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Dog attack victim bitten to bone while protecting son

A vicious dog bit a chunk out of a mother's arm to the bone as she stepped in to save her two young children when it rushed at them while visiting friends at Atarau on Wednesday.

Council finds new ceo

The West Coast Regional Council has found its new chief executive in-house, appointing its planning and operations group manager Mike Meehan to the top role.

Former Greymouth woman writes about life as a stripper

A former Greymouth woman has published a no-holds barred novel, G-string and all, about the two decades she spent as a stripper.

‘Psycho’ visitor shows need for cop, says town leader

A "psycho" visitor who wreaked havoc in Arthur's Pass recently, leaving volunteer firefighters to detain him for 90 minutes until police arrived, is a good reason why a resident policeman must remain in town, a community leader says.

End of the road for Haast-Hollyford proposal?

The Government has no plans to support the proposed Haast-Hollyford road unless the project passes through standard land transport planning processes, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

Shot terrifies neighbour

A witness to a shooting that shattered the Sunday afternoon peace of suburban Greymouth yesterday described the surreal scene unfolding before his eyes as almost unbelievable.

Gyrocopter pilot tells of ‘forced landing’

A gyrocopter pilot whose machine suddenly lost power over Greymouth yesterday and crash-landed on the beach, walked away without a scratch.

Man fossicks for magic mushrooms in central Greymouth

A recent import to Greymouth found by police publicly "fossicking" in the town area for magic mushrooms, has been convicted of 'procuring other drugs'.

Greymouth hospital build and barber

Filmed by NZCC Rescue Helicopter crewman Stu Drake.
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