Fur seal pup taken on joy ride

The Department of Conservation had to shoot a fur seal pup after someone put it on the back of a motorbike while skylarking on the Hokitika beach, and then dumped it away from its mother.

Coast’s Tui Rio-bound

Former Greymouth woman Ruby Tui was last night confirmed in the New Zealand women’s sevens team to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio next month. The 25-year-old, who attended John Paul II High School, has excelled in sport since she was young. Before moving from Greymouth to Christchurch in 2010 to attend university, she played netball for John...

Suburbs bags another league title

A great team performance helped Suburbs stride out to an outstanding 47-6 win over Waro-rakau in the West Coast Rugby League premier grand final yesterday. Both teams had their chances early but ner ves got the better of them early and turnover let the defending team off the hook. Suburbs were just slightly getting the better field position early on, when...

Car ends up in ditch

The driver of a car which crashed on the outskirts of Runanga late last night was taken to hospital with moderate to serious injuries.

Dog attack victim bitten to bone while protecting son

A vicious dog bit a chunk out of a mother's arm to the bone as she stepped in to save her two young children when it rushed at them while visiting friends at Atarau on Wednesday.

Council finds new ceo

The West Coast Regional Council has found its new chief executive in-house, appointing its planning and operations group manager Mike Meehan to the top role.

Former Greymouth woman writes about life as a stripper

A former Greymouth woman has published a no-holds barred novel, G-string and all, about the two decades she spent as a stripper.

‘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.
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