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  • What happens if you die without a Will?

    People sometimes die without a valid Will (the legal term is "intestate") for various reasons. Some people may not have prepared a Will, or others may have tried to draw up their own Will and failed to get it signed correctly. Sometimes a person had a valid Will but was unaware that their Will was automatically revoked on marriage.

  • Blacks Point miracle dog rescue

    A Blacks Point woman had the best Christmas after her 15-year-old border terrier was found on December 21 - five weeks and two days after it was reported missing, on November 14.

  • How to enjoy Walk Your Dog month

    THE satisfaction gained from responsible pet parenting is among the great joys of life. Feeding, watering, exercising, and looking after the health of dogs and cats is enormously rewarding, and with January being Walk Your Dog Month the timing could not be better for exploring how to get the best outcome from every outing.

  • Fire permits suspended in Grey district

    FIRE and Emergency NZ has suspended all fire permits in the Grey district due to the current water shortage and will not be issuing any new permits until there has been significant rainfall.

  • Hokitika to celebrate Waitangi Day

    WESTLAND's Waitangi Day celebration will be held in Hokitika on February 6.

  • Buller A and P success

    Paterson Park in Westport hosted the 109th Buller Agricultural and Pastoral Show recently.

  • Karamea's sunflower sensation

    Jeff and Sophie Marr's son Clayton loves sunflowers so for several years the family grew sunflowers in front of the vines at their vineyard in Richmond.

  • On the street

    The Sheffield Pie Shop is up for sale.

  • Westgold wins major social marketing award

    New Zealand's rugby's influence was a key ingredient in Westgold's award-winning social marketing campaign to raise awareness of its butter in Japan.

  • Coast Calendar

    JANUARY

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  • Planning your new home

    Light, warm, unique and very functional - this new four-bedroom home at Blue Spur near Hokitika promises to provide an ideal place to relax, work and play. Peter Blight, a Hokitika builder and owner of Stonewood Homes West Coast, says 15 to 20 homes are under construction from Hokitika to Haast so...

  • Last train standing

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  • Buller council gets tough on recycling contamination

    The Buller District has implemented a traffic light system to audit contents placed in recycling bins....

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  • Busy term for Westport St John Youth

    From kayaking to tramping, camping and biking, term one was packed with exciting activities for St John Youth according to Westport Divisional Manager Bridget Kitchin....

  • New locomotives to replace South Island fleet

    Fifty-seven brand new low-emissions locomotives will boost Kiwi Rail in the South Island, provide more reliable services for current customers and attract new customers from road through better economics, Kiwi Rail group chief executive Greg Miller says....

  • On a mission to promote Buller

    Helen Rolton (nee White) is on a mission. The former Westport woman found herself stuck in her hometown after arriving from Melbourne last year....

  • Buller district 'doing well'

    The Buller District Council says Buller has been the standout economic performer on the West Coast over the last year, and even one of the top performing districts across the whole of New Zealand....

  • I'm stuck with a mould problem!

    If mould is rampant at your place, take the precautionary steps above to prevent the problem from getting worse and then get ready to clean. There are some moulds that you will never be able to remove once they have taken hold of a fabric or painted wooden surface, but it's always worth a try....

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