A protest on the West Coast this weekend will include a large procession of trucks.
A nurse and Hokitika rest-home have been told to apologise after a man in their care was not resuscitated, even though an ambulance officer later found he was still warm.
The Department of Conservation is urging people to notify them of wallaby sightings on the West Coast, after a dead one was found near Paroa, south of Greymouth - the third to turn up recently.
Police are asking for the public to help them find a man following an alleged assault in Westport earlier this month.
The number of offences related to methamphetamine use on the West Coast has escalated sharply, court records show.
Greymouth fishing industry leaders have lashed out over the state of the silted-up port, which is holding up fishing boat unloading and turnaround at the busiest time of the year.
Construction delays are forcing the West Coast DHB to keep patching up the earthquake-prone Grey Base Hospital.
Two fishermen have been sentenced to community work after pleading guilty to wilfully ill-treating seabirds, including hitting them with a gaff and a high pressure hose.
A 55-year-old man accused of setting fire to an Indian restaurant in Greymouth has been denied name suppression.
Doc says it is reconsidering permission for a test-case 1080 drop near Whataroa, after kea were seen eating non-toxic baits laid before the aerial poison drop.
A 55-year-old man has been charged with burglary and arson after a fire gutted an Indian restaurant in Greymouth last month.
A fully-laden diesel tanker has a small culvert to thank for stopping it plunging over the bank into the Grey River after a collision with a car on the Blackball-Taylorville Road.
The group conducting intensive 1080 poison trials near Whataroa is considering throwing 20 tahr carcases above the drop zone in a bid to lure kea away from eating the poison pellets.
A new cellphone tower at Pleasant Flat Doc campground, on the West Coast side of the Haast Pass, is being described as a ''game-changer''.
A woman who "ripped off" up to $50,000 in jewellery from her grandmother to feed her P habit told the Greymouth District Court this week that on her darkest days she would spend $800 a day on the drug.
Sixty-four cases of whooping cough have been logged in Buller since November, but the rest of the West Coast has largely escaped.
Stevenson Mining intends mounting a court challenge to the Government's decision to decline access for its proposed Te Kuha coalmine near Westport.
Police investigating a fire that happened in Greymouth on Sunday are asking the public to help them identify a person who was spotted in the area at the time.
Roading officials are urgently double-checking inspections of truck-trailers on the West Coast by a certifier who is now under investigation.