Peek inside new Punakaiki visitor centre

The new $26 million visitor centre planned for Punakaiki will be unique -- with sound and light displays of a standard rarely seen in New Zealand, telling the stories of a special place.

Retailer closes doors after 57 years

After close to six decades in business in Hokitika, Tony Graham of Graham Electronics, is preparing to close the doors and 'tune in' to retirement.

End of the line for amazing model railway

Gladstone hobbyist Graham Farmer has spent nearly 20 years creating his model railway, but has made the decision to put the expansive creation on the market.

Baby ‘assaulted’ during Hokitika burglarly

A baby was allegedly assaulted during a burglary of a home in Hokitika early yesterday.

Greymouth taxi driver retiring

Taxi driver Mervyn Scott is calling it quits after an "entertaining" 35 years of ferrying people around Greymouth.

Regional council ceo resigns

The West Coast Regional Council's embattled chief executive Vin Smith has formally resigned after a three-month stand off, and looks set to find a new job with the Buller District Council.

Midwinter winners picked

Organisers of the Greymouth Midwinter Christmas Celebration — Mequa Hourston, left, Justine Donaldson and Vicky Molloy — with Greymouth Mayor Tania Gibson, celebrate after drawing the winners in the shop locally competition.

Coast councils can’t agree on Airbnbs

The West Coast may end up with a new district plan with differing rules for Airbnbs in Buller, Grey and Westland because of disagreement.

Cow’s amazing flood survival

Rose O'ConnorBuller reporterI was happy to escape Westport as I found it incredibly sad and depressing driving around and seeing people's 'lives' reduced to a pile of soggy, smelly, muddy 'stuff' in front of houses.

Light show coming to Greymouth

The inaugural Greymouth Light Show and Night Market is set to illuminate the Town Square on August 27.
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