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Laura Mills
- Friday, 25 July 2014

A proposed restoration plan for the Runanga Miners’ Hall was to be lodged with the Grey District Council by the 5pm deadline today, and the hall supporters are upbeat.

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.

Sport

- Friday, 25 July 2014

Greymouth squash player Paul Coll got off to a perfect start at the Commonwealth Games, winning his first competition match when he took the court...

By Viv Logie
- Tuesday, 22 July 2014

When the curtain rises on the Glasgow Commonwealth Games this week, West Coasters will have the opportunity to follow two Greymouth athletes in...

Crime

- Thursday, 17 July 2014

An “extremely intoxicated” woman who threw three carving knives at a police officer in Hokitika on Tuesday night while brandishing a hammer in the...

- Monday, 14 July 2014

A representative West Coast rugby player who kicked an unconscious Reefton man so hard that his head whipped back and rebounded off a wall, was...

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

Janna Sherman
- Friday, 25 July 2014

Two plaques at the Tambo shipwreck memorial have been reinstated as work continues to improve the Hokitika River spit.

Janna Sherman
- Thursday, 24 July 2014

The very genesis of Hokitika is set for a revamp.