Greymouth cardboard goes into landfill

The Chinese ban on recyclables is having a direct impact on Greymouth, forcing the Grey District Council rubbish contractor to dump mountains of paper and cardboard.

Calls to end commercial whitebaiting

First it was West Coast mining, then farming on conservation land and wind-throw logging - now Forest and Bird has whitebaiting set in its sights.

Speed limit lowered in central Greymouth

The speed limit across the entire Greymouth CBD will be lowered to 30kph.

House burns to ground

A beeping smoke alarm saved the occupants of an older wooden house in Kumara in the nick of time this morning.

Rugby park to be renamed John Sturgeon Park

Rugby Park, the home of West Coast rugby since 1931, is to be renamed John Sturgeon Park to honour the local rugby stalwart and former All Blacks manager.

Tyre-slashing accused walks free

The man charged with puncturing the tyres on 44 vehicles in central Greymouth 14 months ago walked free from the Greymouth District Court today after the police withdrew all charges.

Men convicted over theft of half a tonne of copper cabling

Two men at first accused of stealing half a tonne of heavy copper cabling from a coalmining heritage display at Rapahoe, were convicted in the Greymouth District Court last night of receiving.

First whitebait shoals about

After a wet but warm winter, there are signs of an early spring -- and the first whitebait shoals in the rivers.

West Coast to host carbon-free day

In a New Zealand 'first', a carbon-free day -- no cars, no lighting the fire and no computers or cellphones -- is planned on the West Coast to highlight the utility of mining and futility of carbon-free.
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