Laura Mills


Westport-Hokitika train proposed

The $1 billion provincial growth fund will finance feasibility studies into the Greymouth and Westport ports, a possible Westport to Hokitika rail journey and...

1080 protesters told to stay away from bridge opening

Organisers of the West Coast rally at the opening of the Taramakau Bridge this Sunday have appealed to anti-1080 protesters to stay at home.

Coast underground goldmine announced

Plans have been resurrected for an underground goldmine deep beneath historic Waiuta, with an announcement today of three to five years' exploratory work and...

Protest plans revealed

Final plans have been announced for the Taramakau Bridge opening protest this Sunday, including a large truck procession.

Pike River costs run over

Weekend news that the Pike River Mine re-entry could cost up to $12 million more than the $23 million already budgeted has not surprised...

$15,000 gold theft

Gold wash was stolen from a Dunganville goldmine overnight in the latest of a spate of remote burglaries on the West Coast.

Boats stuck at sea due to silted up port

Greymouth fishing industry leaders have lashed out over the state of the silted up port, which is holding up fishing boat unloading and turnaround...

Priya fire suspect named

A 55-year-old Greymouth man appeared in the Greymouth District Court today charged with the burglary and arson of the town's Indian restaurant, which was...

Tanker just misses river

A fully-laden diesel tanker has a small culvert to thank for stopping it plunging over the bank into the Grey River after a collision...

Vandals go on Greymouth spree

Vandals went on a window smashing spree in Greymouth overnight, smashing windows at the RSA clubrooms and damaging cars nearby at Greenfield Motors.
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