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Gloriavale issues letter of apology

The Gloriavale Christian Community has released a long open letter of apology, in which it outlines the significant changes it says have been made, and asks the public for forgiveness.

DHB defends rest home move

The West Coast District Health Board says Covid outbreaks at Greymouth's two rest homes forced them to relocate patients a week earlier than planned.

Cobden residents pay hundreds of dollars to council

Residents in parts of Cobden have had to fork out hundreds of dollars just to prove to the Grey District Council their sewerage and stormwater lines have been separated.

Second business may cut Gloriavale ties

There are signs Gloriavale plans to ride out the current storm of controversy, after suggestions that more businesses may stop working with the 600-strong Lake Haupiri commune.

Council’s surprise surplus

The West Coast Regional Council has posted "an unexpectedly large" surplus of $16.6 million in its delayed 2020-21 annual report.

Greymouth rest home move ‘inhumane’

A Greymouth woman says her father told her tearfully he was a "nobody" as he was stretchered from one rest home to another in a reshuffle arranged by the West Coast District Health Board.

Family give update on Smith

The family of Westland Mayor Bruce Smith say he is "defying the odds'’ and improving by the day in Christchurch Hospital, where he has been since Sunday battling a serious health condition.

Historic school to become a retreat

A historic former West Coast school is set to receive $199,000 of work, and will host weekend and residential workshops.

Fuel prices slam fishing fleet

Westfleet Seafoods chief executive Craig Boote has sounded a warning to consumers as fuel prices rise: "your fish and chips are going to double in price."

Hari Hari man sits on wanted criminal

Justice was served in Hari Hari on Friday night when a group of local farm workers captured a gang member who had been evading police since a Hokitika burglary the previous morning.
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