West Coast Regional Council chairman Andrew Robb says his council's stance on the proposed Zero Carbon Bill is not embarrassing for the region, and he has had e-mails in support.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has quashed rumours rife in Buller that she's blocking plans for a cycle trail to cross her private land at Charleston.
Revelations the West Coast Regional Council wants to see more scientific evidence to prove that human-driven climate change is real, have caused embarrassment on the West Coast.
The mayors of Westland and Grey are standing firm on their councils' provision of freedom camping sites, and say they are getting tourists out of the bush and into a toilet.
The new freedom camping sites established by the Grey and Westland district councils are hurting - if not killing - their rate-paying businesses, campground owners say.
It is still under construction and 10 months away from opening, but the Paparoa Track has made the New York Times list of the top 52 places to go in 2019.
The West Coast District Health Board says it hopes to be in the new hospital in Greymouth next December, as costs continue to mount.
The Grey District Council hopes to make permanent repairs to the Greymouth water supply next week after the town ran out of water on Christmas Eve.
The Grey District Council has pulled the plug on plans to fit a giant 3m television screen above the Greymouth town square, after costs escalated.
The Department of Conservation has delivered an early Christmas present to Fox Glacier by reopening the glacier access road and walking track, which had been closed because of flood damage in early...
Fifteen years after they were almost wiped out, there are now enough rare rowi kiwi for a new population to be established.
A month after heavy rain again closed the Fox Glacier valley, Doc says work will begin soon to reinstate foot and vehicle access on the valley floor.
Helicopters have started ferrying 100m lengths of pipe to the Pike River Mine site as work ramps up for the re-entry.
Maritime NZ says its investigation has found there was no real risk of a Greymouth fishing boat being dashed against the Blaketown tiphead during the Cyclone Fehi storm surge on February 1.
The Government yesterday announced a $140million package for the West Coast - the largest since Development West Coast was formed when native logging ended in 2000.
West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor has hinted that a financial package to be announced at a function in Punakaiki tomorrow will be "very significant".
The Department of Conservation says it will decide next week on reinstating access to Fox Glacier, but it has already warned of future damage.
Health Minister David Clark flew to Westport yesterday to announce that plans for a new $20 million health centre to replace the ageing Buller Hospital have been accepted.
Heavy rain at the weekend washed out the access road to Fox Glacier, just as the tourist season is ramping up.