It's been 100 days since mayors in cities and districts took up their roles. RNZ's Andrew McRae looks at how some new ones are coping, with all saying the hard work's just begun.
The Government’s proposed changes to whitebaiting rules are largely good - apart from plans to designate nearly all West Coast rivers as refuges, the West Coast Whitebaiters Association says.
The boat which unexpectedly sank at the Greymouth Fishermen's Wharf on Tuesday night was lifted out of the water yesterday after frantic bailing by its owner who had to get the wooden craft as...
Four workers on the West Coast were exposed to 1080 above the maximum daily limit, the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) recent annual report on the aerial use of the poison says.
Two Aratuna Freighters truck and trailer units were destroyed in an early morning fire in Greymouth yesterday.
Greymouth-owned pleasure boat Kelly Ann sank at its moorings at the Fishermen's Wharf in the Blaketown lagoon on Monday night.
More than five years after the Runanga Miners' Hall was abandoned following storm damage, a $1.1million project is finally under way to strengthen the building before a major rejuvenation.
The long-awaited Paparoa Track opens this summer. Greymouth Star reporter Helen Murdoch talks to some of the builders who endured 6m of rain, lightning and snow to create a track to remember.
The West Coast Regional Council says its investment in a 1080 poison factory in Canterbury is a sound one that will deliver increasing returns as the government ramps up its efforts to eradicate...
The reopening of the only highway through Westland has come as a relief to the mayor, who says the tourists have returned.
With the opening of the new Greymouth Te Nikau Hospital now looking like Easter at the earliest, National Party list MP Maureen Pugh has written to the Prime Minister asking her to speed things along.
Smoke from Australia's bushfires drifting over the South Island made landfall in Fox Glacier, covering the area in yellow ash patches, and was also experienced at Tasman Glacier.
Hokitika's historic port precinct is to get "ship-shape" over summer ready for the launch of a Tohu Whenua landmark as a historic site of national importance.
Philip Barker's Christmas wish of finding big trees has come true after he located massive matai and kahikatea trees near Lake Brunner and Lake Kaniere.
Of all the bad luck police had while trying to solve the murder of English hitchhiker Jennifer Beard, at Haast 50 years ago this New Year’s Eve, the lack of attention paid to a young Oamaru girl’s story was near the top of the list.
A science adviser to Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) says mice and rats are running around West Coast forests in broad daylight, a sign that something is wrong, and has called for more 1080...
The opening of the West Coast's Haast highway this morning is being welcomed as an early Christmas present for the region.