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Coasters asked to rally

Organisers of the West Coast rally this Sunday insist it is not political, even though it will be attended by National Party MPs.

Bad end to bad season

Catches were meagre on the Grey River yesterday as a rainstorm brewed overhead to bring an early end to the 2019 whitebaiting season.

New hospital cost rises to $91m

The cost of the new Greymouth hospital is now almost $91 million, according to the Ministry of Health.

Waitaha bumper sticker push

More than 5000 bumper stickers supporting a run-of-the-river West Coast power scheme, controversially declined by the Government, are being distributed Coastwide this week.

Beaches checked as rat testing gets under way

Department of Conservation staff were today patrolling Buller beaches after at least 680 rat carcases were washed up on Saturday at Westport.

Sevenpenny prepares to open

Alan and Olivia Monk outside Greymouth's newest 'gastro bar' Sevenpenny, which will officially open on Monday for breakfast.

Polytechnic turns 30

Tai Poutini Polytechnic is inviting West Coast residents to celebrate its 30th birthday this weekend with a free barbecue, coffee and cake, plus fun...

Five arrests after police ‘routine’ inquiry

A routine police visit in Reefton last night resulted in five arrests for methamphetamine (P) and cannabis use.

Motorist’s surprise visitors

Greymouth man got a surprise when he  returned to a rental car he had parked on Mawhera Quay yesterday to find a swarm...

Final curtain on Operatic costumes

The operatic society has decided to close the doors on its costume headquarters, Operatic House in Guinness Street, due to increasing costs.
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