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  • Roar rules - the 5 Ps

    The Game Animal Council (GAC) advises those out for the Roar to follow the five 'Ps' for a safe and successful Roar: plan for the best, prepare for the worst, provide your intentions, positively identify your target and pick the right animal.

  • Fruit for autumn

    Cooling weather this month brings a change to eating habits with seasonal autumn fruit providing good value and nutritional benefits for whanau.

  • NZ's top ice-cream flavours revealed

    COOKIES and cream is the favourite ice cream flavour by far according to over 20,000 young New Zealanders who have already taken part in the Census At School survey.

  • Still time to complete the Census

    OVER 3.4 million people have completed forms for the 2023 Census.

  • Thin timber layers give landscapes bold relief

    Samwell Warren knows New Zealand landscapes better than most.

  • Beautiful day for O'Conor Gala

    The annual O'Conor Home Gala was held in beautiful sunny conditions in the grounds, after being postponed in 2022 due to Covid restrictions.

  • Friends of the Hill gather

    Over 50 former residents and friends of Denniston reunited again recently over the first weekend of March.

  • Coast Calendar


  • Reefton bronze in Duke of Edinburgh awards

    A REEFTON Area School student, Paige Newburry-Robertson, has been presented the bronze in The Duke Of Edinburgh International Awards.

  • The real cost of recycling

    DURING my time in Council I have learnt a lot about waste management in our district and the challenges associated with it. I believe we need to improve our management of waste and would like to work together with our neighbouring districts to look at ways to do this in the future.

  • Top of the Glass

    THE translucent blue-turquoise colour palettes of Lynn Prices' fused glass artworks are evocative of being at the water's edge, be it the ocean, a river or lake.

  • Science passion leads to scholarship

    Buller High School head girl, Louella Prasad, has received the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonics and Quantum Technologies Scholarship.

  • Full programme for Readers and Writers Festival

    Registrations are now open for the Blackball Readers and Writers Festival.

  • Sublime equine portraits - and more

    HORSES feature prominently on Loburn artist Karen Werner's website. Her artistry captures their elegance, the intelligence glint in the eye, the sheen on well-groomed coats, the play of light and shade on their muscular bodies.

  • Don't forget your fur family in an emergency

    For all its rolling green hills, tranquil lakes and benign flora and fauna, New Zealand still poses serious risks to its inhabitants. What we lack in dangerous species, mother nature makes up for in seismic and meteorological-related activity. Earthquakes and heavy weather threaten us enough that an investment in emergency preparedness is well-advised for every household.

  • On the street

    "Yes, it's pretty bad.

  • Coast Calendar


  • Lego creativity on show in Greymouth

    People from all over the West Coast, and even New Zealand, will be in Greymouth this weekend for the Brick Show.

  • Charlie's always up for a challenge

    Westport 12-year-old Charlie Kearns is not one to shy away from challenges. In 2019 she climbed 12 mountain peaks in 12 months. In 2021 she swam every day of the year, despite Westport being targeted by voracious weather gods. Last year, Charlie and her mother, Sarah, shot 10 basketball hoops for 365 days.

  • A summer to remember

    2023 is well and truly under way. It was a great summer that gave me the chance to get up and down the West Coast after what had been a very busy 2022 for me with travel as Minister for Trade and Export Growth.

  • Cape Classic held in record temperatures

    THE 32nd FT Dooley Cape Classic surfing competition was held in great weather conditions recently.

  • Art in the Park 2023 - bigger than ever

    Art in the Park 2023 will bring 42 exhibiting artists to Greymouth next month. While most are from the West Coast, many are from further afield as, increasingly, artists throughout the South Island are recognising the importance and popularity of this annual Greymouth art show. The exhibition will display a wide variety of styles and media including oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, pen and...

  • Protecting public walking access

    HERENGA a Nuku Aotearoa, the Outdoor Access Commission, says public access to the water should not be squeezed out by private landowners barricading their property from rising waters.

  • E-waste programme expanded to Greymouth

    WEST Coast residents looking for a responsible way to dispose of e-waste can now take it to Noel Leeming Greymouth as the retailer expands its e-waste recycling programme to the community in partnership with TechCollect NZ.

  • Sea Week on the West Coast

    SEA Week 2023 has started and to celebrate this on the West Coast, there a number of upcoming opportunities.

  • Ride for dementia

    Pete Sommerville of Christchurch, and a friend, David, started the 3000km Tour Aotearoa on February 21 at Cape Reinga and 16 days later, on March 8, he rode into Reefton.

  • Granity's crafty get-togethers

    A group of women living between the Fairdown Straight and Mokihinui meet each Friday morning to work on craft projects.

  • Buller Recycling Trial Ends

    THE Buller District Council and Smart Environmental staff will do their last round checking people's recycling bins in Westport, Carters Beach, Reefton and Waimangaroa as part of its audit programme, over the next three weeks.

  • Country Legends To Perform On Coast

    THEY are New Zealand's Highwaymen, between them they have recorded over 100 albums, and they are on their way to Hokitika, Dennis Marsh, Gray Bartlett, Eddie Low and Brendan Dugan, legends of New Zealand country music will tour through May and June, playing 19 electrifying shows throughout New Zealand.

  • Tattooist Returns To West Coast

    Tattoo artist Tony Wallace has moved home to the West Coast to start his business, Reclusive Art.

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