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Anger simmers over Runanga pool

Anger is simmering in Runanga a week after the Grey District Council decided to stop running the town pool and service centre.

Reefton hotel fire suspicious, police say

A fire that ripped through a former hotel in Reefton early this morning is being treated as suspicious.

Coast losing ‘a nurse a day’

The West Coast is losing a nurse a day, it was claimed today as close to 200 nurses took to the streets of Greymouth as part of nationwide strike action.

Floating pontoons go in

Greymouth Port team leader Franco Horridge with the new floating pontoons and wharf piles in the background, on the eastern side of the Blaketown lagoon.

Mystery benefactor gifts $200,000 to Runanga pool

A mystery benefactor has gifted $200,000 to help keep the Runanga swimming pool, which will be handed over to the community.

Relief for Coast whitebaiters as changes announced

Whitebaiters breathed a sigh of relief today, after the Government backed away from widespread changes signalled last year, instead bringing the rest of the country in line with the West Coast.

Biomass can’t replace coal, says protester

A Runanga man has taken on the Labour Government for "crucifying the coal industry", mounting his own protest in the West Coast coalmining capital.

Spark starts restoring broadband; bridge damage and slip close highway

The fierce Canterbury storm has severed road links to the West Coast, along with thousands of internet connections.

Deal brokered over regional council chair

A planned coup against West Coast Regional Council chair Allan Birchfield has been called off, after iwi leaders stepped in to defuse the row.
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