Nelson-based Sealord has called in consultants in a bid to recover from their first loss in 20 years.
Media consultant starts own fashion line
Nelson media consultant Sarah Derecourt has bought Richmond boutique Stacey and also launched her own fashion line Mighty Mighty.
Fishing industry titan Peter Talley is pushing for a ban or limit on recreational scalloping.
Nelson house prices increased again last month, with Richmond as the star performer.
Nelson's Page and Blackmore, one of New Zealand's most beloved bookshops, is going up for sale.
Supermarkets are facing bananageddon as stocks of the popular fruit run low throughout the country.
Scallop company boss calls recreational fishing spokesman's comments on commercial sector "crap".
A city bistro which opened just over a year ago is closed for now and up for sale.
Nelson can expect to see more young Chinese tourists who can speak good English - but first, it will have to let them know the region exists.
Journeyman barista sets up shop in Stoke
Barista Derek Henry, formerly of Lambrettas, Zumo and Red Gallery, has taken over a cafe and bar in what he describes as "up and coming" Stoke.
Nelson businesses "with smarts" are being urged to invest in the future of Christchurch.
Nelson's New Zealander of the Year finalists
Being one of three finalists in the innovator category of the New Zealander of the Year awards was a wonderful achievement, showing Nelson's SnapIT is "a sign of the future".
After declaring bankruptcy three years ago, former Phat Club owner Dave White is back in business.
Restructuring is expected in the timber industry in the Nelson region as log exports bypass local sawmills.
Grant Russ is on the verge of deciding to close his Appleby sawmill because he can't get logs.
Kidson Construction founder Brian Kidson has handed the mantle of chief executive to daughter Katrina.
Cosmetics chain Lush has banned plastic water bottles from its Nelson branch.
Business confidence surveys show economic confidence is high yet retail experiences vary wildly.
House prices have reached a record high in the top of the south.
Hopes are still high that Nelson pub the Bush Tavern will reopen.
A Stoke retirement village has more than doubled its staff with the opening of a $10m "village centre".
CHARLOTTE SQUIRE - © Fairfax NZ NewsFor the last of our summer jobs series, Charlotte Squire goes behind the scenes at a family-run Golden Bay venture.
The average Nelson home is now valued at more than $400,000. | Growth doubles in region
Spending in Nelson is up, giving the region a confidence boost.
SARAH DUNN SARAH.DUNN@NELSONMAIL.CO.NZ - © Fairfax NZ NewsWorking at Hamish's icecream parlour over the summer has obvious benefits, even if a summer's worth of scooping leads to an overdeveloped right arm.
NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsNaomi Arnold visits a Collingwood business spreading its Golden Bay roots around the world.
Unemployment in the top of the south has fallen markedly in a year.
Fa'avae teams up with Nelson food firm
JAMES GREENLAND - © Fairfax NZ NewsWorld champion adventure racer Nathan Fa'avae has joined Nelson start-up Absolute Wilderness and plans to promote the company's freeze-dried meals at a new event in Murchison.
© Fairfax NZ NewsPremier star, Nelson's apple international, is rarely seen on the local market. John Ewan reports.
A new hotel planned for central Nelson could be under construction within months.
Council putting plans to create policy for sale of legal highs on hold as it awaits more info.
Ministry of Innovation, Business and Employment vows to look into job issues in region.
Cancer battle takes shine off 20-year celebrations for Happy Valley couple.
Blenheim is not only taking Nelson's Billy Connolly show, it's also using the Trafalgar Centre's stage.
A group wants to turn Trafalgar Park into a thriving venue, but its ambitions are on hold.
Members of the Victory community are concerned about a new liquor store that has popped up without them having a say.
Jeweller Nina Gordon is back home this summer stealing space in her father's car workshop so she can build up her business.
Civil engineer Katrina Kidson has been appointed chief executive of Nelson firm Kidson Construction.
A new addition to the Nelson Saturday Market says he's surprised there's "such big demand for his simple bread".
After embracing craft beer and other artisan products, a new taste revolution is under way in Nelson - craft distilling.
MasterChef star expands brand with second city cafe.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsAfter winning a prestigious jewellery award, then exhibiting in Auckland, Joel Whitwell has returned to his home town as artist in residence at Benjamin Black Goldsmiths.
A pair of Nelson retailers are jumping on a technological revolution they hope will change the way Kiwis listen to music.
Luxury spending is back, with Nelsonians indulging in travel and driving off in new cars.
A Nelson catering firm spied the perfect premises to expand the business, and have opened a brand new cafe in Nelson.
A Nelson man fighting his former employers for lost wages says he feels they have stolen from his family.
Hobbit star's travel doco takes off
The pulling power of The Hobbit has been demonstrated again with a James Nesbitt travel documentary about New Zealand that aired on Christmas Day in Britain already sending business to a Motueka tourism operator.
Nelson aviation company expands into niche market.
Milk machines go from farm gate to CBD
A Nelson farmer has installed two vending machines which will dispense fresh milk from his dairy herd at two locations in the city.
The Nelson region's tourism operators are sensing a "sea change" in their industry.