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.


Wednesday 10th October, 2018

A science show was held at Greymouth's Regent Theatre yesterday as part of the school holiday programme.

Sterling Cathman, who plays the character of Mister Science onstage entertained about 150 children and adults.

Abby Maskill plus string of other young volunteers set alight and shot overhead various fun experiments which also had educational messages about flight and motion.


Monday 24th September, 2018

The Guardians of the Paroa Taramakau Coastal Area Trust are helping children learn about little blue penguins.

The trust's members are helping build penguin houses with local school pupils.


Monday 17th September, 2018

Recreational whitebaiters on the West Coast are pleased with a high number of the translucent delicacy being caught.

And the region's rivers appear to be delivering one of the best seasons in years...