Business

The Colonel needs you

Parts of KFC Blenheim have been closed because of a lack of staff members.

Angry KFC customers hurl objects at under-pressure fast food workers.

Bulls on parade

Some of the 17 hereford bulls Lake Station owners Malcolm and Ingrid McConachie will be selling at auction on June 13.

A bull walk on Saturday gave potential buyers the chance to check out the cut of some studs.

LoveNelson site set to boost business

Hanafins, Bob Toepfer, left, Nelson Mayor, Rachel Reese, Simon Duffy and Lisa Fowler, Uniquely Nelson promote the ...

Uniquely Nelson is launching a new website to change the face of online business in the region.

Tourism industry hot over DOC funding cuts

The Tourism Export Council said stricter enforcement of concession fees for visiting scenic spots such as the pancake ...

Tourism industry leaders are worried that lack of funding will continue to severely handicap the Department of Conservation.

Changes at the clubs

Clubs of Marlborough chief executive Lee Davis.

The theatre continues to be a mixed blessing for the Clubs of Marlborough.

Craft brewery Panhead sold

Former Panhead Custom Ales owner Mike Neilson plans to continue  brewing for the company.

Wellington beer maker Panhead has been snapped up by a global brewing giant.

Too steep to bike

Riders push up the first climb out of Ship Cove at the northern end of the Queen Charlotte Track.

Plans to make a popular Marlborough Sounds track easier to cycle are picking up speed.

Brakes put on cycleways

A section of the Taylor River cycleway, which will be extended later in the year.

Marlborough cycle paths pushed back to end of the year.

Public meeting for 'Marlborough City'

If not Marlborough City, how should Blenheim be marketed?

Both haters and supporters welcome the debate about how to market Blenheim.

Part of the family

Lake Chalice office manager Sue Binnie, left, with her husband and managing director Phil Binnie.

Family-owned wine company adds to its portfolio.

The Marlborough City debate stuff nation

Is the outlook for Blenheim's name, not so sunny?

For: Marlborough is a recognisable and marketable name. Against: The 150 year history of Blenheim runs deep.

What's in a name?

People can get confused flying to Blenheim and landing at Marlborough Airport.

Blenheim isn't the first town to consider a name change. How would you like to live in Google?

NZ needs more hotels

Research shows most guests prefer hotels that are 4 star and above, and we need a lot more of them.

Our main tourist centres will be short thousands of rooms in 10 years if more hotels aren't built.

Make it your business

Blenheim Business Association chairman Anthony Mullen, left, and executive committee member Win Greenaway.

A Blenheim business group wants to firm up its membership, secure funding and encourage businesses to collaborate.

Marlborough wine win

Lawson Dry Hills owner Barbara Lawson and Marcus Wright at the International Wine Challenge in 2013.

Marlborough wine brand Blind River has won five trophies at the 2016 International Wine Challenge, awarded in London last week.

Push to rename 'boring' Blenheim

A group of business people think changing Blenheim's name to Marlborough City will help the town leverage off the ...

It's warmer than Queenstown and smells less than Rotorua, but still struggles with visitors. Is Marlborough City more appealing?

Bad neighbours hitting wineries hard

Vineyards are highly susceptible to chemical spray drift.

Grape growers say they are suffering increasing cases of crops being damaged by spray drift from neighbouring farms.

South Island air: 21 cents a whiff video

Breathe Ezy director Phillip Duval is confident visiting Chinese tourists will snap up canned New Zealand air.

A Christchurch company selling cans of fresh air will target Chinese tourists as well as exporting to China.

Visitor spending hits new highs

Chinese tourists continue to lead the way in terms of arrivals and spending.

International visitor spending in New Zealand has passed $10 billion for the first time.

Five-star hotel for Blenheim

Marlborough Tour Company owner Chris Godsiff at the Wynen St car park, which has been suggested as a possible location ...

The exact location remains a mystery, but the Wynen St car park has been touted as a potential site.

The problems with Blenheim's KFC

The service at KFC Blenheim, on Grove Road, is causing disgruntled customers to blow off steam on social media.

We asked KFC for comment on this story about staffing shortages. They said: ''If your story could be a call for staff we'd really appreciate it''.

Bigger planes, lower fares?

An Air New Zealand Bombardier Q300 takes off from Marlborough Airport.

"We can't just demand larger planes, cheaper flights and more of them."

Runners' high

Runners have given an overwhelming thumbs up to the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon in a post-event survey.

Their blisters have barely healed and runners are signing up for next year's half marathon.

Twice the cheese

Kaikoura Cheese co-owners Daniel and Sarah Jenkins discuss the business with Catalyst Capital principal David Taylor, centre.

Big investment could put Kaikoura Cheese on supermarket shelves next year.

Where are the female lawyers?

Blenheim law consultant Marianne Startup balances being a mother to Hamish Timpson, 13, left, and Lexi Timpson, 11, with ...

Blenheim barrister thinks women might be leaving the industry part-way through their careers.

Labour visits Marlborough

Labour jobs and growth committee members, from left, Wigram MP Megan Woods, West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor, ...

Jobs, housing, wine and aquaculture on the cards during day-long visit.

Champion bull a south devon for first time video

The Champion of champions winner Richard van Asch from Marlborough with his winning bull Burtergill Horace. Auctioneer ...

 The Champion of Champions bull is a Marlborough south devon which is the first time the breed has won in the competition's 27-year history.

Benchmark for worker accommodation

Hortus Ltd staff and RSE workers at Duncannon, from left, health and safety manager James Crockett, Bnesema Samipeni, ...

Football field, petanque courts, gym and a shop planned for RSE accommodation.

How big is too big?

Seabreeze Cafe and Bar owner Jules Terry outside his business on the corner of London Quay and High St, Picton.

Picton residents call for action to avoid 'cruise ship fatigue' as passengers outnumber residents.

Business buzz

The framing for the new Wadsco Trucks workshop on Horton St.

A wrap of business news from around Marlborough.

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