'Cruise alert' warns town video

The Majestic Princess should have been sailing from Akaroa to Port Chalmers but was diverted due to strong winds and ...

Last minute changes to travel plans is bad enough, but when there's 5000 people affected, it takes a monumental effort to make things right.

From gumboots to office

Wairau River Wine's quality and safety systems administrator Zoë Eld never thought she would have an office job.

There's some irony in Zoë Eld's love of health and safety, given the accidental nature of her career path.

Workers employees not contractors

The labour inspectorate is investigating a company whose employees are working at Northlands Mall, in Christchurch.

The company claimed its staff were independent contractors. But a labour inspector called it a 'sham'.

Coastal Pacific in 12hr TV special video

KiwiRail return of Coastal Pacific on Dec 1st.

If you've ever wanted to see NZ by rail, now you can, and you'll have the best seat in the house - your house.

Beer company gets crafty

The future looks brighter for Renaissance founder Brian Thiel, left, brewing staff Joaquin Bonet, Sean Moss, sales ...

A troubled brewery is set for a brighter year after new owners spotted potential in craft beer.

Reprieve for Mussel Inn

Andrew and Jane Dixon built The Mussel Inn twenty-six years ago (file photo).

A judge has rebuffed the local council and saved the holiday trading of a well-known restaurant in Golden Bay.

Rain drives up cherry price

Cherries will be in hot demand this Christmas.

Loading the Christmas table with cherries will empty your wallets, after a poor growing season.

Cruise ship stoush threatens jobs video

Lyttelton's new $60m cruise berth is on track to be completed by late 2020 and it is expected to greatly increase ...

Akaroa's battle raises questions about controls on the growing fleet of behemoths plying NZ waters.

Best to buy local

The majority of businesses in Blenheim are small, so every dollar spent locally helps local people, it's that simple.

Every one of us has the option of giving the gift the entire community can celebrate. The gift of prosperity.

QC's 'poetic licence'

Jonathan Eaton, QC, told the Blenheim District Court that if Marlborough Lines had known about the activity at Yealands ...

Wine company owners refute statement made in court by lawyer that they would not have bought it if they knew of illegal activity.

Wine magnate admits pollution

Grape marc, a winemaking byproduct, produces a liquid leachate which can be a toxic pollutant if not stored correctly.

Yealands admits significantly polluting a stream with tonnes of grape byproduct.

Making wine in the blood

Despite his family being knee-deep in viticulture, Edward Macdonald says there was never any pressure for him to work in ...

Joining the family business was never a given for Edward Macdonald.

Plan B-ohally for colleges

Bohally Intermediate School will move across town to the current Marlborough Boys' College site.

McLauchlan St location confirmed as greenfield site proves elusive.

Who wants to buy a lodge?

Zatori five star lodge at Collingwood overlooking the Aorere River.

This former maternity hospital and rest home has seen births and deaths, and now it hosts five-star guests.

10,000 WOFs need rechecking

The standard of vehicle inspections has been a major focus of a review of enforcement failings at the NZ Transport ...

 The NZ Transport Agency is contacting around 10,000 motorists whose vehicles may not have been properly checked during warrant of fitness inspections

Air2there airline grounded

Air2there owner Richard Baldwin beside a Cessna Caravan aircraft.

'City hopper' airline Air2there has made its last flight.

Bound to make civvy street easier video

Rifleman Aaron Wood was deployed overseas five times, including tours of duty in Afghanistan and Somalia.

He was once a defence force sniper, but when it came to civilian life, sharpshooter didn't look great on his CV.

Landmark lodges bought gallery video

Popular Punga Cove Resort in the Marlborough Sounds has new owners after being bought by the Marlborough Tour Company.

Staff at both lodges to keep jobs, as new owners predict a tourism boom.

No truth to 'no booze' rule video

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Glass of wine on dark background

Overseas vineyard workers on the Government's RSE scheme can't drink in NZ, right? Wrong.

Busting ruts

Rut buster Andrew Craig trialed the machine on his own property before contracting it to other farms.

When the ruts are big in the neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Rut Busters!

Saveur sold to chef

The restaurant was "expensive, but worth the money", according to new owner Jugal Kishore.

Jugal Kishore started work at Saveur three years ago, and had wanted to buy it since.

Mother's recipe for better life video

Mitchell's son, Jack, 17, is the inspiration for her cake making venture.

Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, a Blenheim mum saved $20 a week for two years so she could set up her own business.

'Little touches' lead to big award

Chefs and cafe owners Mike and Tania Godsall at CBD won the overall supreme winner at the Marlborough Chamber of ...

Stickers, welcoming smiles and a passion for service has seen a small cafe take on the competition and win.

Adapting to change

Embracing new technologies like Chatbot could not only revolutionise businesses, it could put them in a stronger ...

The future for business owners will bring exciting changes, but you've got to be ready for when they arrive.

Kaikōura rail link boosts Mainfreight

Conditions have improved for Mainfreight drivers and customers as the road and rail links through Kaikōura have been fixed.

Mainfreight boss says the restored Kaikōura railway has help boost the company's revenue and profits.

Road closure carried $100,000 price tag

A fatal crash involving a rental car and a bus closed the road near Kingston for more than 8 hours, forcing the ...

 Serious crashes in the deep south are taking a financial as well as a human toll on tourism businesses.

Combining energy and wisdom

The Mana in Mahi employment programme has seen apprentice Ben Highman, left, MSD employment co-ordinator Heather Manners ...

An old-fashioned apprenticeship scheme with a twist has seen a small  business make a big move.

Health hub GP announced

Wairau Pharmacy owner Rebecca Light, left, joins Civic Family Health Care business manager Andrea Cunniffe outside the ...

The last time this clinic opened its books, people were queued up outside. Now, they'll have more space.

No downside seen in tourism levy video

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Tekapo business developments. Tourists tourist tourism

The income from a new $35-a-head visitor levy will be split between tourism and conservation.

Dishing out tourism dosh video

International visitor arrivals are forecast to surpass 5m  by 2024 and Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis is confident we can ...

Keeping New Zealanders on side is key to Government tourism plan.

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