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Okarito Market Day Facebook Competition

A community Market Day has spurred Okarito locals to offer a holiday weekend package for two to come to the West Coast and partake in the festivities.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

November 16th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,West Coast

Fox and Franz Josef Glacier Put on the Tourist Map Thanks to the Spanish

Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are firmly on the New Zealand tourist map after their recent Glacier Rugby Cup competition generated massive media attention and social media interaction.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

September 21st, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Regions & Categories: Tourism,West Coast

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Glacier Country Welcomes Spanish Ambassadors for the Rugby Cup 2011

Feeling left out of the Rugby World Cup 2011, the Glacier Country Tourism Group devised their own competition and social media marketing strategy to direct the eye of the world onto the West Coast of the South Island. Being viewed worldwide by tens of thousands of people, and receiving a large number of video entries. the Spanish womans rugby team has been announced as the winners.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

August 24th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Tourism,West Coast

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West Coast Tourism Cashing In on the World Cup

Rugby fans around the world will be excited about the release of the Glacier Country Rugby Experience competition, which gives individuals and six of their mates the opportunity to win an all inclusive trip to the West Coast of New Zealand, worth over $50,000.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

April 1st, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Regions & Categories: New Zealand,Tourism,West Coast

Second Explosion at Pike River Mine

Police Commissioner Howard Broad said this afternoon’s news that a second explosion has ended all hope of finding the 29 Pike River miners alive is devastating for the miners’ families and the West Coast community.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

November 25th, 2010 at 7:27 am

Regions & Categories: Energy,New Zealand,Police,West Coast

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Pike River Mine Video Transcript from Prime Minister

Video Transcript of Prime Minister John Key’s Speech at Pike River Mine Tragedy Press Conference.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

November 25th, 2010 at 7:21 am

Regions & Categories: Energy,Government,New Zealand,West Coast

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Pike River Mine Rescue Teams Plan for all Eventualities

Specialist skills from throughout New Zealand and overseas are being used to help the rescue effort at the Peak River coal mine near Greymouth where 29 miners have been trapped since Friday night. Superintendent Gary Knowles, Tasman Police District Commander, said today that all avenues are being explored to get the men out.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

November 23rd, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Regions & Categories: Energy,New Zealand,Police,West Coast

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Photos of Trapped Miners at Pike River Mine Will be Available

Photographs of the miners trapped underground at the Pike River coal mine will be made available by families who choose to do so for police to publicly release. This may not happen until later today.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

November 22nd, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Telecom Assistance for Pike River Mine Explosion

Telecom has offered any help and resources it can provide to assist the Pike River Mine explosion rescue effort.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

November 22nd, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Government to Assist with Pike River Mine incident

The Government stands ready to offer whatever assistance it can as events unfold at Pike River mine on the West Coast, says the Minister of Energy and Resources, Gerry Brownlee.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

November 21st, 2010 at 11:03 am

Westland National Park 50th Celebration in Franz Josef

Westland National Park’s 50th anniversary celebrations were kicked off in Franz Josef with the official opening of the newly sealed glacier roads.

Submitted by pr.co.nz

March 29th, 2010 at 7:53 am