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.
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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.