Returning to the West Coast town of Karamea after dropping two hunters in the bush, 71-year-old pilot Tony Ibbotson heard a severe bang from the rear of his helicopter.
A former West Coast St John volunteer claimed to be "in love" with a boy 13 years younger than him that he groomed and sexually abused from the ages of 10 to 14.
An urgent 1080 poison drop has been scheduled for a remote valley in South Westland next month, interrupting the deer hunting roar.
The doors to the Pounamu Pathway Māwhera Pa visitor attraction open to the public on Monday, ending a year of construction and heralding the start of a new tourism era in Greymouth.
Volunteers spent about three hours searching bush near Westport last night after someone heard what sounded like distress calls.
Arthur’s Pass is set to close from Tuesday for up to two weeks from 10am to 6pm on weekdays for resurfacing work.
A construction company wants to extract gravel from a West Coast river to meet the growing demand for property development at Franz Josef.
A six-year investigation into a helicopter crash that killed a West Coast man has come to a close, with a coroner expressing an unreserved apology for the delay.
After 22 years with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu — the last six as chairwoman — Hokitika woman Lisa Tumahai is preparing to pass on the mantle this weekend.
A 35-year-old woman driving home from an earlier appearance in the Greymouth District Court was seriously injured after her vehicle went off the road and rolled into a ditch near the Wanganui...
A Gloriavale man admitted three charges of sexual offending that took place at the isolated Christian community 15 years ago.
A Gloriavale man today admitted three charges of sexual offending that took place at the isolated Christian community 15 years ago.
The little boy who was badly burned on a school trip to a North Canterbury adventure camp has started to talk again - but still has a long recovery ahead including a seven-hour surgery.
Two possible sightings of wallabies north of Haast are concerning, the Department of Conservation says.
The trial of a man accused of committing serious sexual offending against children at Gloriavale will begin this morning in Greymouth.
A motorcyclist who died on a Pike River mine disaster memorial ride at the weekend has been remembered as an exceptional man with a heart of gold.