Westport News

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Westport News
Type Monday - Friday daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Founded 1871
Headquarters Westport, New Zealand
Circulation 2200
Official website westportnews.co.nz

The Westport News is an independently owned newspaper published in Westport, New Zealand. It has a print run of 2200 copies and a circulation of 1884 (2008 data).[1] The Westport News building also houses the studio of local radio network Coast FM.

Westport News began in the earliest days of European settlement in 1871, just ten years after the arrival of the first gold miners in 1861. The first European vessel known to have entered the river was the sealing schooner Three Brothers more than a decade later in 1884[2] The region has moved on from its gold-mining days, but coal mining remains a major part of the Westport economy today.[3]

Radio[edit]

Coast FM[edit]

Coast FM
Broadcast area West Coast, New Zealand
Format Adult hits
Class Terrestrial/Internet
Webcast Webcast
Website Official website

Coast FM broadcasts across the West Coast Region of the South Island in New Zealand. The station is based in the Westport News building and produces local content. Coast FM began in 1995 as Radio Fifeshire Westport in partnership with Fifeshire FM in Nelson, then in 1996 started broadcast in Hokitika and Greymouth. The station was rebranded as Coast FM in 1999.

Programmes include the Early Morning Wake up with Lisa Pattinson, the Late Late Breakfast Show (afternoons) with Dave Williamson, the Night Cafe with Jason Mac, The Night Zone (Fridays) with Danny Cockfield and Saturday Morning Sports Show with Barry Townrow.[4]

FM Frequencies[edit]

Market Location Frequency
01. West Coast Karamea FM 99.3
02. West Coast Westport FM 96.5
03. Nelson Murchison FM 87.8
03. West Coast Reefton FM 90.3
04. West Coast Westland FM 99.5
05. West Coast Greymouth FM 97.9
06. West Coast Hokitika FM 100.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NAB - Westport News". Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Welcome to the Buller District (from the 'Buller Community Development Company Ltd' website)
  3. ^ History (from the Buller District Council website)
  4. ^ http://westportnews.co.nz/

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