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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...

Lash snubbed for acting mayor role

Westland Deputy Mayor Helen Lash has been snubbed for the role of Acting Mayor while both Mayor Bruce Smith and fellow Deputy Mayor Latham...

Name change, $3m extension in pipeline for Coaltown

With 'coal' now a dirty word in some circles, Westport museum Coaltown is set for a name change and rebranding to coincide with a...

Winston denied access to Pike

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters formally requested to be part of the Pike River Mine re-entry but he was turned down.

Pike re-entry delayed

The Government announced the Pike River Reentry has been delayed, just 24 hours before hundreds were expected to assemble, including families from overseas.

Truck rolls

An Aratuna Freighters truck and trailer unit carrying woodchip rolled while negotiating the Kumara Junction roundabout about 5 o'clock this morning.

Waste to Energy backers talk to Grey mayor

Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn is courting the backers of a waste to energy scheme which was turfed out of Buller and almost cost the...

Drink-driving blitz nets 12

West Coast police caught 12 drink-drivers at the weekend, including six who had their licence suspended on the spot.

Brunner League celebrates 100th

Brunner Rugby League Club stalwarts Peter Cruse, left, Patrick Casserly, Jimmy Casserly, Alan McPhie, Brian Aynsley and Peter Casserly, outside the Dobson Hall, are...

Meet Greymouth’s new firefighters

The Greymouth Volunteer Fire Brigade has welcomed seven new fully fledged firefighters in its biggest injection of new blood yet.
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