About 400 people have attended a gathering in the Greymouth town square yesterday to remember those killed in the Christchurch terrorist attack.
A procession to the square was led by a man who lost a friend in the shootings, with locals turning out in force to share their grief.
Greymouth's new hospital is a step closer to completion with the construction of in-patient areas, maternity and an integrated family health centre now finished.
However, the ambitious $77.8 million project, is already about twelve months behind schedule
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.