West Coast

West Coast stories

More burglaries hit Coast

A spate of rural burglaries on the West Coast is showing no sign of abating, with two properties at Barrytown and Cape Foulwind the latest to be hit.

One week to get $1b applications in

The West Coast mayors were yesterday given one week to come up with half a dozen key projects for the $1 billion provincial fund.

Nostalgic radio returns

Relief is at hand for West Coast residents outraged when the plus was pulled suddenly on nostalgic radio stations The Sound and Magic six weeks ago, with a new 'old hits' station to crank up on West Coast frequencies later this week.

Fire-hit restaurant owner looking for new premises

Four Greymouth businesses were today searching for new premises after fire yesterday ripped through the town's Indian restaurant and badly damaged a neighbouring block of offices.

Pipes blow, tempers fray

Greymouth's hilltop suburb Arnott Heights is becoming geyserland as water pipes blew again yesterday morning for the third time in less than a week -- and now residents are blowing their tops.

DOC asks judge for harsher whitebait penalties

The Department of Conservation asked in the Greymouth District Court yesterday for harsher penalties for those caught breaching the whitebait regulations, saying that the fishery is "under threat" and offending on the rise.

Greymouth in line for economic package

The Government could be set to announce a special West Coast economic package from its $1 billion provincial growth fund next month.

Runanga man’s winning hand

Lady Luck came in for a Runanga man who won a cool $441,000 on Friday at the Christchurch Casino after he was dealt a royal flush in a game of Caribbean Poker.

Cobden preschool teacher: ‘no regrets’

A Cobden early childhood teacher who is HIV positive and lost her job on Friday, says she has no regrets about telling staff, and she still loves Greymouth.
The South Today