Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has invited anyone with an interest in whitebait to share their views on management of the fishery, via an online survey and drop-in sessions spanning the country.
Despite being described by National Party leader Simon Bridges as "f***ing useless" in a covert recording - MP Maureen Pugh says she has forgiven him and will stand again.
A determined bid has been launched to rid the Arthur's Pass area of wild lupins, which fill the Waimakariri River Valley with a colourful display but choke the nesting habitat of several bird species.
Three years after seven people died in a helicopter crash on Fox Glacier, a case brought against the helicopter company has almost made it to court.
Controversial plans to bring moa and giant Haast eagles back to Oparara have been dropped, with the focus now on improving the road and safeguarding the area.
Forest and Bird says a proposal to allow dogs in Westland Tai Poutini National Park breaches the National Parks Act and puts endangered kiwi at risk.
The man behind the proposed $500 million underground gold-mine development at Waiuta said he expected it would be producing within about five years.
Delays over the new Greymouth Hospital are costing the West Coast District Health Board about $50,000 a month.
Stevenson Mining intends mounting a court challenge to the Government's decision to decline access for its proposed Te Kuha coalmine near Westport.
West Coast mayors were yesterday given one week to come up with half a dozen key projects for the $1billion provincial growth fund.
The West Coast mayors and Development West Coast were in Wellington today to make a case for a good share of the Government's $1 billion provincial fund.
Driving a second tunnel into the Pike River mine to act as an escapeway during the impending re-entry of the drift tunnel remains on the cards.
A Cobden early childhood teacher who is HIV positive and lost her job on Friday, says she has no regrets about telling staff, and she still loves Greymouth.
A young German woman who ignored warnings from other walkers last night was found with hypothermia in the Franz Josef Glacier Valley.
Grey Mayor Tony Kokshoorn, the longest-serving mayor in Greymouth's history, has announced he will be retiring at the local body elections next year.
A woman who sped through roadworks while swigging on a bottle of alcohol has been sentenced to community detention and intensive supervision.
Greymouth's new hospital is not expected to open until this Christmas at the earliest - and the Government now admits it might even be Christmas 2019.