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Staff Reporters
- Thursday, 17 April 2014

Trucks and campervans were blown over, schools closed, roofs peeled off, power cut, and trampolines tossed around like toys as the West Coast suffered a swish of the tail of Cyclone Ita this morning.

By Brendon McMahon
- Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Work is advancing to complete the final section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail, as far as Ross, by the end of winter.

Sport

- Friday, 11 April 2014

Former Greymouth teenager Nathen Manuel in his rookie Nelson
Giants basketball uniform, after gaining selection to the extended training...

By Tom Daly
- Wednesday, 09 April 2014

The Sydney Royal Show is always in the back of Adam Lowe’s mind.
“While I chop at as many meetings as possible it is extremely hard to...

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

Staff Reporters
- Thursday, 17 April 2014

Trucks and campervans were blown over, schools closed, roofs peeled off, power cut, and trampolines tossed around like toys as the West Coast...

By Janna Sherman
- Thursday, 17 April 2014

About 70 descendants of the pioneering Thorpe family, of Woodstock, are expected back in the area for a reunion this Easter weekend.