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By Viv Logie
- Friday, 01 August 2014

Former West Coaster Ruth Croft is blazing a trail across some of the toughest endurance runs in the world and last weekend won the Mount Fuji Trail Race to the top of Japan’s famous peak.

By Janna Sherman
- Thursday, 31 July 2014

West Coast whitebaiters have been encouraged to help to push for a government review of the fishing regulations.

Sport

By Viv Logie
- Friday, 01 August 2014

Former West Coaster Ruth Croft is blazing a trail across some of the toughest endurance runs in the world and last weekend won the Mount Fuji...

- Thursday, 31 July 2014

Ex West Coast welterweight boxer Bowyn Morgan lost his Commonwealth Games quarter-final bout on a controversial split decision overnight.

Crime

- Wednesday, 30 July 2014

One half of a father and son duo from Dobson charged with stealing electricity to power a cannabis growing operation was yesterday remanded on...

- Tuesday, 29 July 2014

A Cobden man with 11 offences for drink-driving to his name was sentenced in the Greymouth District Court yesterday to eight months in prison and...

Politics

By Isaac Davison of the NZ Herald
- Friday, 27 June 2014

A controversial law change to allow companies to remove “windblown” timber from conservation land caused bitter dispute within Parliament last...

By Laura Mills
- Tuesday, 24 June 2014

A West Coast coalminer and Labour Party electorate chairman has joined his own MP, Damien O’Connor, on the party list.

Education

Picture: Supplied
- Thursday, 03 July 2014

Members of the John Paul II High School senior A netball team — Rebecca Sollitt, left, Natasha Hurrell, Bridgette Kilpatrick, Cassidy Rae, Seini...

By Nicholas McBride
- Monday, 16 June 2014

Buller High School students Shardae Herring, left, Ella Neill, Roisin Dorey and Sarah Casey, and John Paul II High School students Emily Crawley,...

Business

By Brendon McMahon
- Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Speculation that Westland Milk Products may be about to expand the footprint of its Hokitika dairy site further east, across properties on Town...

- Monday, 16 June 2014

Mosman Oil and Gas director John Young, left, country manager Graeme Alexander, chairman John Barr and technical director Andy Carroll check over...

Health

Janna Sherman
- Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Swine flu is spreading in Hokitika, with five new cases confirmed this week.
It follows two further cases of the influenza A H1N1 strain diagnosed at the Westland Medical Centre last week....

By Janna Sherman
- Monday, 21 July 2014

Born and bred Hokitika neurosurgeon Sarah Olson, based in Brisbane, has been nominated for a Pride of Australia medal.
The accolade recognises outstanding Australians in their fields.

Hokitika

By Janna Sherman
- Friday, 01 August 2014

The first part of a five-year project to document the role Westland people played in World War One is set to open at the Hokitika
Museum as...

Brendon McMahon
- Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A modest Kaniere teenager who helped save the life of a whitebaiter at the Hokitika boat ramp last year has been recognised for his bravery.