Air fares a business blocker?

An Air New Zealand flight leaves Marlborough Airport.

High air fares and a lack of options has one Blenheim company looking to recruit in Nelson.

'Complete solution' for wine waste

Yealands Wine Group founder Peter Yealands has an ambitious plan to solve the wine industry's grape marc problems.

A site visit showed the wine entrepreneur had already started his plans, something "you're not supposed to do" without consent.

Bring back the radio

Kaikoura resident Nicole Radermacher is keen to see if there is a support for a Kaikoura-based community radio station.

Kaikoura residents who were cut off in last year's earthquake want to see a community radio station back in the town.

Switching on to alternatives

Blenheim business owners, from left, Mike Gardiner, Heinje Herkt and Danijel Duvnjak will showcase electric-powered ...

Organisers behind Marlborough's first ever Earth Day celebration are calling for the council to switch on to greener alternatives.

Linehaul drivers quit highway

Picton truck driver Barry Peters has ditched his night shift to Christchurch in favour of a safer day shift to Nelson.

B-trains and B-drivers don't mix on the South Island's new "white-knuckle highway".

Nuts about ... fresh nuts

Hand harvested hazelnuts. Malcolm and Jenny Horwell harvest on average four tonnes dry weight of ennis hazelnuts each year.

The Horwells' two hectare, 450-tree orchard can produce four tonnes of hazelnuts a year.

Catch-22 for construction boom

Infometrics economist Benji Patterson says another 500 construction workers will be needed in Marlborough over the next ...

Is there enough accommodation for the influx of workers needed to meet housing demand?

Business is booming

Simcox Construction site foreman Ryan Allcott at the Omaka Landing subdivision in Blenheim.

Hundreds of new jobs created in Marlborough, with hundreds more in the pipeline.

One bulb at a time

WineWorks Marlborough project manager Anthony Barnes with one of the company's old light bulbs, right, and their new ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: Wine business recognised for being environmentally switched on.

LED company a shining example

Go Green Ltd Lighting Specialists director Radek Baran at his home-based workshop in Blenheim.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Streetlights and floodlights are the company's next focus.

The 'Usain Bolt' approach

Southern Water Engineering director Stephen Leitch does extensive work on vineyard irrigation systems.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Some vineyards might think they are water efficient, but "even professional athletes have coaches".

Positive dairying in the Sounds

Linkwater dairy farmers Jason and Amber Templeman, with son Isaac, are keen to improve the environment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Desire to highlight positives of dairying drives Marlborough farmers.

Flight or fancy?

Sounds Air and Air New Zealand aircraft on the tarmac at Marlborough Airport. (File photo)

Talk of flight cancellations and delays are on the rise, but the figures don't back it up.

Glass pickup mix up video

Backpacker Nick Bromley, of Australia, helps sort the recycling at Koanui Lodge & Backpackers where management has faced ...

Three separate wheelie bins for three different colours of glass, collected as recycling. Well, that was the plan.

Take it outside

Hayley Derry, who bought Cornerstone Bar and Restaurant with her husband John Derry, at one of the car parks the couple ...

More outdoor seating for al fresco dining is high on the wish list for the new owners of a central Blenheim bar.

'Every small effort is a big effort'

Julia Davidson says packing products in eco-friendly boxes is one simple step she makes to better care for the planet.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Holistic health hub heralds packaging that disintegrates in water.

Paint the town big and bold

Demolished building sites have exposed bare walls in central Blenheim.

Bare grey walls provide blank canvas for street art, says councillor.

Curds and whey

Cranky Goat cheese has been making a big impact nationally. Hellene Lamb sells the cheese at the Marlborough Farmers' Market.

A Marlborough Sounds cheese company has been making a big impact at a national cheese competition.

Factory the bees knees

Dan TeTau, South Island operations manager for Watson & Son, is excited about the company's move into the former ...

Big honey company lands in Kaikoura.

Serving up smiles

Coffee and muffins are big sellers for Highway 63 co-owner Tumaara Jones.

Helping keep drivers fuelled-up with coffee and food has proven a popular business idea for Tumaara Jones.

Work scheme employers on notice

RSE-accredited companies around the country have been issued with 20 improvement notices by the Labour Inspectorate in ...

Companies hiring migrant workers on Government-sponsored work scheme breach employment law.

354,000 visitors on a single day

New Zealand hosted 3.5 million overseas visitors last year but the number here on any single day varies by up to 242,000.

Seasonal fluctuations in tourist numbers are a challenge for disaster planning, Stats NZ says.

Work scheme in spotlight

Labour could look at ways to improve the RSE scheme as part of a review of its immigration policies, says Kaikoura ...

Deductions for accommodation and petrol eat into vineyard workers' pay, but are they always fair?

That's what rural roads are for

Some farmers move sheep several times a week, and they want to know if they will need a permit every time. (File photo)

Farmers prepared to risk $20,000 fine by moving stock without council permission.

How now brown cow

Rai Valley jersey cow breeder Steven Leov, with his prize winning bull, Koroglen Glenmorangi, or Glen.

Champion jersey bull enjoys the limelight

Moving freight without a road

A Freightways Boeing 737 freighter service plane was welcomed to Palmerston North Airport last year.

"We are challenged every night on the road and every day with what the roads are coping with."

Retail hub for Redwoodtown

A concept drawing from Hawkins Architecture showing renovations to the former Countdown Redwoodtown building.

A developer hopes a new retail centre in Redwoodtown will help make the suburb more of a destination.

Irish pub ready to jig

Biddy Kate's Irish Bar owners Terry and Audrey Sloan cheers to their revamped pub, which will be launched on St ...

Renovation ready in time for their biggest day of the year, St Patrick's Day.

Emergency kits and wine

Seddon residents Mike Uren, left, wife Robyn Uren and Yealands Wine Group chief operating officer Michael Wentworth with ...

Seddon wine company leaves emergency pack for every household in town.

A sip of success

Outside Renwick Kindergarten are, back from left, Sarah Greenslade, Augusta Jackson-Hoare, 3, William Hoare, Rachel ...

 A limited edition rose wine has raised more than $15,000 for a Marlborough kindergarten.

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