Blaketown car pursuit

Greymouth police abandoned their trail of a stolen car last night after it ignored attempts to get it to stop in Blaketown before it fled to High Street.  The car was later found abandoned back in Blaketown, on Packers Quay.  Police are appealing for information following an attempt to track the driver with a sniffer dog.

Coast Road residents sleep as thieves steal solar panels

West Coast police are calling on Coast Road residents near Barrytown to report any suspicious activity after seven solar panels were stolen from a private property last night as its occupants slept.

Bank gives way under bus

A charter bus and trailer carrying an American group almost tipped off the road at Fox River yesterday.

Coast FM cleared after Dylan song used ‘n word’

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has cleared Westport-based Coast FM of airing the 'n word' in a famous Bob Dylan song from the 1970s.

Paparoa Track makes New York Times top 50

It is still under construction and 10 months away from opening, but already the Paparoa Track has made the New York Times list of the top 52 places to go in 2019.

Loader goes up in flames

Fire engulfs a front-end loader at the Stillwater Lumber yard about 5pm yesterday.

5000 enjoy Kumara races

Bright sunshine and first-class racing set the scene for a crowd of 5000 to enjoy a perfect day at Kumara on Saturday, for the first Gold Nuggets race meeting in three years.

Weather forecasts infuriate tourism industry

Tourists have been cancelling their trips to the West Coast based on continual rainy forecasts, most of which have not eventuated.

Petrol station saved from fire

Quick action by two West Coast firefighters who were in the right place at the right time saved the Springs Junction petrol station just in time on Tuesday afternoon.

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