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Keep up to date with the latest business news for the West Coast of New Zealand.

June 16, 2024

Rangatahi Day Out - Nature Economy Pathways

Buller High School students explored nature-based career opportunities at Westport’s Floating Basin.

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June 10, 2024

Richmond Quay project

Planning is progressing on the design of the new combined Grey District Library and commercial development on Richmond Quay.

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June 6, 2024

West Coast businesses dig deep for World Environment Day

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand’s Corporate Planting Challenge for World Environment Day at Barrytown Flats

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June 5, 2024

Karamea Walking Tree wins 2024 Tree of the Year New Zealand

The New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) is delighted to announce The Walking Tree as the winner of the 2024 Tree of the Year New Zealand award.

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June 1, 2024

Entries open for Leading Light Awards

Entries are now open for the 2024 Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards.

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May 31, 2024

Volunteers plant trees alongside Kawatiri Coastal Trail

A forest is being born alongside the Kawatiri Coastal Trail thanks to a massive volunteer effort that is being supported by generous funders.

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May 30, 2024

DWC scoops awards for promoting the region

Development West Coast (DWC) took home one Gold and four Silver Awards at the 2024 Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) Awards held in Auckland on Wednesday evening.

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May 29, 2024

Return of kākāriki highlights West Coast’s predator control success

South Westland has seen a resurgence in birdlife, with increased sightings of the kākāriki (yellow-crowned parakeet) underscoring the success of local conservation work.

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May 27, 2024

Governance training on the West Coast

Over the past three months DWC has hosted seven community governance workshops across the region from Karamea to Franz Josef.

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May 27, 2024

Students Champion Penguin Conservation Efforts

Close ties between the West Coast Penguin Trust and Westland High School are bringing benefits for penguins and students.

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May 26, 2024

Will Karamea's walking tree get caught napping?

It is the last week to vote for Tree of the Year NZ 2024, and competitors are hot on the heals of early leader - the Karamea Walking Tree.

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May 24, 2024

New Zealand’s minerals future

Resources Minister Shane Jones unveiled his vision for the minerals industry in Blackball on the West Coast. He plans to double export earnings in mining by 2035.

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