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Locks down! Hairdressers, stores, open doors

A collective sigh of relief was heard around Greymouth today as hair salons opened their doors at level 2, with "locks down" - on the floor. Olivia Davy, of Olivia Davy Hairdressing, gave Arly Bellis a trim today: "We are booked out seven days a week for the rest of the month just to catch up, and...

Hunt goes on for missing Reefton water

The scene outside the Reefton Band Hall this morning as Buller District Council staff and the team from Christchurch's Detection Services try to locate a major water leak that has been draining the town's water supply since the weekend.

3000 vaccines done last week; more drive-throughs begin

The West Coast delivered almost 3000 vaccines in the week to Sunday, and has more mass events under way.

Greymouth reopens; economy kicks up a gear

Parky's Takeaways owner Ray Parkinson is set and ready for contactless orders, kicking off at 4pm this afternoon.

Drive-through vax clinic praised

At least 700 people were treated at a mass drive-through vaccination event manned by an army of staff in Greymouth yesterday.

Gang members trespassed from whitebaiting spot

Patched gang members who helped themselves to Greymouth's coveted 'Big Rock' — the best whitebaiting spot on the Grey River — have been moved along by police.

Coach waits to watch Robinson at Paralympics

Retired Greymouth athletics coach Danny Spark is excited to watch the progress of his No 1 protégé, Paralympian Holly Robinson when she throws the javelin at the Tokyo games next Friday, September 3.

Confusion ahead of whitebait season

The approaching West Coast whitebait season could be a season like no other if Covid lockdown levels are not relaxed - with no one out fishing.

Sold! Revingtons site goes to new owner

The Revingtons Hotel site has been sold and a new iwi tourism development is planned, with hopes it will kickstart a rejuvenation of the CBD.

Family, friends celebrate Coll’s stunning victory

Greymouth-born squash star Paul Coll's stunning victory in the British Open today is a watershed in West Coast sporting history, alongside Dave McKenzie's record breaking win in the Boston Marathon in 1967.
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