Bid to oust regional council chairman

An attempted coup is under way at the West Coast Regional Council - with a bid to roll the chairman, Allan Birchfield.

Greymouth goat control planned

Grey's wild goat herd's current preference for loitering near the rail line and highway, and balancing on the floodwall next to the swollen river, will see a control operation start soon to reduce numbers. PICTURE: Tony Kokshoorn

Manhunt after firearms incident

Police have launched a manhunt after an early morning firearms incident in Blaketown.

First look at Greymouth entrance revamp

The Greymouth CBD Redevelopment Forum has revealed what the revamped entranceway to the Greymouth central business district could look like.

Lizard could stop Cobden reservoir build

A new site may have to be found for a new reservoir planned behind Cobden after suggestions it might be home to the endangered West Coast green gecko.

Coal burners help keep NZ lights on

The coal burners are going hard at Huntly Power Station as hydro lake levels fall -- something National Party list MP Maureen Pugh says is no surprise.

Secret council meeting

The West Coast Regional Council is refusing to shed any light on a meeting to be held behind closed doors on Friday.

Wheelie bin service could be extended

Kerbside wheelie bin rubbish collection is being rolled out to an additional 2000 properties in the townships and some rural areas of the Grey district.

School lunches arrive on Coast

Runanga School pupils Jordyn Austin, left, and Keagan Britton check out the first of the free school lunches which start at participating schools from today until the end of term, in a Government-funded initiative 'Healthy Food in Schools'.

Councils stop using cheques

In the bin they go! Denise Cassidy and chairman Allan Birchfield bid farewell to the chequebook as today marked the last day of cheques being accepted as payment at the West Coast Regional Council.
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