Greymouth Star

Residents lauded for assisting sole charge policeman with arrest

Residents lauded for assisting sole charge policeman with arrest

Haast people have been praised for coming to the aid of the town's sole charge policeman during a violent encounter on Wednesday night.

Coast policewoman resigns

Coast policewoman resigns

The West Coast police second-in-command, Senior Sergeant Allyson Ealam, has resigned.

Signs of new life, but still sorrow and anger

Signs of new life, but still sorrow and anger

Five years after the Pike River Mine disaster, there are several new babies, several new marriages, and the youngest of the Pike children are heading off to school.

Mine site, scene of 29 deaths, being dismantled

Mine site, scene of 29 deaths, being dismantled

It cost $290million to develop but almost five years after it was ripped apart by a deadly explosion, bit by bit the Pike River Mine site has been dismantled as the Department of Conservation waits in the wings ready to resume ownership of the site.

Fireworks thrown under van

Fireworks thrown under van

''Incendiary devices'', namely fireworks, thrown under a camper van parked at Westport's North Beach are not ''the welcome mat'' the town wants to present to visitors, Buller Mayor Garry Howard said.

Trampers rescued from Sth Island tracks

Three trampers have been rescued from the back country behind Hokitika after activating their locator beacons.

Ban for drink-drive counsellor

A Greymouth woman who provided counselling and support for drink-drivers, was herself sentenced yesterday for excess breath-alcohol.

Farmer guilty of animal cruelty

Farmer guilty of animal cruelty

A West Coast farmer who stood trial in March for his part in the starvation and death of nearly 800 cows has been found guilty, in a reserved judgment released to the Ministry of Primary Industries today.

Petrel festival loses backer

A conservationist has withdrawn his support for an upcoming petrel festival because he does not want the money spent on a platform for viewing the birds.

Cunliffe comes 'to listen'

Cunliffe comes 'to listen'

West Coast median incomes have dropped while unemployment is up, Labour leader David Cunliffe said this week during a whistlestop tour of the Coast.

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