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Water cuts could hit vineyards

Some grapegrowers could struggle to ripen their fruit if the Southern Valleys Irrigation Scheme is shut off on Thursday.

Chance to dine among the vines

Saint Clair Cellar Door and Cafe has reopened after a longer than anticipated renovation.

Kono takes ownership of Chinese firm

Kono New Zealand, which has a winery and mussel processing plant in Blenheim, has purchased the remaining shares in a Chinese company.

Sounds Air fills flight gap

Marlborough-based Sounds Air will take over the Westport to Wellington route when Air New Zealand pulls out in April.

Fee hike a blow to wine firms

Increasing regulation fees by $2.9m will hit Marlborough's wine industry hard, says chairman.

Business keeps DOC on track

Commercial input from businesses is helping to protect more of New Zealand's assets than DOC can do on its own.

Great bounty of fruit in debut harvest

An orchard planted to lead a stonefruit resurgence in Marlborough will harvest its first crop this weekend.

Wine firms shift loyalty after cuts

Air NZ's move to a single wine supplier has led disappointed wineries to look elsewhere for flights.

Award nomination thrills Kono boss

Food and beverage producer Kono has been named a finalist in the NZ International Business Awards.

Wine brands lose out in Air NZ deal

Air New Zealand's decision to drastically cut its wine selection is bad news for Marlborough brands.

Eco-firm breaks crowdfund record

A Marlborough clean-tech company has raised more than $700,000 through New Zealand's biggest ever crowdfunding effort.

New old look for The Store

There was one thing The Store owners Melissa Steward and Sank Macfarlane wanted to retain when they bought the popular cafe a year ago - that "rustic feel".

Smart meters slash power bills

Power bills for a Blenheim family have nearly halved since a "smart" meter was installed last year.

Icecream lovers swoop in

Poppy's homemade icecream shop has seen "phenomenal" numbers of customers this summer, said owner Karen Barwick.

Crowdfunding pays off for brewery

Renaissance Brewing celebrate crowdfunding success with You Tube livestream to develop world's first 'crowd-brew' beer.

Kiwi's got a good thing going

Kiwi businesswoman Bridie Picot loves the disconnected vibe in her holiday bach compared to busy New York.

Yealands rules out full sale

Marlborough entrepreneur has hit back at a report his wine company is being readied for sale.

Industry sage joins Moa

Listed brewer has appointed food and beverage sector heavyweight Ashley Waugh as chairman of its board.

Air NZ clips Moa's wings

Airline's decision to drop Kiwi craft brewer is disappointing, marketing expert says.

Grape yields down, glut unlikely

Marlborough grapegrowers expect the 2015 vintage to be "significantly" smaller than last year.

Tours only part of cruise experience

Tourists are being given every opportunity to shop in Picton's town centre and all aren't being whisked off on tours.

High-speed internet - DIY style

Digital consultancy claims small wireless sites built at a fraction of the cost of those erected by big companies would "solve the rural broadband problem forever".

Demand for land rises

An extra 270 hectares of Marlborough grapegrowing land was snapped up by overseas investors last year.

Sub-division gets go-ahead

A sub-division to build 230 homes at Colonial Vineyard can go ahead after appeal rejected by High Court.

MP sells interest in vineyard

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith and his family have sold their 25-hectare vineyard estate in Marlborough.

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