COVID-19 Update

As a service to our community we’ve decided our online paper will remain free during the Covid-19 lockdown.
If you’re a paid subscriber don’t worry, we will refund you. If you know someone who enjoys The News, but isn’t online, why not offer to read them our stories over the phone?
Let’s get through this together.
Kia kaha!

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Your local independent newspaper since 1871
The News has been a voice for its community since the early 1870s. We’re family owned and proud to be one of New Zealand’s few remaining independent newspapers. We’re produced, printed and published in Westport, daily Monday to Friday.

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Westport is Buller’s main town, serving a population of 10,000.
Buller, Grey and Westland make up the West Coast of the South Island.

The region (pop 30,000) is New Zealand’s scenic wonderland with rainforests, glaciers, mountains and limestone caves. West Coasters are famous for their warm hospitality,
fierce independence and individuality.

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