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GHS Coast to Coasters on edge

There was plenty of nervous tension among the Greymouth High School students and teachers Rachel Crawford, left, Mikayla Sweetman, Ainslie Campbell, George Rubbo, Ben Williams, Max Rubbo, Andy England and Martin McDonald, outside school today, before tomorrow's Coast to Coast. The three girls, Crawford (kayaker), Sweetman (run) and Campbell (cycle) are first timers and competing in the schools' sections....

West Coast golf round-up

The only golf Greymouth women have been involved in over the past week was the Wednesday stableford won by Gaye Munnerley. The course was closed on Saturday and Sunday for the clean up following last Thursday's storm. Munnerley won with 33 points followed by Colleen Buchanan second with 31 points, and Jo Johnstone scored the only two. This weekend is the Coastwide...

136 chase Westland Classic honours

An excellent field of 136 will face the starters at the 2018 Coastwide Honda Westland Classic on Saturday and Sunday at the Kaiata links. Fine weather for much of the past three months had seen the course in excellent conditions. The turnout of volunteers at the weekend following the severe storm of last week thrilled the committee and saw course conditions...

West Coasters take up XVenture Family Challenge

Jack and Lynnette O'Connor and their daughter Charlotte,17, of Greymouth, and Jack's niece Eilis Neilsen, 13, from Westport, took part in New Zealand's inaugural XVenture Family Challenge. A new tv series hosted by Simon Barnett it will screen on TV3 from Sunday, February 11 for eight weeks. Team O'Connor was one of 16 families chosen from throughout the country. The most successful...

Strong Buller Marathon fields

Some competitors in last year's half marathon including Greymouth's Mel Aitken (in red) who won the women's event. She is competing again on Saturday. It is all go for Saturday's Buller marathon with late entries still coming in. Race director Dennis Straker said 190 had now entered the full marathon, 710 in the half marathon, 290 in the half marathon walk...

School cricketers turn to Gillette Cup

Brendan Marshall The cricket season hits full stride moving into February with the Gillette Cup on tomorrow at Arthur Fong Park. Buller High School, Greymouth and John Paul II will play each other in a round robin format competition with the winners to take on the Canterbury Country winners in the next stage. Play starts at 10am. Three matches took place in...

Greymouth junior athletic results

Sprinters Riley Foster and Layk Scowen both 13, battled it out on the track at the Greymouth Junior Athletic meet on Saturday, with great times achieved by both boys. Aston Wilson (12yrs) also clocked up some fast personal bests in both the 60m and 200m. Sami Donaldson (11yrs) flew home in the 200m to break her own record with a...

Endurance race lures Coasters

Viv Logie The West Coast will be well represented in the weekend's Kathmandu Coast to Coast. Former Greymouth woman and top class ultra trail runner Ruth Croft is taking on the mountain run and she is expected to perform well. She is competing in the open women's section. Alec McLeod is in the one-day individual while Greymouth High School's George Rubbo, who...

Smith wins Fentiman Trophy

After the storm event of mid-week, Makura croquet players were delighted to be greeted by a sunny cloudless day for the Shirley Fentiman Trophy on Saturday. The competition brought out the best in the players and every game was tightly contested. Accurate hoop running and good positional play was a feature of the day. The competition ended with Mike Newport and...

Click go Tony’s shears

South Canterbury blade shearer Tony Dobbs successfully started his bid for World championship honours when he won the first round of a new New Zealand team selection series. The win came at the Inangahua A and P Show's Reefton Shears on Saturday when Dobbs fought off the challenge of rising hopeful and globetrotting Geraldine shearer Allan Oldfield, the top qualifier...
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