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The official launch of the third edition of the Women of Westland book. From left Rita Stewart (National
Council of Women), Ruby Jones (Women of Westland committee), Minister of Women’s Affairs Margaret
Shields, Greymouth Mayor Barry Dallas and West Coast Regional Council chairwoman Margaret Moir.
Greymouth did well at the Dominion Breweries top brewery competition. From left Graeme Wilson,
Mark Woolhouse, Tracey Lee, Peter Ilton, Ian Howard, Carl Ritchie and Peter Low.
June 23, 1990
Fish and Game Council
holds first meeting
The transitional West Coast Fish
and Game Council is now formally
established, following a meeting
convened by the regional conser vator
of the Department of Conservation,
Mr Bruce Watson, acting on behalf of
The transitional council will
assume interim responsibility for
the management of sportfish and
gamebird resources until elected
councils come into office in May 1991.
As managers of the fish and
gamebird resources, the council will
be required to advocate the interests
of recreational anglers and hunters
within the legal framework of the
Conservation Law Reform Act 1990.
Following the election of Mr
Peter Thompson, of Hokitika, as
chairman, and Mr David Coll, of
Greymouth, as delegate to the NZ
Fish and Game Council, preliminary
operational details were considered,
including the appointment of staff and
consideration of a future base for the
June 25, 1990
Coast reaction to
indigenous forests policy
The Government ’s indigenous forests
policy, announced by the Deputy
Prime Minister Ms Helen Clark at
the weekend, has brought a mixed
reaction from interested parties.
Central to the Government ’s policy
is an immediate export ban on native
woodchips, hardwood logs and sawn
Ms Clark noted that the West
Coast was an area which had been
of concern to environmental groups.
“The Government has made it clear
throughout the development of this
policy that it will honour the West
Coast Accord. This was agreed by
conservation groups including Forest
and Bird, industry and Government in
For his part, West Coast MP Sir
Kerry Burke described the policy as
“great news” for the West Coast and
a victory for common sense and for
National’s environmental spokesman,
Mr Denis Marshall said “it is a very
anti-West Coast policy which will not
allow us to develop our resources for
the benefit of our people. ”
The Maruia Society, however,
welcomed the package as “representing
conservation with a human face”.
June 26, 1990
New ser vice station
The Brown Walters building in
Tainui Street, Greymouth, will be
demolished in the near future and a
new service station will be erected in
The BP company is building the
complex which will include a six-lane
ser vice station and a shopping centre.
Development manager for BP South
Island, Mr Dale King said today
the company was putting together a
financial package which should see a
start on the project very soon.
Mr King said from start to finish the
project will take about three months
June 26, 1990
Coast low in informant
The West Coast police paid out $731
last year to ‘informants’.
Senior sergeant Alastair Smith said
the figures released yesterday would
have involved quite a few separate
“The biggest payout I can remember
He said there were no regular paid
informants on the Coast, although
police often received helpful
information from the public.
Sergeant Phil Deazley said a
distinction between an informant and
informers had to be made.
“An informer will offer information
other than for financial reasons.”
“Police are always happy to receive
confidential information from the
public,” he said.
Twenty-five years ago, the West Coast Fish and Game Council held its first meeting, there was mixed
reaction to the Government ’s indigenous forests policy, and a new service station was planned for
Greymouth. Read more from the yellowing pages of the Greymouth Evening Star of June 1990.
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