Anyone trying to enter the West Coast or travel within the region for an Easter holiday break will be turned around by police and told to go home.
"They have been pretty vocal on their 'right' to go boating ... the bottom line is they don't have a right to go boating."
The five Reefton women and a relative from Blenheim stuck on a cruise ship since mid-February, arrived safely back in New Zealand on Sunday after a harrowing experience at sea.
The Moana boat ramp has been closed after reports of boaties out on Lake Brunner at the weekend, flouting the national lockdown.
Family of the Kaiata woman who on Sunday became the first New Zealander to die from Covid-19, have called on everyone who had contact with her to be tested.
The family of Anne Guenole, the first person to die from coronavirus in New Zealand, say they have no idea where she picked it up from.
Grey District's mayor says the first coronavirus-related death in New Zealand has come as a "big shock" to the community.
Grey district's mayor says the first coronavirus-related death has come as a "big shock" to the community.
The Greymouth Family Planning clinic - including sexual health - will close at Grey Base Hospital in February, to be replaced by a phone service.
From midnight tonight civil authority on the West Coast will be vested in just two men and those they command, as the region confronts the global Covid-19 crisis.
A Fox Glacier helicopter pilot flew a couple of tourists straight to police after he realised they were taking a scenic flight with him instead of following the mandatory self-isolation rule the...
It can take Pike River Recovery Agency staff working underground 90 minutes to handle each piece of forensic evidence that they recover from the mine drift.
As panic buying continues in the face of Covid-19, bread is in such hot demand that one Greymouth bakery has increased its daily production from five loaves to 200.
A hunting dog has survived a 35m fall down a vertical tomo or sinkhole near the Fox River with barely a scratch.
A 60-year-old cyclist who was swept into a raging torrent near the top of the West Coast Wilderness Trail on Tuesday night was lucky to escape with his life.
The owner of one of 26 historic West Coast baches is considering legal action against a decision that removes owners' rights to rent them.