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Waiuta mine gets finance; work to start next month

A proposed underground goldmine at Waiuta now has all the finance in place -- and consents -- ready to start the largest gold development on the West Coast in 20 years.

Loader out of Pike; recovery moves into unseen territory

The loader driven by one of the two men to survive the Pike River Mine explosion 10 years ago, was pulled out of the drift this week by the Pike River Recovery Agency underground team.

Security cameras for Reefton

Buller Mayor Jamie Cleine is suggesting Reefton people be consulted over plans to set up a network of security cameras in their town.

Penguin caught in McDonald’s litter

A little blue penguin found waddling up the Blaketown tiphead road on Saturday morning with a McDonald's cup and straw stuck in its mouth was a pitiful example of the danger that litter poses to wildlife.

Divers back at stricken vessel

A 400-tonne fishing vessel had a slow 20-hour tow up the West Coast at the weekend after one of its own nets became tangled around the propeller.

Gloriavale could expand

The burgeoning Gloriavale Christian Community at Lake Haupiri is looking to expand with a second compound at Lake Brunner, West Coast council leaders have heard.

Franz business closes

Another key business at Franz Josef Glacier is preparing to close as the impact of Covid-19 on international tourism continues to rattle the resort.

Greymouth hospital: It’s open!

The $121.9 million Te Nikau Grey Hospital and Health Centre went 'live' this morning, welcoming its first patients to a world-class facility.

Bid to protect 16 Coast rivers

Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) has launched a campaign that would forever close 16 West Coast rivers to hydro schemes, opening them up to more kayaking and recreation.

Moves to reopen Spring Creek coalmine

A specialist mining company proposes reopening the Spring Creek underground coalmine near Greymouth.
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