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Cafes reduce hours due to vax mandate

The irrational attitude of anti-vaxxers is damaging Reefton's hospitality, health services and reputation, Inangahua Community Board chairman John Bougen says.

Calls to hurry up bridge replacement

Four years and many crashes after the former National government announced the replacement of the "nasty" Stoney Creek single-lane bridge at Mawheraiti, road users say it cannot come fast enough.

Greymouth ‘standout trainee’ takes national award

Commissioning New Zealand's largest solar farm is a career highlight for this year's New Zealand standout trainee in the energy and telecommunication sectors, Greymouth's Ben Aynsley.

Horse seriously injured in freak bridge accident

An Ikamatua couple were left distraught and thousands of dollars out of pocket when their racehorse was severely injured in an incident on what they say is the poorly maintained Mawheraiti bridge.

Cobden cross to rise again

Grahame Duffell of Gray Bros Engineering with the metal base of the Cobden Cross after receiving the spray treatment.

Ten new cases in Nelson; Coasters isolating

NewsEditor Covid is now on the doorstep of the West Coast, with more cases in Nelson and reports of several Greymouth people self-isolating after visiting the sunny city at the weekend.

Tense exchange over museum funding

A war of words has erupted over less than $600 as the Blackball Museum of Working Class History confronted the Grey District Council over declined rates relief.

DOC bans freedom campers from two South Westland sites

Freedom campers will be banned from two new sites in South Westland, after one too many abuses of the privilege. PICTURE: File

‘Judith has treated me with a great deal of respect’

National Party list MP Maureen Pugh was loyal to former leader Judith Collins, heading into caucus this morning.

Huge tyre fire suspicious

Twenty-five firefighters battled a massive tyre fire that pumped toxic black smoke over parts of Greymouth and Blaketown late last night.
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