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By Laura Mills
- Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The gloves were not quite off but tongues were sharp at the meet the candidates forum in Greymouth yesterday.
A few schoolboys even joined the largely retired 70-strong crowd.

Pictures: Viv Logie, Ben Aulakh
- Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The demolition of vacant buildings continues apace in downtown Greymouth.

Sport

- Monday, 18 August 2014

For the first time in 12 years the South rugby team will get its name etched on the Woodham Shield -- the pinnacle of South Westland rugby --...

By Viv Logie
- Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Greymouth High School maths teacher Rosa Cooper will head off to Hong Kong tomorrow as a member the New Zealand korfball team for the Asia-Oceania...

Crime

By Viv Logie
- Thursday, 07 August 2014

The off-duty Greymouth police sergeant who was convicted and discharged with careless driving after crashing on the way back from the Buller Gorge...

- Wednesday, 30 July 2014

One half of a father and son duo from Dobson charged with stealing electricity to power a cannabis growing operation was yesterday remanded on...

Politics

By Laura Mills
- Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The gloves were not quite off but tongues were sharp at the meet the candidates forum in Greymouth yesterday.
A few schoolboys even joined...

- Monday, 18 August 2014

Booker prizewinning author Eleanor Catton, whose novel thrust the spotlight on goldrush Hokitika, has publicly backed the Green Party, saying she...

Education

Picture: Supplied
- Thursday, 03 July 2014

Members of the John Paul II High School senior A netball team — Rebecca Sollitt, left, Natasha Hurrell, Bridgette Kilpatrick, Cassidy Rae, Seini...

By Nicholas McBride
- Monday, 16 June 2014

Buller High School students Shardae Herring, left, Ella Neill, Roisin Dorey and Sarah Casey, and John Paul II High School students Emily Crawley,...

Business

Laura Mills
- Friday, 15 August 2014

Westpower says 2013-14 was a difficult trading year, however it still managed to pay $2 million to its West Coast consumers just before Christmas...

By Janna Sherman
- Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A mass mailout to 13,500 West Coast homes is planned to promote the development of a Haast-Hollyford road.

Health

Janna Sherman
- Monday, 18 August 2014

A Hokitika man is fighting against a brain cancer, one step at a time.

Janna Sherman
- Thursday, 14 August 2014

A Hokitika teenager is lucky to be alive after contracting a rare skin-eating bug that left him with severe blood poisoning, organ failure and in a coma for four days.

Hokitika

By Janna Sherman
- Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Governor-general Sir Jerry Mateparae has been confirmed as the guest of honour for the Hokitika sesquicentennial celebrations in December.

By Janna Sherman
- Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Whiskers are flourishing in Hokitika as more and more men take on the rugged look of old-time gold diggers in time for the town’s approaching...