Three years after seven people died in a helicopter crash on Fox Glacier, a case brought against the helicopter company has almost made it to court.
Controversial plans to bring moa and giant Haast eagles back to Oparara have been dropped, with the focus now on improving the road and safeguarding the area.
Forest and Bird says a proposal to allow dogs in Westland Tai Poutini National Park breaches the National Parks Act and puts endangered kiwi at risk.
The man behind the proposed $500 million underground gold-mine development at Waiuta said he expected it would be producing within about five years.
A Reefton teenager accused of murdering a Greymouth man in June has been named.
Delays over the new Greymouth Hospital are costing the West Coast District Health Board about $50,000 a month.
A protest on the West Coast this weekend will include a large procession of trucks.
Stevenson Mining intends mounting a court challenge to the Government's decision to decline access for its proposed Te Kuha coalmine near Westport.
West Coast mayors were yesterday given one week to come up with half a dozen key projects for the $1billion provincial growth fund.
The West Coast mayors and Development West Coast were in Wellington today to make a case for a good share of the Government's $1 billion provincial fund.
Driving a second tunnel into the Pike River mine to act as an escapeway during the impending re-entry of the drift tunnel remains on the cards.
A Cobden early childhood teacher who is HIV positive and lost her job on Friday, says she has no regrets about telling staff, and she still loves Greymouth.
A young German woman who ignored warnings from other walkers last night was found with hypothermia in the Franz Josef Glacier Valley.
Grey Mayor Tony Kokshoorn, the longest-serving mayor in Greymouth's history, has announced he will be retiring at the local body elections next year.
A woman who sped through roadworks while swigging on a bottle of alcohol has been sentenced to community detention and intensive supervision.
Greymouth's new hospital is not expected to open until this Christmas at the earliest - and the Government now admits it might even be Christmas 2019.
Five weeks after Cyclone Fehi washed out the access road to view Fox Glacier, it remains closed, and Doc says it might take a further fortnight to reopen.
The Westland Mayor has labelled the online census a "balls-up" as claims emerge that some West Coasters have not received their paperwork, which had to be filed on Tuesday.
Tai Poutini Polytechnic's Greymouth campus is too small to survive on its own, hard-hitting Cabinet papers show.
Franz Josef Glacier stopped its retreat about December last year and has gained 50m since, scientists say.