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Is eating whitebait like eating kiwi?

Whitebait numbers have not changed in 50 years, National Party list MP Maureen Pugh said in Parliament yesterday, battling opposition MPs who said eating whitebait was akin to eating kiwi.

‘No one can work. This was our livelihoods’ – another goldmine targeted

A goldmine in the Arahura Valley was trashed on Tuesday night, leaving a repair bill of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Greymouth parking times doubled

Parking time limits have been doubled along parts of Mackay Street in Greymouth, and the public car park by the courthouse extended to three hours.

Hokitika mobilises against waste plant

Renew Energy is in it for the money, a protest meeting against the proposed Hokitika waste to energy incinerator plant was told last night.

Moves to reduce some speed limits

The 100kph speed limit through the Buller Gorge and south of Greymouth could be reduced.

Sandrey runs for mayor; two surprise Buller bids

Long-term councillor and Runanga businessman Cliff Sandrey joined the Greymouth mayoral race at the eleventh hour today.

‘Death metal’ statue returns

St Patrick's Catholic parishioners celebrated the return of the stolen statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary today, with a rededication and blessing to coincide with the Feast of the Assumption.

Road slumps 25cm

Omoto Road has dropped 25cm since the historic Omoto slip started moving again at the weekend, the New Zealand Transport Agency says.

Ag Fest venue debated

Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn was on the defensive last night in a lengthy debate, breathing "breach of contract" as councillors questioned spending nearly $200,000 on building roadways at the Greymouth aerodrome to meet the needs of West Coast Ag Fest for the next four years.

‘Minute by minute’ watch on Omoto slip

The New Zealand Transport Agency says it is keeping a "minute by minute" watch on a slump in State highway 7 at Omoto after significant movement of the historic slip area yesterday and early this morning.
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