Laura Mills


They’re in!

After eight years and 141 days - and a false start three weeks ago - the Pike River Mine re-entry got under way today,...

River search halted

A Canterbury man tipped into the freezing waters of the Taramakau River on Friday afternoon in a jetboat mishap has still not been found.

Fox crash sentencing

The owner and safety manager of the South Westland company behind a helicopter that crashed killing all seven people on board have admitted charges...

Stoats released ahead of 1080 drop

Eight stoats were deliberately released in the Whataroa backcountry before an experimental aerial 1080 poison drop.

Council will force sewerage connections

At least 2500 Greymouth ratepayers not hooked into the sewerage scheme will be "compelled" to connect after the Grey District Council decided last night...

New Ahaura Bridge takes step forward

The New Zealand Transport Agency has applied for consent for the new Ahaura Bridge to be built 120m downstream of the existing one.

Coast woman comes home to run campground

West Coast woman Jo Wilson has returned home after years in Australia, to take over the Lake Brunner Motorcamp with business partner and best...

Kittens shot dead at dump

A Moana resident is outraged after finding kittens shot and left for dead at the town's refuse collection depot.

$23m on a coal-fired boiler – what now?

Westland Milk Products, which spent $23 million on a new coal-fired boiler system five years ago, says it is unlikely to find an economic...

Death knell for coal?

The Government's move to a 'zero-carbon economy' - which will end the burning of coal and casts future coalmines into doubt - will be...
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