Bon Voyage

After almost 20 years at the Marlborough Research Centre, new viticulture challenges are calling Marc Greven to France.

Since receiving a PhD degree in 2000 from Lincoln University, Marc has been working as a Research Scientist in Viticulture and Oenology for Plant & Food Research (PFR) while also teaching for Lincoln University and the Nelson Marlborough institute of Technology in Blenheim.

Blessing the BRI Research Winery Project

From left to right MJ Loza, CEO, BRI, Dr Damian Martin, Science Group Leader, Plant & Food Research, Glenn Kirkwood, Viticulture Tutor, NMIT, Plant & Food Research, Iwi liaison and soil scientist Richard Hunter, and Koro Kevin Thomson.

From left to right MJ Loza, CEO, BRI, Dr Damian Martin, Science Group Leader, Plant & Food Research, Glenn Kirkwood, Viticulture Tutor, NMIT, Plant & Food Research, Iwi liaison and soil scientist Richard Hunter, and Koro Kevin Thomson.

We absorbed the MAURI of Marlborough with a blessing from Archdeacon Kevin Thomson at the Bragato Research Institute winery building site at the MRC Budge Street Campus. Bringing together the wairua of stones and gravels from the Wairau and Awatere rivers, interred together in the rich soils of the Opawa - a blessing for a successful future.

Local Legends

Celebrating 35 Years and still growing, MRC appeared in the Local Legend section of the Saturday Express on the 27 July.


The Marlborough Research Centre’s premise is simple: to provide locally based research services and technology development for the primary sector, for the future good of the region and New Zealand as a whole.

MRC News - June 2019

Marlborough Girls College Environmental Awards Field Day

Earlier this month we hosted the Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards Field Day for the Marlborough Girls' College Marine Team at the Marlborough Research Centre (MRC) lecture theatre.

The students discussed their collaborative approach to improve marine protection in the Marlborough Sounds and their campaign for special legislation. They shared experiences in conversation with special guest Dr Gwen Struik, Chair of environmental watchdog Friends of Nelson Haven.

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MRC News - May 2019

Ningxia Delegation visits the Marlborough Research Centre

We hosted a delegation of leaders from Marlborough’s sister region of Ningxia, China recently. The officials were keen to engage with the organisations operating from the centre to learn how they can work on new opportunities related to science and technology, business and education.

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