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Brewer celebrates 40 years

Greymouth brewer Paul Daglish celebrated 40 years in the business yesterday and he still enjoys his job - and the odd tipple.

Slip causes worry at Fox Glacier

Heavy rain at the weekend washed out the access road to Fox Glacier, just as the tourist season is ramping up.

Fork lift used to steal safe

A forklift was used to steal a heavy safe in a brazen burglary of the Do Duck In Bakery in Greymouth in an early morning heist on Saturday.

Footage shows ‘terrifying’ tanker crash

A drunk driver was responsible for a "potentially lethal" crash when he forced the driver of a fully-laden fuel tanker to take evasive action on the road to Blackball.

Fears over Stillwater quarry

Fears are held that huge boulders -- or an even bigger slab of rock -- left behind from the Kiwi Point quarry near Stillwater could crash on to the highway or rail line below.

Westport-Hokitika train proposed

The $1 billion provincial growth fund will finance feasibility studies into the Greymouth and Westport ports, a possible Westport to Hokitika rail journey and a master plan for Greymouth.

Boats stuck at sea due to silted up port

Greymouth fishing industry leaders have lashed out over the state of the silted up port, which is holding up fishing boat unloading and turnaround at the busiest time of the year.

Tanker just misses river

A fully-laden diesel tanker has a small culvert to thank for stopping it plunging over the bank into the Grey River after a collision with a car on the Blackball-Taylorville Road just after 8am today.

Dead tahr bid to lure keas away from 1080

The group conducting intensive 1080 poison trials near Whataroa is considering throwing 20 tahr carcases above the drop zone in a bid to lure kea away from eating the poison pellets.

DOC asks judge for harsher whitebait penalties

The Department of Conservation asked in the Greymouth District Court yesterday for harsher penalties for those caught breaching the whitebait regulations, saying that the fishery is "under threat" and offending on the rise.
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