|THE WESTPORT NEWS LTD|
|171 PALMERSTON STREET|
|WESTPORT - NZ|
|PHONE: 03 789 7319|
|FAX: 03 789 7203|
HQ for The News & Coast FM
The original Bank Of New Zealand Building
The building was brought at auction from the Bank Of New Zealand in the 1970's and developed for daily newspaper production. The original building was established in the early 1900's and included a wooden top story. The top story was removed in the 1930's, but no one knows why.
The Westport News (est 1871) is published daily Monday to Friday and has a paid circulation of 2200. It features local, national and international news and sport, farming, education, arts and “health & home” pages.
Westport is the principal town in Buller (northwest Nelson) and serves a population of 10,000, part of the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand’s scenic wonderland. Its main industries are coal mining, cement making, farming, fishing and tourism.
The West Coast of the South Island is home to 30,000 people scattered from Karamea in the north to Jackson’s Bay in the south. West Coasters are famous for their warm hospitality, their fierce independence born of Irish roots, and irreverence of the law. They live on a small coastal plain which runs the length of the South Island overseen by the snow-capped Southern Alps, where glaciers push down to the sea and limestone caves provide great opportunity for adventure tourism, where rapid rivers rush into the Tasman unimpeded, and where cottage industry serves a growing tourism industry.
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