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Car chase linked to crime spree

A man caught by police after abandoning a stolen vehicle on Rapahoe Beach this morning was wanted in connection with a crimewave across the South Island.

Player ‘holding up’ after second heart attack

Players and officials scrambled to save the life of a West Coast rugby player who suffered a heart attack on the field � his second in three years.

They’re here! Tourist season already under way

Spring has come early and so has the first wave of tourists, with a notable increase in campervans and buses on the West Coast already.

New food carts for town square

Da Sudarat at the helm of Da's Thai Kitchen, now trading in the Greymouth town square. The Grey District Council has assigned three stallholders for the next term of trading, starting from this week until the end of March.

Murder accused named

A Reefton teenager accused of murdering a Greymouth man, who was fatally stabbed on June 30, was named in the High Court in Christchurch this morning.

Boys arrested over Marsden Road home invasion

Three Greymouth boys have been arrested and charged following the home invasion of an elderly resident on Sunday night.

Bold plan to re-route Waiho

A radical proposal to straighten the Waiho (Waiau) River at Franz Josef Glacier by cutting a 50m-wide channel through the middle of the unique glacial moraine is gaining speed, according to Westland Mayor Bruce Smith.

Greymouth cardboard goes into landfill

The Chinese ban on recyclables is having a direct impact on Greymouth, forcing the Grey District Council rubbish contractor to dump mountains of paper and cardboard.

Calls to end commercial whitebaiting

First it was West Coast mining, then farming on conservation land and wind-throw logging - now Forest and Bird has whitebaiting set in its sights.
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