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Coast tourism drive

The West Coast will be well represented at the biggest tourism trade show in New Zealand, in May. Auckland will host TRENZ 2017 from May 9 to 12 and will be attended by 377 trade and tourism buyers from 29 countries including Australia, the Pacific, Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, and North and South America. Tourism West Coast will be updating its stand...

New building on old pub site

Foundations are going down for the first building to go back on the vacant block of land in Richmond Quay, Greymouth, after the recent demolition of the Richmond Hotel and the other remaining dilapidated buildings. Fahey Builders Ltd worker Riah Martin is preparing the foundations for the wash bay area for a car rental garage being built on the...

Car ends up in ditch

The driver of a car which crashed on the outskirts of Runanga late last night was taken to hospital with moderate to serious injuries.

Dog attack victim bitten to bone while protecting son

A vicious dog bit a chunk out of a mother's arm to the bone as she stepped in to save her two young children when it rushed at them while visiting friends at Atarau on Wednesday.

Council finds new ceo

The West Coast Regional Council has found its new chief executive in-house, appointing its planning and operations group manager Mike Meehan to the top role.

Former Greymouth woman writes about life as a stripper

A former Greymouth woman has published a no-holds barred novel, G-string and all, about the two decades she spent as a stripper.

‘Psycho’ visitor shows need for cop, says town leader

A "psycho" visitor who wreaked havoc in Arthur's Pass recently, leaving volunteer firefighters to detain him for 90 minutes until police arrived, is a good reason why a resident policeman must remain in town, a community leader says.

End of the road for Haast-Hollyford proposal?

The Government has no plans to support the proposed Haast-Hollyford road unless the project passes through standard land transport planning processes, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

Shot terrifies neighbour

A witness to a shooting that shattered the Sunday afternoon peace of suburban Greymouth yesterday described the surreal scene unfolding before his eyes as almost unbelievable.
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