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Veterans rule chopping carnival

Veterans carried on their winning way at the Greymouth chopping carnival on Saturday with Blenheim's Robbie Brownlee and Timaru's Charles Morgan taking out the open events. Brownlee and Morgan were the pick of the axemen again after having big wins the week before at the Hokitika chop. Bruce Bay axeman Kerry Mahuika broke out of the novice class and won his first...

Buller rate rise may end Reefton racing

Paul McBride If the proposed Buller District Council rating system goes ahead it could be the final nail in the coffin of the Reefton Jockey Club and Reefton Sports Park. Concern was raised at the Reefton Jockey Club and the Sports Park's annual general meetings last week. There is a proposed 400% rates increase for the Reefton complex, which is struggling financially. The...

Nasty Boys go back to back

Brendan Marshall The Nasty Boys proved too classy taking out back to back titles in the West Coast Cricket's Last Man Stands carnival. A good field of six teams turned out in stunning summer conditions on Sunday with the oval looking more like somewhere in the heart of the Atacama Desert than Greymouth. The Last Man Stands is a modified eight-a- side...

Makura hosts Coast Croquet tournament

For the first time in many years, Makura Club hosted a West Coast Croquet Association tournament. Players from the Rangimarie Club in Westport joined local players in a very competitive golf croquet double and singles events. The doubles required a count back after five teams had three wins following round robin matches. Margaret Glasson and Mike Newport came out on top with Aileen Morris...

Junior athletics results

The much needed rain prevented the full programme going ahead at the Greymouth Junior Athletic Club meeting on Saturday. Anna Donaldson claimed the new record for the 14yrs girls 60m shaving 0.2s off the 2013 record in a time of 8.53s. She was spurred on by Alex Clark, Aston Wilson and Zeb Thompson who all reached top gear and ran...

Choppers commemorate past axemen

Competitors from Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and the West Coast took part in the West Coast Axemens Memorial competition at the Greymouth High School grounds on Saturday. The event was organised by Wayne Stewart of the Hokitika association to commemorate past West Coast axemen and ran throughout the day.

West Coast tennis wraps up

West Coast tennis competitions for all grades wrap up for the year this week. Competition for the Emerging players starts again on February 10 next year along with the West Coast senior competition. The junior players have their final games on Thursday and start again on February 8. During the Christmas break the West Coast Senior Open Championships will be held on...

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