A new trail between Charleston and Westport could plough $4 million a year into the Buller economy, according to its promotors.
Investigations into the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl while walking on a Greymouth track in January continue.
A fault at the Kikiwa substation near St Arnaud knocked out power to almost the entire West Coast this morning.
A large sinkhole appeared on a Punakaiki road yesterday, frustrating residents.
Prime Minister Bill English has agreed to put a halt to permanent sealing of the Pike River mine following talks with victims' families at Parliament.
Regional climate variability caused an unusual period in which some of New Zealand's glaciers grew bigger, while glaciers worldwide were shrinking, a new study shows.
The West Coast may finally be in line for more better days than bad ones next month, a national forecaster says, as the region suffers through one of its wettest and coldest summers in memory.
West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor has stoked the campaign to relocate the historic steam train the Kingston Flyer to the West Coast.
KiwiRail anticipates the rail link between Canterbury and the West Coast could be out for at least six weeks following fire damage at the weekend.
A woman found on the West Coast yesterday called on her extensive bushcraft knowledge to survive six weeks in the outdoors with a leg injury.
A 70-year-old woman is dead after being swept out to sea while walking along the Kohaihai River, on the West Coast of the South Island, yesterday.
A mother of four missing since before Christmas has been found alive on the West Coast.
The body of a missing 65-year-old tramper has been found in Westland.
The company investigating a gondola at Franz Josef Glacier organised a flight over the area again last week to recheck the possible route.
A severe weather warning has been issued for the South Island as heavy rain and strong winds bear down on the country.
Tourism spending on the West Coast jumped 13% last year to an annual spend of $488million, claiming the number two spot behind Nelson and ahead of Queenstown.
A Westport company is claiming a world first in the United States' digital gaming market.
Wanaka continues to lead in tourism spending growth, according to figures released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment yesterday.
The big slip that buried the Midland railway line near Otira last week has been cleared and the line repaired to allow trains to resume overnight.
An 73-year-old Buller man who appeared in the Greymouth District Court on a walking frame was jailed for 12 years on numerous sex offences, including rape.