Latest Stories

- Friday, 29 August 2014

A large meteor was spotted flying the sky from people up and down the West Coast, and throughout New Zealand, last night.

- Thursday, 28 August 2014

A Cobden man who crashed after speeding round a corner too fast with a five-month-old baby on board, was convicted of careless driving at Greymouth District Court on Tuesday.

Sport

By Ben Aulakh
- Monday, 25 August 2014

Cobden Bowling Club members got their hands dirty last week repairing the green after damage from the Easter storm.

- Monday, 18 August 2014

For the first time in 12 years the South rugby team will get its name etched on the Woodham Shield -- the pinnacle of South Westland rugby --...

Crime

- Friday, 29 August 2014

A 19-year-old from Hokitika who stole 20 boxes of girl guide biscuits and was also found in possession of cannabis was given 100 hours community...

- Thursday, 28 August 2014

A Cobden man who crashed after speeding round a corner too fast with a five-month-old baby on board, was convicted of careless driving at...

Politics

By Laura Mills
- Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The gloves were not quite off but tongues were sharp at the meet the candidates forum in Greymouth yesterday.
A few schoolboys even joined...

- Monday, 18 August 2014

Booker prizewinning author Eleanor Catton, whose novel thrust the spotlight on goldrush Hokitika, has publicly backed the Green Party, saying she...

Education

By Nicholas McBride
- Friday, 22 August 2014

West Coast schools say rewarding good behaviour is the reason for a decline in the number of stand-downs and suspensions over the past five years...

Picture: Supplied
- Thursday, 03 July 2014

Members of the John Paul II High School senior A netball team — Rebecca Sollitt, left, Natasha Hurrell, Bridgette Kilpatrick, Cassidy Rae, Seini...

Business

Laura Mills
- Friday, 15 August 2014

Westpower says 2013-14 was a difficult trading year, however it still managed to pay $2 million to its West Coast consumers just before Christmas...

By Janna Sherman
- Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A mass mailout to 13,500 West Coast homes is planned to promote the development of a Haast-Hollyford road.

Health

Janna Sherman
- Monday, 18 August 2014

A Hokitika man is fighting against a brain cancer, one step at a time.

Janna Sherman
- Thursday, 14 August 2014

A Hokitika teenager is lucky to be alive after contracting a rare skin-eating bug that left him with severe blood poisoning, organ failure and in a coma for four days.

Hokitika

- Friday, 29 August 2014

A 19-year-old from Hokitika who stole 20 boxes of girl guide biscuits and was also found in possession of cannabis was given 100 hours community...

- Thursday, 28 August 2014

Westland Milk Products yesterday slashed its forecast payout for the second time in a matter of weeks.