Spy McSpyface - wine not? video

Spy Valley Wines viticulturist Adam McCone at the Wairau Valley vineyard the company is looking to name.

Marlborough wine company latest to ask public for ideas on a new name. That's risky business.

Food story 'moon shot'

Massey University vice chancellor Steve Maharey presenting at the Marlborough Research Centre.

Massey University vice chancellor says New Zealand needs to develop its food story to succeed.

NZ's biggest wine tasting ends video

Wine tasting.

They've tasted more than 1400 wines - now it's time to decide the winners.

Consultation on retail card payments begins

Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith has released an issues paper on retail payment systems for ...

The Government is calling for public input into its investigation credit card charges.

Queen of riesling

Hunter's Wines managing director Jane Hunter with the Wolf Blass AM Award trophy she won for her contribution to riesling.

The "first lady" of the New Zealand wine industry has scooped another accolade for her contribution to riesling.

Up on the roof

Nelmac Garden Marlborough committee members Sally Wadworth, left, and Sara Neill on the top floor of the Alfred St car ...

A lack of high rises in Blenheim hasn't stopped Nelmac Garden Marlborough from holding a rooftop party.

NZ King Salmon floats

New Zealand King Salmon chief executive Grant Rosewarne celebrates following the company's debut on the NZX.

New Zealand King Salmon share price jumps shortly after listing on the NZ and Australian stock markets.

Never you mine, iwi says video

The waharoa, where visitors are welcomed onto the Te Hora Marae, near the proposed gold mining site in Canvastown.

A new gold mine in Marlborough faces backlash from iwi.

Make your own mind up

Duncannon manager Felicity Scammell outside the worker accommodation site on State Highway 1, south of Blenheim.

A contracting company is giving the public a chance to see how its workers are housed.

There's gold in them thar hills video

The Canvastown gold rush of 1864 sparked a rush of claims along the Wakamarina River, as the population swelled with ...

The prospect of a second gold rush could be a reality for a historic mining town.

What lies beneath?

The Queen Charlotte Sound is one of the busiest shipping channels in New Zealand.

Millions of sonar readings will help create 3D digital maps of the Sounds seabed.

Sleep on it

sleeping bags

A designer sleeping children's sleeping bag company are donating some of their products to Ronald McDonald House.


Ceviche with prawns and fish.

Walking into Gramado's Restaurant and Bar is like walking into someone's home.

A lifetime with livestock

"Never turn your back on an animal", Marlborough Saleyards manager Graham Poskitt says

Graham Poskitt​ has never grown tired of handling livestock after a lifetime working with cattle  and sheep.

Work to start at crash hot spot video

The Spring Creek intersection, between State Highway 1, State Highway 62, and Ferry Rd.

It's been called one of the most dangerous intersections in the country, so it's time for change.

The ultimate lifestyle purchase?

The Francis Estate Vineyard was the first block of land in the Flaxbourne area of Marlborough to be converted from ...

The vineyard has pinot noir, pinot gris and sauvignon blanc grapes, and contracts with wine companies already in place.

New season savvy for sail

Yachts at the entrance to Tory Channel for the start of the WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race last year.

Sailors are gearing up for the annual yacht race to take bottles of new release savvy to the capital.

Wine made with solar flair video

Yealands Wine Group chief operating officer Michael Wentworth in front of the solar panel installation at the company's ...

A Marlborough winery has the largest solar panel installation in the country.

Cuddon proposal 'best fit'

The new barge will be moored at Waitata salmon farm.

The 130-tonne barge will hold 240 tonnes of salmon feed.

Grape benefits from soil expert

Soil consultant Matt Oliver uses a range of environmental, social and financial tools to help grape growers better ...

A 'natural' growing system can never be controlled, instead it can only be managed.

Spring sales buoyant

PGG Wrightson Marlborough livestock manager Peter Barnes takes bids at the annual spring cattle sale.

Buyers were in a buoyant mood with a top price of $2050 paid for two-year-old steers.

'Where the hell do we go?'

The Country Life Motel, south of Blenheim, has been sold to St Andrews Property Group for worker accommodation.

The motel was to be sold in "vacant possession", so the new owners were surprised to find people still living there.

Express of the future

New Marlborough Express offices open in December 2015.

A daily paper cannot be supported financially forever.

Sowing the seeds of success

Seddon soap maker Wendy Caughley some of her wares.

After creating a natural pain relief balm using blooms from her garden, a woman had sown the seeds for a new business venture.

NZ's best affordable wines revealed video

Lawson's Dry Hills senior winemaker Marcus Wright with a bottle of the company's Mount Vernon Marlborough Sauvignon ...

Wines from Marlborough cleaned up in the annual New World Wine Awards.

Vegan 'fearful' after backlash video

Vegan travel vlogger Kristin Lajeunesse cries at the sight of livestock on the Interislander.

Vegan blogger shocked by "overwhelming and negative" reaction to her tearful post about sheep.

Real housewife in Marlborough

Anne Batley Burton, aka the champagne lady, in the bar of the Marlborough Vintners Hotel.

Much more to 'champagne' lady than reality TV and pussies.

Prices steady at yearling sales video

George, left, and Ben Murray herd angus yearling bulls to the sale pen.

Breeding cows are in short supply after many farmers destocked during dry conditions and yearling bulls are in demand.

Sold for a bargain

This former social housing property on Lucas St, Blenheim, sold for $241,500, with two dwellings on the title.

Two former social housing units in Marlborough have been sold for around $120,000 each.

Social housing divide

Three social houses, like this one in Dix Crescent, Blenheim, have been sold by Housing New Zealand in Marlborough since ...

Depending on who you ask, the sale of social housing in Marlborough is either a realignment of stock or "nonsense".

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