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$7000 mystery cash gift solved

The mystery of nearly $7000 cash being doled out on to the windscreens of campers at a Mokihinui camping spot in early December has been solved.

One wall, two councillors – and a damning report

The mayor and councillor at the centre of a damning report from the Auditor-General over the way $1.3 million of ratepayers' money was spent on an unauthorised floodwall at Franz Josef Glacier, were today steadfast.

Suspicious fire at conservationist’s house

Police are investigating a suspicious fire described as arson at the home of prominent Westport conservationist Pete Lusk early today.

New picture shows problem facing Fox Glacier

Mother nature 1, Westland 0 - that was the verdict today as Fox Glacier folk started pondering the reality of life in the tourist village without foot and road access to the glacier.

West Coast movies on screen

In association with NZ On Screen, the Greymouth Star is now bringing old West Coast footage to a computer near you. The clips hark back to an earlier day where television shows aired at a particular time and were carefully curated. NZ On Screen is a non-commercial, and free, on-line showcase of New Zealand television, film, music video and web series....

Third landslide in year wipes out glacier access

In a major blow to Fox Glacier tourism, the access road in the glacier road has been wiped out by a major landslide, just months after the last repairs costing $430,000.

Brewer celebrates 40 years

Greymouth brewer Paul Daglish celebrated 40 years in the business yesterday and he still enjoys his job - and the odd tipple.

DHB investigation after patient files found by public

The West Coast District Health Board has launched a full investigation after confidential patient information concerning 300 patients from Grey Base Hospital was found in a Christchurch suburb.

More to Greymouth than tourism, says new CBD plan

Tourism is not the 'silver bullet' to regenerate Greymouth and the town's "most obvious assets" are its historic buildings, according to consultants behind a draft CDB Redevelopment Plan.
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