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Cat wakes man as house truck burns

A cat is credited with saving a man's life early this morning when his house truck caught fire just south of Barrytown.

$1000-plus rate rise in a decade

Zero rates rises for Grey district ratepayers are out and rate rises these days are "inevitable", Mayor Tony Kokshoorn says.

Coast real estate market heats up

The huge backlog of houses for sale on the West Coast, and an average sale time of over two years, is showing an "eye-popping"...

No heli hikes on new great walk

The Department of Conservation has decided to halt its amendment process for the West Coast Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) after Forest and Bird threatened...

Twisters, hail and 5200 lightning strikes

Small twisters in Greymouth and Hokitika, huge hail stones, and 5200 lightning strikes made for an eventful 12 hours on the West Coast.

300 Coast teachers march

The cold and the rain did not stand in the way of 300 primary, secondary and area school teachers from around the West Coast...

13% flood rate rise; no more money for clean-up

Westland district residents may be staring down a 13% rate rise as a result of the widespread damage left by the March 26 flooding.

League legend farewelled

Rugby league stars sat alongside West Coasters on Saturday as Greymouth-born Kiwi legend and former captain Quentin Pongia, 48, was given his final farewell...

Fox Glacier ‘shortest ever recorded’

Fox Glacier is now the shortest that it has ever been recorded, and it is only expected to retreat further.

Man prosecuted for failing to fill in Census form

A Hokitika man was prosecuted in the Greymouth District Court yesterday for failing to fill out his 2018 Census forms.
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