Filming of The Luminaries television screen adaptation will wrap up in Hokitika later this month.
Long-time spokesman for some Pike River families Bernie Monk, who recently resigned from the Families Reference Group, denies a split with the group.
A West Coast woman who set up a Givealittle page for a grieving family and then stole $2211 has been sentenced to home detention and community service.
A former West Coast school teacher who indecently touched a young girl seven years ago won't be placed on the sex offenders register as he is a "low risk" of reoffending, a court has heard.
Police have released the name of the man who died from injuries sustained in a Marlborough Sounds crash.
A mysterious theft from a Hokitika hotel is being investigated after the disappearance of two pieces of art hanging in the Beachfront Hotel.
The Greymouth faithful of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints is devastated after their church was destroyed in a suspected arson.
Pike River Recovery Agency boss Dave Gawn says he's had zero political pressure to re-enter the West Coast mine, and will not hesitate to stop the operation if safety concerns warranted it.
Breaking through the 30m seal in the Pike River mine drift on May 3 will really herald the beginning of re-entry, Andrew Little says.
An influx of boaties in South Westland, some inspired by YouTube videos of bumper catches, are keeping the Haast-based honorary fishing officer busy this year.
A Greymouth carpetlayer has died two days after he was found unconscious apparently from chemical fumes while working in an industrial building at South Beach. The 37-year-old man was found...
A big crowd filled the Reefton Community Hall to protest plans by Renew Energy Ltd to store baled waste up to five storeys high on the edge of town.
The Westland District Council's reputation has been "sullied" as a result of the shoddy process exposed by the Auditor-General's investigation into the $1.3m Franz Josef floodwall, the Deputy Mayor says.
The mystery of nearly $7000 cash being doled out on to the windscreens of campers at a Mokihinui camping spot in December has been solved.
The mayor of Westland and a Westland district councillor at the centre of a damning report from the auditor-general over the way $1.3million of ratepayers' money was spent on an unauthorised...
Mother Nature 1, Westland 0 - that was the verdict yesterday as Fox Glacier residents started pondering the reality of life in the tourist village without foot or road access to the glacier.
In a major blow to Fox Glacier tourism, the access road to the glacier has been wiped out by a major landslip, just weeks after the last repairs costing $430,000.
The Department of Conservation plans to spend $12million this year on rodent control with 1080 poison as it fights a "mega'' beech mast fruiting season.