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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.

Bowel screening tests in the post

The lives of ten West Coasters a year could be saved by a bowel screening project set to start next week.

Coast a top spot to view Super Blood Moon

Niwa says the West Coast is one of the best places to see the Super Blood Moon tomorrow evening.

Teen rescued after bush ordeal

A Greymouth mother has spoken of her relief after her teenager who went missing in the bush near Boddytown was found in the dark last night, eight long hours later.

Pharmac decision could force family to Oz

A Greymouth family say they are faced with having to move to Australia because Pharmac does not provide the medicine needed to halt the deteriorating condition of their wheelchair-bound daughter.

Neighbours flee as house ignites into fireball

Karoro residents have described the terrifying moment they fled their homes when a nearby house burst into a burning "fireball".
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