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Fight back as Forest and Bird advert screens

West Coast mayors say they are about to unleash an on-line video campaign championing mining, after Forest and Bird upped the ante with glossy television commercials.

WMP cuts payout

Westland Milk Products today delivered a sobering blow to farmers as it further lowered the predicted payout range for 2018-19, slashing 40c a kilo.

Bridge closed to trucks; milk convoys take long route

Heavy vehicles are having to take the long road to Taramakau Settlement after serious corrosion was found beneath the William Stewart Bridge across the Taramakau River at Kumara.

Fork lift used to steal safe

A forklift was used to steal a heavy safe in a brazen burglary of the Do Duck In Bakery in Greymouth in an early morning heist on Saturday.

Appeal to change whitebait meetings

The West Coast Whitebaiters Association has asked the Government to delay drop-in sessions about the future of the fishery until after the season has closed on November 14.

Deputy mayor rescued from bach

Westland deputy mayor Helen Lash is recovering in Grey Base Hospital after she was airlifted from her remote bach on the Waitangitaona River at Whataroa, suffering from a severe medical condition early on Monday morning.

Shape the future of Greymouth

A public forum tonight will give Greymouth residents the opportunity to share ideas on a more "compact" central business district.

Six hour armed incident resolved

A drunk man firing a shotgun outside a Totara Flat house yesterday sparked a full scale armed police response that closed State highway 7 between Greymouth and Reefton for several hours.

Coast Lotto win

A Westport woman could not believe her luck after finding out she had won $210,000 in the Lotto Bullseye 'must be won' draw on Saturday.

Pugh builds bridges

A day after National Party leader Simon Bridges was caught in a covert recording calling his list MP Maureen PUgh "f***ing useless, she has forgiven him and says she will stand again.
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