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‘Psycho’ visitor shows need for cop, says town leader

A "psycho" visitor who wreaked havoc in Arthur's Pass recently, leaving volunteer firefighters to detain him for 90 minutes until police arrived, is a good reason why a resident policeman must remain in town, a community leader says.

End of the road for Haast-Hollyford proposal?

The Government has no plans to support the proposed Haast-Hollyford road unless the project passes through standard land transport planning processes, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

Shot terrifies neighbour

A witness to a shooting that shattered the Sunday afternoon peace of suburban Greymouth yesterday described the surreal scene unfolding before his eyes as almost unbelievable.

Gyrocopter pilot tells of ‘forced landing’

A gyrocopter pilot whose machine suddenly lost power over Greymouth yesterday and crash-landed on the beach, walked away without a scratch.

Man fossicks for magic mushrooms in central Greymouth

A recent import to Greymouth found by police publicly "fossicking" in the town area for magic mushrooms, has been convicted of 'procuring other drugs'.

Greymouth hospital build and barber

Filmed by NZCC Rescue Helicopter crewman Stu Drake.

Greymouth hotel to get four-star upgrade

Greymouth's Kingsgate Hotel is set to undergo a "substantial" upgrade to a four-star Copthorne Hotel.

Burglars target Greymouth stores

At least two central Greymouth business premises were burgled overnight, prompting a warning from police for property and vehicle owners to lock up.

Delivered worldwide daily

After 148 years of publication, the Greymouth Star has joined the digital age, offering the additional option of reading your daily newspaper on-line by way of computer, tablet or smartphone — instantly, anywhere in the world. The paper’s founding father and editor, Snyder Browne, who had to hand-set in rough premises in Waite Street every line of type for the...
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