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Phone 768 0370
for 24 Hour Service.
Dr Megan Hero
Chemist this week is:
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Friday open until
No Sunday hours
Friday 6pm until
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Why have your
loved ones taken
away from the Coast
The only Greymouth
Francis (Jim) QSO, JP,
No. 451038, WO II,
23 BTN 2nd NZEF. ---
On January 28, 2014,
peacefully at home sur-
rounded by his loving
family, aged 91 years.
Dearly loved husband of
Aileen, much loved
father and father-in-law
of John and Shirley
Marieann and Paul
Stephen and Angela
Rose Keenan (Hokitika),
Sharron Keenan (Perth,
Austrlia), Mark and
Marie Keenan (Hoki-
tika), Michele and Peter
Read (Dunedin). Special
Grandad of Anoushka
and Matthew Keenan,
Luke and Mara
Kennedy, Brianna and
Nicholas and James
Leach, Logan, Connor
and Brydie Keenan,
Shaeleigh and Keiran
Read and great-grandad
of Lily-Kate and Fergus.
Loved son of the
late Caroline and
Michael, loved brother
and brother-in-law of
Harry and the late Pat,
Sheila and the late Don
and the late Pat and
Theresa, Dudley and
Connie, Mary and Andy,
Monnie and Alf, Carrie
and John, Eileen and
Brian, Mick and Eileen.
Loved brother-in-law of
the Brosnahan family. A
loved uncle of his many
nieces and nephews.
RIP. Messages to The
Keenan Family, 3
Alpine View, Hokitika
7810. Flowers respect-
fully declined but dona-
tions to Child Cancer
would be appreciated
and may be made at the
service. A Requiem
Mass to celebrate Jim's
life will be held at All
Saints Church, Stafford
Street, Hokitika, tomor-
row (February 1, 2014)
at 11am. Interment to
follow in the Returned
Services Section No.2 of
the Hokitika Cemetery.
A Vigil Service for Jim
will be held at Thomp-
sons Riverside Chapel,
this evening at 7pm.
FDANZ, Ph 03 755
HALL, Judd Shane. ---
Taken tragically as the
result of an accident in
Greymouth on January
24, 2014, aged 26.
Dearly loved son and
baby boy of Jo and
Rowdy, loved brother of
Sarah and Snoop,
Shiloh, Lex, and the late
Dan, Brett and Jessop,
special friend of Munta,
and a loved uncle,
grandson, cousin, god-
father, and great friend
of many. RIP. Messages
to 43a Seven Mile Road,
Runanga 7803. A
Service to celebrate
Judd's life will be held
in Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, Mills Street,
Runanga tomorrow (Sat-
urday) at 2pm followed
by cremation at the
Services Ltd. Phone
(03) 768 0250. FDANZ.
Forest and Bird West Coast branch
says a planned increase in aerial 1080
poison drops is "essential" and should
not just be for one year.
Conser vation Minister Nick Smith
said this week that 1080 would be used
to deal with an expected explosion
in rat and stoat numbers this
year which threatened to "annihilate"
the country's native endangered
Regular and additional drops are
planned for large areas around the
Heaphy, Mokihinui and Lewis rivers to
the north, and Abbey Rocks (Paringa-
Moeraki), the Cascade and Hollyford
in the south, as well as around the
Haast kiwi sanctuary.
Forest and Bird West Coast branch
chairwoman Kathy Gilbert, of Mikonui,
said they were pleased to hear of the
It was crucial that DOC did not
allow predators to re-infest areas that
would be predator-controlled this year,
by maintaining this level of predator
control into the future.
DOC should be adequately funded to
do that, she said.
" e last major forest owering event
was 14 years ago, and the number
of stoats and rats in our forests
e planned increase in 1080 was
essential this year so yet another species
of bird was not lost.
Both the Parliamentary Com-
missioner for the Environment, and
the Environmental Protection Agency,
had assessed the science and practice
of 1080 use, including aerial drops.
ey found it to be the most e ective
means to control predators across
whole landscapes, and that its use
did not pose a threat to humans, Ms
"We applaud the e orts of DOC to
protect our native birds."
e West Coast whio (blue duck)
population was boosted yesterday with the
release of ve breeding pairs into the wild.
It was part of ongoing work by the
Department of Conser vation to boost whio
numbers in the Paparoa Range and the
Earlier yesterday, rangers took four of the
whio to the Arahura Marae to show them
to about 25 children at a school holiday
programme, Fusion Wananga.
Kapa haka tutor Te Rua Mason blessed
the birds before they were own to
their release site in Moonlight Creek, in
the Paparoa Range. e remaining three
pairs were released into the Taipo
Ranger Glen Newton said 10 eggs from
two nests were collected from the Styx
Valley, in September. ey were taken to
Peacock Springs, Christchurch, for captive
rearing and eventual release back to the
wild at about three months of age.
All 10 eggs hatched and "luckily we ended
up with ve male and ve females to make
e whio release can trace its roots to
2006, when a small group of dedicated
volunteers in partnership with DOC
started to maintain 28km of stoat trap
lines in the Moonlight, Roaring Meg and
Blackball creeks to protect a small remnant
population of the native ducks.
Fourteen juvenile whio have now been
released back to the Paparoa site and last
year, a female laid a clutch of ve eggs, the
rst seen in the area in about eight years.
PICTURE: Department of Conservation
Glen Newton at the Arahura Marae shows children on a school holiday programme one of the whio about to be released back into
the wild. Release boosts Coast whio population
e man who proposes
excavating near the Westport
pump station for clues to an
enduring shipwreck mystery
has met with the mayor and will
submit another proposal to the
Buller District Council.
Last March, an excavation at
Carters Beach found a section
of ship, thought to be between
150-and 200 years-old. Two
pieces of the shipwreck were
found at di erent sites closer
to the Buller River mouth.
Historians and archaeologists
now want to dig for the rest of
the ship's mast, which is buried
almost beneath the pumping
Buller Mayor Garry Howard
said the had met with the
convenor of the shipwreck
committee, Steve Wilkinson,
who would be putting in
another proposal that would
look at mitigation measures, and
how to minimise risk.
He said the council's concern
was not to expose ratepayers to
nancial risk if something went
e area around the pumping
station had a higher water
table, which caused the sand to
start collapsing once a hole was
"Below 800mm it's virtually
liquid. at's the real di culty."
Mr Wilkinson said earlier
this week they may be able to
dig smaller drill holes without
compromising the pumping
Possibilities for the wreck
include the one Brunner and
Heaphy found during their
exploration of the West Coast
in 1846, or even the Mountain
Maid wrecked in 1867 at the
mouth of the Buller River.
Shipwreck convenor meets mayor
e number of children getting a
free before-school check has risen
noticeably on the West Coast.
e B4 School Check is to make sure
children are ready for school.
In the past six months, 213 four-year-
olds on the Coast were checked --- 62
more than over the same period in the
" e B4 School Check gives parents a
free opportunity to discuss their child's
health and development with a nurse,"
Health Minister Tony Ryall said.
e check usually takes between
45-60 minutes and covers hearing,
visual, growth and oral health
screenings, and questionnaires to
discuss the child's development.
"I've recently been told of one grateful
mum who wrote to thank her local
health professionals after her daughter
received a B4 School Check," Mr Ryall
said. "Before the check, the mother
was unaware her daughter had issues
with her eyesight. However, through
the B4 School Check they identi ed
she was long-sighted in one eye, and
had been wholly dependent on her
other eye to read and play with friends.
e girl has now seen an optometrist
and received glasses. Without the check,
the girl's condition may have remained
undetected for much longer. Now
she will be able to begin school and
have the best possible start to her
increase on Coast
e Buller District Council's new
recycling and refuse service starts on
Monday, even though Monday is Buller
Despite this, and ursday also being
a public holiday, Waitangi Day ---
collections will still be made.
e Buller District Council said in a
press release today that refuse, wheelie
bins and crates needed to be out on the
kerb ready for collection from 7.30am
on the day of collection. e collection
days are on the side of the wheelie bins.
"Once you know what week your
collection is, refer to the supplied
calendar for the correct week to put
your bins out for collection," the council
Each set of bins is registered to
that speci c property, not the people.
e bins have serial numbers that are
registered to those properties.
Only recycling is permitted in the
"We have already had cases of people
putting their bins out for collection full
of refuse. Any bins that have refuse in
them will not be collected."
New Buller recycling
and refuse service
set to start
Arrivals: Jay Elaine,
Shadow II, elma C,
two Greymouth vessels.
In port: Cook Canyon,
Jay Elaine, Frances, 13
Cook Canyon, Jay
Galatea II, Monday;
Ocean Odyssey, Tuesday;
Moon Shadow II,
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