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Publisher picks up
A former Ikamatua girl has
turned her dream of becoming
an author into reality with the
pending release of her debut book.
Evelyne Andrews, 22, grew up on
the West Coast but now lives in
Brisbane, Australia, and has secured
a deal with Harlequin for her book
Enmity. e storyline begins after
a solar are wipes out most of the
global population, and follows
two teenagers who are kidnapped
and trained to help in a plot to
overthrow the current president. e
book is set to be released in April.
Rain and gusty winds easing
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Greymouth Star On-line
A man who shared a wanted
picture of himself on Facebook was
captured by police just 45 minutes
later. Anthony James Lescowitch
jnr had been evading arrest in
Pennsylvania since November
last year, but it did not take police
long to nd him after he posted
the police's message to his own
Facebook page. According to
Timesleader.com, police believe
Lescowitch posted the picture
publicly by accident. Posing as an
attractive woman, investigating
o cer T J Rentschler, began chatting
on-line with Lescowitch about the
post. Over the course of half an hour,
the o cer was able to gather key
information about Lescowitch and
eventually arranged to meet up with
him for a cigarette. --- Metro
Shantytown Printing Works rebrand
A new project at Shantytown aims to
recreate the original Greymouth Star
newspaper o ce, with antique printing
equipment, classic photographs and
diagrams explaining how things were
Collections manager Sherri Murphy
and collections assistant Amanda Pike
are taking the rst steps to convert the
existing Printing Works display into
a better-organised, more historically
accurate newspaper o ce.
"Currently it's just a printing works
o ce," Ms Murphy said. "We want to
make it into the 1886 Greymouth Star
original o ce (and) convert it back to
the old fashioned way of printing and
"It's just been one of those buildings
we wanted to get our teeth into."
e new design will include a
reorganisation of the existing equipment,
including an 1876 Eagle Press printer
from the Greymouth Star, and a timeline
and diagrams showing how newspapers
were written, laid out and printed before
the digital age.
"A lot of kids wouldn't have any idea,"
Ms Murphy said.
Shantytown is now on the lookout for
more equipment to install in the o ce,
as many of the existing machines are
linked to commercial printing rather
than newspaper production.
"Hopefully, I'll be able to get some
machines somehow. ere are lots of
collectors around New Zealand and lots
of people who are in the know. If they've
got something and it's locked away and
they want it to be on display, we're open
to loans and donations," she said.
Sta were currently doing the
initial research and hoped to have the
renovation nearing completion in three
"I'm quite excited about it. We have
an amazing photograph of an 1880s old
newspaper o ce. We're going to have it
enlarged to life size and put on the back
PICTURE: Christine Linnell
Shantytown collections assistant Amanda Pike checks out the
antique printing equipment at the Printing Works display, which is
due for renovation later in the year.
PICTURES: Nicholas McBride
e crash scene, and also Cayden Dash, who moved out of the house --- and the front bedroom the car hit --- just yesterday.
A Runanga man, believed to be
in his early 20s, died after the car
he was in slammed into a house
on High Street, Greymouth,
about 11 o'clock last night during
a short police pursuit.
e body of dead man was
still in the vehicle outside the
unoccupied High Street house,
this morning. He was not the
His name will not be released
until he has been formally
Two other men, also about 20,
are in Grey Base Hospital.
One was operated on last night
to remove a large piece of wood
that had been impaled in his body.
He was in the intensive care unit
According to police he was
trapped inside the vehicle for
some time. e third person had
a collapsed lung and is recovering
on a ward.
West Coast police area
commander Inspector John
Canning, said this morning that a
homicide investigation had been
" ere are two reasons for
this. One is because there was a
pursuit, the other is because the
driver is not dead and someone
has to be culpable when there is a
death," Mr Canning said.
Mr Canning said that a
Greymouth police constable
was out of his vehicle, near the
Catholic Church about 11pm,
when he saw a white Subaru
station wagon, travelling south,
speed past him.
" e police o cer decided it
needed to be stopped. He jumped
into his patrol car, turned on
the siren and lights and a short
pursuit (few seconds) followed
--- the driver did not stop."
Mr Canning said the police
constable lost sight of the vehicle
as it rounded the sweeping bend
alongside the hospital.
"As the police o cer came
around the corner himself he
found the vehicle had crashed
into a house on the left hand side
of High Street."
Mr Canning said there were
suggestions that, as well as speed,
alcohol may have played a part in
ere was no one in the old
railway house at the time of the
crash. e occupants had moved
out earlier yesterday afternoon.
Mr Canning said it appeared the
driver lost control going around
the hospital corner, crossed on
to the wrong side of the road,
travelled some distance sideways
before smashing into the house
and signi cantly damaging it.
Following police procedure, the
o cer has been stood down, and
welfare services have been made
available to him.
Mr Canning said the incident
would be investigated by the
Independent Police Conduct
Authority (IPCA) because it
was a police pursuit. Nelson
CIB along with the serious crash
investigation unit have been
called in to investigate also.
A young Greymouth man was this
morning feeling lucky, having moved
out of the room that hours later was
demolished by a car crash.
Cayden Dash only moved out of the
High Street house at 4pm yesterday.
Seven hours later a car crashed through
his former bedroom.
" at was where my bed would have
been," he said looking at a picture of the
house this morning.
He had been given two weeks to move
out, but had packed up earlier when he
found a new place to live.
"If we hadn't gotten this house, we
would still have been there," Mr Dash
His new atmates had been walking
in the area last night when they saw the
car go speeding past, but did not realise
it had crashed into Mr Dash's former
Mr Dash learned his room had been
destroyed this morning and it was all
still sinking in.
He was not sure whether he would
have been in his room if he was still
living there, but was feeling lucky either
"I think I will have to go buy a lotto
Darren Claydon, who lives close to the
crash scene, believed the car would have
been travelling between 120-150kph
when it went past his house.
"He'd already lost it when he was out
the front of my place on the corner ...
he was slightly across the centre line at
He did not hear the car hit the house,
but could hear the screeching of tyres as
the driver lost control.
"It hit hard. I never heard the bang but
I heard the skids."
He went outside to see what had
happened and said several neighbours
came out too.
He could see smoke coming out of the
vehicle, which had been bent in half.
"As soon as you saw it you knew there
would be a fatality."
Closer to the scene, neighbour Karen
Aynsley said the car had clearly been
travelling at excessive speed.
"I reckon he must have been going
100kph going past us."
She heard the impact.
" ere was a big thud, and I'm four
Emergency services quickly attended
with seven police vehicles, two re
engines and two ambulances on site.
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