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Coast Rd residents say ‘no’ to wheelie bins

NewsEditor Coast Road residents are pushing back on the upcoming wheelie bin rollout .

Greymouth rest home residents moved

Some residents of two Greymouth rest homes are being temporarily relocated from one facility to the other due to Covid-19, and the effects of border closures on staffing.

Covid spike after big weekend

At least a dozen people have caught Covid after a big weekend of basketball and socialising in Greymouth.

Nurse retires after nearly 50 years

After nearly 50 years of nursing, Dorothy O'Connor yesterday bid farewell to hospital life as she stepped into retirement.

Covid still not reached peak on Coast

A wave of infections on the West Coast show that Covid is not abating, defying modellers' predictions that it would be on the wane by now.

Visitor centre build to start, but costs surge

Construction of the new $26 million Punakaiki visitor centre will begin next month, but plans have had to be downsized after surging building costs left a multi million dollar shortfall.

Foodbank demand soars

Foodbank demand is soaring on the West Coast.

Tranz Alpine fares cheaper in Canterbury

People catching the Tranz Alpine from Greymouth to Christchurch are paying more than those riding the train the other way.

Covid surge at meatworks

Cases of Covid-19 at the Kokiri meatworks are slowing throughput, forcing farmers to wait to get stock off paddocks.

Goldmine halfway to reef

Federation Mining managing director Mark Le Messurier and site general manager Lincoln Smith in front of the primary fan system at the Snowy River mine, which is tunnelling towards Waiuta.
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