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Vehicle stolen from car yard

Greymouth car dealer Greenfield Motors was hit overnight with a blatant vehicle theft from the front car yard.

Fifty years since last steam train left Greymouth

Fifty years ago today, the very last steam locomotive to work on the West Coast left Greymouth on its final trip.

Greymouth’s very own coffee cups

A quartet of John Paul II High School business enterprise students have realised their vision for a sustainable takeaway coffee cup that is unique to Greymouth.

Porters Pass repairs to take weeks

The fire-damaged Porters Pass road will take weeks to fix and West Coast motorists were today warned to expect delays in travelling to Christchurch on State highway 73.

Sushi Bar open for business

Cecile Kruger places a fresh batch of sushi on display at Greymouth's new Sushi Bar, which opened the doors to the public this morning.

Whitebait season starts amid fears for future

West Coast whitebaiters are preparing for their annual riverside pilgrimage starting this Sunday, but with uncertainty over the future of the fishery.

Rebellion starts over Waitaha

A judicial review remains on the cards as outrage grows on the West Coast over the Government's refusal of the Waitaha River hydro scheme.

Govt says no to $100m Waitaha hydro scheme

Westpower says West Coast ambitions have been shattered after the Government today rejected plans for the $80 to $100 million Waitaha hydro scheme.

Greymouth brewery prepares to open

A craft brewery will be on tap in Greymouth shortly as Sarah Evans and Jason Johnson's dream for their Hopaholics Brewery bubbles closer to reality.

Not one Airbnb owner registers

A council appeal for people working from home -- particularly those who run Airbnbs -- to come forward to the Grey District Council failed to produce a single result.
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