Marlborough Business and Economy

Pastoral Farming

Marlborough has a long history of pastoral farming, beginning shortly after European settlement commenced.


Media organisations in Marlborough


The Marlborough District Council is responsible for administration of the Marlborough District, and the Nelson Marlborough DHB. The region is part of the Kaikoura Electorate.

Farmers' Market

Marlborough Farmers' Market provides an opportunity for the public to buy locally produced food products direct from growers or producers.


Marlborough is renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc a little over 40 years from the planting of the first vines, with the wine industry now a major part of the local economy.


While the wine industry is more glamourous, forestry is also one of Marlborough's most important industries.

Marine Farming

The mussel farming industry in the Marlborough Sounds started in the 1960s. The early days of the industry were dominated by research and development, local sales, and an extract used to help alleviat

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