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By Laura Mills
- Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Insurance Council says it is expecting about 1500 claims to be lodged from West Coasters affected by the storm.

By Laura Mills and Tui Bromley
- Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The last West Coast homes left without electricity over the long weekend should be reconnected tonight, ending five days of misery following the region’s biggest storm in living memory.

Sport

Picture: Taine Menzies
- Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Women’s rugby league is about to make a comeback on the West Coast, with hopes of rekindling the heyday of the 1990s, but in the lower grades.

ODT
- Tuesday, 22 April 2014

New Zealand paralympian, former Hokitika teenager Holly Robinson, now studying in Dunedin, struck gold at the 2014 IPC Athletic Grand Pix, in...

Crime

- Wednesday, 09 April 2014

An Auckland man who rendered a West Coaster unconscious by stomping on his head was told in the Greymouth District Court yesterday that only his...

APNZ
- Tuesday, 08 April 2014

The body found on Rapahoe beach last week has been confirmed as that of missing Christchurch man, Kurt Millan Green, 30.

Politics

By Janna Sherman
- Thursday, 12 December 2013

Official campaign spending figures show Westland candidates shelled out over $30,000 to woo voters over the course of the 2013 local body...

By Laura Mills and Brendon McMahon
- Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Prospective National Party candidate Maureen Pugh’s main rival says the Westland ratepayers — saddled with

Education

By Brendon McMahon
- Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Kaniere School is celebrating completion of its new all-weather turf areas, the culmination of a $45,000 project.

By Viv Logie
- Thursday, 06 March 2014

To be or not to be ...

Business

By Brendon McMahon
- Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Westland Milk Products says work on its new $102 million dairy nutritionals drier in Hokitika can commence almost immediately now it has consent...

By Janna Sherman
- Tuesday, 08 April 2014

A Hokitika jewellery designer will have her work showcased internationally during the fourth season of the American fantasy drama Game of Thrones...

Health

By Laura Mills
- Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A Westland resident has tested positive for tuberculosis (Tb), but Community and Public Health says there is no wider health risk.

By Laura Mills
- Tuesday, 08 April 2014

The Ministry of Health’s chief adviser of child and youth health has personally visited the Gloriavale Christian Community at Lake Haupiri to try to boost West Coast immunisation rates.

Hokitika

By Tui Bromley
- Tuesday, 22 April 2014

It was a race against the clock yesterday as volunteers worked frantically to weatherproof scores of homes left exposed to the elements when the...

- Tuesday, 22 April 2014

About 70 descendants of the pioneering Thorpe family of Woodstock got back together at the weekend to celebrate the arrival of Frederick and Rose-...