West Coast Messenger 6 February 2019

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Crossword No. 20624

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DOWN 1. Fifty per cent of comedians are very dim (4-4). 2. Bangs on the door - and breaks it down (6). 3. Try hard to keep the lumps out (6). 4. Check part of the ship (4). 5. Money certainly makes a difference (6). 6. She’s in a town in Australia (5). 11. Get rid of the fish: it’s very fattening (8). 13. Have a home to keep you busy (6). 14. That would mean it’s not in the river (6). 15. Fights for the left-overs (6). 16. When one breakfasts in a lordly fashion? (5). 18. Concerning some deliveries (4).


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CRYPTIC ACROSS 6. By which two pieces of material are linked together? (5,6). 7. Leathery veal? (4). 8. How delightful the prince was! (8). 9. Wrong about the girl (6). 10. Agreed one was sleepy (6). 12. Awakened feeling excited (6). 15. It may add up to only a few sunny days! (6). 17. For the sailor’s beer? (8). 19. It’s great fun being a bird (4). 20. What it costs to take out an attractive girl? (6,5).

Reporters 7

Weekly Puzzles



• Westland, Greymouth

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

• Hokitika

JANNA SHERMAN 03 755 8421 | jannas@greystar.co.nz





• Grey Valley, Blackball, Lake Brunner

LISA RANGI 03 769 7913 | lisar@greystar.co.nz




• Westport, Buller, Karamea

ROSE O’CONNOR 021 185 9660 | buller@greystar.co.nz


• Reefton

CLAIRE WARD 021 250 1104 | reefton@greystar.co.nz





6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 15. 17. 19. 20.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 11. 13. 14. 15. 16. 18.

RACHEL PROCTER • Sales 03 769 7928 | rachelp@greystar.co.nz

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Informed (11) Metal (4) Rubbish (8) Hilarity (6) Task (6) Wobbled (6) Befuddled (6) Capital city (8) Mountains (4) Meaningless (11)

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QUICK PUZZLE NO. 20623 - SOLUTIONS Across - 6, Resentment. 8, Tale. 9, Felt. 10, Abuse. 11, Reel. 12, Inundated. 16, Degrading. 20, Fret. 22, Extol. 23, Oboe. 24, Coax. 25, Accessible. Down - 1, Aegean. 2, Destiny. 3, Ottawa. 4, Deluge. 5, Otter. 7, Blues. 13, Tag. 14, Idiotic. 15, Prior. 17, Entice. 18, Relish. 19, Noodle. 21, Texas.

Eagerness (8) Organization (6) Posture (6) Lap (4) Famous inventor (6) Best (5) Brilliance (8) Maori woman (6) Ill-fated (6) Nearly (6) Eject (5) Currency (4)

CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 20623 - SOLUTIONS Across - 6, Never a-gain. 8, Salt. 9, Fair. 10, Lance. 11, Trap (rev.). 12, Least-wise. 16, Dream-boat. 20, Half. 22, Ropes. 23, Note. 24, Love. 25, Stage-coach. Down - 1, Be-rat-e. 2, Dearest. 3, Sal-low. 4, Paints. 5, Inset. 7, Clear. 13, Ice. 14, A-band-on. 15, Carol. 17, Repeat. 18, Answer. 19, Attack. 21, Fresh.


Coast Calendar FEBRUARY


7 Marlon Williams, Greymouth Regent Theatre, 7.30pm 8 Left Bank Gallery reopening, Greymouth. ‘Prospects Fearful: A Reimagining of the Arduous Journey of Thomas Brunner, Pikiwati, Kehu and their Party from Nelson to the West Coast and Back Again, on Foot in the 1800s’. 8 The Young Folk, Irish band, Old Lodge, Hokitika 8 Coast to Coast 9 Dumpling Workshop, The Gap Cafe, 1pm-3pm 9 Buller Gorge Marathon 9 Little Wanganui Cheese competition, Little Wanganui Hall, Karamea 7pm 10 O’Conor Home gala 10 Court in the Act, Reefton Court House, 2pm 12 The Tuesday Club, Buller District Library, after school 13 Michele A’Court and Jeremy Elwood, On the Road, Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, 7.30pm 13, 14 Greymouth Blood Drive, Trinity Centre 14 Michele A’Court and Jeremy Elwood, On the Road, Reefton Workingmen’s Club, 7.30pm 15 Bach Oboe d’amore, St Patrick’s Church, Greymouth, 7.30pm-9pm 16 Sofia Talvik, Americana, Folk with Swedish Roots, Greymouth Regent Theatre, 7.30pm 16 St Andrew’s United Parish, Hokitika, Garden Ramble, 9.30am-4.30pm 16 Risque Bingo Party, Seaview Hall, Hokitika, 7pm-11pm 16 West Coast Teddy Bear run, registrations Monteith’s Brewery 11am 16-17 Murchison A and P show. 16 Sand Dunes Classic, Hokitika 17 Rotary Food Fare, Greymouth, from 4pm 22 St Marys Fete, Hokitika, from 5.30pm 23 South Westland A and P Show, Whataroa 23 Old Ghost Ultra race, Westport, 6am 26 Kallidad, live music, Mahinapua Hotel

2 Lake Kaniere Scenic Triathlon 2-3 Lake Mapourika Salmon Competition 2-3 Art in the Park, Greymouth High School 9 Hokitika Wildfoods, Cass Square 9 Masquerade Party, fundraiser for West Coast families, Shantytown, 7pm 16 Relay For Life Karoro Domain, 10am-10pm 16 West Coast Open and Masters track and field championships, Anzac Park, Greymouth, 9.30am 20 Mockingbird, Old Lodge Theatre, Hokitika, 7.30pm 23 Greenstone Park Speedway, Remembrance championships Long White Cloud Country Music Tour, Fox Glacier DOC Hall

Last week’s answer

Last Week’s Crossword Solutions

MIKE WILSON • Sales 03 769 7927 | mikew@greystar.co.nz

Last week’s answer

On the street West Coast councils are providing free facilities for freedom campers this summer. In light of the impact on local businesses and the environment, what do you think?

APRIL 6 Greenstone Park Speedway, Youth King of the Coast, Mainland Ministocks 13 On the Road Comedy Show, Old Lodge, Hokitika 13 Glow Yoga, with Hannah, Greymouth Uniting Church, Tainui Street, 1pm-3pm 18 Aro Manu, album release tour, Barrytown Hall, 7pm 18-21 Ahaura Hunting and Fishing competition. 19-23 Easter weekend, Brunner Rugby League 100th Jubilee 27 Greenstone Park Speedway, King of the Coast

Ginette MacClure Greymouth “Don’t ask ratepayers to pay for toilets and upkeep of park sites for freedom campers. Users should pay even if a gold coin donation.”

Grant Fitzwilliam


Julie Wilkinson


“I’m totally against freedom camping. I don’t think Reefton should have a free, prime river site when there already was one behind the racecourse and we have a beautiful camping ground too.”

“The council should not be responsible for free camping sites. Visitors should be directed to existing campgrounds, but more signposted facilities like toilets etc should be supplied.”

Athol Olson

Rachel Kahl

MAY 1 Mountainfilm on Tour, Regent Theatre, Hokitika, 7.30pm 4 Around Brunner Cycle Race 11 West Coast Wilderness Trail Ultra Marathon May 31 and June 1,2: Runanga Rugby League 100th Jubilee •

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Fr David Gruschow Westport “I feel for the local accommodation business owners who are missing out on much needed summer income.”


“There are other people working hard to make a living. Freedom campers should pay their way like everybody else.”


“I walk the cycle track a lot. There were two campervans parked up beside it and a pile of used toilet paper. What does that tell you?”

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Quirky garden art by Laura Mills


Daffodils for the Cancer Society in Greymouth.


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rom the serious to the quirky, a latecomer to the art scene is making an impression. Cobden man Kevin Hayman started making rustic garden sculptures only a year ago, after an operation. Unable to go straight back to work, the digger driver started tinkering. Luckily he had welding skills from his days doing the stockcars and working on mine sites. Despite not being able to draw at school, he says the ideas started coming. “My brother in Christchurch sent a photo of what a man was selling at the Riccarton market.” He was intrigued, and before long had made his own set of ‘bullrush weeds’ using springs from a trampoline. PICTURES: Laura Mills He gets the metal from Dispatch, Liddells and scrap metal dealers.

A bird feeder.

Around his garden, weird and wonderful creatures and creations lurk in flowerbeds. He also does more serious work, including daffodils for the Cancer Society and edging for fire pits to protect the lawn. One piece recently went to Wellington. Ideas just come to him, and he scours websites like Pinterest. Mr Hayman can be seen at the polytechnic markets, the Shakespeare Street markets on Saturdays and on Facebook under Not Just Nuts.

Absolutely Fabulous fundraiser by Joan Fairhall IN an innovative and risque move the Kumara Residents Trust is putting the fun in FUNdraiser by inviting Coasters to ‘get their glam on and drag themselves out for a fabulous late night where anything can happen’. The Risque Bingo party, hosted by Aunty Pipi and Meryl Vale, promises ‘bingo as you’ve never played it before’, a couple of slightly naughty drama skits from the Savage Club, live music from the Cool Little Band, great bingo prizes to be won along with raffles and auctions and a mystery super prize drawn at the end of the evening for just turning up. Thanks to the generosity of tourism operators all along the cycleway, winners of the Wilderness Trail packages will enjoy the full experience — fourday electric bike hire, shuttle of guest and luggage over the fourday trail from Ross to Greymouth Aunty Pipi and Meryl Vale — not your average bingo callers! via Hokitika, Cowboy Paradise an opportunity for companies or families and Kumara, accommodation and food to have their names go down in history, along the trail. Other prizes include gold, having made a significant contribution restaurant meals, vouchers for popular to the placement of garden features and tourist attractions, food and beverage authentic Chinese hand-carved granite vouchers and more. furniture. Funds raised will support the next The fun evening will be held on Saturday, phase of Kumara’s Chinese Miners February 16 at the Seaview Hall, Hokitika, Memorial Reserve. An auction will give 7pm-11pm. No need to dress up, but

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glad rags and glitter would add to the ‘fabulosity’. Bingo books (10 games) $20. Licensed bar and platter food available. VIP tables available. E-mail: kumarachinesereserve@gmail.com or contact Fiona: 027 641 2740. Transport options from Kumara and Greymouth, details at www.kumarawestcoast.org

Coasters Tickets available at $ 22.50 Adult (16+) $ 45.00 Family pass (2 A + 2 C under 16) $ 12.50 Child (5-15 years old) Under 5 years FREE

Volunteer and help children with cancer next month Child Cancer Foundation is calling for volunteers to lend a hand for its annual street collection, taking place on Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, during Child Cancer Foundation appeal month. Dedicated volunteers are urgently needed to donate their time and help raise vital funds to support more than 1700 families’ nationwide in hospital, at home and in the community. Robyn Kiddle, chief executive at Child Cancer Foundation explains: “Child Cancer Foundation receives no direct funding from the government, and we rely on the generosity of New Zealanders to continue to support these children and their families in need.

“We are grateful to anyone who can spare a couple of hours to raise funds to help brave Kiwi kids and their families, facing their cancer battle. There are collection sites nationwide and just a couple of hours out of people’s days will make a huge difference.” Schools or businesses can also “adopt” a collection site in their local area for one or both days and involve staff, students and parents in this event. People interested in volunteering as collectors can register at www.childcancer.org.nz or call 0800 424 453 to be connected with their local organiser.

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Distiller Nick Secker, customer experience manager Lisa Hamill, managing director Patsy Bass and customer experience/distillery assistant Shane Thrower.

Reefton distillery proving popular T

hree months after the Reefton distillery opened, it has become so popular that visitors need to pre-book a tour. In an update, the company said the first three Little Biddy West Coast botanical gins — Premium, Black label and Gold label — “flew out the door” the moment the distillery opened. In December a further two products were added to the range, Wild Rain Vodka and their first seasonal fruit

liqueur (Tayberry), which also sold well. The historic premises in Smith Street and distillery tours were proving to be a great tourist attraction for Reefton, and bookings for the tours are now essential. Reefton Distilling Co managing director Patsy Bass said the vision was to be a leading producer of premium spirits and to produce the best quality distilled spirits in New Zealand, using locally sourced and foraged ingredients where possible.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Reefton’s lavender flag blooming W by Claire Ward

hen Reefton resident John Bougen first bought the old Reefton School in 2016, he wondered what he would do with the land. “I was standing in the middle of the old playing field and as the purchase was during the flag referendum, I came up with the idea of planting pink, white and blue English lavender (with some hydrangeas and agapanthus for extra colour in the Union Jack) in the design of a huge, traditional

New Zealand flag,” he said. Now in its third year, the lavender flag “farm” is producing what Mr Bougen was considering as a by-product of the plants — lavender oil and hydrosol (lavender water), and all sorts of lavender products like candles and soaps. “The first couple of years was really a learning curve,” Gwen Gardner, the lavender flag farm gardener and caretaker, said. “We’ve had to learn from scratch, and we’re still learning as we go. Alan and Maureen Adair, who own and run Rotokohu Blue

Lavender, the other business not far from Reefton that also produces lavender products, have been very helpful in their advice like when to cut the lavender and how long it needs to dry for instance,” Mrs Gardner said. The first harvest of the lavender was in 2018 and, after a drying out period of a few days, was distilled in a 100 litre copper still Mr Bougen sourced from Morocco. The finished products are selling not only in Reefton, but further afield in the North Island. There are still a few gaps in the

PICTURES: John Bougen

Gwen Gardner, gardener and caretaker with the lavendar still.

flag but Mr Bougen said next year, all the plants should be “holding hands”, meaning of course that they have all grown together, and then the New Zealand flag will be totally apparent. “That’s when I’ll more than likely build a viewing platform so it can be viewed from above,” he said. Mr Bougen has broken two world records with his flag. One for the

Flag as taken by drone on January 27.

largest New Zealand flag and the other for the largest flag made from plants. It measures 60m by 30m with the Union Jack filling 30 by 15m. It was one of the nicest interviews this reporter has done due to sitting right beside a mass of newly harvested and drying lavender, and breathing in the most gorgeous scent the whole time.


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Music therapy is used with people across the lifespan and employs a range of approaches, including humanistic (person-centred), cognitive behavioural (problem-solving) and psychodynamic (social-emotional). Activities may include improvisation (making up music as you go along), singing, songwriting, guided listening to music, music and movement activities, musical games and stories. Registered Music Therapists are skilled in using the elements of music to address specific issues, such as mood and emotional self-regulation; selfesteem, confidence and motivation; parent-child relationships; developmental delay; rehabilitation

HEATHER FLETCHER Registered Music Therapist West Coast District Health Board Phone 03 769 7400 Extension 2733

and palliative care. They engage in ongoing supervision and professional development to ensure they meet the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for the practice of music therapy. Currently music therapy is available through the West Coast DHB Allied Health services. It is used to support people of all ages on their health journey, particularly where there are communication and/or developmental difficulties, with the aim of improving outcomes for this vulnerable population. More information about music therapy can be found at www.musictherapy.org.nz


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SPCA annual appeal THE SPCA is calling for animalloving volunteers across New Zealand to collect much-needed funds for animals during their 2019 Annual Appeal. These volunteers will take to the streets between March 4-10 to raise funds for sick, abandoned, and abused animals. The SPCA Annual Appeal is the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year, raising hundreds of

DWC chairwoman Renee Rooney

is vital we have good infrastructure, roading networks, and connectivity to support residents and visitors to the Coast, our valuable businesses and industry, and it is also key to attracting new investment to our region. The team at Development West Coast has hit the new year running, continuing on from a productive 2018 where we challenged ourselves to become a new customer-facing organisation and putting enabling West Coast businesses to grow and thrive at the centre of all we do. Executing our 2018-25 strategy of “Growing Business to Grow the Coast”, which includes key priorities of managing the fund for current and future generations; enabling the development of business and industry on the West Coast; and enhancing the profile and visibility of the West Coast, make for an exciting 2019. Like any organisation or business, good practice of self-reviewing a strategy and operating structure is a key to success, and DWC is no different. It is important we remain fit for purpose, so we review our business plan, our trust deed and what we are about, along with our “why”, on a regular basis. Momentum is continuing with efforts by many to leverage more investment from PGF into the Coast. January has already seen local leaders, iwi, business and industry representatives and community groups come together for two workshops. One has seen the exciting emergence of the Pounamu Pathway which will link our cultural and heritage story region-wide. The other is developing an aged care strategy for our region. It is incredibly important that we have services and facilities to care for our Coasters who have walked before us and paved the way for our region and future generations. The scene is set for another actionpacked year, so hold tight!

The SPCA helps protect 41,000 animals every year, and relies entirely on the generosity of the community to do their critical work saving the lives of animals. It is the only New Zealand charity entrusted to uphold animal welfare law and has the power to prosecute those who offend against animals. Donations help SPCA Inspectors rescue animals, give them love, care, provide a warm bed at SPCA shelters,

give them critical medicine and veterinary support, and help them find new homes with their loving forever families. Volunteers can register at: www. spca.nz/appealcollector Joanie, a cat at the Greymouth centre, is up for rehoming. Joanie has been at the centre since November and staff describe her as “a beautiful girl with attitude”. “She loves things her own way, and needs an owner who would love a cat with a bit of spunk! She is available for adoption now.” PICTURE: SPCA

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nd here we find ourselves in 2019 ….. Happy New Year! Over the summer holiday period, Coasters and visitors alike have been treated to many glorious sunshine hours to enjoy all that our backyard has on offer in our untamed natural wilderness. As the saying goes “rust never sleeps”, and neither does our region. There is always something going on. Looking ahead to what will unfold in 2019, we know for sure there will be plenty of positives, many distractions, and some challenges. One thing for certain is we must keep moving our region forward, otherwise we will stand still. Setting the lens 20 years’ out however can be a bit confronting. Interest in the Coast is high, for many different reasons, and others from away can be quite vocal about what our region should look like in 20 years’ time. But of course, you have to be careful what you wish for, as this can come with unintended consequences. We know we live in a special part of New Zealand and others are quickly learning this. We see this on a daily basis with the many visitors in our towns, the extra traffic on the roads, and the demand on our rate-payer funded public facilities. It

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Artist profiles Judith March


udith March paints exquisite works with pastels. What is her favourite subject? “Just about anything that interests me. I love painting dogs. And cats — I painted many of the big cats while I was in South Africa.” (She has gained international awards for her wildlife portraits, many of which are in private collections around the world.) “And birds. And landscapes. “That’s one of the reasons I’m looking forward to returning to Art in the Park this year. The scenery between my home in Mapua and Greymouth is inspiring. “I’ll be coming down in my caravan taking photos on the way and giving myself a spare day before the exhibition to enjoy

the Coast sights and friendly people.” Judy was a popular artist at Art in the Park at Shantytown two years ago, where several of her works sold and several commissions obtained. “Very pleasing,” she smiles. “I’m interested to see the venue at the (Greymouth) High School gymnasium.” Originally from the United Kingdom, March lived in South Africa for 10 years, and came to New Zealand 20 years ago. The quality of her work was quickly recognised and she is a signature member of PANZ (Pastel Artists of New Zealand), which promotes pastel as a fine art medium to the public, artists, galleries and exhibition organisers within New Zealand and overseas. www.pastelartistsnelsonnz.com

Bob McQuarrie GREYMOUTH’S own Bob McQuarrie is well recognised around the West Coast for his functional stoneware — beautifully shaped bowls, coffee mugs, cups and platters from his busy potter’s wheel, and freeform tiles, small animal and bird ceramics. His ceramic garden-art towers were a hit at last year’s Art in the Garden in Flaxmere, Canterbury. “As it’s in October it forces me to be busy over winter,” he says. McQuarrie uses only local clays from various sources, which sometimes can be straight out of the ground but usually need to be worked to remove stones, sand or roots. He achieves vibrant decorative effects by creating his own glazes, often from differently coloured recycled glass. His kiln is fired by dry pine from trees he planted on his Karoro hill property many years ago. Wood ash provides unique glaze effects. “It’s a lot of effort but it’s good to have a hobby you love that also brings in a bit of money.” Bob has exhibited at every Art in the Park. He reminisces about the original Dixon Park events.

“The first one was great, but the second year — deluge. Marquees flooded, but surprising how many people turned up. “Rain doesn’t deter West Coasters! Shantytown was the next venue, which was good, but the gymnasium works really well. “Art in the Park is important for

established and up-and-coming artists,” he says. “It gives them access to Greymouth people, shows them what is going on here on the Coast. Often it’s the degree to which artists promote themselves that brings success. “It’s not an easy road.”


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Straw For Sale


Wheat Straw Barley Straw Rye Grass Straw

Phone 03 769 7900 THE MESSENGER

Don’t get caught short!

This seasons. Good quality. For off the paddock pricing, call now!

Phone 03 769 7900


Successful applicant/s will need to undergo training. A police check/clearance is a pre- requisite. The paid part-time position is for 10 hours per week If you are a good communicator, have excellent money management skills, work well with others, then we invite you to apply.

Ricky Taylor 027 436 9106 www.quigleycontracting.co.nz PUBLIC NOTICES

For inquires and an Enrolment Pack Telephone: (03) 789 8080 mobile 021 0871 4273 or email bullerbudget@xtra.co.nz



92 Lake Kaniere Road

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Local team, local knowledge, loc local cal values

PUBLIC NOTICES KUMHO, GOODRIDE and second hand tyres, fitted and balanced CAN-AM ATVs Sales, Service & Parts HOKITIKA STORAGE UNITS Ph: 0800 00 65 69 email: egibb@xtra.co.nz -Eftpos.


SEED MIXES • West Coast-wide seed mixes • In-store seed mixer • Prompt delivery • Custom mixes • Economix • Persistor • Endurer


10 Henley Street, Westport Phone 0508 348 836 or (03) 788 8056

138 Mackay St Greymouth Ph 03 768 5421

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Call into

GREENFIELD MOTORS Modern Service Centre, for all your warrants of fitness and servicing of Suzukis and all other makes and models.

177 Tainui Street — Phone 03 768 6526




Applications need to be in by March 4, 2019

Why Stay Single & Alone… …when at New Beginnings Network we have many members seeking companionship/love! Meet through personal phone calls not impersonal computer match up whilst receiving expert dating advice with real relationship experts with 25+ experience. Servicing all areas: City/Rural with members of all ages from the young to the young at heart (seniors welcome!). Call 0800 315 311 for a free compatibility match to see who is waiting to meet you! Taking calls 7 days til late www. newbeginningsnetwork .co.nz

• Transport Engineering – new decks, certified down rails, drawbeam and chassis repair and straightening • Hydraulic cylinder overhaul repair and maintenance – suppliers of seal kits • Portable welding and lineboring • Certified welding • Lathe machine services • E-Quip grapples, buckets and attachments • E-Quip hardened steel pins, bushes • E-Quip certified “ROPS Frames • Cutting and folding of steel – large capacity guillotine pressbrake 42 Jacks Rd, South Beach, Greymouth, PO Box 458 Phone (03) 768 0135 Fax: (03) 768 0132 reception@e-quip.co.nz www.e-quipengineering.co.nz

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Guitars, ukuleles, guitar leads, guitar cases, amps, leads, bongo drums, harmonicas, tambourines. Call in and take a look.

Graham Electronics 101 Revell St, Hokitika Ph (03) 755 8384 Visa, Mastercard now accepted over phone mail orders welcome Also open Saturdays 10am-12.30pm

COMMUNITY NOTICES IF you want to drink, that's your business. But if you want to stop, maybe we can help. Phone 0800 AA WORKS or 0800 229 6757. WESTPORT Elim Church, 54 Palmerston Street, Westport, opp Mitre 10. Sunday, 10.30am. Marks Collins (Christchurch) speaking. Pastors Wayne and Dorn Thornton. Inquiries phone 789 7363.


PHONE 03 769 7900

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


The West Coast Messenger

Best selection of used vehicles on the West Coast 2012 NISSAN NV350


Commercial van (new shape), 2 litre, auto, petrol, 5 door, oor, twin sliding doors, 6 seater (with belts), towbar, 66,000kms only nly

2300cc liftback, ftback, auto, popular model, priced riced at only ...





Sedan, auto, 1800cc, in burgundy wine red, 154,000kms, ,000kms, ex rental, great buying

2WD,, double cab, diesel





Double cab, 2WD, 2800cc diesel, 6 speed manual, al, only 42,000kms, NZ new, loaded with extras

3 litre, auto



No Deposit. Finance available (lending criteria applies)

56 Herbert Street, Greymouth outh - Next to Monteith’s Brewery Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 10am - 1.30pm Phone 03 768 5729 After hours: 021 768 572 (Phil Campbell

Get finance and get on the road Finance available


Whether you’re buying from us, privately or online, Greymouth Car Centre can help. You can also get a personal loan, using your vehicle as security.

greymouthcars.co.nz Terms, conditions and lending criteria apply.


The West Coast Messenger

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


2011 Ford Falcon G6E Top spec car with leather trim, memory seat, climate air conditioning conditioning, great value at $18 $18,990 990

2014 Toyota Corolla GLX 1.8 litre, automatic, excellent condition, only 25,000kms $21,990 , $ ,

2012 TOYOTA COROLLA GX 1.8 litre, automatic, excellent condition, only 35,000kms $17,490

2010 TOYOTA AURION SPORTIVO 3.5 litre, V6, automatic, low kms, towbar, excellent condition $15,990

2007 Toyota Aurion Sportivo 3.5 litre, V6, automatic, towbar, good condition $9490

2013 Toyota Camry Atara 2.5 litre, automatic, push button start, reversing camera, low kms, reliable family sedan $17,990

2005 Honda Odyssey 2.4 litre, automatic, very good kms, tow bar, good condition people mover $11,990

1996 Toyota Surf 3 litre, 4WD, diesel, running boards, towbar $11,990

2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4 litre, 4WD, automatic, great family vehicle $15,990

2014 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Turbo diesel, 5 speed manual, only 65,000km, leather trim, alloy wheels $29,990

2007 Holden Captiva Maxx 3.2 litre V6, automatic, towbar, family motoring $12,490

2006 Toyota T t Estima E ti 3.5 litre, automatic, good kms, reliable people mover $12,990

2001 Ford Courier XL L Single cab, 2.6 litre petrol, tidy ute with no road user charges g to pay, p y $11,990

2008 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 litre, auto, alloy wheels, great family vehicle, $12,990

1999 Toyota Altezza 2 litre, automatic, medium sedan in good order $6990 $

2012 Toyota Yaris 1.5 litre, automatic, great condition, only 45,000kms, very reliable and economical $14,990

2015 Holden Highlander Limited 3.5 litre, V6, AWD, automatic, leather seats, towbar, low kms, excellent condition $42,990

2013 Toyota Hilux 3 litre diesel, 4WD, manual, flat deck, tow bar, low kms, excellent condition $34,990

2017 Toyota Fortuner 2.8 litre, diesel, 4x4, automatic, 7 seater, leather seats, only 6500kms, luxury motoring $54,990

2010 Mitsubishi Galant Fortis 1.8 litre, automatic, alloy wheels, 118,000kms, very good condition $8990

2003 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2 litre diesel, 4x4, LWB, manual, flat deck, tow bar, great farm work horse $29,990

2016 Toyota RAV4 GXL 2006 Toyota Hilux Extra Cab 2.5 litre, automatic, low kms, fantastic motoring 3 litre, 4x4, turbo diesel, alloy flat deck, alloy $30,990 wheels $27,990 12 Herbert St, Greymouth Normal Phone: 03 768 0822 credit Sales A/H: Alastair Hamilton 768 7300 approval www.coast.toyota.co.nz criteria apply

Coast Toyota

2012 Mazda BT 50 3.2 litre, diesel, 4x4, automatic, nudge bar, running boards, excellent condition $24,990

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