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Ahaura Bridge contract let

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

Buck’s Head reopens doors

After six years without a liquor licence, the beer is flowing once more at the Buck's Head Tavern in Taylorville.

Fifteen-year wetland plan could be scrapped

It has taken 15 years and cost ratepayers millions, but the West Coast Regional Council has just about completed the herculean task of mapping the region's wetlands. But just as it nears the finish line, law and policy changes proposed by the government could force it to start over.

Army could evacuate tourists

Glacier tourism operators are hoping for a Christmas miracle as contractors begin clearing huge slips, with the Air Force a possibility to evacuate some of the 1000 stranded tourists.

Evacuations after gas scare

A leaking LPG gas bottle at a Sale Street property in Hokitika caused a potentially explosive situation about 6.30pm yesterday.

Niwa forecasts rain, rain … and more rain

To those West Coasters feeling as if they are developing webbed feet -- congratulations, you may need them.

Greymouth gets ready for Christmas Carnival

Greymouth man Murray Cochrane has been busy in his workshop constructing model planes for floats, and go-karts for the derby, as part of the NZME Christmas Carnival in central Greymouth this weekend.

Demand for second safe house

People continuing to hurt their families have prompted the West Coast Women's Refuge open a safe house in the Grey district.

Call to disband Conservation Board

Westland Mayor Brice Smith is calling for the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board to be disbanded.

Iwi, Forest and Bird lock horns

West Coast iwi Ngati Waewae has fired a solid warning shot across the bows of Forest and Bird and the West Coast Conservation Board, over moves to firm up protection for the Waitaha River.
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