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Brunner League celebrates 100th

Brunner Rugby League Club stalwarts Peter Cruse, left, Patrick Casserly, Jimmy Casserly, Alan McPhie, Brian Aynsley and Peter Casserly, outside the Dobson Hall, are looking forward to a weekend of reminiscing for the club's centennial celebrations.

Meet Greymouth’s new firefighters

The Greymouth Volunteer Fire Brigade has welcomed seven new fully fledged firefighters in its biggest injection of new blood yet.

111 caller left waiting

An eight and a half minute wait to speak to the police after dialling 111 has left a Cobden resident outraged.

Greymouth lights up

A mammoth effort over 12 hours yesterday by a team of volunteers including members of the Greymouth Business and Promotions Association, businesses and led by a district councillor saw the new LED fairy light display at the intersection of Mackay and Tainui streets put up.

Axe falls on Coast racecourse

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) has reduced the number of racing venues to close for the coming season to seven, with Hokitika to go, but a reprieve for Reefton.

New dredge for Greymouth port

A pontoon-based digger option costing over $1 million has been accepted by the Grey District Council to keep the Greymouth port dredged.

Paparoa Track opening delayed again

The opening of the Paparoa Track 'great walk' has been delayed again, this time pushed out to December 1.

Former councillor trespassed

In a dramatic scene yesterday a former Westland district councillor and strident council critic was escorted out of the Hokitika council chambers by police after being posting a 'bomb threat' on Facebook.

Bomb squad detonates Rapahoe device

A mystery explosion that rattled Rapahoe residents on Tuesday night turned out to be the army bomb squad detonating an unexplained device found at an empty house in the township.

NZ Post on the move

NZ Post will be moving its Greymouth agency to Paper Plus in six weeks' time.
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