Laura Mills


150 years of West Coast dairying celebrated

Dairying came to the West Coast 150 years ago, as farms were scratched out of the dense bush. In conjunction with Westland Milk Products, we...

Z nails left under car tyres

At least four vehicles in Cobden and Kaiata received punctured tyres on Friday after someone placed z-nails under them.

Lupin eradication under way

The Russell lupin has been eradicated from 78ha of Arthur's Pass, with work ongoing.

Popular Greymouth shop to close

The owners of Tradewinds, the well-known gift shop in Mackay Street Greymouth, are shutting their doors for good in early Janaury.

Work ramps up at Pike River

Helicopters have started ferrying 100m lengths of pipe to the Pike River Mine site as work ramps up for the re-entry.

No risk of boat hitting tiphead, says Maritime NZ

Maritime NZ says its investigation has found there was no real risk of a Greymouth fishing boat being dashed against the Blaketown tiphead during...

First look at new Punakaiki visitor centre

Te Runanga o Ngati Waewae will take over management and ownership of the new Punakaiki visitor centre.

Garnets, Tranz Alpine winners in $140m West Coast package

The Government today announced a $140 million package for the West Coast - the largest since Development West Coast was formed when native logging...

Crash tourist ordered to pay $10,000

A Californian tourist who left an elderly woman fighting for her life when his car strayed on to the wrong side of the road...

Penguin freed from fishing line

A little blue penguin found entangled in a fishing line on a beach north of Hokitika is a reminder that rubbish in the ocean...

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