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Coast house prices hit $300,000

Average house prices on the West Coast have just hit $300,000, leaving some families despairing of ever being able to afford their own home.

Parts of Cobden could be lost to sea

Saving parts of Cobden from the sea may be impossible in the long-term, Niwa warns.

$1m Greymouth winner comes forward

Greymouth's latest $1 million Lotto winner used the supermarket self-checker to see how much he had won before googling how to claim his prize.

Fight on to save Runanga pool

The fight is on in Runanga to save the town's swimming pool and service centre, which serves as both the library and post office.

Grey, Buller reveal proposed rate rises

The first draft rate increases were released today, with Buller forecasting 6.5% and Grey 9.9%.

No new coal boilers allowed after this year

The Government announced today that new coal-fired boilers will be banned after this year, and all existing boilers must be phased out by 2037, or earlier.

Greymouth business on the move

The end is nigh for a highly visible industrial corner at the eastern entrance to Greymouth.

Geymouth motels full

The 'no vacancy' signs are out consistently in Greymouth as motels prepare for a bumper Easter and beyond.

New Greymouth store opens tomorrow

One of Greymouth's largest retail premises — vacant for several years — reopens tomorrow as a new department store.

Dog rescued from mine shaft

A dog, out on a bush walk with its owner, survived a fall of between 20 to 30m down a mine shaft out the back of Blue Spur last evening.

West Coast Tuna Season

Hospital demolition

Anatoki departs Greymouth

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