Women lead Coast schools

Women are at the helm of both secondary schools in Greymouth, with the announcement yesterday of a new principal for John Paul II High School.

‘Best job in Greymouth’ – cleaner

Alan Van Dijk reckons he has the best job in Greymouth - keeping the town's public toilets spic and span.

Viaduct remains closed

Freight companies were today trying to work out how to get their trucks off the Otira Viaduct after several were caught out by a rockfall that overspilled the rock shelter yesterday afternoon.

Kumara Races off due to track

The Kumara Racing Club's Gold Nuggets 2020 meeting scheduled for this Saturday has been canned again -- for the third time in four years due to track conditions.

WC League in chaos

The West Coast rugby league senior may be over before a game has even been played.
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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.

Billion trees to cost $180 million

Auckland Regional Development Minister Shane Jones says up to $180 million of his new $3 billion fund will end up being spent on his plan to plant one billion trees over the next 10 years and it could see some Landcorp farms converted to forestry. He...

Stolen firearms, motorbikes seized

Napier Police have recovered 14 stolen firearms, three motorbikes, and various other stolen property after executing a search warrant at a Napier address. A man and a woman will appear in the Hastings District Court today following a police raid which was assisted by the Armed...

Weather worries speedway

Organisers of the New Zealand Stockcar Championships to be staged at Greenstone Park at Cobden this coming weekend are praying for a break after the terrible summer weather claimed the iconic Kumara Gold Nuggets race meeting due to be held on Saturday.

Coast runner making tracks

Seventeen-year-old Greymouth student Ben Williams has achieved more than someone twice his age.

Rebels thrash Reds

Melbourne Melbourne recruit Will Genia has put his love of Queensland aside to steer his new Super Rugby side to a 45-19 demolition of the Reds in their opening match. Much was made during the pre-season about the influx of Western Force talent from the axed...

Rollercoaster week for investors

Jeremy Crang of Craigs Investment Partners It has been a rollercoaster for markets this week, with indexes across the globe registering declines. The three main indexes in the United States finished last week having experienced their biggest sell down in more than two years. The sell down spread...

New Dunedin chocolate factory step closer

Dunedin Dunedin edged closer to having a new chocolate factory after managing to secure a facility which will house chocolate production, a chocolate factory tour, and a cafe in the Steamer Basin building. The plan for the factory began when Cadbury's parent company Mondelez announced it...

Forgotten town

Megan Palin An Outback town plagued with killings, violence, suicides and child sexual assaults, is inconspicuously tucked away amid the red, dusty plains and vibrant...

What will Russia’s future after Putin be like?

Why wait another month to report on the Russian election (March 18) when we can wrap it up right now? Vladimir Putin is going...

Europe’s logging row

Agnieszka Barteczko When Poland sought to ease tensions with the European Union by declaring a halt to logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, it did...