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Asset Control takes Coast racing bonus

If anyone had asked Greg or Nina Hope which of the horde of horses they were taking to Westport was most likely to win the West Coast harness racing bonus, Asset Control would not have been the one at the top of their list. Yet despite that, Greg Hope admitted to not being surprised that the up-and-coming pacer was crowned...

Pats Dragon leads Coast bonus chase

A number of intriguing battles await those on the annual West Coast circuit when they roll into Reefton tomorrow for the final of three days' worth of harness racing. The race is still very much on for the popular West Coast Bonus, which is awarded to the best performed horse over the three days of racing on the circuit, with...

Foster wins narrowly

Proof that the Greymouth golf course is officially hard and fast, is starting to show through in the weekend results. The ever popular medal round on Saturday was narrowly won by Brent Foster with a net 64, a shot clear of Kieran Stone, second on net 65. In third place, and remarkably still shooting his age at 87, was Johnny...

Lindley Neill Coast team

The West Coast bowls team to compete in the Lindley Neill Tournament, in Christchurch on January 13-14, is. K Smith, A Kearns, E Kelleher, N Kelleher, H Kelleher, S Aynsley, Jarrod Aynsley, J Campbell, J Menzies, J Lee, M Pascoe, O Matheson. Any player unavailable is asked to contact Merv Pascoe on 768 9695. (PBA)

Westport turnover slightly down

Paul McBride The Westport Trotting Club on-course turnover for the first day of its two-day Christmas meeting was down slightly yesterday on last year's takings, but a large crowd still put $188,396 through the tote compared with $207,160. The TAB turnover for the meeting was up, however, with $1,116.295 invested off-course (2016: $1,111,246). The feature race yesterday, the $20,000 Pulse Energy Westport...

MP, councillor inspiring young

John McKenzie Labour MP Poto Williams and Christchurch city councillor Glenn Livingstone hope to inspire young people in the eastern suburbs of Christchurch as they prepare for the Kathmandu Coast to Coast, in February. With a successful election behind her Williams is looking forward to more time to train over the summer holiday period and knows she has a good training...

Coast shows class in first outing

West Coast Touch sent five teams to Christchurch at the weekend to compete in the inter-provincial representative touch tournament. Teams from Southland, Marlborough, Nelson, Otago and Canterbury competed, along with the West Coast under-12 girls and boys, under-14 girls and boys and under-16 boys. It was the first time the West Coast has entered the tournament. The under-14 boys, coached by...

Grey High tackles Coast to Coast

John McKenzie Growing up on the West Coast has exposed many school aged students to the Kathmandu Coast to Coast, inspiring growing numbers of them to enter the well known event. "The event is just so visible on the West Coast and in Greymouth," Greymouth High School principal Andy England said. "Our students have grown up seeing it but not necessarily thinking...

Cobden wins Westland Funeral Services inter-club 7s

The winning Cobden team of the Westland Funeral Services Women's Inter-club 7s played recently, Sandra Skates, left, Marie Bryant, Pip Holmwood, Syliva Goodall, Michelle Mathieson and Jan Butler with David Neame of Westland Funeral Services. story: The Nancy McTaggart Trophy 2x4x2 mixed pairs tournament at Hokitika last weekend saw two teams qualify for post-section play, Merv Pascoe with Madeline McGee and...

Coast teens making NRL moves

back page lead Viv Logie Success is following a group of five young West Coast rugby league players who are all making their mark in the sport -- and they have all come through the ranks at the Suburbs club in Greymouth. Suburbs and West Coast representative Levi Pascoe was yesterday named in the New Zealand Maori under-18 side. The New Zealand Maori...
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