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The Press
Westport ships in emergency tanks as water crisis deepens
The Press
Emergency water tanks are being brought into Westport and a crisis meeting called as the town – one of the wettest in New Zealand – risks running out of water. Residents will have a chance to quiz town leaders at a meeting on Wednesday after being told ...

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 12 Sep 2017 
Police seek help over missing Westport man
New Zealand Herald
Donaldson, 24, was last seen on Monday evening in Westport. He missed a family appointment this morning, which was out of character. He was wearing dark jeans, a blue hoodie and a beanie when last seen, and is described as having short brown hair.

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 11 Oct 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Westport water supply out of 'danger zone', but residents told to keep conserving water
Stuff.co.nz
Residents of a town in one of the wettest regions of New Zealand have been urged to keep conserving water, despite restrictions being lifted. The Buller District Council has removed water restrictions on the Westport and Carters Beach supply after its ...

 30 Oct 2017 
Police called after drunken man with axe in Westport holes up in shed
New Zealand Herald
A domestic incident in Westport early this morning escalated when a drunken man armed with an axe holed himself up in a shed. The armed offenders squad was put on standby. Senior sergeant Paul Watson, of Greymouth police, said they were initially ...

 26 Oct 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Weekend wet helps Westport's water woes
Radio New Zealand
Westport and nearby Carter's Beach have been under water restrictions since the collapse of part of its water supply network several months ago. Mayor Garry Howard said a reservoir is now more than 80 percent full, ensuring about two weeks' supply.

 9 Oct 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Westport residents 'embarrassed' by town's water woes
Stuff.co.nz
Concerned residents of a town on the South Island's West Coast have probed authorities for answers about their water crisis at a public meeting. Westport and Carters Beach residents have been put on essential-use only water restrictions, meaning they ...

 14 Sep 2017 

Radio New Zealand
Westport water supply problem easing with temporary solutions
Radio New Zealand
Water shortages in Westport and Carter's Beach have eased, but the mayor of Buller says there is a long way to go before they find a long-term solution. No caption. Photo: 123rf. Water supply to homes and businesses have been restricted to essential ...

 28 Sep 2017 
Labour's commitment to Buller Hospital rebuild in spotlight
New Zealand Herald
... both Steve White and Phyllis Phipps, leaders of the Buller Hospital Action Group which stood against National's plan for a private-public partnership for a smaller health centre, said there would be no let up yet to ensure Westport gets the fit-for ...

 20 Oct 2017 

New Zealand Herald
33kg Westport woman: 'If I was an animal ... there would be an uproar'
New Zealand Herald
The Herald speaks to Linda Fenn, bed ridden with pain as she suffers from a debilitating kidney disease -- MSK or Medullary sponge kidney. Linda has been battling for years to get the right medical pain relief to manage her condition. Kirsty Johnston.

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 13 Aug 2017 

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