Friday 21st December, 2018

Replicas of paintings by one of the greatest artists ever, Rembrandt, are on show now at the Regent Theatre in Greymouth.

Copied from works which have been remastered to remove centuries of grime, you can almost picture the painter at work in his Dutch workshop.


Tuesday 18th December, 2018

Greymouth youth space The Shed has achieved twenty years of helping young people on the West Coast.

And as part of the anniversary celebrations they're welcoming back past members for a series of events this weekend.


Friday 07th December, 2018

A plastic duck which competed in a charity race in Alexandra during October has apparently made its way down the Manuherikia, and Clutha rivers, to end up at the Roxburgh Dam.

Workers removing flood debris after the recent deluge found the duck and have made it their mascot.


Tuesday 20th November, 2018

School pupils in Greymouth today got a chance to acquire a taste for sports through a series of fun team building exercises.

Top Team, who were visiting from Canterbury, gave the pupils a number of tasks and challenges to complete through team work.


Tuesday 13th November, 2018

Armistice Day was celebrated around the South Island and across the world on Sunday.

Among the many many rural towns observing the conclusion of "the war to end all wars" were Greymouth and Milton.


Friday 09th November, 2018

Rainfall is easing in Otago, but some roads remain closed in the South this afternoon as heavy weather continues to lash the country.

Snow has been falling on the Crown Range Road, and while it is open, warnings were issued by police after a spate of crashes yesterday.

The wild weather hammered the West Coast, sweeping a bridge away and trapping dozens of Dunedin high school pupils in a tramping hut.

The Otago Regional Council says rainfall is easing across the region, but warns some rivers are still on the rise following rainfall yesterday and overnight.


Thursday 08th November, 2018

A pricey but much needed dredging of Greymouth's harbour is about to get underway with the help of a dredge supplied by neighbouring Westport.

The Government and local body-funded dredging project is estimated to end up costing just under a million dollars.


Friday 02nd November, 2018

One of the legs of the twenty eighteen Jet Boat Marathon has been held upriver from Greymouth.

The first two races of the day saw jet boats departing at one minute intervals near the Cobden rail bridge, finishing up about twenty kilometers upstream at Ahaura Bridge


Friday 02nd November, 2018

All hallows eve, also known as Halloween, has been celebrated in style on the West Coast.

The Shantytown Halloween celebration featured all manner of ghouls, ghosts, and much more.


Friday 19th October, 2018

The West Coast town of Reefton has acquired a new tourist attraction in the form of a gin distillery.

The Reefton Distilling Company features a tasting bar, retail store and guided tours of the working distillery, which has been set up in one of the town's historic buildings.