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.

Shhhhhhh .....

Relaxed country atmosphere

Keep the lid on one of Marlborough’s best-kept secrets

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.

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.

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.

Taking the rough, but where's the smooth?

Marlborough farmer and district councillor Geoff Evans at Redwood Pass Rd, south of Blenheim.

Rural roads are prone to pot holes in winter and excessive dust in summer.

Mussel research for super food

Cawthron Institute programme manager Matt Miller.

Research is backing up the super food status of mussels.

'This will fix the CBD'

Mayoral candidate John Davis with a map showing the area of Blenheim he wants used to showcase Marlborough products.

A one-stop shop in central Blenheim that showcases the best of Marlborough produce and tourism.

Jucy joins fines campaign

Jucy chief executive Tim Alpe says freedom camping was a valuable contributor to the economy but it was important ...

Jucy has joined three other major campervan brands in helping authorities pursue illegal freedom camping fines.

Businesses working environmentally

Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards co-ordinator Bev Doole.

OPINION: The Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards is more than just a contest, writes awards co-ordinator Bev Doole.

Last call for historic pub

Starborough Tavern owners Paul and Christeen Lee at the bar of the old Seddon establishment.

Iconic Marlborough drinking hole the Starborough Tavern closes after decades serving the community.

Support for lower paua catch

A reduction in paua quota will impact heavily on the industry

But the economic loss to quota owners will be around $3 million annually.

Boosting Nelson's wine successes

The annual new release tasting for the region's wines will be held at the Boathouse on September 20.

Making great wine is only part of the wine business. There is a whole other industry getting it to the consumers.

Beekeeper abuzz over station lease

Nelson, managing director Philip Cropp.

"It's not just 200 more hives, it's the story around the environment and the iconic kind of beauty that belongs to Rainbow Station,"

Salmon investment tempts locals

New Zealand King Salmon's Waitata salmon farm in the Marlborough Sounds.

All you need is a home address in either of the two regions.

Unlocking land value

A dam at Patriarch Vineyard, in the Wairau Valley.

A syndication model of vineyard ownership will help Marlborough wine companies free up resources.

Innovation Awards

Ranqx launched new software at CPR cafe, Blenheim in 2015.

A piece of winemaking technology that promised to revolutionise the industry has been shortlisted at the New Zealand Innovation Awards.

Retailers rejoice

The upward trend seen by Blenheim businesses is expected to last until Christmas.

The Marlborough retail revival could "continue on to Christmas".

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