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Westport-Hokitika train proposed

The $1 billion provincial growth fund will finance feasibility studies into the Greymouth and Westport ports, a possible Westport to Hokitika rail journey and a master plan for Greymouth.

1080 protesters told to stay away from bridge opening

Organisers of the West Coast rally at the opening of the Taramakau Bridge this Sunday have appealed to anti-1080 protesters to stay at home.

Coast underground goldmine announced

Plans have been resurrected for an underground goldmine deep beneath historic Waiuta, with an announcement today of three to five years' exploratory work and the creation of 30 jobs.

Protest plans revealed

Final plans have been announced for the Taramakau Bridge opening protest this Sunday, including a large truck procession.

Pike River costs run over

Weekend news that the Pike River Mine re-entry could cost up to $12 million more than the $23 million already budgeted has not surprised West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor, who says cost overruns are normal in any big project.

O’Connor meets with Coast miners

As things heat up over Government plans to ban mining on conservation stewardship land, West Coast MP says Coasters must have 'a fair say and go'.

Call for regional council chairman to quit

Internal disagreement at West Coast Regional Council but chairman stands firm over comments on Government mining ban.

Hospital braces for 24 hour nurses’ strike

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DHB outlines plans as West Coast nurses walk off the job tomorrow morning for 24 hours.

Chesterfield skink

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Likely candidates for Mayoralty

Who will succeed Tony Kokshoorn as Mayor of Grey District in 2019?
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