Westland District Mayor Bruce Smith has been airlifted to Christchurch hospital due to illness.
At least three West Coast councils say they are debating whether to continue their membership of Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ).
Justice was served in Hari Hari on the South Island's West Coast on Friday night when farm workers captured a gang member who had been evading police since a Hokitika burglary the previous morning.
Westland Dairy Company is investigating legal avenues to suspend milk collection from dairy farms operated within the Gloriavale community group of companies.
Marine ecology researchers are delighted to have discovered a slimy creature called "Smeagol" has been secretly living in soggy South Westland.
After two years of unchecked parking, a council parking warden was back on the beat in Greymouth this week.
It's not often that your work equipment being torn apart is a sign of doing your job well. But that was the case for some workers in South Westland recently.
The Buller District Council has been granted consent to temporarily discharge partially treated effluent into the Buller River.
A controversial proposal to mine for heavy mineral concentrate at a Cape Foulwind site at Okari has been given the green light.
The Employment Court has ruled that a group of ex-Gloriavale members were employees at the secretive Christian community - from when they were just six years old.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash involving two cars on SH7 near Greymouth last night.
Fire and Emergency say at least four people have been injured in a serious crash in Stillwater, Grey District, east of Greymouth.
Mining provisions in the proposed regional plan for the West Coast have generated the greatest amount of feedback and the widest range of views, planners say.
KiwiRail has spent more than $3 million fixing rail assets as a direct result of the July 2021 and February 2022 floods which hammered the Westport area.
Police have revealed they have now identified a woman who was found dead near a small West Coast town more than a week ago.