'Game changer' for yields

New research will help growers predict their yields more accurately, which will help companies balance their grape ...

The Government has committed $6 million for research to help grape growers accurately predict yields.

Pinot: Wine's 'Ranfurly Shield'

Pinot noir grapes at Omaka outside Blenheim.

Forget Burgundy, or those Central Otago pretenders, Marlborough is home to the best pinot noir in the world.

Bee in-breeding a problem

Dunedin-based AbacusBio consultancy PhD research student Gertje Petersen.

Bee in-breeding from disease has spurred research into increasing the gene pool.

Iwi host diplomatic tour

Rangitane members and visiting diplomats at Ukaipo, the Rangitane Conference Centre in Grovetown.

Investment opportunities and the strength of the Maori economy outlined for visiting diplomats.

Halting black market cray trade

Hendri with his son Joshua​, 6, from Indonesia, enjoying crayfish at Waipapa Bay retail shop.

Changes to crayfishing at the top of the South Island are aimed at stopping recreational "rat bags" from ruining it for all.

On the green

Golf Hub Marlborough owner Jonti Philipson at the Marlborough Golf Club course in Fairhall.

A sporting store selling golfing equipment has a prime new location at the Marlborough Golf Club course.

Big donor wants more bang for its buck

The New Brighton Community Trust Gardens received one of the $20m worth of grants from the Rata Foundation, which has ...

The Rata Foundation's $20.2m in grants to South Island worthy causes covered less than half the applications it received.

Why white wine could turn red video

Plant and Food scientist Mike Trought examines bud burst at the Marlborough Research Centre vineyard in Blenheim.

Que syrah, syrah: Climate change could bring rising temperatures - and see NZ's signature sav pushed out.

Cottage industry

Leighvander Cottage in the Wairau Valley, Marlborough.

It takes some courage to leave the beaten path and start your own business.

'Mum and dad' investors hooked

NZ King Salmon produces the premium Ora King brand for export

Interest in NZ King Salmon shares from companies has also been strong.

The lowdown: Kaikoura Cheese

Tenara ash-coated goat cheese.

Just what makes this award-winning cheese so darn good?

Power trust delays customer payout

Marlborough Lines pylons in the Awatere Valley.

Electricity users to wait longer for their share of Yealands deal profits, but dividend is triple last year's.

Costly search for soil toxins

Property developer Greg Smith with some of the soil at a proposed new subdivision on Old Renwick Rd in Blenheim.

Threat of soil contamination is a pricey practice, subdivision developers say.

Sniffing out stink bugs

A brown marmorated stink bug perches on a sorghum plant.

Detector dogs could be employed to track down the hitch-hiking intruders that could wipe out crops.

Marlborough's best kept secret

Relaxed country atmosphere

You've probably driven past the Grovetown Hotel countless times without giving it a second thought.

King Salmon share price set

New Zealand King Salmon owns and operates eight sea farms in the Marlborough Sounds.

New Zealand King Salmon shares will be priced at $1.12 for its upcoming initial public offering.

Bud burst underway

Cloudy Bay viticulturist Jim White inspects a chardonnay grape vine in the company's vineyard off Matthews Lane.

Chardonnay vines are opening their leaves as Marlborough gears up for the growing season.

Buying dairy farm unwise - hindsight

Canvastown dairy farmer Blair Berkett is aiming to increase milk production on his two farms by increasing grass growth ...

A Marlborough dairy farmer bought a second farm at the same time as the world milk prices dropped.

She's got her 'ducks in a row'

CBD Cafe, Bakery and Deli co-owners Mike and Tania Godsall in their central Blenheim cafe, which opened in July.

CBD Cafe, Bakery and Deli co-owner Tania Godsall talks food, customer service and her hospitality background.

What's the bureaucracy cost?

Invercargill City Councillors prepare for the final meeting of the term.

Which is the most heavily-staffed council in New Zealand? And which spend the most on employees?

An outsider's paradise

Harcourts Picton sales assistant Lisa Cockerell on the balcony of a Marina Drive property listed with the real estate ...

Four out of five properties sold in Picton bought from outside the region.

Yellowbelly project not floundering

Havelock commercial flounder fisherman Michael Bradley, right, with son Joel, are looking at breeding yellowbelly ...

A commercial fisherman's dream of thick shoals of flounder spawning in the Marlborough Sounds could be close to reality.

Chow down at updated Chateau

Chateau Marlborough food and beverage operations manager Chris Pearce in the revamped restaurant.

Revamped dining room hopes to attract tourists and Marlburians alike.

Crayfishing in a family's blood

Burkhart Fisheries owns a large slice of crayfishing quota in New Zealand.

The two brothers earned so much money, so quickly, there were whispers they were drug runners.

More stock choice for farmers

Peter Walsh and Associates livestock broker Ben Greenslade says the company will provide a choice for Marlborough ...

Timaru stock agents Peter Walsh and Associates have a branch in Marlborough.

Macpac sets up shop in Blenheim

Macpac Blenheim manager Alicia Moynihan and retail assistant Taylor Brooks celebrate the opening of the store on Thursday.

The store is well placed to take advantage of Marlborough's natural assets, its manager says.

Paua quota cuts close to home

Picton paua diver David Proctor says paua quota changes are result of government mismanagement, not commercial over-fishing.

Commercial and recreational sectors must work together for the paua fishery to remain sustainable, diver says.

The growing national rates bill

New Zealanders paid $1.3 billion more in rates in 2015 than they did in 2009.

We're paying $1.3b more in rates than we were six years ago.

Wine officials in trade talks

UK Foreign Affairs Minister Boris Johnson with owners of a London wine shop last year. The UK is New Zealand's second ...

The NZ, Australian and UK wine and spirits industries are readying a free trade agreement.

Iwi reject fishing park

A proposed recreational fishing park in the Marlborough Sounds has been rejected by top of the South iwi on the grounds ...

A joint report from top of the South iwi opposes a recreational fishing park in the Marlborough Sounds.

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