Inspiring stories, real news and the hard questions

The big news this week is the announcement of government funding for the restoration of Seddon House in Hokitika.

What a saving grace this is for one of the coast’s most historic landmarks.

And in the not-so-good news department, we learn that the Green Party want to ban bottom trawling. We get some reaction to this proposed policy from the fishing industry on the Coast.

We profile the iconic Buller Marathon, talk to some Coast Characters and tempt you with a Coaster’s pass offer from Franz Josef Rainforest.

We highlight our top posts, talk to Shona McClean and bring you our updates from Aratuna Freighter and Williams Hotels Group. All this while listening to a poem from Mark Raffills and a song from ‘Neil Young”!!

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


Enjoy this issue of the Coaster’s Weekly

Bruce Smith

Inspiring stories, real news and the hard questions