The Pike River families will move one step forward to rescuing their loved ones when they are given the keys to the gate of the mine, ending a year-long blockade at the site.
Two Lotto players, one from Waikato and another from the West Coast have won a half-million dollars each after clinching first division last night.
A tourist van that rolled and crashed into a ditch at Kakapotahi on Thursday afternoon was seen swerving across the road just before the crash, which killed a rear-seat passenger.
Legislation to set up an agency devoted to the Pike River Mine re-entry is expected to go before cabinet on Monday.
A van that crashed on the West Coast yesterday, killing a woman and injuring six other people, was seen swerving across the road just before the crash.
A woman reported missing from Greymouth earlier this week has been found, police have confirmed.
A woman is dead and several people are injured after a van rolled on a West Coast highway this afternoon.
Strong wind a week ago has further damaged the historic Runanga Miners' Hall, the Grey District Council says, with concerns it may now pose a threat to passersby.
Police are concerned for the safety of a Greymouth woman who has been missing since yesterday morning.
The stories are as mixed as the size of the catches as another West Coast whitebait season draws to a close today.
Two members of the West Coast Regional Council -- both miners -- took a stand against global warming yesterday, saying they did not believe in it.
The Grey District Council has agreed to heat the Spring Creek Pool at Runanga, saying the $1 million facility is well worth the $30,000 investment.
She has the fire brigades to thank that her house was not engulfed by the suspected arson that destroyed two neighbouring houses on Easons Hill on Saturday morning, a Greymouth woman says
Half-price tickets will be offered to West Coast residents in a bid to lure locals back to the Wildfoods Festival.
A Greymouth woman says she has fire crews to thank that her home was not engulfed by a suspected arson that destroyed two neighbouring houses on Easons Hill.
A sick child, an injured motocross rider and crash victim were all picked up by the NZCC West Coast Rescue Helicopter over the weekend.
State Highway 73 is closed near Arthur's Pass after a light truck carrying scaffolding crashed into a rock face.
West Coast leaders are starting to rally to fight a ban on all new mining on conservation land, a move they fear will add to seven years of mass job losses.
Westland Milk Products has acknowledged whitebaiters' concerns about the treated wastewater discharge from the dairy factory into the Hokitika River.
Fox Glacier businesses were scrambling yesterday to make contingencies after a "boil water" notice was issued for the village.