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Jan 20 2020
Scenic Hotel Group.JPG West Coast glacier holiday up for grabs to aid Samoa

An online auction for an incredible holiday in New Zealand's pristine Glacier Country is being held to raise funds for Samoa.

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Jan 17 2020
Franz Josef Glacier Guides Visitor numbers bounce back in Franz Josef

The Department of Conservation’s latest track counter data for the Franz Josef Glacier Valley recorded its busiest day ever with 7,137 visiting on 1 January 2020.

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Dec 20 2019
Denniston Mine 12 Historic West Coast spots history buffs will love

It's easy to step back in time on the West Coast of New Zealand, a place steeped in gold and coal mining history. These are the 12 must-visit spots for a history fix.

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Dec 19 2019
Whataroa Road opening good Christmas present for West Coast economy

The scheduled re-opening of the Haast Highway (SH6) between Harihari and Whataroa tomorrow morning (Friday) is an early Christmas present for businesses the entire length of the West Coast.

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Dec 16 2019
Paparoa Shuttle Partial closure of Paparoa Track to continue

DOC has extended the partial closure of the Paparoa Track until the end of February 2020.

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Nov 30 2019
Paparoa Track - Nimmo Photography.PNG The Paparoa Track officially opens

New Zealand’s newest Great Walk, the Paparoa Track, was officially opened in Blackball today.

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