Business

Slow start to Xmas rush

With just seven sleeps until the big day, Blenheim businesses are hoping Christmas sales will pick up after a rather slow start.

Winemaking course should yield jobs

Graduates from a new viticulture degree in Blenheim are expected to hit the ground running.

Digital revamp for Picton Cinema

Mainstream movies to lure tourists

Picton Cinemas will start showing more mainstream movies this week after a digital upgrade.

Maligned freedom campers defended

Holiday park owners are unfairly labeling freedom campers as dirty, says Caravan Association.

Yealands eyes listing to fund growth

Marlborough winemaker Peter Yealands may list his company on the NZX as it considers expansion plans.

Yealands focus on growth

Marlborough winemaker needs to increase grape supply and winegrowing land.

US wine firm snaps up troubled farm

Dairy farmer Philip Woolley, who went into receivership last week, has leased 308 hectares of his farm land to a US wine company.

Villa Maria raises mo' money

A group of Marlborough men, who put their mo-growing skills to the test, have managed to raise more than $18,000 for Movember - and they're not done yet.

$19m farm settlement 'small change'

Farmers sold crippling interest rate swaps disappointed with "small change" settlement of $19m.

Stores to create Christmas spirit

No tree, but plenty of festive cheer in town

Blenheim business owners are encouraging others to decorate their shop windows to create Christmas spirit around town, after council decided not to have a Christmas tree this year.

Cafe's overhaul adds global appeal

Propellers and metallic engines parts on the walls are just some of the changes made to the former Argosy Restaurant.

Waving the tourism flag

International visitors to Marlborough spent $100 million in just one year, the latest figures show.

Visit improves ties with China

Chinese consul-general Jin Zhijian met with Marlborough Mayor Alistair Sowman yesterday as part of his visit to the top of the South Island.

Pubs prepare for new limits

Blenheim pubs stocking breathalysers in preparation for lower drink driving limit, which will be nearly halved on Monday.

Stadium stands alone

Stadium 2000 is one of NZs busiest leisure centres, attracting 600,000 users last year.

Redwood Countdown to bring jobs

A new Countdown supermarket in Redwoodtown is expected to create 60 extra jobs.

Realtors eye waterfront land

A large waterfront section made up of three separate titles goes up for auction in Kaikoura this week, in a rare sale of beachfront property.

Support for gondola

Picton businesses are buzzing over plans for a multimillion-dollar gondola overlooking the Marlborough Sounds. | Gondola plan revived

Marlborough spending buoyant

Electronic spending in Marlborough up by $3m last month, compared with October last year.

'Dirty' dairy farmer in receivership

Troubled dairy farmer in receivership after racking up nearly $200,000 in legal debts.

High hopes for Picton gondola

Hilltop complex 'virtually ready to go'

Former Picton motelier in talks with financiers to build a multi-million dollar gondola and hilltop restaurant.

Dynamic, diverse wine industry

The New World Wine Awards have been and gone, leaving us with a selection of 50 award-winning wines all available for under $25 each.

Wine trip a winner for UK woman

The senior marketing manager of a leading UK drinks importer is the recipient of next year's Wine Marlborough NZ-UK Link Scholarship.

Dates set for sav blanc celebration

With just over 14 months until the first International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, the committee has been chosen and the dates have been set.

King Salmon ordered to pay costs

Environmental groups win a costs argument against NZ King Salmon in Supreme Court.

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