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GP clinic ready for big move

The old GP surgery on High Street will close its doors on Friday, and the new building on Cowper Street will open on Tuesday.

Mayor puts pressure on Kiwi Rail

Greymouth Mayor-elect Tania Gibson is meeting with Kiwi Rail today to advocate for the long-term security of the rail link into Greymouth.

NZTA confident road can be saved

The road at Omoto dropped several more metres at the weekend, but the New Zealand Transport Agency says it can be saved.

Who will be Greymouth’s next mayor?

Candidates for the Greymouth mayoral race were this morning cautious about their chances when the votes are counted tomorrow.

Chch war fuels price difference

A petrol price war in Christchurch has widened the gap between the cost of filling up in the city and on the West Coast.

Greymouth shoe shop to close

Greymouth's longstanding footwear outlet Oliver's Shoe Market is to close the doors.

Huge increase in gang numbers

Patched gang members in the Tasman police district - including the West Coast-  have increased by 82% in two years and now number over 100.

Concerns grow over new hospital timeline

Construction of the new Greymouth hospital Te Nikau has slowed to a crawl, with as few as 11 contractors on site some days.

Gloriavale buys more land

The Gloriavale Christian Community has purchased a large property on the western shore of Lake Brunner, towards Mitchells.

Omoto slumps 1m in a day

State highway 7 at the Omoto slip has slumped more than a metre since yesterday and the adjacent railway line is now a twisted mess.
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