The West Coast Conservation Board has written to the Prime Minister asking her to treat the Fox Glacier rubbish clean-up in the Fox and Cook rivers as an emergency.
The access road to Franz Josef Glacier is due to reopen tomorrow, weather permitting, two months after a devastating storm washed out the road, leaving the glacier inaccessible.
Eighteen months after the Government announced its proposed policy of no new mines on conservation land, there is still no sign of the public discussion document.
The Pike River mine re-entry will be slow and steady.
After eight years and 141 days - and a false start three weeks ago
One of the biggest 1080 aerial poison operations in New Zealand, scheduled to get under way on the West Coast this week, is to start in the Arthur's Pass area before moving to Buller and then South...
The biggest 1080 aerial poison operation to date is scheduled to get under way on the West Coast this week, starting in the Arthur's Pass area before moving to Buller and South Westland.
Museums, councils, and Poutini Ngai Tahu have united Coast-wide to re-tell the history of the region, anchored by early Maori history.
Myrtle rust has been detected on the West Coast for the first time, on a young pohutukawa tree in Greymouth.
Unprecented demand for heavy rock for flood works has left contractors scouring the riverbed at Franz Josef Glacier and the West Coast Regional Council is considering opening up new quarries in a...
Coal makes up just 5% of New Zealand greenhouse gas emissions, mining industry lobby group Straterra says.
The Govt's move to a ''zero-carbon economy'' - ending the burning of coal and casting future coalmines into doubt - will be a ''very difficult transition for the West Coast'', Grey Mayor Tony Kokshoorn says.
The Department of Conservation hopes to reopen the access road to the Franz Josef Glacier in early June - two months after a flood devastated both glacier valleys.
The hot summer of 2018-19 has caused glaciers to disappear in the Southern Alps and ice fields to collapse like never before.
Free campsites developed in Buller and Westland last summer will stay open after government funding runs out at the end of this month, although the Buller ones may not be serviced.
The countdown is on for the Pike River Mine re-entry in three weeks' time, with the cost now set at $36 million.
Staff working at the Pike River Recovery Agency are to have their contracts extended from June to December.
If the Government paid to shift people off the flooded south bank at Franz Josef landowners living beside the sea and in flood plains all over the country would be seeking the same, West Coast...
Forest & Bird has described rubbish-strewn South Westland beaches as possibly the ''biggest coastal eco-disaster since the Rena oil spill''.
Power was restored to Haast early yesterday, six days after one of the biggest recorded floods in the Haast River damaged the town's hydro scheme.