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Goldmine recruitment ramps up

Eight staff are now working on the Blackwater gold project at Waiuta, with many more currently being recruited.

Campervan armada to head to Coast

The population of Reefton is set to double at Labour Weekend, as an armada of motorhomes arrives in town.

Grey rates up for floodwall

Ratepayers inside the old Greymouth Borough boundaries will need to pay $6.07 per $100,000 of their property's capital value, to boost the town's flood defences.

Concerns over Coast job group

A member of the newly-formed West Coast 'skills leadership' committee set up in response to the Covid recession has quit out of frustration, saying it is a waste of money and will not achieve anything.

PM opens Greymouth hospital

More than 200 people packed into marquees beside Greymouth's Te Nikau hospital this morning to see Prime Minister Jacinda Adern officially open the $121.9 million facility.

‘Give us cellphone coverage!’

Dunollie residents sick of living with poor cellphone coverage have banded together to demand improvements.

Armed offenders train in old hospital

Armed police swarmed on Grey Base Hospital this morning -- in a rare opportunity for the West Coast Armed Offenders Squad to train inside the recently abandoned hospital buildings.

Man found guilty of gold nugget theft

A Cobden man was found guilty in the Greymouth District Court yesterday of stealing 19 gold nuggets.

New barber shop owner reveals plans

Greymouth's last barber shop has changed hands, sparking panic among the town's gentry when the 'closed' sign went up on Friday. PICTURE: Courtesy Neville Roberts

Modern Greymouth building labelled quake prone

Tenants of a modern office building in Greymouth are working from home after lead tenant Inland Revenue questioned the building's earthquake safety standard.
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