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Murderer gets life

The "cold blooded" murderer who executed a pleading mother at point blank range, while seven children were hiding inside her home, was sentenced to life imprisonment when he appeared in the High Court in Greymouth today.

Urgent meeting over Tourism West Coast future

The West Coast mayors were to meet urgently today to figure out a way forward for Tourism West Coast, which has lost a quarter of its funding and more under threat.

Fears over cat killings

Greymouth police are taking seriously claims that cats are being killed, decapitated and placed on railway tracks in the Paroa area.

Mining ban could include stewardship land

Government moves towards a ban on all new mining on the conservation estate - including DOC stewardship land which accounts for a majority of goldmining operations on the West Coast - signals another potential body blow to the region.

Westland farmers tempted by Fonterra

Fonterra has again approached Westland Milk Products suppliers to switch loyalties with the promise of better returns.

Meghan loved 2014 West Coast trip

The Duchess of Sussex was wowed by the West Coast glaciers and seal colony when she visited New Zealand in 2014.

Hospital demolition

Anatoki departs Greymouth

Big red bus

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