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Another day, another car theft

Another locked and secured vehicle parked on a Marsden Road property in suburban Greymouth was stolen overnight as the spate of car thefts continues in the area.

Children make stand over unsafe playground

Cobden children are making a stand over the unsafe state of the Jellyman Park children's playground after a boy tripped on the tunnel section and badly grazed his face.

Boil water notice could remain until Thursday

All of Greymouth remains on a 'boil water' notice after a fault with the chlorine treatment system on Saturday.

‘We’ve been going for 150 years’

The West Coast racing fraternity is reeling with news that the Hokitika, Greymouth and Reefton racecourses could all close in a Government shake-up of the New Zealand racing industry.

All Coast trains halted

West Coast train services came to a grinding stop today and the Tranz Alpine was cancelled while en route to Greymouth due to a decision by the NZ Transport Authority.

Development WC lends $2.6m

Development West Coast bolstered profits by $5.2 million the past year -- but business loans totalled just $2.6 million. It says the Government's $1 billion provincial growth fund had reduced applications to DWC.

Car chase linked to crime spree

A man caught by police after abandoning a stolen vehicle on Rapahoe Beach this morning was wanted in connection with a crimewave across the South Island.

Player ‘holding up’ after second heart attack

Players and officials scrambled to save the life of a West Coast rugby player who suffered a heart attack on the field � his second in three years.

They’re here! Tourist season already under way

Spring has come early and so has the first wave of tourists, with a notable increase in campervans and buses on the West Coast already.
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