Coast backpackers feel the strain

West Coast backpacker hostel owners are staring at empty beds and routine bills as they struggle to survive.

Art in Park, fishing contest called off

At least three major West Coast events have been cancelled and others are in jeopardy, after a Covid-infected student 1000km away in Auckland failed to stay home, sending the city into lockdown and the rest of the country back into level 2.

Dredge launched

The new $1 million Greymouth port dredge Mawhera II was launched this morning at the head of the Blaketown lagoon.

Rescue as storm rolled in

Three visiting fishermen stranded on their yacht, immobilised 25 miles offshore from Greymouth, were towed to safety over rough seas in an early morning rescue yesterday.

70 boats in Port of Greymouth

More than 70 fishing boats were today squeezed into every available space at the Fishermen's Wharf, Blaketown Lagoon and even the Grey River wharf, sheltering from the stormy seas and forecast bad weather.

Violent assault in broad daylight

A woman suffered serious injuries in a violent roadside assault in Greymouth yesterday, before her alleged attacker attempted to flee.

Man escapes burning house

Two dogs died and a man fled for his life in a devastating fire which ripped through two adjacent houses in Runanga early yesterday.

Glacier rebranding suggested

Alternatives to the glaciers are needed to revive Franz Josef and Fox Glacier ready for when tourism resumes, Westland Mayor Bruce Smith says.

Suspected medical event blamed for fatal crash

An older person believed to have suffered a medical event, died at the scene of a head-on crash at roadworks outside the Hokitika glow worm dell yesterday.

Hospital demolition

Anatoki departs Greymouth

Big red bus

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