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The Hokitika Wild Foods Festival is one of the great Coast events that attracts people from far and wide.

We highlight the event this week as well as give you a reminder about all the other events taking place on the Coast over the next few months.

The family business, Birchfield Mining, gets the Coaster’s Weekly profile, we tip our hat to Westco Lumber and sing the praises of one cool little artists’ town, Hokitika.

The Coaster’s pass returns with an offer from Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels and we introduce you to two Coast Characters, highlight our top posts and chat to Rev Viv Harper from All Saints War Memorial Church. All this plus our updates from Aratuna Freighter and Williams Hotels Group.

So, have a listen to my take on all the good stuff that’s happening in this issue of Coaster’s Weekly here:

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Bruce Smith

Inspiring stories, real news and the hard questions