest its first crop this weekend.

Wine firms shift loyalty after cuts

Air NZ's move to a single wine supplier has led disappointed wineries to look elsewhere for flights.

Award nomination thrills Kono boss

Food and beverage producer Kono has been named a finalist in the NZ International Business Awards.

Wine brands lose out in Air NZ deal

Air New Zealand's decision to drastically cut its wine selection is bad news for Marlborough brands.

Eco-firm breaks crowdfund record

A Marlborough clean-tech company has raised more than $700,000 through New Zealand's biggest ever crowdfunding effort.

New old look for The Store

There was one thing The Store owners Melissa Steward and Sank Macfarlane wanted to retain when they bought the popular cafe a year ago - that "rustic feel".

Smart meters slash power bills

Power bills for a Blenheim family have nearly halved since a "smart" meter was installed last year.

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