The Nelson region is streets ahead in its business confidence, a new survey shows.
The wheels of Nelson's burgeoning bicycle revolution have taken a Danish turn, courtesy of Alton St Cycles which opened at the weekend.
The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce is hosting two business lunches this week, including one with Minister of Trade Tim Groser on Friday.
Our weekly round-up of the latest business and commercial news from around the Nelson-Tasman region.
MasterChef runner-up Paula Saengthian-Ngam is to close her 'grab-and-go' Paula's Plate offshoot after just three months.
Property values in Nelson have dropped in the past three months, while Tasman continues to rise.
An extra $3.8 million was spent through Paymark's eftpos network in the Nelson region last month compared with the same time last year.
The Nelson region could lose $53 million within two years if the councils halt tourism funding.
Richmond's former Rob Roy's will reopen next month, with a new name, new look and new owner.
A large turnout of Nelson's business community helped mark the move of Bowater Hyundai to its new central city premises, while its former premises down the road have been given a reprieve from pending demolition.
A slice of luck has led to a Nelson beneficiary landing a supermarket deal for his gourmet cheesecakes.
New owners aim to continue 'great Nelson story'
A Nelson tourist company has expanded its portfolio of business interests by actively seeking a share in a Mapua stronghold business.
The success of an internationals only "luxury" backpackers in Nelson has surprised even its owner.
Sealord is buying a leased trawler for "close to $20 million" in a move it says will secure 84 jobs.
Nearly 100 health organisation staff are moving out of Nelson to Richmond.
The Nelson City Council governance committee is casting its net beyond the city to find experts who have worked at a governance level in the business sector.
Thousands of snapper of all sizes are putting in an appearance within a stone's throw of the Port Nelson boat ramp - but none is under threat from rod and line.
A round-up of the week's business news from across the Nelson-Tasman region.
Sealord CEO Graham Stuart is to step down but says the decision is not because of the group's disastrous foray into Argentina.
Sealord Group says a deal with Woolworths in Australia will more than double its trans-Tasman exports of fresh hoki.
A new gallery/store has opened in central Nelson as a place for artists and "makers" to join collectively, making and selling their work.
Half-ton hog turns heads at farm park
One of the biggest pigs in New Zealand is proving to be a popular attraction at a new Animal Farm Rare Breeds Farm Park near Mapua.
Signs of recovery in Nelson's tourism industry have operators cautiously optimistic.
A round-up of this week's business news from across the Nelson-Tasman region.
A key sports and outdoor retailer is shutting up shop, saying he can't compete against internet shopping.
After more than 25 years as a barbers shop, 96 Collingwood St has been transformed into a picture framers and gallery.
Nelson's economy is on the up, but it needs to halt the outgoing tide of residents, experts say.
Richmond entrepreneur targets global market
A Richmond-based IT expert has come upon what he believes is the next step in the evolution of electronic communication.
Old Mout goes global with $5.8m Heineken deal
A Nelson branded cider is about to hit the big time overseas, backed by a $5.8 million marketing campaign courtesy of brewing giant Heineken.
SARAH DUNN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe booksellers behind Page & Blackmore represent more than 150 years of Nelson's literary history, but they are set to move on to another chapter when their iconic store is sold.
Secondhand dealer living his dream
Sunday market regular Steven Lawson has opened a new shop to house "his secret treasures" on Tahunanui Drive.
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.
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.
Fishing industry titan Peter Talley is pushing for a ban or limit on recreational scalloping.
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.