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Greens question water plan

The Government says all affected parties gave approval for Jackson Bay water exports. Okuru Enterprises proposes pumping water from an alpine creek above the Arawhata River to tankers waiting out at sea. Green Party MP Eugenie Sage asked in Parliament on Thursday if New Zealanders should get a say over whether a private company could extract glacial water flowing out of...

New building on old pub site

Foundations are going down for the first building to go back on the vacant block of land in Richmond Quay, Greymouth, after the recent demolition of the Richmond Hotel and the other remaining dilapidated buildings. Fahey Builders Ltd worker Riah Martin is preparing the foundations for the wash bay area for a car rental garage being built on the...

Car ends up in ditch

The driver of a car which crashed on the outskirts of Runanga late last night was taken to hospital with moderate to serious injuries.

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.
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