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  • Trish Saunders

    "I paint a lot of trees," Trish Saunders says as she sweeps her hand wide to indicate the beech forest that forms the backdrop of her idyllic home in Blacks Point, Reefton.

  • Coast Calendar


  • Cervical Screening In Whataroa, Ngakawau

    A free mobile HPV (cervical) screening clinic is travelling to two rural communities in the southern and northern parts of the West Coast in an effort to increase screening rates, reaching out to women who are unscreened or overdue.

  • Westport Group Wings It To Warbirds

    A group of aviation enthusiasts from Westport winged into the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow on their own special charter flight.

  • Students Explore Nature-Based Careers

    Students from Westland High, South Westland Area School, Papa Taiao Earth Care, and Te Hono O Nga Waka and John Paul II gathered at Wadeson Island in Hokitika for an immersive event aimed at exploring nature-based careers.

  • Governance Training On The Coast

    West Coast Governance Programme

  • Techweek Event Submissions Now Open

    The West Coast is gearing up for Techweek24, a nationwide series of events aimed at showcasing and celebrating innovation from May 20 to May 26

  • Jan Byres

    Reefton was home to Jan Byres in the 1980s and 90s when her interest in art was born.

  • Reefton Artists Well Represented At Art In The Park

    Art in the Park will bring 44 exhibiting artists to Greymouth to the biggest art show on the Coast. Three of the exhibiting artists, Jan Byres, Trish Saunders and Trish Silcock, are from the arty town of Reefton. Several West Coast artists and others from throughout the South Island are recognising the importance and popularity of this annual Greymouth art show. The artists will be there, happy to talk to exhibition visitors, some demonstrating on their stands.

  • Juggling Rates And Escalating Costs

    WE are coming up to that dreaded time where we must set rates for the coming year. As you have probably seen from many media stories around the country, it is becoming more of difficult every year. All councils are struggling with rate rises due to inflation and other factors.

Featured documents

  • 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...

  • Coast Calendar

    OCTOBER 22 Booze and Craic, A night of Scottish and Irish comedy, Old Lodge, Hokitika, 7.30pm 23 Booze and Craic, A night of Scottish and Irish comedy, Regent Theatre, Greymouth, 7.30pm 23 Labour Weekend Market and Band, Town Square, Greymouth, from midday to 4pm 23 Shakey Ground, Blackball's Inn & ...

  • 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....

  • Keep NZ Beautiful reveals winners

    Keep New Zealand Beautiful have announced the winners of their Beautiful Awards 2021, including New Zealand's most beautiful towns and most beautiful cities....

  • Coast Calendar

    JULY 12 Give it a Go Funfest, Westland Recreation Centre Greymouth, 9am to 11am. 12 Alpha Course, Cobden Anglican Church, Richmond Street, Cobden, 7.30pm. 14 Matariki public holiday 14 Modern Medieval Miracle Plays, Anglican Parish of Westland, All Saints Church, Hokitika, 4.30pm. 14 Puanga...

  • Coast Calendar


  • Buller School Principal Retires

    After 42 years, Jo Duston has gracefully bowed out of teaching and retired as principal of Westport South School....

  • immunisation Is Your Best Protection

    protectionDuring our lives, we are exposed to housands of germs, some of which are potentially harmful to our health. Immunisation on time is the best way that parents can protect their children against serious diseases. Just how safe are immunisations?The risk of serious side effects from...

  • 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....

  • Coast Calendar

    JUNE 15 Elder Safety Awareness Lunch, Baptist Church, Greymouth, midday. 15 The Little Mermaid, Regent Theatre, Greymouth. 16 Tommy Pickett, Monteith's Brewery, Greymouth. 16 The Highwaymen, Regent Theatre, Hokitika, 8pm. 16 The Little Mermaid, Regent Theatre, Greymouth, 7pm. 17 Blackball Pub Crawl,...

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