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Cobden beach access problems

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

Hoki catches slashed

Greymouth fish factory Westfleet says it is unaffected by an industry decision yesterday to slash hoki catches off the West Coast, having just landed a season record.

WMP final payout revealed

Westland Milk Products has held back profits to give farmers a final season net payout of $6.07 a kilo of milk solids, which it acknowledges is "not competitive".

Coast logs shipped overseas

The number of raw logs being trucked straight off the West Coast for exporting from the Port of Lyttelton -- without going near a sawmill -- has doubled in the past few months.

Large Brethren hall approved

A new hall with seating for 510 people has been approved for the Greymouth Brethren congregation - a decade after plans were first mooted.

Man terrorised by rock thrower

A Cobden house has again come under fire from rock throwers operating under the cover of darkness as the terrorised family cowers inside.

Whitebaiters rally against bill

Whitebaiters from around New Zealand are joining forces with the West Coast Whitebaiters Association in a bid to have the Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Amendment Bill thrown out of Parliament.

Reefton man runs for mayor

Buller's longest-serving councillor, Deputy Mayor Graeme Neylon, is putting his hand up for the top job.

Who’s back in business in Blackball?

The old Blackball pub the Club Hotel is getting a new lease on life with a couple of familiar faces.

Verdict in – Lonely Planet releases new guidebook

The latest edition of the Lonely Plane guidebook describes Greymouth as a "refuelling and shopping pit stop" for locals and a portal to tourist tramping trails.
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