The British Government's expression of regret for the killing of about eight Maori by Captain James Cook 250 years ago has stirred memories of a little known massacre of an entire village in South Westland in the 1820s.
A runaway train carriage turned bach at Rutherglen has been named as a finalist in the Bach of the Year Awards.
Politicians and local leaders are demanding changes in the health system so West Coasters with dementia do not have to move to Christchurch for rest-home care.
After years of being told to replace mining with tourism, the West Coast is now being warned tourists may stop visiting due to the carbon footprint from their long-haul jet flights.
The Government has stumped up a further $800,000 from the provincial growth fund (PGF) for the Greymouth port, this time for a whole new dredge.
A Grey Valley sphagnum moss farmer says he stands to lose $1.2 million and his livelihood if the Government pushes ahead with 'significant natural areas' to protect native forest and wetlands on...
Hokitika and Greymouth have both been left off the draft new Metservice website, which is on-line now for public feedback.
A whole tanker load of diesel - as much as 20,000 litres - seeped out of the new Grey Base Hospital boiler complex into the Greymouth sewerage system.
The fight for the Waitaha power scheme fired up yesterday, with a visit by four MPs for talks with Westpower and calls for round-table talks.
Trustpower has indicated it is open to the possibility of working with a third party to undertake the Arnold River power scheme it shelved seven years ago as uneconomic.
Richard Benton has stepped down as chairman of Tourism West Coast and Dame Julie Christie is taking his place in the meantime.
Troubled beekeeping business Putake West Coast Ltd -- with Development West Coast as 50% owner -- has been sold.
Westpower says West Coast ambitions have been shattered after the Government yesterday rejected plans for the $80million to $100million Waitaha hydro-electricity scheme.
The West Coast Regional Council - which famously demanded more proof that climate change was actually happening - now appears to accept it, but warns of great pain as the as the region adjusts.
A huge landslide at Fox Glacier is moving by 11cm a day and is so large it can be seen in satellite images.
The Westland District Council yesterday reluctantly agreed to spend $465,000 it does not have, to put in rockwork while it digs out the remaining Fox Glacier rubbish dump to prevent it being...
Departing Westland district councillor Des Routhan called four times for Mayor Bruce Smith to resign on Wednesday, claiming the Hokitika Ute Muster last year had run at a far greater loss than...
After a bumper tourist season last summer, West Coast leaders are warning the signs are not so good for the approaching season.
A weekend of extraordinary weather that brought snow down to sea level on parts of the West Coast, also whipped up ferocious seas that sent residents fleeing in northern Buller.