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  • Te reo challenge in September

    TE Wananga o Aotearoa is proud to promote this year's Mahuru Maori challenge, a movement that supports the continued revitalisation of te reo Maori in Aotearoa and beyond.

  • Mahinapua cycleway upgrade begins

    Construction began in late August on a new lookout structure over the Mahinapua Scenic Reserve section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail.


    T he Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games are back and they're bigger than ever!The 35th annual Masters Games will be held in Otepoti Dunedin from February 3-11, with an estimated 5,000+ people set to come together to enjoy Aotearoa's largest annual multi-sport event. There are more than 60 sports on offer during the Games and there are new events to try in 2024, including Pickleball, Jigsaw Racing and Cowboy Action Shooting.

  • $76,400 boost for Mitchells Bay toilet block

    THE Grey District Council is thrilled that it has been selected as one of the successful recipients of funding from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF).

  • Westport 'quick wins' projects under way

    Four 'quick win' projects have been identified which on completion will provide fast and effective results to manage some of the impacts of flooding from the Buller River prior to the construction of the full Westport flood protection project.

  • 3000ha of outdoor access added to maps

    HERENGA a Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission has added more than 1400 reserves of publicly accessible land to its maps.

  • Fun time for men's health day

    A lighthearted, free event for the whole family is planned for Reefton on Saturday, October 7 at the Reefton Community Centre.

  • Floral workshops attractive

    A series of floral workshops were recently held in Westport by local florist and tutor Emily Jeffries.

  • White Ribbon Day support needed

    SATURDAY, November 25 will see motorbike riders who 'look a bit rough and ride powerful bikes,' merging on Victoria Square in Westport for 'White Ribbon Day.'

  • Paroa-Taramakau replanted

    The Guardians of the Paroa-Taramakau Coastal Area Trust held a working bee with a difference last week, with grandparents of the trust and their grandchildren working side by side.

Featured documents

  • My company has made a loss this year. What happens to this for tax purposes?

    If a company makes a loss, the loss is carried forward to be offset against the future profits of the company, subject to two tests. The first test is the company must maintain shareholder continuity of 49%, which means if over half of the shareholding of your company changes you breach this test....

  • 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 & ...

  • 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...

  • West Coast Conservation Training and Employment Hub

    The Westport-based Conservation Training and Employment Hub was officially opened at the end of March, the aim is to bring together West Coast employers, learners, mana whenua, local government and the vocational training sector to address local environmental needs and support the regional economy....

  • Glam 101 - A Beginner's Guide

    Much to my daughter's horror, she inherited a mother who is not into glitz, bling or glamour - unlike most of her friends seem to have....

  • 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....

  • Westland council presents plan for 'water reform that works'

    Mayors and CEs representing the 32 member councils of Communities 4 Local Democracy (C4LD) have presented politicians with their plan for three waters reform that could gain wide support....

  • Coast Calendar


  • Coast Calendar

    FEBRUARY 10 Jam night, Criterion Hotel, Westport, 6pm. 10 D and D Showband, Brunner Workingmen's Club, Dobson, 8pm. 10 Quiz Night (Cobden Netball Club fundraiser), Copper Room, Union Hotel, Greymouth, 6.30pm. Teams of four to six, $10 per person. 11 Buller Gorge Marathon, 8.30am. 11 Buller Heritage ...

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