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Moa brews up deal with McCashin's

Moa beer

Blenheim's Moa brewery has announced a partnership with McCashin's, with the Nelson brewery contracted for volume beer production.

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Kiwi trade partners urged to stand out from crowd

If Nelson wants to increase its chances as a trading partner with Brazil, it needs to push its inherent qualities in order to stand out from the crowd, the Brazilian ambassador says.

'Huge benefit' for islanders

logging truck crash

The value of the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme was brought home to New Zealand diplomats at a Mariri orchard.

No relish for disgruntled diners

spaceship house

Relish restaurant has gone into liquidation, which is a blow for those with unused vouchers.

City's airport is a lifesaving link

Nelson Airport is one of the region's top economic performers after it injected almost $38 million into the regional economy in the last financial year.

Rural sales good for confidence

Business confidence has continued to improve in Nelson-Marlborough in the past three months, with rural real estate one of the star sectors.

Talley's targets energy use

Motueka-based Talley's Group has teamed with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) in a plan to save 5 per cent of its energy use by 2016.

Tourism cuts regrettable

The owner of one of the country's most exclusive fishing lodges, tucked away in a quiet corner near Murchison, has questioned the wisdom behind a local authority plan to pull back on funding tourism.

Mine bid 'a risk to ecology'

The Nelson Mail

Chatham Rock Phosphate, the small Golden Bay-based company with big seabed mining ideas, has submitted its formal marine consent application to vacuum up phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise.

Relish no longer on dining-out menu

'Everyone is chasing the same business' - chef


Nelson waterfront restaurant Relish has shut its doors. Owner and chef Stuart Cliffin said yesterday he had made a tough decision but felt he had no choice.

All right on the night

Retailers aim to liven up CBD after dark

Late Night on Hardy

A group of central Nelson retailers want to inject more life into the city after hours with a combination of shopping, food and events.

Quest begins for best businesses

Business AwardS

The search is now on for the region's best businesses.

Italian duo open mozzarella factory

Business AwardS

TRACY NEAL - The Nelson Mail

A chance meeting between two Italian travellers at a picnic at Rabbit Island two years ago has given rise to the city's newest business.

House sales down but prices holding, figures show

House sales have plummeted in Nelson and Richmond, according to latest figures.

Adaptability crucial for business survival

A visiting expert business strategist and leadership builder has challenged Nelson business leaders to think laterally about change management.

'Tired' Maruia owners selling up

St Clair half marathon

ABBIE NAPIER - The Nelson Mail

A slice of Japan in the middle of a South Island national park is back on the market.

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Warehouse opening on track

Mark Powell

The Warehouse store in Richmond is on track to open at the end of August.

Low rent has Stoke business booming

Nelson College Hall

Cheap rental space in Stoke has driven a recent surge in demand which is now straining supply.

Port aims to build on cruise ship visits

Lucrative visitors provide tourism boost

Rampton Trophy

Port Nelson is aiming to attract between 12 and 15 cruise ships a year within the next four or five years, says port company chief executive Martin Byrne.

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Don't throw out your broken smartphone

Craig Henderson and Mark Parker

Got a crack in your smartphone screen? Or maybe you've dropped it in the drink? There's a new business in Nelson that can help.

Sweet deal as Wakatu picks up Annie's

The food and beverage arm of Nelson's Wakatu Incorporation has bought Marlborough company Annie's, and plans a significant expansion.

Smallgoods manufacturer thinking big

Awapoto Hut

A father-and-son road trip has brought a salami business that began in Nelson back to its home town.

Opportunity for Nelson businesses

Expert business strategist and leadership builder Dr Vikram Murthy will be in Nelson next month as guest speaker at the Crowe Horwarth luncheon.

Arrivederci to popular store

bettina romano

A landmark Nelson store is closing next month so its owner can dedicate more time to ensuring the future of an heirloom tomato.

Staff numbers plummet at Kmart

Kmart opening

The staff numbers at Kmart in Richmond have dropped by around 25 per cent since its grand opening in November.

Kempthorne hails export potential

Mayor over-awed by trip to China and keen to take advantage of export opportunities.

City businesses want action on legal highs


Council urged to restrict sale of legal highs after concerns about anti-social behaviour in CBD.

Historic pub has cafe future

Travellers Rest

One of the region's oldest pubs is up for sale.

Fresh hop gin a world first

Liquid Alchemy

A Nelson distillery has combined a love of hops with that of gin, to create what is possibly the world's first fresh hop gin.

Salmon firm plans to boost its workforce

NZ King Salmon's expansion could add about 150 jobs across the top of the south.

Coffee container closing - for now

Ali Slotemaker

Rabbit Island cafe to close after successful summer.

Mixed time for Easter trading

Easter rain a mixed blessing for Nelson businesses.

'Ridiculous' rules put riggers at risk

Ray Weston

Many Nelson bars will be unable to sell riggers after costs for renewing off-licences more than trebled.

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Nelson tops NZ in a 'stonking' surge

The Nelson region is streets ahead in its business confidence, a new survey shows.

Bikes built for commuting

Alton Street Cycles.

The wheels of Nelson's burgeoning bicycle revolution have taken a Danish turn, courtesy of Alton St Cycles which opened at the weekend.

Businesswomen, Groser in town

The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce is hosting two business lunches this week, including one with Minister of Trade Tim Groser on Friday.

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Paula's offshoot outlet falls flat

paulas plate

MasterChef runner-up Paula Saengthian-Ngam is to close her 'grab-and-go' Paula's Plate offshoot after just three months.

City property values down but Tasman up

Property values in Nelson have dropped in the past three months, while Tasman continues to rise.

Paymark spending in Nelson up 4.7%

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.

Tourism cuts could cost $53 million

The Nelson region could lose $53 million within two years if the councils halt tourism funding.

New lease of life for troubled bar

Richmond's former Rob Roy's will reopen next month, with a new name, new look and new owner.

Man with a plan aims for just desserts

Chris Bowater

A slice of luck has led to a Nelson beneficiary landing a supermarket deal for his gourmet cheesecakes.

Business venture smokin' hot

New owners aim to continue 'great Nelson story'

Chris Bowater

A Nelson tourist company has expanded its portfolio of business interests by actively seeking a share in a Mapua stronghold business.

Bowater Hyundai makes its move

Chris Bowater

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.
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