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Coast iwi back hydro scheme

West Coast iwi have thrown their weight behind the Waitaha power scheme, saying West Coast families are being punished, and asking Government to start listening.

M Bovis on Coast; herd culled

A South Westland dairy farm has been confirmed as having Mycoplasma bovis (Mb) while five other properties on the West Coast are now under active watch for the fatal cattle disease.

Sea washes up message

The Mead family of Greymouth has received a touching surprise - a message in a bottle which was written by Ryan, who died in March.

Rats clear of 1080

The mystery over the mass of rats found washed up on a Westport beach has deepened after toxicology testing on some of the 680 carcases found no presence of 1080 poison.

Loudmouth festival to open

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Omoto reopening tonight

State highway 7 through Omoto was set to reopen at 6 o'clock tonight, more than a month after a landslide took out the main road and railway line into Greymouth. PICTURE: Graeme Axford

Coasters asked to rally

Organisers of the West Coast rally this Sunday insist it is not political, even though it will be attended by National Party MPs.

Bad end to bad season

Catches were meagre on the Grey River yesterday as a rainstorm brewed overhead to bring an early end to the 2019 whitebaiting season.

New hospital cost rises to $91m

The cost of the new Greymouth hospital is now almost $91 million, according to the Ministry of Health.

Waitaha bumper sticker push

More than 5000 bumper stickers supporting a run-of-the-river West Coast power scheme, controversially declined by the Government, are being distributed Coastwide this week.
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