Tuamarina raw milkers sour with new regulations

Tuamarina dairy farmer 
Tim Jopson says new raw milk regulations will increase on-farm costs.

A Tuamarina couple are sour over proposed new raw milk regulations which will increase their on-farm costs by nearly $4000 a year.

Perfect blend for new winery

Former Highfield Estate staffers, from left, Al Soper and Peter Coldwell have joined forces with TerraVin winemaker Gordon Ritchie, right.

Highfield Estate and TerraVin will retain individual brand styles after three staff members struck a deal to work together.

Pioneering organic vineyard for sale

Churton Wines owners Mandy and Sam Weaver have put their organic vineyard on the market.

A pioneering organic Marlborough vineyard in Waihopai Valley is on the market.

Yealands sale 'healthy and transparent'

Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Key players involved in the Yealands Wine Group sale to Marlborough Lines respond to concerns raised over the deal,

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Managing director of Marlborough Lines Ken Forrest, left, and Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands, right.

Marlborough entrepreneur Peter Yealands has sold his majority shareholding in Yealands Wine Group to Marlborough Lines.

Young winemakers celebrated

The inaugural Tonnellerie de Mercurey New Zealand Young Winemaker competition will enhance employment prospects for the winner, says awards chairwoman Sophie Matthews.

A new award to celebrate the skills of young winemakers in Marlborough will be held on Friday

Drought still major concern in Marlborough

Dam storage on Rob Peter's Cape Campbell farm.

The effects of the lengthy drought and continuing feed supply and grass growth issues continue to concern farmers.

Council extends guarantee on theatre loan

Marlborough Civic Theatre Trust will have to draw on a $3.1 million loan and raise $1 million in fundraising to finish the ASB Civic Theatre due to open next February.

Loan guarantee to the new multi-million ASB Civic Theatre in Blenheim extended to save project from collapsing.

Foreign buyers snap up vineyards

Foreign ownership of land in Marlborough continued to increase

Overseas companies continue to buy up land in Marlborough for vineyard expansion.

Online sales boost business

Puddle Jumpers children's clothing owner Lucy Walter with her son Rory Walter, 4, at their Renwick home.

Moving into the online retail world has seen one small Marlborough-based children's clothing business get a foothold in new markets around the world.

New seal-swimming and viewing ventures to be stopped

Close contact with seals like this one at Ohua Point, Kaikoura, could become less common under a Department of Conservation marine review

New permits for seal-watching and swimming encounters will be stopped along popular spots in the upper South Island under Department of Conservation proposals.

Ritual Cafe up for sale

Ritual Cafe owners Heather McAlpine and her son Matthew Hellriegel have decided to sell the Blenheim business after three years.

The owners of one of Blenheim’s most popular coffee shops have decided to sell up after three years.

Renwick company installs new printer

Newman Graphics in Renwick have installed new $50,000 Roland large format digital printer. 
(From left) Todd Benseman, Allan Newman, Anna Falk and Lisa Franicevic .

A long-established Renwick graphics company has gone back to its original supplier to help install a state-of-the-art digital printer .

A luxury glass box on your land?

Land is being sought in Kaikoura to build futuristic wrap around glass tourism accommodation.

Pop a "futuristic, freestanding glass box" on your land and you could make an extra buck.

Wither Hills new white wine cellar development

Project manager Paul Gunningham oversees the Wither Hills Winery white wine cellar under construction at the New Renwick Road site near Blenheim.

Two major wineries are getting ready to ramp up production to meet growing demand with new infrastructure being built in time for next season.

VSA volunteer heading to Solomons

Blenheim businessman Steve Smith is heading to the Solomon Islands for Volunteer Service Abroad.

A Marlborough businessman is heading to the Solomon Islands on the Volunteer Service Abroad programme

Picton publican defends 'noisy bar'

Picton's The Irish Bar wants its licence renewed but the Marlborough District Council is worried about noise complaints received.

The Irish Picton bar wants its licence renewed despite noise complaints and an alcohol sting that shut down the bar.

PGG Wrightson moving to Westwood

Artist impression of proposed PGG Wrightson retail and bulk store outlet to be built at Westwood Business Park.

Rural services chain PGG Wrightson is moving opposite one of its biggest business rivals, Farmlands, at a planned new development at Westwood Business Park in Blenheim.

Country Calendar visits Havelock

Havelock flounder fisherman Joel Bradley is filmed by Country Calendar for an upcoming programme.

A Havelock family have found themselves in the glare of the TV lights again - this time with perennial favourite, Country Calendar.

Going the extra mile

Blenheim mortgage advisor Paul Fuller won the Mortgage Advisor of the Year award in Auckland.

Mortgage advisor Paul Fuller's 'creative' way of doing business has landed him the country's top prize among his professional peers.

Chinese star sends NZ road warning

Huang Lei with his fdaughter during a visit to the South Island.

A Chinese reality TV star is in NZ warning people about driving here.

Rumours around wine company

Peter Yealands says his Seddon-based wine company has not sold.

Marlborough entrepreneur Peter Yealands has again denied reports his wine company is being readied for sale.

Blenheim hosts organic wine conference

Organic wine consultant Bart Arnst among buck wheat and Phacelia planted between vines to attract good insects.

Organic and biodynamic winemaking will be on show at an international gathering in Blenheim next month.

Low volume vintage produces quality wine

Elevated vines at Hunters Wines show the change of season.

A low wine harvest has meant high quality Marlborough wines will be in short supply this year.

Mortgage adviser reverts to original name

Mortgage Room owners Robyn and Paul Fuller have reverted back to the former name of their mortgage advisory business.

Blenheim mortgage adviser has returned to the company's original name to re-brand his new business.

Marlborough wines increase US sales

Marlborough wine is proving increasingly popular in the United States

Marlborough wine proves popular with American drinkers with two brands growing sales by nearly 20 per cent in the past 12 months.

Arthur Devine returns to Blenheim

Marlborough hairstylist and business owner Arthur Devine was due to open his new salon and spa at Francis St, in Blenheim, on Tuesday.

A well known Marlborough hairstylist and business owner has staked his claim back in central Blenheim after a near three year absence.

New netball gear for Renwick School

Renwick School netballers have received $2000 worth of new uniforms and gear. Pupil Eva Johnson ,8, front centre, is pictured with one of their new balls.

Renwick School netballers have received $2000 worth of new gear and uniforms from ANZ Bank.

Olive oil pressing underway

Marlborough Olive Co-Op supervisor Anan Chowfin checks the seasons first batch of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.

Pressing of the season's first olive oil has begun for Marlborough growers.

Bank hands back $58,000 to customers

The Co-Operative Bank chief executive Bruce McLachlan

Blenheim customers will get to share a $58,000 cash rebate offered by The Co-Operative Bank.

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