Greymouth was braced for the possibility of further flooding last night after a continuous downpour in the morning caused widespread flooding, inundating several homes and business premises and...
Torrential rain last night and today proved too much for the Kumara Racing Club, which was forced to abandon its annual Gold Nuggets meeting on Saturday -- for the second year in a row.
Torrential rain on the West Coast has intensified again, raising fears of more flooding in Greymouth and Hokitika tonight.
It's time to haul out the umbrellas, with heavy rain set to fall on the West Coast.
Police have released the name of the person who died in an accident near Haast on Friday.
A shopping complex complete with a new service station has been proposed for Haast township.
A body has been recovered from the Okuru River near Haast following a car crash.
Bumper-to-bumper holiday traffic in places on the main road to the West Coast has prompted calls from police for motorists to exercise patience and report any incidents of bad driving.
Underground coalmining equipment that would have been left in the abandoned Spring Creek Mine and flooded, now takes pride of place in a new coal heritage park being developed at Rapahoe.
West Coast Wildlife Centre staff arrived at work on Christmas Day to find there had been a special delivery.
A scrub fire on the edge of Carters Beach township yesterday had the potential to spread to an explosives site.
The West Coast Wildlife Centre at Franz Josef Glacier welcomed a new addition on Christmas Day - the 50th Okarito rowi kiwi chick to hatch this season.
The heart of the Greymouth retail centre has been dealt a major blow with one of the town's biggest retailers Postie confirming today they will not be renewing the lease on their Mackay Street premises at the end of February.
Fox Glacier residents are fighting to keep vital postal services in the town.
The driver of a ute that ploughed into a power-pole at Westport in a high-speed crash early yesterday, scarpered before police got there, leaving behind his three badly injured passengers.
A 49-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash on private property in Charleston, Buller.
Two more people have been charged in relation to the murder of a woman on the West Coast this year.
The Auditor-General has decided to put the Westland District Council's processes leading to $1.2 million flood protection and remedial works at the Franz Josef Glacier sewerage ponds under the microscope.
A toddler has been flown to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries after a tractor went over a bank at a West Coast property.
About $2000 of goods stolen from The Warehouse in Greymouth yesterday serves as a warning to retailers with the Christmas rush and crowded premises, say police.