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Smith woos waste plant

Westland Mayor Bruce Smith says a possible waste to energy project on the West Coast will be announced next month as the Grey and Westland councils try wooing the Renew Energy Ltd (REL) proposal, which has already backed away from Buller.

Coast MPs vote against euthanasia bill

All three MPs with responsibility for the West Coast voted against the euthanasia bill, which last night passed its second reading in Parliament.

Sea rescue off Coast

An aerial rescue of a fisherman was under way about midday off the coast of Hokitika.

O’Connor says Westland farmers need to share blame

West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor has slammed Westland Milk Products over the proposed sale to Chinese-owned Yili, but also says the shareholders needed to share the blame because they had failed to scrutinise management and directors in recent years.

Rest home fire call-out wakes suburb

An early morning fire call to Granger House today resulted in 12 people being evacuated, and the Cobden fire siren waking many Greymouth and Cobden people.

Bealey Hotel closes

The Bealey Hotel, a historic coach stop on the road to the West Coast since the 1860s, has shut the doors.

Goldminers post $20,000 reward

Worried West Coast goldminers have posted a $20,000 reward in a bid to catch the thieves behind a space of gold heists, break-ins and vandalism of at least six claims in the past week.

Body found on remote beach

West Coast police launched an inquiry today after a body was found on a remote beach near Ross.

Warning after fake $50 note circulated

A Greymouth retailer has warned other businesses to be alert after someone tried to pass over a counterfeit $50 note this morning.

Greymouth link to cold case

A man murdered execution-style near Ross in 1998 was possibly killed by someone with gang affiliations, television show Cold Case said last night, while also revealing whispers of a beating in Greymouth.
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