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Murder accused named

A Reefton teenager accused of murdering a Greymouth man, who was fatally stabbed on June 30, was named in the High Court in Christchurch this morning.

Home invasion on Marsden Road

An elderly Greymouth man was the victim of a "cowardly attack" in a home invasion last night.

Bold plan to re-route Waiho

A radical proposal to straighten the Waiho (Waiau) River at Franz Josef Glacier by cutting a 50m-wide channel through the middle of the unique glacial moraine is gaining speed, according to Westland Mayor Bruce Smith.

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.

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.
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