Buller coalmine owner Bathurst Resources has increased its profit and says business is "humming''.
Organisers of a rally planned for November 17 to protest a raft of Government changes -- from whitebaiting to mining and farming -- say they believe West Coasters will mass in their thousands.
Allan Birchfield, a goldminer and six-term councillor, is the West Coast Regional Council's new chairman.
Five years after a mouse plague inundated Arthur's Pass, a new infestation has hit the town.
The new West Coast Conservation Board is walking the talk with the green agenda with a move to vegetarian lunches, composting food waste and plant trees to offset carbon every time they have to travel.
A former Gloriavale member wants to know how the Christian Community keeps its tax-free status, when she claims it is not meeting terms agreed to several years ago with the Charities Commission.
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.