Christmas Tree Festival moves

The annual Community Christmas Tree Festival has opened today in the Trinity Centre, in Greymouth. It has moved this year from the Regent Theatre, as the space is booked for the Rembrandt exhibition.

Child killer granted parole

The man who admitted the manslaughter of his 15-month-old son has been granted parole after 21 months behind bars and will be let out this January.

Burglary-spree accused denied bail

A Greymouth man charged with burglary of the Do Duck In, the Karoro store, the Holy Trinity Church and the Sampan Restaurant, appeared via an audio visual link from Christchurch Men's Prison yesterday to seek electronically monitored bail. It was refused.

Three months to connect to sewerage scheme

Greymouth properties not connected to sewer collection systems two years after these became available at their gate are to be compelled to connect within three months.

150 years of West Coast dairying celebrated

Dairying came to the West Coast 150 years ago, as farms were scratched out of the dense bush. In conjunction with Westland Milk Products, we have put together a 48 page supplement celebrating all things dairy - humping and hollowing, sharemilkers, old-style farming, and the latest technology. We interview many of the movers and shakers - and those at the farm...

Z nails left under car tyres

At least four vehicles in Cobden and Kaiata received punctured tyres on Friday after someone placed z-nails under them.

Lupin eradication under way

The Russell lupin has been eradicated from 78ha of Arthur's Pass, with work ongoing.

Popular Greymouth shop to close

The owners of Tradewinds, the well-known gift shop in Mackay Street Greymouth, are shutting their doors for good in early Janaury.

Work ramps up at Pike River

Helicopters have started ferrying 100m lengths of pipe to the Pike River Mine site as work ramps up for the re-entry.

No risk of boat hitting tiphead, says Maritime NZ

Maritime NZ says its investigation has found there was no real risk of a Greymouth fishing boat being dashed against the Blaketown tiphead during the Cyclone Fehi storm surge on February 1.

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