Boost for Kaikoura tourism

Lynda Keene from Keene Enterprises has been supporting the rebuild of the Kaikoura i-Site website.

High hopes Kaikoura i-Site's new website will help lure tourists back.

The gift of learning

Korean students destined to Marlborough are welcomed to the country by, from left, Ambassador Seung-bae Yeo, Garin ...

Korean students set to study in Marlborough have been officially welcomed to New Zealand.

Picture perfect

Marlborough photographer Jessica Jones won four awards at the annual Iris Awards for professional photographers.

Professional photographer and competition novice Jessica Jones impresses judges in one of New Zealand's most prestigious competitions.

Legal battle over aquaculture space

New Zealand King Salmon has filed for a judicial review to try stop a mussel farm extension threatening one of its ...

NZ King Salmon seek judicial review to quash a mussel farm extension muscling in on a public space proposed for salmon farming.

Chinese keen on pricey NZ crays

New Zealand crayfish is a premium product in China where it can fetch $1000 a kilo.

When it comes to high end gourmet goods the Chinese have a growing appetite for New Zealand wine, water and crayfish.

A positive role

Rose Newton is a youth worker at Marlborough Girls' College and feels her role is making a positive difference.

A youth worker for three years, Rose has recently started at Marlborough Girls' College and believes there is a need for a youth worker at all secondary schools.

Postal delivery going electric?

The council is working through a legal agreement with New Zealand Post to allow the fully-electric Paxster delivery ...

Move aside mobility scooters, posties in Marlborough might be switching out their bikes for electric delivery buggies.

Public meeting to air concerns

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith has organised a public meeting about air services in and out of Marlborough.

Marlborough residents will get the chance to hear direct from the airlines at a public meeting in Blenheim next week.

The road stealing the workers

More than 1300 workers are involved in the earthquake repairs to SH1.

They don't want to work in the local town anymore - as their heads are turned by the promises of higher wages and more hours on the road.

Government giving oyster removal contracts to oyster farmers

Farmed Oysters removed from Stewart Island being unloaded in Bluff under MPI supervision.

The Government is awarding oyster removal contracts to oyster farmers to support them as they lose their livelihoods.

Tourism operators committed to sustainable fishery

Charter fishing operators in Kaikoura are concerned about bad publicity when they are working so hard to promote a ...

Kaikoura charter fishing operators are still committed to sustainability in spite of negative press.

Challenge set for recreational fishers

KohiKai app developer Keelan Walker shows kaitiaki Marg Bond how the new initiative will help issue and monitor ...

Commercial fishers monitor their take, and a new app will make it easier to apply for and monitor customary fishing permits.

On your marks...

After years abroad, Vanessa Evans has returned to Picton and will be the new manager at Port Marlborough Pavilion.

Moving back to Picton has helped net a passionate sportswoman her dream job.

Troubled waters?

A playful dolphin shows off in front of Cougar Line passengers in the Marlborough Sounds near Endeavour Inlet.

Commercial permits have been suspended for companies hoping to open marine animal viewing operations in the Marlborough.

The bug with stinking reputation

The Samurai wasp is a parasite on the eggs of the brown marmorated stink bug.

Growers are preparing for the day a damaging bug establishes in New Zealand.

Environment v commerce

Burkhart Fisheries want consent to launch their crayfishing boats from a new site adjacent to the Chancet Rocks.

A fishing company stranded by the earthquake has drawn the ire of environmentalists for its proposal to create a launch site beside a scientific reserve.

What South Island CEOs worry about

Sheffield director Mike Stenhouse says .

A survey of South Island chief executives shows health and safety is a bigger concern than recruiting staff or finding new markets.

'Angels' eye Marlborough start-ups

Angel Investors Marlborough founder Richard Coon and Business Trust Marlborough manager Sue Avery are confident the new ...

A new investment group has sprung up in Marlborough with the aim of helping early-stage companies get off the ground.

Peas gone, but Talley's here to stay

Talley's Marlborough area manager Matt Loose at the company's vegetable processing factory on Old Renwick Rd, in Marlborough.

The Motueka-based company may have moved its peas south to mid-Canterbury, but the rest of the crop is staying firmly in Marlborough soil.

Businesses hit as storms strike

Bella Coleman, 9, and Zoe Watson, 9, travelled to the snow from Christchurch with family for some school holiday fun.

Businesses across the South Island facing extended disruptions as more waves of snow close already fragile transport links.

School support

The Marlborough  24-7 Youth Trust set up a special programme to extend the level of emotional support available to ...

A new initiative set to support vulnerable teens at secondary school could be rolled out across the region as soon as funding is found.

Clients and cat posters

Media consultant Kelly Watkins enjoys meeting clients and finding out more about their businesses.

Kelly Watkins is a media consultant with Fairfax Media and enjoys embracing technological advances to help her clients.

Battle of the beach

A bulldozer launches Gregg Fishing Co's boat 'Rockhopper' from Ward Beach, before the earthquake. (File photo)

Decision on a road and launch site for struggling commercial fishers could be as transformative as the earthquake for Ward, lawyer says.

Snappily ever after

Photographer Clarise Lowther, 14, has set up a Facebook photography business and has been commissioned as a wedding ...

Fourteen-year-old booked for second wedding as she sets up her own photography business.

Back on track on the Kaikoura coast

The line between Claverley and Oaro is ready to be used for the first time since the November quakes. Work train.

KiwiRail expects freight to travel through Kaikoura "well before Christmas".

Sanford buys mussel firm

The Sanford purchase of Blenheim-based nutraceuticals company ENZAQ is being celebrated as a Win-Win for Marlborough and ...

Mussel powder producer celebrates Sanford purchase as a "win-win" for the region and the greenshell industry.

Fifth time lucky

Bayer Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year winner Anthony Walsh in Constellation Brand's Brooklands Vineyard, in ...

With his 30th birthday fast approaching, Anthony Walsh had one final chance to take out a young viticulturist competition.

RSE scheme turns 10

RSE workers have provided a large, stable workforce that has ensured the success of the Marlborough wine industry. (File ...

Seasonal workers have played a crucial part in New Zealand's growing wine industry.

A tale of two whale centres

The National Whale Centre occupied a prime site on London Quay, in Picton.

The council has always been reluctant to support two whale centres in Picton. Now, after pulling funding, there are none.

Sounds salmon biosecurity scare

Lesions on a salmon infected by Tenacibaculum maritimum, one of two bacteria identified in New Zealand for the first ...

Salmon covered in open wounds, unexplained fish deaths, and the discovery of bacteria never before seen in New Zealand.

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