An investigation is under way into how someone in the care of the mental health unit at Grey Base Hospital was left in a position where they were able to self-harm.
Everything is on track for the West Coast Ag Fest opening tomorrow morning, despite weather setbacks. The festival will be packed with 350 stalls and seven huge marquees on site at the Greymouth aerodrome site, offering a vast range of home and retail, food and entertainment, as well as agricultural displays.
The cause of the largest whale stranding in recorded West Coast history will probably never be known. Of the 38 pilot whales which beached on the Okuru River spit on Wednesday, 26 had died by the time the stranding was noticed; the last 12 were euthanised yesterday.