And the winners are..

Marlborough Wine Show director Belinda Jackson, left, and administrator Margaret Cresswell.

Wine industry members gathered in celebration to hear the results of the Marlborough Wine Awards.

Venison of perfection

MIA Dining head chef Wayne Olsen shows off his dishes, with the venison main nominated for a Silver Fern Farms premier ...

Two Marlborough restaurants lauded for their venison.

Cautious dairy farmers make gains

Linkwater dairy farmers, from left, Murray and Tanya Frost, with farm worker Craig Rendle,

The Frosts are cautious dairy farmers as they have seen too many farmers borrow too hard and go under.

Signing with China

Marlborough Research Centre associate John Patterson, left, Marlborough Research Centre chief executive Gerald Hope, and ...

A memorandum of understanding between Tianjin and Marlborough will help businesses in the region.

Battle of the wines

EXPERT CHECKS: Judge James Rowan at the Air New Zealand Wine awards.

It's a case of the reds taking over the whites at this year's wine awards.

World class wine institute

Marlborough is the largest wine growing region in New Zealand, with around 24,000 hectares of vineyards.

The Government has announced funding for a new wine research centre based in Marlborough.

Lotto winner's surprise

A Blenheim man bought a winning Lotto ticket from New World Blenheim.

A Blenheim man thought he had won $50, instead he walked away 4000 times richer.

Networking on the cheap

The Marlborough District Council spends the second least on social media promotions of all the councils in New Zealand.

No social media splash-outs, but the Marlborough council is looking at better ways to get the message out.

Boutique provides Nelson women with mastectomy wear

Sisters Julie Forbes, left and Anne Remington co-owners of the Little Boutique in Bridge St.

Finding lingerie and swimwear can be difficult for those who have had a mastectomy after breast cancer.

Spy McSpyface - wine not? video

Spy Valley Wines viticulturist Adam McCone at the Wairau Valley vineyard the company is looking to name.

Marlborough wine company latest to ask public for ideas on a new name. That's risky business.

Former AB's Kiwigarden

Kiwigarden strawberry yoghurt drops, a snack aimed for children, was a finalist in the NZ Food awards.

A former All Black captain and his wife building freeze dried snack business.

Food story 'moon shot'

Massey University vice chancellor Steve Maharey presenting at the Marlborough Research Centre.

Massey University vice chancellor says New Zealand needs to develop its food story to succeed.

NZ's biggest wine tasting ends video

Wine tasting.

They've tasted more than 1400 wines - now it's time to decide the winners.

Consultation on retail card payments begins

Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith has released an issues paper on retail payment systems for ...

The Government is calling for public input into its investigation credit card charges.

Queen of riesling

Hunter's Wines managing director Jane Hunter with the Wolf Blass AM Award trophy she won for her contribution to riesling.

The "first lady" of the New Zealand wine industry has scooped another accolade for her contribution to riesling.

Up on the roof

Nelmac Garden Marlborough committee members Sally Wadworth, left, and Sara Neill on the top floor of the Alfred St car ...

A lack of high rises in Blenheim hasn't stopped Nelmac Garden Marlborough from holding a rooftop party.

NZ King Salmon floats

New Zealand King Salmon chief executive Grant Rosewarne celebrates following the company's debut on the NZX.

New Zealand King Salmon share price jumps shortly after listing on the NZ and Australian stock markets.

Never you mine, iwi says video

The waharoa, where visitors are welcomed onto the Te Hora Marae, near the proposed gold mining site in Canvastown.

A new gold mine in Marlborough faces backlash from iwi.

Make your own mind up

Duncannon manager Felicity Scammell outside the worker accommodation site on State Highway 1, south of Blenheim.

A contracting company is giving the public a chance to see how its workers are housed.

There's gold in them thar hills video

The Canvastown gold rush of 1864 sparked a rush of claims along the Wakamarina River, as the population swelled with ...

The prospect of a second gold rush could be a reality for a historic mining town.

What lies beneath?

The Queen Charlotte Sound is one of the busiest shipping channels in New Zealand.

Millions of sonar readings will help create 3D digital maps of the Sounds seabed.

Sleep on it

sleeping bags

A designer sleeping children's sleeping bag company are donating some of their products to Ronald McDonald House.


Ceviche with prawns and fish.

Walking into Gramado's Restaurant and Bar is like walking into someone's home.

A lifetime with livestock

"Never turn your back on an animal", Marlborough Saleyards manager Graham Poskitt says

Graham Poskitt​ has never grown tired of handling livestock after a lifetime working with cattle  and sheep.

Work to start at crash hot spot video

The Spring Creek intersection, between State Highway 1, State Highway 62, and Ferry Rd.

It's been called one of the most dangerous intersections in the country, so it's time for change.

The ultimate lifestyle purchase?

The Francis Estate Vineyard was the first block of land in the Flaxbourne area of Marlborough to be converted from ...

The vineyard has pinot noir, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc grapes, and contracts with wine companies already in place.

New season savvy for sail

Yachts at the entrance to Tory Channel for the start of the WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race last year.

Sailors are gearing up for the annual yacht race to take bottles of new release savvy to the capital.

Wine made with solar flair video

Yealands Wine Group chief operating officer Michael Wentworth in front of the solar panel installation at the company's ...

A Marlborough winery has the largest solar panel installation in the country.

Cuddon proposal 'best fit'

The new barge will be moored at Waitata salmon farm.

The 130-tonne barge will hold 240 tonnes of salmon feed.

Grape benefits from soil expert

Soil consultant Matt Oliver uses a range of environmental, social and financial tools to help grape growers better ...

A 'natural' growing system can never be controlled, instead it can only be managed.

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