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Name change, $3m extension in pipeline for Coaltown

With 'coal' now a dirty word in some circles, Westport museum Coaltown is set for a name change and rebranding to coincide with a $3 million extension.

Winston denied access to Pike

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters formally requested to be part of the Pike River Mine re-entry but he was turned down.

Pike re-entry delayed

The Government announced the Pike River Reentry has been delayed, just 24 hours before hundreds were expected to assemble, including families from overseas.

Truck rolls

An Aratuna Freighters truck and trailer unit carrying woodchip rolled while negotiating the Kumara Junction roundabout about 5 o'clock this morning.

Waste to Energy backers talk to Grey mayor

Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn is courting the backers of a waste to energy scheme which was turfed out of Buller and almost cost the Buller mayor his job.

Drink-driving blitz nets 12

West Coast police caught 12 drink-drivers at the weekend, including six who had their licence suspended on the spot.

Brunner League celebrates 100th

Brunner Rugby League Club stalwarts Peter Cruse, left, Patrick Casserly, Jimmy Casserly, Alan McPhie, Brian Aynsley and Peter Casserly, outside the Dobson Hall, are looking forward to a weekend of reminiscing for the club's centennial celebrations.

Meet Greymouth’s new firefighters

The Greymouth Volunteer Fire Brigade has welcomed seven new fully fledged firefighters in its biggest injection of new blood yet.

111 caller left waiting

An eight and a half minute wait to speak to the police after dialling 111 has left a Cobden resident outraged.

Greymouth lights up

A mammoth effort over 12 hours yesterday by a team of volunteers including members of the Greymouth Business and Promotions Association, businesses and led by a district councillor saw the new LED fairy light display at the intersection of Mackay and Tainui streets put up.
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