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.

Bakery takes over Annie's site

The owners of Marlborough Wholesale Bakery have taken over the lease of Annie's Store and Cafe near Blenheim.

CarbonScape hits crowdfunding goal

Marlborough clean-tech company CarbonScape passed its $400,000 crowdfunding target this week.

Fixing to have a rest from cafe

Making good coffee and making people feel comfortable has been a daily business mission for Blenheim cafe owner Fran Roche.

Top apprentice makes the cut

Former Marlborough girl Nadine Gratton has won the coveted national Apprentice of the Year award.

Villa Maria takes top prize

Villa Maria Estate wins champion wine and three other trophies at the Marlborough Wine Show.

New manager faces challenge

Samantha Young

Chloe Winter caught up with Wine Marlborough's new events manager Samantha Young.

Scheme helps workers into jobs

A scheme for Kiwi vineyard workers is helping save former gang members from the streets.

Boutique voted best window display

Alex Parker

One of Marlborough's newest retailers has taken the title of best window display.

A touch of Italy in Blenheim

Marlborough A&P Show

Wasabi and white-chocolate icecream can be sampled at the Blenheim Railway Cafe and Store when it opens its doors tomorrow.

Restaurant closes after 30 years

Jane Hunter

The first winery restaurant to open in Marlborough has shut after 30 years in business.

New terminal boosts port efficiency

Strait Shipping's new terminal has opened in Picton, in time for the peak pre-Christmas period.

Unveiling a new Marlborough brand

Marlborough will have a new brand and a story tonight, the culmination of two years' work.

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