West Coast

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The community’s leaders are looking to set up a new health food enterprise on the West Coast.

Family of 11 leaving Gloriavale for new life get help from Givealittle page - 'Start their lives from scratch'

Leaving the exclusive West Coast community will mean they are shunned and will no longer be able to contact the people there.

SH73 west of Kumara closed following West Coast house fire

Emergency services were called to the property along the state highway around 4.30am.

1080 protester injured after being run over by 4-wheeler on West Coast farm

Victim was part of group observing and filming the scene.

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Professor Peter Lineham says the sect's application to the Regional Development Fund is inventive, if nothing else.

'I wouldn't give them the money' - Professor praises Gloriavale's 'inventive' application for taxpayer money, but says they do well enough already

1 NEWS yesterday revealed the West Coast religious community, which has tax-free charitable status, has applied for millions to set up a health food business.

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The community’s leaders are looking to set up a new health food enterprise on the West Coast.

Exclusive: Gloriavale seeking millions of taxpayer dollars to set up new health food enterprise

Gloriavale's application to the $3 billion fund is already on the radar of Shane Jones, Regional Economic Development Minister.

Teen, 17, charged with murder over fatal Greymouth stabbing

Police have named the victim as a 41-year-old man.

Rare celestial phenomenon to grace South Island skies this weekend

Both the sun and moon will be visible at the same time several minutes after 8am on Saturday.

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The march coincided with the opening of a new $25 million Taramakau Bridge south of Greymouth.

Thousands of West Coasters protest against Government's 'anti-mining' position

The march coincided with the opening of a new $25 million Taramakau Bridge south of Greymouth.

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Families of those killed in the explosion on the west coast were met today by the mine re-entry minister Andrew Little.

Pike River Mine re-entry one step closer with Andrew Little signing off on three potential options

On 19 November 2010, 29 men lost their lives in an explosion at the mine.

A slip at SH6 Upper Buller Gorge.

Large slip blocks West Coast highway

State Highway 6 Upper Buller Gorge remains closed till at least midday.

Heavy rain overnight leaves some West Coast roads blocked

Heavy rain overnight leaves some West Coast roads blocked.

Fire crews at the scene of a blaze at Priya Restaurant in Greymouth on June 17.

Man charged over fire that gutted Indian restaurant in Greymouth

A total of four businesses were affected due to the fire spreading.

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Firefighters battle large building blaze in Greymouth

No one was inside the building and no properties are believed to be at any risk.

Killer jailed for at least 17 years for 'cold blooded execution' of Greymouth mum

There were seven children inside the house, including her own children, at the time.

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Sunday’s Jehan Casinader interviewed the religious leader before he died, and says the community will adapt to go on without him.

Gloriavale: Death of Christian community’s leader will create ‘power vacuum’ with 12 ‘shepherds’ vying to take charge

The West Coast community is in mourning after the death of leader Hopeful Christian yesterday. TVNZ1 Sunday's Jehan Casinader analyses what will happen next.

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The controversial religious leader died today after a battle with cancer.

Watch the first and only TV interview with Gloriavale leader Hopeful Christian, where he revealed inner-workings of secretive religious sect

The controversial religious leader died today after a battle with cancer. He spoke with Sunday's Janet McIntyre in this 2007 piece.

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The controversial religious leader died from cancer on May 15, 2018.

Hopeful Christian, founder of West Coast religious sect Gloriavale, dies

Hopeful Christian, previously known as Neville Cooper, founded Gloriavale in 1969.

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Amanda Evans has visited the reclusive Christian community three times and says she simply doesn’t see the dark realities the media enjoys repeating.

'People genuinely seem relaxed and happy' - Gloriavale series producer says life inside the community very different to what people think

Amanda Evans says she's only every seen a positive side during her three all-access visits. Gloriavale: The Return will be available on TVNZ Ondemand this month.

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In Parliament today the Minister responsible for Pike River re-entry was asked about the progress of re-entering the drift.

It can be done' – Andrew Little outlines expected Pike River re-entry timeline

In Parliament today he was asked about the progress of re-entering the drift.

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International experts have been meeting on the West Coast this week.

Growing confidence of manned Pike River Mine re-entry early next year

Experts say there's no reason the mine drift can't be entered safely to search for the victims' remains.

Most read: Gloriavale member 'thrown out' after pamphlets delivered by 'night raiders' changed 'whole concept of God'

John Ready said "the light came on" that God was not holding him over Hell and threatening him.

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It aims to assess risk and detail equipment needed to meet Labour's goal of manned re-entry by March next year.

Experts to meet in Greymouth today to plan re-entry into Pike River mine

Four-day workshop is organised by the Pike River Recovery Agency.

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Man, 57, arrested after firearm incident on West Coast

Police will be examining the scene today and making further enquiries.

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An Auckland woman was moved by the story of Paul Gasson and his Irish setter Dillon.

Benefactor humbles Kiwi conservationist rammed by fleeing tourist driver

"It's quite, quite humbling actually," said Paul Gasson.

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Mr Kokshoorn has led the town through industry changes and the Pike River Mine disaster.

Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn set to step down after 15 years

Mr Kokshoorn has led the town through industry changes and the Pike River Mine disaster.

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Families spoke after going 30 meters into the Pike River Mine portal for the first time.

'Our men are behind there, they need to come home' – emotional Pike River families speak at mine portal after historic entrance

Families spoke after going 30 meters into Pike River mine portal alongside minister for re-entry Andrew Little.

It's been a wet and wild start to the day in the south.

Chance of thunderstorms for Auckland and Northland this afternoon as volatile autumn weather continues

Further south the highest chance of thunderstorms and strong winds is along the West Coast.

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Train collides with car on SH6 in Westland leaving two in serious condition

Police were notified around 2.30pm today of the accident on the West Coast.

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