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Janna Sherman
- Thursday, 14 August 2014

A Hokitika teenager is lucky to be alive after contracting a rare skin-eating bug that left him with severe blood poisoning, organ failure and in...

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...

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...

By Laura Mills and Janna Sherman
- Friday, 18 July 2014

A mild June kept flu at bay but it has now arrived on the West Coast and doctors have warned of a spike in cases.

- Thursday, 10 July 2014

A maternity website for West Coast mothers has been launched, with everything from information on local midwives to pictures of the birthing suite...

- Wednesday, 09 July 2014

An elderly woman whose death at a Greymouth rest home was queried by a West Coast GP died of natural causes, the coroner has ruled.

By Janna Sherman
- Friday, 27 June 2014

The Westland Medical Centre will fall back to one GP from today — just months after a second doctor was reinstated.

Laura Mills
- Thursday, 19 June 2014

Paroa parents Cassie Brown and Josh Sutherland have been told it is a miracle their 10-month old son Luka, who has a rare disorder, is alive.

- Monday, 16 June 2014

A group of volunteers who try to make living with cancer easier for people have been recognised for their work.

Janna Sherman
- Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) last night assured Hokitika residents there was “minimal risk” of any human health effects from the cull...

Janna Sherman
- Wednesday, 11 June 2014

At least 500 chickens were destroyed yesterday in a Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) operation at a Kaihinu
property, on the outskirts...

By Brendon McMahon
- Thursday, 29 May 2014

A “small” outbreak of legionnaires disease last year was eventually traced to a dirty spa pool at a Hokitika motel, according to the latest New...

By Laura Mills
- Friday, 23 May 2014

The Auditor General says the West Coast District Health Board is on intensive monitoring, noting the impact of staff changes.

By Laura Mills
- Friday, 09 May 2014

A new $62 million Greymouth Hospital has been signed off, complete with 60 beds, a bigger maternity unit and modern operating theatres.

Janna Sherman
- Friday, 02 May 2014

by Janna Sherman
A $1.5 million upgrade has finally been confirmed for the Hokitika rest home.