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By Viv Logie
- Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Former Greymouth boxer Bowyn Morgan has made it into the quarter-finals in the welterweight division at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Laura Mills
- Friday, 25 July 2014

A proposed restoration plan for the Runanga Miners’ Hall was to be lodged with the Grey District Council by the 5pm deadline today, and the hall supporters are upbeat.

Sport

By Viv Logie
- Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Former Greymouth boxer Bowyn Morgan has made it into the quarter-finals in the welterweight division at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

- Friday, 25 July 2014

Greymouth squash player Paul Coll got off to a perfect start at the Commonwealth Games, winning his first competition match when he took the court...

Crime

- Tuesday, 29 July 2014

A Cobden man with 11 offences for drink-driving to his name was sentenced in the Greymouth District Court yesterday to eight months in prison and...

- Thursday, 17 July 2014

An “extremely intoxicated” woman who threw three carving knives at a police officer in Hokitika on Tuesday night while brandishing a hammer in the...

Politics

By Isaac Davison of the NZ Herald
- Friday, 27 June 2014

A controversial law change to allow companies to remove “windblown” timber from conservation land caused bitter dispute within Parliament last...

By Laura Mills
- Tuesday, 24 June 2014

A West Coast coalminer and Labour Party electorate chairman has joined his own MP, Damien O’Connor, on the party list.

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

By Brendon McMahon
- Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Speculation that Westland Milk Products may be about to expand the footprint of its Hokitika dairy site further east, across properties on Town...

- Monday, 16 June 2014

Mosman Oil and Gas director John Young, left, country manager Graeme Alexander, chairman John Barr and technical director Andy Carroll check over...

Health

Janna Sherman
- Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Swine flu is spreading in Hokitika, with five new cases confirmed this week.
It follows two further cases of the influenza A H1N1 strain diagnosed at the Westland Medical Centre last week....

By Janna Sherman
- Monday, 21 July 2014

Born and bred Hokitika neurosurgeon Sarah Olson, based in Brisbane, has been nominated for a Pride of Australia medal.
The accolade recognises outstanding Australians in their fields.

Hokitika

Janna Sherman
- Friday, 25 July 2014

Two plaques at the Tambo shipwreck memorial have been reinstated as work continues to improve the Hokitika River spit.

Janna Sherman
- Thursday, 24 July 2014

The very genesis of Hokitika is set for a revamp.