Calls to rename Greymouth are back in the news, this time because of worldwide unrest over historic figures with a dark past.
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest nearly $18million to create four West Coast visitor experience hubs, creating more than 50 jobs.
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the West Coast economy has been laid bare by Development West Coast in a frank survey, which shows businesses cutting staff numbers and others preparing to...
A group of West Coast tourism leaders has written to State-owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters urging a restart of the Tranz Alpine tourist train.
Tourism operators say high-end anglers who visit the West Coast every year are so committed to the sport that some are willing to go through a two-week quarantine upon arrival in the country.
Franz Josef Glacier residents are shouting for help, with 50 job losses confirmed on Wednesday in the suddenly depressed tourist town.
Yesterday marked 25 years since the Cave Creek disaster, in which 14 people lost their lives when they fell into a deep cavern inland from Punakaiki.
The glacier towns are preparing for job losses and closures as major businesses, including Scenic Hotel Group, look at rationalisation.
The West Coast goldmining industry is agitating to be allowed back to work to help prop up the struggling economy.
Floodwalls to ring Westport and Franz Josef Glacier townships, new bridges and a Greymouth reservoir are among at least $40 million worth of projects being put forward to reboot the West Coast economy.
Council leaders on the West Coast are less than enthusiastic about the idea of taking a pay cut in solidarity with ratepayers hit by the Covid-19 lockdown.
As panic buying continues in the face of Covid-19, bread is in such hot demand that one Greymouth bakery has increased its daily production from five loaves to 200.
It can take Pike River Recovery Agency staff working underground 90 minutes to handle each piece of forensic evidence that they recover from the mine drift.
The cost of recovering the entry tunnel to the Pike River mine has blown out dramatically.
A hunting dog has survived a 35m fall down a vertical tomo or sinkhole near the Fox River with barely a scratch.
Work has begun on replacing or repairing almost 300 concrete joints which have failed in the Greymouth floodwall.
Gold prices have soared to an all-time high, bolstering the West Coast mining industry.
The owner of an Auckland property where human remains were found last week encased in concrete, also previously owned a house and section at Blackball.
The Department of Conservation has approved a small-scale hydro-electric power scheme in a creek just north of Whataroa.
Four workers on the West Coast were exposed to 1080 above the maximum daily limit, the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) recent annual report on the aerial use of the poison says.