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DOC joins Westport mine consent appeal - 19-Jan-2018 - NZ ...
NZCity
The Department of Conservation has joined appeal proceedings against a council decision to grant resource consent for an open-cast coal mine near Westport.

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DOC joins Westport mine consent appeal
NZCity
The Department of Conservation has asked to join a legal challenge against a proposed open-cast coal mine near Westport. But it says it's still staying neutral in the matter and just wants to give advice. In November, the West Coast Regional and Buller ...

Independent assessment of O'Conor Home shows no concerns ...
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
An independent audit has not identified any significant issues at Westport's aged residential care facility O'Conor Home and in some categories the assessors felt the standard of care was 'exemplary'.

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 18 Jan 2018 

New Zealand Doctor Online
When ACC came to town and left: Westport integrated health centre soldiers on
New Zealand Doctor Online
The public–private partnership that would have seen ACC own a new $12 million integrated family health centre in Westport has been scrapped. Health minister David Clark tells New Zealand Doctor: “The Government has made it clear that public–private ...

 13 Dec 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Man killed in West Coast motorcycle crash named as Jacob Jupp
Stuff.co.nz
The motorcyclist who died when he crashed into a fence on the West Coast has been named as Jacob Jupp. Jupp, a 26-year-old from Westport, crashed on Stephen Rd, about 100 metres from the intersection with Caledonian Rd, near Westport, about 7.25pm on ...

 4 Dec 2017 
Name release: Fatal motorcycle crash, Westport
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Name release: Fatal motorcycle crash, Westport. Monday, 4 December 2017, 1:32 pm. Press Release: New Zealand Police. "Name release: Fatal motorcycle crash, Westport". Police are now in a position to release the name of the person who died in a ...

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 4 Dec 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Isolation helped create 'unique sound'
Otago Daily Times
A Westport rap artist will release his new album on Thursday. Aaron 'A.I.' Intemann is currently the only working rap artist based on the West Coast, but he says the isolation has helped him to develop a unique sound. The 30-year-old lives on a ...

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 28 Nov 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Body found in search for missing swimmer near Westport
Otago Daily Times
The police national dive squad, searching for a 57-year-old missing man, found a body in the Buller River this morning. "Police extend their sympathies to the man's family at this time," a statement said. The death will be referred to the coroner. The ...
Body of missing swimmer found in West Coast riverThe Press
Missing swimmer found in Buller riverNZCity

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 27 Nov 2017 
Man missing after evening swim in Westport
TVNZ
A search and rescue operation is underway after a man in his fifites went missing yesterday evening while swimming at the junction of the Buller and Ohikanui rivers, near Westport. River. Source: 1 NEWS. A Police, LandSAR and Surf Rescue search was ...

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 26 Nov 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Buller for you
Otago Daily Times
After shadowing the seductively foreboding forest-fringed curves of the pounamu-coloured Buller Gorge, I arrived in Westport, where the i-Site also plays host to the beautifully presented CoalTown Museum. A clutch of pupils from Gloriavale were ...

 20 Nov 2017 

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