Tourist numbers on the West Coast exploded last month, including a new record at Franz Josef Glacier.
Police have confirmed a second sighting of missing Westport woman Leanne Ryall.
A project studying Fiordland crested penguins at Jackson Bay has been extended after almost every chick and egg in the colony was eaten by stoats.
Westport woman Leanne Ryall left her Domett St home Friday morning, was seen walking a few blocks away, and hasn't been seen since.
Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen a Spanish tourist due back from a tramping trip on the West Coast 10 days ago.
A body discovered by a tramper on Fox Glacier earlier this month has been formally identified as one of seven people killed in a helicopter crash two years ago.
The human remains found on Fox Glacier on March 2 have now been formally identified, police said today in a statement.
A passerby snatched the keys from a tourist's rental car after watching her drive up the main street of Greymouth on the wrong side of the road.
Emergency services were stretched yesterday when a vehicle with five people in it crashed down a bank in a remote area near Haast.
Westland District Council chief executive Tanya Winter has taken a personal grievance claim against the council.
Traffic lights at Greymouth's busiest intersection are among the projects signalled in the Grey District Council draft annual plan for the next year.
Five people have been injured, one seriously, in a crash on the Haast Pass highway this morning.
A small-town school has four empty classroom and has lost 80 students in four years following local job losses.
Greymouth police are investigating after two sheep were found shot with either a crossbow or a hunting bow.
The police have completed its operation to recover and examine a body that was found on Fox Glacier last thursday.
A helicopter pilot and another man are lucky to be alive after making an emergency landing in rough terrain on the Southern Alps.
A baby girl born at 25 weeks' gestation and weighing no more than a pound of butter, has overcome a number of setbacks and is about to head home to Australia for the first time with her West Coast-born mother.
A body found in a crevasse on Fox Glacier yesterday may have only been there for a few years, a glaciologist says.
A West Coast caregiver who admitted causing the death of a toddler after shaking it so violently that the child went blind and resulted in severe brain injuries, was yesterday jailed for five and a half years.
A body stuck in ice on Fox Glacier for years was discovered this morning.