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Fears over Stillwater quarry

Fears are held that huge boulders -- or an even bigger slab of rock -- left behind from the Kiwi Point quarry near Stillwater could crash on to the highway or rail line below.

Alleged wheel thief nabbed

A 38-year-old Greymouth man nabbed this morning while driving through town with a set of wheels allegedly stolen from Paroa, was today "assisting" police with their inquiries.

Another day, another car theft

Another locked and secured vehicle parked on a Marsden Road property in suburban Greymouth was stolen overnight as the spate of car thefts continues in the area.

Children make stand over unsafe playground

Cobden children are making a stand over the unsafe state of the Jellyman Park children's playground after a boy tripped on the tunnel section and badly grazed his face.

Boil water notice could remain until Thursday

All of Greymouth remains on a 'boil water' notice after a fault with the chlorine treatment system on Saturday.

‘We’ve been going for 150 years’

The West Coast racing fraternity is reeling with news that the Hokitika, Greymouth and Reefton racecourses could all close in a Government shake-up of the New Zealand racing industry.

All Coast trains halted

West Coast train services came to a grinding stop today and the Tranz Alpine was cancelled while en route to Greymouth due to a decision by the NZ Transport Authority.

Development WC lends $2.6m

Development West Coast bolstered profits by $5.2 million the past year -- but business loans totalled just $2.6 million. It says the Government's $1 billion provincial growth fund had reduced applications to DWC.

Car chase linked to crime spree

A man caught by police after abandoning a stolen vehicle on Rapahoe Beach this morning was wanted in connection with a crimewave across the South Island.
The South Today