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.
Five weeks after Cyclone Fehi washed out the access road to view Fox Glacier, it remains closed, and Doc says it might take a further fortnight to reopen.
The Westland Mayor has labelled the online census a "balls-up" as claims emerge that some West Coasters have not received their paperwork, which had to be filed on Tuesday.
Tai Poutini Polytechnic's Greymouth campus is too small to survive on its own, hard-hitting Cabinet papers show.
Franz Josef Glacier stopped its retreat about December last year and has gained 50m since, scientists say.
A Greymouth man paralysed in a surfing accident 12 years ago graduated from the University of Canterbury yesterday with a doctorate.
West Coast mayors have welcomed a proposal to move district planning to the regional council - stopping short of creating one unitary council.
The West Coast will not get one unitary council or merged councils, the Local Government Commission announced today after two years of investigation.
After 70 years, the Greymouth Workingmen's Club says dropping patronage has forced its decision to close the doors for good.
For the fourth time the Buller District Council has refused to sign up to one district plan for the West Coast, a proposal from the other councils to stave off amalgamation.
The West Coast is expecting the largest number of tourists ever this summer, and some operators are reporting October and November already way ahead of 2016 figures.
Greymouth has staked its claim for the new Pike River Recovery Agency to be based there, and not in Wellington or Christchurch.