Stuck on a glacier in the Southern Alps with almost zero visibility, Allan Brent knew he and his friends needed to get to lower ground but he could not do anything to help.
A proposal to help clear the way for a re-entry of the Pike River coalmine by Labour has been labelled "dangerous and contradictory'' by the Government.
More than 200 people gathered under rainy skies at the Karoro Lawn Cemetery yesterday morning for a service and minute’s silence at 10.04am — exactly 50 years on from the Strongman Mine...
Torrential rain struck south Westland late this afternoon, coming on top of 24 hours of standard West Coast heavy rain. Almost half a metre of rain is predicted to fall in parts of the South Island over the next two days.
A West Coast Civil Defence warning of a possible big earthquake on the Coast was a "misinterpretation of the facts'' caused by lack of training and understanding, says an independent report.
The family of a missing woman is worried after she was last seen almost a month ago.
A publican was knocked out, his nephew had his jaw broken and a friend was bruised after a patron was ejected from a Westport hotel early yesterday.
A museum replica of the Seddon family homestead that once stood in Kumara has been suggested for the historic site.
Winston Peters has told a meeting in Greymouth that New Zealand First will make re-entry into Pike River a "bottom line'' at the next election.
Commemorations next week to mark the 50th anniversary of the Strongman Mine disaster are seen as the last significant opportunity for those with a living connection to gather and remember the tragedy of January 19, 1967.
The police watchdog has found the double tasering of a drunk West Coast man who had earlier been armed with a tomahawk was unjustified.
The West Coast has held on to its dubious record as the wettest place in New Zealand, albeit in the Southern Alps.
The West Coast company behind 30-year-old plans to export shiploads of water from Jackson Bay says the entire pipeline will be under land and the seabed.
The West Coast company behind 30-year-old plans to export ship loads of water from Jackson Bay says the entire pipeline will be under the ground, and under the sea.
Following the $2.6million clean-up of New Zealand’s most contaminated mine site, at Waiuta, the Department of Conservation has applied for consents to also tackle the nearby Alexander River site.
Five people appear to have had a lucky escape after their vehicle left a gravel road and rolled multiple times down a river bank near Heriot, in West Otago yesterday.
The Greymouth Family Planning clinic - including sexual health - will close at Grey Base Hospital in February, to be replaced by a phone service.
In a fresh twist on the Pike River Mine row, Parliament's Commerce Committee will hear from Dame Fiona Kidman on why Solid Energy should be stopped from sealing the mine.
After six years of uncertainty, the Westland District Council yesterday dropped the controversial ``fault rupture avoidance zone'' that divided Franz Josef Glacier township.
Runanga School has canned school camps and all outings for pupils in 2017 while it reviews education outside the classroom (EOTC) activities.