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January 23, 1990
The future looks good for the old
Moana railway station.
The Moana station is just one
of the many deemed surplus to
the requirements of the Railways
Corporation but the Lake Brunner
Community Association and other
interested groups are intending to
restore it to its original condition.
“It is the only station of that design
left in the South Island and one of
just three in New Zealand,” Moana
resident and Grey district councillor,
Ron Hibbs said today.
“As such it has a lot of historic value
and has already been labelled as a
building worth saving by the Historic
Places Trust which has indicated
it would provide the finances to
purchase the building from the
Railways. “Friends of the Railway
is another group keen to ensure the
station is restored. ”
January 26, 1990
to wear office chain
Westland District Council mayors
in future will wear the mayoral chain
of the old Hokitika Borough Council.
The council’s first mayor, Mr
Durham Havill has been without
the time-honoured decoration since
assuming office in November, but
former Hokitika mayor Mr Henry
Pierson yesterday argued strongly for
the chain to be reinstated.
The Hokitika mayoral chain was
put in the West Coast Historical
Museum after the final borough
council meeting and the new council
initially decided against getting a
new one made because of the cost.
However, the council has now
agreed to uplift the old one from the
“I believe the office of mayor must
have a mayoral chain,” Cr Pierson
said. “ There are three mayors on the
West Coast, two of those have chains;
our mayor has not.”
January 29, 1990
Two Greymouth policeman were
threatened by a man wielding a
Sergeant John Shirley said today
the two policemen went to a country
address to investigate a complaint
and were met by a man wielding a
chainsaw which was running.
“The policemen were threatened by
the man with the chainsaw,” he said.
“After obtaining some assistance the
man was eventually calmed down and
relieved of the chainsaw.
“As a result he has been admitted to
Seaview Hospital under the Mental
Health Act,” Mr Shirley said.
January 30, 1990
New Nelson Creek
The former goldmining centre of
Nelson Creek is fast attracting a
reputation as “one of the places to go”
being popular with both tourists and
Last Saturday saw the addition of
a further attraction with the opening
of the Colls Dam walk, a loop walk
designed by occupational therapist
and Nelson Creek resident Barbara
Paine, for disabled people.
The track was a combined effort
involving the Department of
Conser vation, the Conser vation
Corps and the Nelson Creek
January 31, 1990
is sold as going
Tasman Lumber Company, owner
of the Odlins mill at Stillwater, has
announced its sale as a going concern
to the Christchurch-based WW
Keighley group of companies.
The sale is however conditional
on agreement being reached with
Timberlands for the continuing
supply of saw logs.
Confirming the change of
ownership this morning, Tasman
Lumber production sources manager
Mr John Pierce said the Fletcher-
Challenge subsidiary was particularly
pleased to see the mill sold as a going
concern, thus preser ving 53 jobs.
For his part, the general manager of
Keighley ’s, Mr Andrew Smart said he
was very pleased with the purchase.
“ We’ve been on the Coast for about
60 years now and it reflects our
continuing confidence in the region,”
Mr Smart said.
Twenty-five years ago, the Moana railway station’s future looked good, Westland mayors could again
wear the chain of office, a new Nelson Creek walkway was opened, and the Stillwater mill was sold to
the Keighley group. Read more from the yellowing pages of the Greymouth Evening Star of January
Bruce Watson opens a new walk at Nelson Creek.
Bernard Mahuika tries the new
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