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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.

Footage shows ‘terrifying’ tanker crash

A drunk driver was responsible for a "potentially lethal" crash when he forced the driver of a fully-laden fuel tanker to take evasive action on the road to Blackball.

Teen murder accused bailed

The teenager accused of murdering a Greymouth man, who was fatally stabbed twice, in July this year, was today granted electronically monitored bail to an undisclosed address, despite police opposition.

Concerns over ‘crime wave’

The influence of gangs in the Greymouth area and the lack of police to respond to incidents have been raised by a Cobden resident in light of the recent crime wave.

History House goes ‘home’

The historic Grey County Council chambers - known as History House - will be strengthened.

Hopes high for Blackwater mine

The man behind the proposed $500 million underground goldmine development at Waiuta said today he expected it would be producing within about five years.

Fears over Stillwater quarry

Fears are held that huge boulders -- or an even bigger slab of rock -- left behind from the Kiwi Point quarry near Stillwater could crash on to the highway or rail line below.

Alleged wheel thief nabbed

A 38-year-old Greymouth man nabbed this morning while driving through town with a set of wheels allegedly stolen from Paroa, was today "assisting" police with their inquiries.

Another day, another car theft

Another locked and secured vehicle parked on a Marsden Road property in suburban Greymouth was stolen overnight as the spate of car thefts continues in the area.
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