Case studies: Life on the Coast

Life on the Coast, hard to beat

The West Coast is an amazing place to visit, and it's an even better place to live, work and do business. Come join us and have an untamed natur…

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Working from home

Advances in digital technologies and an inspiring backyard are making the West Coast a hub for creative artisans.

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Shifting to the West Coast a huge success

Relocating from Auckland to Greymouth pays off for family.

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From the United States to Greymouth

Physicians shift to NZ and embrace life as Coasters.

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The West Coast's pioneering spirit lives on

The West Coast has always attracted pioneering people – from Māori trading pounamu to those who flocked here during the goldrush days.

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Unmatched work-life balance

Joseph went from running a successful sandwich shop in Denver to setting up shop in Hokitika.

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Escape the concrete jungle

The days of needing an office “in the city” are long gone and many companies are eyeing the regions as workers seek cheaper housing, family friendly …

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Turning pure West Coast rainwater into gin

Patsy Bass from Reefton Distilling Co. discusses starting a business and living on the West Coast.

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The Coast, a perfect fit

US lawyer working remotely from Greymouth.

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The Crafty Chook

Andrea has built a soap empire from the comfort of her lifestyle block in Hokitika.

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Artist drawn back to the Coast

Marilyn is one of the many Coasters who have moved back to the West Coast.

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Out of the pressure cooker

Andy and Jolene have swapped high-pressure Government jobs for the Coast life.

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A day in the life of a Coaster

Come and experience life on the Coast for yourself.

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Hokitika, an awesome playground

Cindy and Gavin left Auckland and have built a life and a successful tourism venture in Hokitika.

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Reaching the world from Te Tai Poutini

International storyteller Andrew Wright reaches the world while enjoying the lifestyle benefits of living on the West Coast.

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'It's All Good' on the West Coast

From Israel to Westport, Anat and Rami Edwy have found their home and inspiration on the West Coast.

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From City-life to the Wild West

Moving to the Coast gave Layla the opportunity to become a first-home buyer and start her own business.

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The West Coast - not just fairy bread and cheerios!

Andrew and Heather took the punt and moved to Kumara on the the West Coast, and haven't looked back.

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The metamorphosis of a mining community

Reefton is attracting a new generation of residents and entrepreneurs with a wealth of business ideas.

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Innovation, a West Coast specialty

From making games for global entertainment companies to supporting the COVID-19 economic recovery, a lot is happening in the sunny West Coast town of…

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Working from home in an untamed natural wilderness

Charlotte from C Breeze Jewellery embraces the work/life balance on the West Coast.

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Pioneers, creating new opportunities

The West Coast has a rich history of attracting innovative people, and the New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research is continuing to …

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Westport’s Powergirl

Emily Miazga is an expat Canadian and former clinical dietitian who is now living in Westport running her own business - Em’s Power Cookies.

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Cycling the South Island's West Coast Wilderness Trail

Anna Harrison embarks on four days of cycling to explore the beauty and history of the rugged West Coast.

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