Gloriavale issues letter of apology

The Gloriavale Christian Community has released a long open letter of apology, in which it outlines the significant changes it says have been made, and asks the public for forgiveness.

DHB defends rest home move

The West Coast District Health Board says Covid outbreaks at Greymouth's two rest homes forced them to relocate patients a week earlier than planned.

Cobden residents pay hundreds of dollars to council

Residents in parts of Cobden have had to fork out hundreds of dollars just to prove to the Grey District Council their sewerage and stormwater lines have been separated.

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.

Tiger hot in Florida

West Palm Beach Tiger Woods has raced up the leaderboard with a vintage display in his opening nine holes during the second round at the US PGA Tour's Honda Classic. Woods mixed two birdies with a bogey to move to one-under par and only two shots...

Shock at modern-day NZ slavery numbers: researcher

Wellington An estimated 1000 people are trapped in modern-day slavery in New Zealand and more needs to be done about it, academic Glenn Simmons says. Mr Simmons, from the University of Auckland, helped research a paper into migrant exploitation in New Zealand in 2016. He said modern-day...

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...

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...

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...

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...