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New picture shows problem facing Fox Glacier

Mother nature 1, Westland 0 - that was the verdict today as Fox Glacier folk started pondering the reality of life in the tourist village without foot and road access to the glacier.

West Coast movies on screen

In association with NZ On Screen, the Greymouth Star is now bringing old West Coast footage to a computer near you. The clips hark back to an earlier day where television shows aired at a particular time and were carefully curated. NZ On Screen is a non-commercial, and free, on-line showcase of New Zealand television, film, music video and web series....

Third landslide in year wipes out glacier access

In a major blow to Fox Glacier tourism, the access road in the glacier road has been wiped out by a major landslide, just months after the last repairs costing $430,000.

Brewer celebrates 40 years

Greymouth brewer Paul Daglish celebrated 40 years in the business yesterday and he still enjoys his job - and the odd tipple.

DHB investigation after patient files found by public

The West Coast District Health Board has launched a full investigation after confidential patient information concerning 300 patients from Grey Base Hospital was found in a Christchurch suburb.

More to Greymouth than tourism, says new CBD plan

Tourism is not the 'silver bullet' to regenerate Greymouth and the town's "most obvious assets" are its historic buildings, according to consultants behind a draft CDB Redevelopment Plan.

Freedom camping census -200 vehicles staying for free

At least 200 vehicles and probably double that number of tourists, are enjoying a free stay on the West Coast every night, a Greymouth Star census has found.

Alleged rape angers Haast residents

The alleged rape of a young Australian tourist in Haast last Friday has angered residents, who say the incident stems from a worsening drug culture in the village.

End is nigh for Revingtons

Greymouth eyesore Revingtons Hotel looks certain to come down after Heritage NZ withdrew its objection to the proposed demolition.

Relay for Life cancelled

The Cancer Society has had to cancel its Greymouth Relay for Life after 17 years on the West Coast.
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