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Te Mania's record $1m-plus bull sales

The Wilding family before the sale with PGG Wrightson Livestock Agent

The Wildings of Conway Flat brought in more than $1m from their bull sale.

Who makes your clothes?

New Zealand-made is thriving in Blenheim thanks to the ladies at Forward Fashion.

The little town at the forefront of the NZ-made movement. And yes, people are happy to pay more.

Airport talks successful

Marlborough Airport is in discussions with the New Zealand Defence Force about accessing the land they need to expand.

Airport chief executive hopeful meeting with Defence Force staff will pave the way for the airport to grow.

Quake claims top $1.8b

The high-rise building at 61 Molesworth Street was demolished following the November quake.

Cost of damage to Wellington buildings is greater than around the epicentre of the Kaikoura quake

Semi-skilled staff most in demand

290814: Jill Cleave/Hauraki Herald The remains of Paeroa kindergarten being cleared away  by Downer digger driver Ronny Bell.

Vacancies for machinery operators and labourers are on the up, but IT jobs drop.

Patient portals, isn't it time?

Redwoodtown Doctors practice nurse Becky Malin would like to see patients signing-up to the surgery's patient portal ...

The number of patients in Marlborough opting to track their healthcare online is among the lowest in New Zealand.

The fruits of their labour

First year students, from left, Andrew Pearce, Matt White and Eliza Dozell discuss the blends they have created.

Student winemakers have been bottling their own blends created from grapes they grew themselves.

Waste not, want not

The chemical recycling container has been popular with Awatere residents says Smart Harvest operator Calvin Wilson.

A new chemical container recycling hub in Seddon is proving a popular addition to the township.

Grapegrower's gentle approach

Organic viticulture consultant Bart Arnst among buckwheat and Phacelia planted between vines to attract insects. (File photo)

Biodynamic wines: the salt and pepper on top of organics.

Cheers to fish and chips

Witherlea Takeaway owners Sharyn Hiltz, left, and Jenn Orchard.

Everybody knoooows your name (got you humming the tune) ... at Witherlea Takeaways.

'No longer adequate'

Staff at St John Marlborough are short on space at their Blenheim station.

A new ambulance station is needed in Blenheim following a rise in demand for crucial services.

Holler for your Scholar-ship

Young entrepreneurs, from left, Elizabeth Spurlock, Marina Suban, Evan Shram and Jack Dalton have created a new website ...

Four students hoping to make it big in business have the world at their fingertips.

Another award for Whale Watch

Whale Watch territory manager for China and South East Asia Angela Wang, right, received the Australasian Responsible ...

Kaikoura's world-renowned Whale Watch has been recognised again for it's responsible tourism practices at the World Tourism Awards in China.

Four Square Kaikoura's new meal in a bag

Four Square Kaikoura owner Stephanie Thompson is hoping her Charlie's Triple Meal Deals idea will bring more customers ...

Hard times for Kaikoura businesses after the November earthquake as they head into winter mean new ways of diversifying to bring customers in.

Growing pains for airport

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce vice president Chris Godsiff wants to see Marlborough Airport expand to help the region grow.

'Landlocked' airport needs car parks and tarmac, but neighbouring NZDF land is tied up in Treaty talks.

Funding puts wind in their sails

Queen Charlotte Yacht Club project co-ordinator Ian Gardiner, outside, and patron Phill Chandler plan to put the ...

Plans to replace the flood-prone clubhouse at Shelley Beach, in Picton, just got a massive boost.

Giving school a second chance

Hortus administrator Shani Muraahi is studying at NMIT to help further her career.

"My ambitions didn't end when I had my daughter," says Blenheim mum who's gone back to the books.

Crop drop not a grape worry

A harvester drives down Rapaura Rd, near Blenheim, during the 2017 Marlborough grape harvest.

The smaller harvest is far from the disaster some were predicting during an often sodden picking period.

Box office draw

Award-winning film director Aaron Falvey, right, is hopeful plans for a film office in Marlborough will get the go-ahead ...

Marlborough could become a magnet for movies if a new film office is set up, says local director.

Turning over an old leaf

Riverlands School pupil Keagan Hutchinson tries his hand at being an arborist.

Careful pruning saves two old cedars from chopping block.

Early exports

An abandoned flax mill near Seddon

Swamps once provided the backbone for one of Marlborough's earlies industries - flax.

Villa Maria copy-cat

Key elements of Villa Maria's label have also been used for the Villetta brand.

NZ winery asks UK supermarket giant to pull its Villetta wine with a similar label from its shelves.

Business is looking up

Business is looking up for the Anderson family, from left, Rachael, Cam, 11, Emma, 7, and Callum.

Blenheim couple set themselves the lofty goal of meeting the needs of "fringe businesses" wanting to reach new heights.

China 'influencers' promote NZ video

The new campaign will launch in China this week.

Wellington, top of the South, focus of new Tourism NZ campaign to attract more visitors from China.

Tourism causing visitor fatigue video

Protests by Waiheke Island residents are a sign that Kiwis are not entirely thrilled by the growing numbers of overseas ...

The tourism industry is worried about keeping Kiwis sweet as our visitor numbers head towards 5 million a year.

Chopper flights to stranded bull sale

PGG Wrightson livestock manager Peter Barnes, George Murray (Woodbank), Jack and James Murray (Matariki) with the ...

Buyers have option of taking a helicopter flight to the Woodbank-Matariki bull sale this year.

'Take it as it comes'

Phil Kennard is retiring after 24 years as a financial advisor.

He made a career out of planning other people's retirements, but forgot to plan his own.

Economic winter starts to bite

Bruce and Karen Barwick, owners of Poppy's Cafe, are struggling into another winter while they wait for a government grant.

Kaikoura business owners are struggling while they wait for economic grant to come through as they face another slow winter.

'Use it or lose it'

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett outside the old Marlborough Club, which the council have bought off Clubs of Marlborough.

They can't say they weren't warned. Council sees hotel potential in vacant Marlborough Club.

The emergency motel

The Ministry of Social Development is in negotiations to purchase Brydan Accommodation, in Blenheim, to provide ...

One of Blenheim's top motels could be bought to provide emergency accommodation for families and individuals struggling to find a place to live.

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