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Council ceo to head new mines institute

In a surprise move, West Coast Regional Council chief executive Mike Meehan has resigned to take on a new role, heading the New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research.

Westpower announces $170 off August power bills

Westpower is injecting $5 million into the West Coast economy, with a welcome special discount for all consumers as the economy tries to recover from the shock of Covid-19.

Council to debate Cobden sea protection

A chunk of Jellyman Park at may have to be sacrificed to protect Cobden from the sea - and coastal erosion made worse by a council car park development.

Driver’s high speed escape

A vehicle fleeing police at the eastern entrance to Greymouth yesterday left bystanders stunned as a late model Ford doing at least 100kph exited the Cobden Bridge and then hoofed it towards the Grey Valley.

Police hunt ‘thin’ burglar after flood of complaints

A tall, thin young man seen in Blaketown late on Saturday night has been linked to a string of attempted burglaries, with the suburb now "flooded" with police patrols in a bid to find him.

Man thrown from vehicle

A man who was thrown from a vehicle that crashed south of Greymouth yesterday, tried to flee the scene while his female passenger remained in the wreckage.

Woman confronts gang

A Cobden woman took matters into her own hands over alleged gang activity in Cobden, including drug dealing, the Greymouth District Court heard yesterday.

Month since last Coast Covid-19 case

It is exactly one month today since the West Coast recorded its last case of Covid-19, but health authorities say random testing for the virus will continue for some time.

Coast singer a chart-topper

While Covid-19 has temporarily clipped the public performance wings of rising Westport country artist Jaydin Shingleton, his single has hit the top of the of New Zealand's on-line charts.

It’s on! Move to new hospital imminent

After four long years, a legal challenge and then a pandemic, preparations for the move to the brand new Te Nikau Grey Hospital and Health Centre will begin on May 11.
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