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Last updated 15:11 14/11/2012

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New coaches for fleet

Marlborough Travel have added another 48-seater coach and 38-seater coach to their fleet of buses, mini vans and luxury cars. Owner Chris Godsiff said they bought the two coaches from Hamilton tour company Leisure Time Tours last week to cater for the increased number of tours and large groups. They have also hired an extra two drivers.

Job-hunting workshop

The Marlborough branch of the Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand is holding a job-hunting workshop and networking evening at Fanselow Bell in Market St in Blenheim today from 5.30pm-7pm. Recruitment specialist Michelle Connor will talk about preparing a CV, what employers are looking for, what to expect at an interview and what to look for in an employment contract. The cost is $5 and includes nibbles and is followed by an optional dinner at Dolce Cafe, at own cost. For more information contact Michelle Simpson: marlborough@aapnz.org.nz

Richmond branch move

Marlborough loan business QuickCash Finance is branching out of Marlborough by opening a store in Queen St in Richmond.

QuickCash Finance is owned by Ross Anderson, of Marlborough, and specialises in small loans from $500 to $50,000.

The business has operated in the loan market in Marlborough since 1998, offering services to people requiring finance who are not able to meet corporate bank lending criteria. Richmond branch was their first outside of Marlborough and was the ideal place to expand, he said.

Kat Pickford is the Marlborough Express business reporter. Give Kat a ring with any news and information about businesses in town. Contact her at 03 520 8951 or 027 241 3679 or email kat.pickford@marlexpress.co.nz.

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