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Stuff.co.nz
Westport water crisis: Emergency water tanks to arrive on Monday
Stuff.co.nz
Westport, in the Buller region, is in the midst of water crisis, despite being one of the wettest places in New Zealand – Westport receives about 2000 millimetres of rain a year, while Christchurch averages about 650mm. The town's water usage averaged ...

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 14 Sep 2017 

New Zealand Doctor Online
Petitions and protests as Westport community fights 'privatised' IFHC
New Zealand Doctor Online
The announcement of the new proposal in May kicked off the first protest led by 90-year-old retired teacher Phyl Phipps who gathered 2500 signatures, more than half of Westport's population, on a petition asking the Government to fund the new facility, ...

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 10 Aug 2017 
Greymouth police arrest man for naked press-ups in Westport's main street
New Zealand Herald
A man clad in nothing but a pair of white socks was discovered doing press-ups on Westport's main street in the early hours of this morning. Granity constable Greg Sherie said he was called to the scene about 2am after a security guard spotted the man ...

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 27 Jun 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 

Newshub
'We cannot rely on council anymore' - angry Westport residents
Newshub
Residents in the South Island town of Westport are taking matters into their own hands to survive the town's water crisis. Westport has only six days of water reserves left, after collapses in supply tunnels forced the council to use water from an ...

 14 Sep 2017 

Newshub
'Less than two weeks' of water supply left for Westport
Newshub
The Buller District Council (BDC) has issued a warning to its residents to comply with its water restrictions or the area will run out of water in less than two weeks. The council says water conservation measures were introduced in late April to try to ...

 7 Sep 2017 

The Press
Westport man Paul James Scott killed in motorbike collision
The Press
A 46-year-old Westport man was killed when two motorcycles collided on the West Coast. Paul James Scott died in the crash on State Highway 6 near Barrytown, north of Greymouth, just after 2am on Sunday. The collision happened just north of Golden ...

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 28 Aug 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Westport man Mason Joseph Shand killed in Buller Gorge crash
Stuff.co.nz
Mason Joseph Shand, 35, of Westport, died in a crash in the Buller Gorge during the weekend. A 35-year-old Westport man was found dead in his crashed car after friends reported he didn't make it home. Mason Joseph Shand, 35, drove off Lower Buller ...
Police name Lower Buller Gorge crash victimVoxy
Man dead in lower Buller Gorge crashNZCity

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 14 Aug 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 

Stuff.co.nz
Community concerns surround proposed West Coast hospital
Stuff.co.nz
A determined group of West Coasters are calling on bureaucrats to give their region the hospital it deserves. Concerned Westport residents Steve White and Phyl Phipps have presented a 15-page submission to the Parliamentary Health Committee, calling ...

 27 Jul 2017 

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