Man loses parking dispute

A Napier man who disputed in a defended court hearing the Greymouth parking ticket he copped for his campervan, has lost the argument.

Kumara Races gets green light

The Kumara racetrack has received the all-clear for the annual Gold Nuggets meeting on Saturday, January 11.

Barrytown Hall gets okay

Barrytown Hall has the green light to continue running live music shows without a resource consent after a two and a half year dispute with near neighbours over noise.

Top candidate spend revealed

West Coast candidates in the recent local Government elections spent more than $90,000 on their campaigns. However, their official returns show flashing the cash is no guarantee of a council seat.

Work under way on Miners’ Hall

More than five years after the Runanga Miners' Hall was abandoned following storm damage, a $1.1 million project is finally under way to strengthen the building before a major rejuvenation.

Regional council brings back prayer

A bit of divine guidance never goes amiss - and the West Coast Regional Council will be now seeking it on a regular basis.

Are Coast roads resilient enough?

A long serving member of the West Coast land transport committee believes "a lack of investment" in the West Coast's regional roads has to be recognised by Government to ensure security for the economy.

Track opening delayed until March

A slip that pushed a digger 30m down a bank, leaving the area unsafe to work in has delayed the opening of the $12 million Paparoa Track 'great walk' until March 1, next year.

$15m goldmine boost

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has approved a $15 million loan to help re-establish a goldmine at Blackwater, near Waiuta.

Ahaura Bridge contract let

The $20 million Ahaura Bridge contract has been awarded to HEB Construction.
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