Underground teams for the Pike River Recovery Agency will reach the rockfall by mid-January, spelling an end to the re-entry project.
Police investigating the Pike River mine disaster want to drill additional boreholes.
A decade after the Pike River Mine disaster, the same number of people who died in the mine are losing their lives every four months in New Zealand.
Today marks a decade since the explosions at the Pike River mine on the West Coast took the lives of 29 men.
The West Coast District Health Board has apologised to the family of a patient who died after barricading himself in his room at the mental health unit at the old Grey Base Hospital and attempting...
A 10-month-old Hokitika baby suffered fatal and severe brain injuries and had about 30 bruises on his body, the High Court murder trial of the baby's father David Grant Sinclair heard on Monday.
Underground workers employed by the Pike River Recovery Agency will stop work to observe a silence at 3.44pm next Thursday — 10 years to the minute since the mine exploded with the loss of 29 lives.
Fifty new web pages profiling the West Coast have been added to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, along with more than 1000 photos, most featuring blue skies.
After walking a "long and torturous" road for the past decade, the Pike River families and West Coast community are preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of the mine disaster.
An experienced miner who once headed Spring Creek is behind plans to reopen it, with a decision from regulators due mid-2021.
Love it, or hate it? The Greymouth public can now have a say on whether freedom camping in the district should be curtailed.
The Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust is planning a demonstration outside The Press Election Debate in Christchurch tonight, again aimed at Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
The population of Haast has doubled as whitebaiters pour back in, giving a welcome boost after the economy was ravaged by the post-Covid loss of international tourists.
All the finance and consents for a proposed underground goldmine at Waiuta are now in place and all is ready to start the largest gold development on the West Coast in 20 years.
The loader driven by one of the two men to survive the Pike River Mine explosion 10 years ago, was pulled out of the drift this week by the Pike River Recovery Agency underground team.
The $121.9million Te Nikau Grey Hospital and Health Centre went "live’' yesterday morning, welcoming its first patients to a world-class facility.
The 'no vacancy' signs were lit up throughout Greymouth last night, as moteliers reaped the benefit of a revitalised TranzAlpine train and a school holiday boost from domestic tourists.
A $90 million boost is about to be announced for the West Coast, on top of $7 million given yesterday to create a boat repair hub in Greymouth, and a bulk export precinct in Westport.
Fourteen fewer helicopters are flying on the West Coast, as tourism businesses hunker down and try to ride out the effects of the collapse of international tourism because of Covid-19.
Calls to rename Greymouth are back in the news, this time because of worldwide unrest over historic figures with a dark past.