Business

Mortgage advisor 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 advisor 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.

Cruise visitors spark tourism growth

Marlborough Shuttles and Tours owners Lynn Wong and Dave Porter have bought Picton Shuttles.

The number of passengers arriving in Marlborough on cruise ships doubled over the summer.

Wineries urged to cater for Chinese tourists

Wineries can cater more for Chinese visitors to enhance their stay in Marlborough.

Marlborough wineries are being urged to cater for more Chinese tourists on top of increasing wine export sales.

Service above all else

Meaters of Marlborough owner Mike Newman, with his staff.

Meaters of Marlborough boss Mike Newman works 75-hour weeks making sure his firm offers quality meat, advice and above all, friendly service.

Vehicle dealership tops provinces

Award winning Wadsco Motors staff, from left, Sam Simpson, Greg Thomas, Jared Morris, Rosie Butt and Simon Muir.

Blenheim Holden dealership wins national awards for top provincial sales.

Boutique wineries in the running

040912. News. Photo:Emma Allen/Marlborough Express. Spiegelau International Wine Competition at Marlborough Convention Centre. Day one of the three days of judging began today. File image. Wine glasses ready for tasting.

Boutique Marlborough wineries have the chance to enter a leading wine competition not previously open to them.

Huge tanks destined for winery

Crown Sheet Metals welder Nick Herdman works on one of the 500,000 litre wine blending tanks for Drylands Winery in Blenheim.

Blenheim engineering firm set for one of its biggest projects ever, making four 500,000 litre tanks for the wine industry. 

Farmlands moves to bigger Blenheim store

Farmlands sales representatives Grace Davies and John Blick outside the new premises at the Westwood Business Park in Blenheim

A rapidly increasing customer base has seen Farmlands in Marlborough move into bigger premises at Westwood Business Park.

Winery gets Hobbit-style spin

Jackson Estate managing director Jeff Hart pictured with a model of their new boutique winery on Jacksons Rd.

A new boutique winery outside Renwick designed by The Hobbit's art director has been granted resource consent.

Dirty dairying farmer's appeal dismissed

Marlborough dairy farmer Phillip Woolley.

Dirty dairy farmer Phillip Woolley has had his appeal against his convictions and sentence dismissed.

A place to call home

Alternative medicine practitioner David Hill has recently moved to Blenheim, and says he and his family are enjoying the beauty of the area as well as the friendly people.

Alternative medicine practitioner David Hill has travelled around New Zealand, but in Blenheim he and his partner have finally found a place to call home. 

New editor and manager appointed

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Fairfax Media has announced a new editor and a new commercial manager in Marlborough.

Nelson tops NZ for economic growth

ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie in Nelson.

Nelson-Marlborough sees highest regional growth over three months despite a "lumpy'' year, report shows.

Estate agents take top award

Mark Stevenson First National Real Estate co-owners Owen Norrish, left, and Mark Stevenson with the awards the business won at the New Zealand First National Real Estate awards.

A Blenheim real estate business has beaten out Auckland competition to to take the top spot at the First National Real Estate awards.

New pilot takes off at Argosy

Leonie MacDonald from Blenheim will be running Argosy Global Cafe outside Blenheim in partnership with Dietmar Schnarre from Dodson Street Beer Garden.

The Argosy Global cafe, synonamous with plane spotting and pocket friendly food, has reopened under a new partnership.

"Patchy" broadband part of daily routine

Broadband coverage in Kenepuru Sound is patchy and slow.

Marlborough Sounds resident Pat Davidson makes her bed and does the dishes while her internet gets going.

New liquor store gets go-ahead

A new liquor store is to open on the corner of Lakings Rd and Boyce St in Blenheim.

A new liquor store is to open at the corner of Lakings Rd and Boyce St, creating up to eight new jobs.

Rise of independent travellers buoys Whale Watch

A Whale Watch Kaikoura boat in action.

Whale Watch Kaikoura is flying the flag for Kaikoura, with efforts to attract independent tourists paying off.

Businesswomen in the spotlight

Alex Fulton pictured at her design store at the Vines Village in Rapaura Rd, is one of seven guest speakers at a women's business event in Blenheim.

Marlborough women have the chance to get motivated, inspired and empowered at a national business event in Blenheim.

Babich Wines celebrates 100th vintage

Babich Wines Marlborough viticulturist John Sowman, left, and Marlborough winemaker Jens Merkle cheers to the company's 100th harvest.

One of New Zealand's oldest family-owned winery finished this year's harvest on a high, as they pulled out the wine glasses to celebrate 100 years in the game.

Field days for forestry and wine

Paul Millen from the New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative, which won the supreme award at this year's Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards

Two field days next week give the public a chance to delve into the pioneering spirit of a forestry project and a large winery.

Airport expansion in final stage

A roof will be put on the new extension at the front of the Marlborough Airport later this month.

The final stage of the multi-million dollar Marlborough Airport expansion is underway.

Home and Garden: A touch of magic in Marlborough

An enticing mix of old and new. Vintage Events also provides furniture and decor for photo shoots along with photo booths for events.

Show Paula Theodore a bare room, and she’ll see magical potential.

For the love of food

Blenheim woman Emily Hope aims to change the way people think about food with her new business Hope Nutrition.

A Blenheim woman's love for home-grown fruit and vegetables is helping her on her quest to change the way people think about food.

Utes popular in Marlborough

Blenheim Toyota salesman Scott McDermid says sales for utes are improving.

Marlborough has one of the highest ownerships of utes per head of population in the country.

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