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What now for old iSITE?

The Department of Conservation is considering clearing the old visitor centre site at Franz Josef Glacier, as part of a 'park and ride' system to get people to and from the glacier.

Coast man arrested following ‘kidnapping’

A 29-year-old West Coast man is in custody facing firearms charges as police investigate an alleged kidnapping yesterday.

Police on alert after ‘diabolical’ driving

After "diabolical" traffic conditions on West Coast highways yesterday with speeding and poor driving, police patrols were vigilant today particularly in South Westland.

Taramakau fire suspicious

A fire that destroyed an unoccupied bach beside the Taramakau River on Christmas morning is being treated as suspicious.

New pizza restaurant opens

Pizza Culture manager Amrit Singh with owner Mohit Kumar in their new restaurant on Mackay Street. It is based in what was Freddy's Café.

Crash death devastates Greymouth family

Christmas is ruined for a Paroa family left devastated after their daughter was killed in a car crash at Nelson early yesterday morning.

New Waiuta mine a step closer

A minerals permit was granted yesterday for Tasman Mining to tap into the Waiuta gold seam - abandoned in 1951 after a shaft collapse - in a $500 million development.

Coast identity killed

Ikamatua residents are reeling with the death of blueberry farm pioneer Phil McLennan yesterday after a motor accident on the outskirts of the town on Monday.

Teacher, fire chief step down

Allie Sullivan started teaching in front of a blackboard and she finishes today with digital learning and computers, after 32 years at Grey Main School.

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.
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