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New name, new life for Civic Centre

Extensive earthquake strengthening work has been completed on the former Civic Centre, which has also been temporarily renamed as the Combined Catholic Sports Gymnasium.

Coast shivers on coldest day of year

Reefton fell to a bone chilling -7degC overnight and the grass temperature -8degC. 

Raceway Carvery – 40 years and going strong

The Union Hotel Raceway Carvery is celebrating 40 years of serving up traditional family fare to the Greymouth public.

Foreign workers chasing Coast jobs

It is a mixed bag for West Coast employers seeking staff — some are being inundated by desperate foreign jobseekers trapped in New Zealand by Covid-19, while others have spent months looking for the right suitably qualified applicant.

Part of Kings to be demolished

The original block of Greymouth's Kingsgate Hotel is to be demolished, with the removal of the Mawhera Quay ection containing the lobby, bar and restaurant areas.

‘Fat cheque’ to complete hospital

In the end, it took a fat cheque from the Government to get Fletchers to finish what they started with the new hospital for the West Coast.

Climbing wall reopens; complete revamp

The Greymouth indoor climbing wall was reopened on Tuesday, after being completely overhauled almost two decades after it was built. PICTURE: Jason Blair

Patients in new hospital in just over a month

The first patients will be admitted to the new Greymouth hospital, Te Nikau, in just over a month.

Forest and Bird goes to court over tahr

Forest and Bird is seeking a declaration from the High Court to say that a plan to control tahr is illegal as the animals should be cleared entirely from national parks and wilderness areas.

Just Incredible closes after 23 years

Lockdown proved the final straw for the owners of Just Incredible, who are now selling the last of their stock and plan to close the doors to the Greymouth variety store in just under three weeks.
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