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Home invasion boys in court

Two boys involved in the aggravated robbery of an elderly Greymouth man's home on August 19, yesterday admitted their part in the crime when they appeared in the Greymouth Youth Court.

Sex offender may be hiding in Buller

A convicted child sex offender has been confirmed by police to be in Buller.

Women’s suffrage race to be re-enacted

A race between two Greymouth women eager to be the first to put their ballot in the box will be re-created to mark 125 years of New Zealand women getting the vote.

Coast internet misses thousands

Thousands of West Coast residents are still without the internet or cellphone coverage, or their signal keeps dropping out, a national roadshow heard.

Do you know this parking rule?

The Grey District Council is digging its toes in over a $12 parking ticket, even though the car was moved forward two spaces to avoid overstaying the one-hour parking limit in central Greymouth.

Man caught after night in bush

A man on the run from police after a string of burglaries and thefts -- including the burglary of a Greymouth backpackers some time ago -- was caught this morning with the help of South Westland residents.

Murder gun owner jailed

A Runanga man who supplied the rifle used to shoot a Greymouth mother was today jailed for three years and four months for his role in the October 2017 murder.

Greymouth furniture manufacturer holds its own

Today the Greymouth Star offers a unique pictorial insight into Coastwood Furniture.

Time to move on — Pike mum

Calls for the country to 'move on' nearly eight years after the Pike River disaster are growing -- along with the budget for the re-entry of the mine drift.

Cobden beach access problems

Fixing erosion problems on the Cobden beach has created a new hazard by severely restricting access to the beach.
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