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Street races all go

The Greymouth Motorcycle Street Races are set to rev in to action over Labour Weekend, as long as the Government Covid-19 announcement on Monday drops the country back to level 1, with no restrictions on crowd numbers.

Long, hot summer ahead?

Remember the long, hot summer of 2017-18, when Greymouth sold out of fans? Summer 2020-21 could see a repeat.La Nina conditions were declared yesterday.

Former Grey mayor’s bird alive and swearing

A unique piece of living West Coast history has resurfaced in the North Island.Reggie the cockatoo is thought to be nearing 50 years of age, and has a colourful past to match his crest.

Covid can’t stop school ball

Greymouth High School ball committee members — teacher Tealy Wood, left, and students Ellie Brown, Lana Gorrie, Bethany Seifert and Abby Dodd ready for the senior ball, themed the Roaring 20s. The ball is being held back at the school for the first time in years, due to Covid-19

Ag Fest on; street race doubts

West Coast Ag Fest is still on for its November date, but organisers are holding their breath ahead of the Government announcement next week on Covid alert levels.

Wild goats venture into suburban Cobden

The quickly growing family of goats from around the Cobden Bridge are extending their range, right into suburban streets -- and tasty front lawns and gardens.

Landmark Coast church could be demolished

The final bell may have tolled for Hokitika's historic St Mary's Church after failing to win Government help with the spiralling costs of seismic strengthening work.

Further Conservation Board tensions

Ngai Tahu representatives have once again pulled out of the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board, accusing the Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage of an unlawful appointments process.

Coast miners unite

The West Coast mining industry has come under increasing pressure from Government regulation, the Minerals West Coast forum heard yesterday.

Growing numbers housed in Coast motels

The number of people seeking emergency housing grants in Greymouth and Westport has quadrupled in the past three years.Most have been accommodated in motels - and are mainly coming from Christchurch.
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