Copthorne upgrade reaches new heights

Work has started on upgrading Kingsgate Hotel in Greymouth to a four-star Copthorne Hotel.

Kea survive second 1080 dump

All kea have survived a second 1080 drop after an earlier one killed two birds, according to Zero Invasive Predators (Zip).

Investigation into Hokitika spit dumping

The West Coast Regional Council is investigating after plastic, polystyrene and other waste was found among piles of hardfill dumped at the Hokitika Spit.

Greymouth logging truck concerns

A Kiwi Rail decision to relocate its log loading operation from Stillwater to the Greymouth railway yards is seen as an accident waiting to happen, with up to 35 trucks rumbling through town some days.

Record West Coast snow delights young and old

"I was like a wee kid, I stood at my back door and just watched it coming down," Runanga's Nan Dixon, 87, said of yesterday's rare snowfall.

Thieves hit church

Thieves have struck Holy Trinity Church, the latest incident targeting places of worship around Greymouth this year.

Sold! Yili takes ownership of Westland Milk

Chinese interests today take ownership of the golden goose of the West Coast economy for the past 82 years, Westland Milk Products.

Smith slams council observer move

Government moves to put a Crown observer in place at the Westland District Council is "purely political," Mayor Bruce Smith says.

Asian restaurant to open

Greymouth gets a new cuisine next month, with a sushi bar and Asian restaurant set to open in the main street.

Protesters claim they were hit with 1080 bait

Anti-1080 protesters claim they and police were dusted with small fragments of 1080 poison, but police deny it.
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