Sevenpenny prepares to open

Alan and Olivia Monk outside Greymouth's newest 'gastro bar' Sevenpenny, which will officially open on Monday for breakfast.

Polytechnic turns 30

Tai Poutini Polytechnic is inviting West Coast residents to celebrate its 30th birthday this weekend with a free barbecue, coffee and cake, plus fun activities and entertainment.

Five arrests after police ‘routine’ inquiry

A routine police visit in Reefton last night resulted in five arrests for methamphetamine (P) and cannabis use.

Motorist’s surprise visitors

Greymouth man got a surprise when he  returned to a rental car he had parked on Mawhera Quay yesterday to find a swarm of bees had made themselves quite at home, blanketing the rear  window.

Final curtain on Operatic costumes

The operatic society has decided to close the doors on its costume headquarters, Operatic House in Guinness Street, due to increasing costs.

Golden Eagle transformed

The former Golden Eagle Hotel building has been transformed again, this time as a micro brewery and grill. It is due to reopen next Tuesday as Woodstock Brewing Co Greymouth Grill.

Shantytown ready for Halloween horror

Ghouls, witches, wizards, skeletons, devils and the walking dead will all converge on Shantytown from 5pm today in a popular celebration of Halloween.

Mayors, MP meeting called short

A "rude and abusive" meeting between the region's newly elected mayors and West Coast MP Damien O'Connor was quickly cut short last week.

Platform lowered in

The new viewing platform above the Grey River adjacent to the Greymouth town clock is taking shape with the platform lowered into place today.

Police hunt armed man

Greymouth police are on the hunt for an armed man who attempted rob the Railway Hotel in Greymouth and then the Runanga Workingmen's Club.
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