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Radio New Zealand
Punakaiki residents frustrated over infrastructure upgrades
Radio New Zealand
... 500,000 people visit Punakaiki every year. Photo: 123RF. Mr Mouat said with limited infrastructure, tourists should be made aware that there were toilets in other nearby towns. "Tourists are only 35 minutes from Greymouth and 50 minutes from Westport.

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 13 Aug 2018 

Newstalk ZB
Westport woman assaulted after refusing to hand over money
Newstalk ZB
A Westport woman was assaulted by a man after she refused to give him money when he came to her home. Now police are asking for help finding the assailant. About 6.50am on July 6 a man entered a rural property on Utopia Rd, approaching the occupant ...

 17 Jul 2018 

Otago Daily Times
Man sought in relation to Westport alleged assault
Otago Daily Times
Police are asking for the public to help them find a man following an alleged assault in Westport earlier this month. Police said on Friday July 6 at about 6.50pm a man entered a rural property on Utopia Rd and asked the occupant for money. "When she ...

 17 Jul 2018 
Authorities investigate suspicious house fire in Granity
New Zealand Herald
Police are keeping guard at the scene of a suspicious house fire in a small West Coast town north of Westport. Fire crews were called to the house, on Torea St in Granity, about 10.45 last night to find it well involved. Crews from Granity, Waimangaroa ...

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 11 Jul 2018 

The Press
Westport man ends hunger strike over rates with scrambled egg
The Press
Bergman said his rates had risen 70 per cent since he arrived in Westport in February 2007. He was also protesting the council's proposal to buy the town's former cement works. Holcim closed down the cement works in 2016 and put its assets, including a ...

 29 Jun 2018 

The Press
Life story: Farm gate was no barrier for active Westport man John O'Connor
The Press
With two older siblings already manning the family farm at Appleby, an 18-year-old O'Connor left Tasman for a new adventure. He worked the land at the Loopline, 10 kilometres from Westport, inspiring a farming career that spanned 70 years at the mouth ...

 2 Jun 2018 

The Press
Westport hunger striker hospitalised
The Press
Retired Westport police officer Denis Bergman is on hunger strike in protest against unaffordable council rates. A Westport man on hunger strike over council rates was hospitalised on a drip last week because he couldn't stand. Denis Bergman, a 62-year ...

 19 May 2018 

The Spinoff
Is there any such thing as literature in Westport?
The Spinoff
The Buller Rural Education Activities Programme Hall on Henley Street in Westport smells like a church and is decked out with those wooden school chairs that force you to bow and straighten, bow and straighten your back like an accordion, lest it sieze.

 27 Mar 2018 

Stuff.co.nz
West Coast towns of Hector, Granity evacuated... this time before storm hits
Stuff.co.nz
Emergency services went door-to-door to order people form their homes in a mandatory evacuation of properties on the seaward side of the main road north of Westport. People gathered up bags and belongings – and some hastily grabbed pets – as police, ...

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 21 Feb 2018 

The Indian Express
Raw video: Cyclone Gita's damaging winds blow off part of house's roof in Westport
TVNZ
The first reports of property damage are beginning to come in as damaging winds from Cyclone Gita blew off part of a roof in Westport. Footage taken by 1 NEWS reporter Lisa Davies shows firefighters attending the scene in Westport, attempting to secure ...
Cyclone Gita: West Coast town Granity preparing for round twoNew Zealand Herald

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 20 Feb 2018 

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