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450 campervans pour into Coast

Motorhomes and motorbikes were rolling into the West Coast from all corners today, filling car parks and riverside spots by 9am.

Principal takes new job over the hill

After 19 years at Greymouth High School, and the last eight as principal, Andy England is packing his school bag and heading across the alps.

Historic building flattened

The old McDonnell Building in central Greymouth came crashing down this morning, the Tainui Street facade collapsing with little more than a tap of a digger bucket. The adjoining Revingtons Hotel was demolished three weeks ago. PICTURE: Neville Roberts

Cobden erosion headache for council

Saving Jellyman Park at Cobden from the sea will cost at least $1.5 million, and it is not clear who is going to pay for it.

O’Connor in; Pugh out

The West Coast is back to having just one MP and a lone voice fighting to he heard in Wellington, with National's Maureen Pugh today conceding she is unlikely to make it back in on the list.

Pugh and O’Connor have final say

National Party list MP Maureen Pugh says she will be back to fight another day, even if she does not win tomorrow, while her chief rival, Labour's Damien O'Connor says that is a decision for the future.

MPs urge future without Greens

The West Coast is being "warned" of the very real prospect of another Labour-Green coalition being returned to power in the election this Saturday.

Coast real estate heats up; job losses grow

The West Coast housing market remains one of the hottest in the country — and the job market the worst.

Whitebait proposals kept secret

A draft Cabinet paper went to the Conservation Minister three months ago proposing a raft of changes to the whitebait fishery -- but details are being kept secret for now.

Coasters offered Auckland GP appointments

The West Coast District Health Board has employed an Auckland-based GP, who will not meet in person with patients.
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