People could have been exposed to a dangerous chemical leak on a Hokitika path this afternoon.
A whole tanker load of diesel - as much as 20,000 litres - seeped out of the new Grey Base Hospital boiler complex into the Greymouth sewerage system.
An election stoush has broken out after Greymouth mayoral hopeful Tania Gibson claimed another candidate said she was "too young and has young children and should be at home with them".
A multi-agency response to identify risks from old landfills has been launched today by the Ministry for the Environment.
Greymouth car dealer Greenfield Motors was hit Thursday night with a blatant vehicle theft from the front car yard.
The fire-damaged Porters Pass road will take weeks to fix and West Coast motorists were yesterday warned to expect delays in travelling to Christchurch on State highway 73.
The Government has rejected a company's proposal to build a hydro-electric power scheme on a pristine West Coast river.
An emergency cutting of the Okuru River mouth was carried out earlier this week to prevent it washing out the Haast-Jackson Bay Road.
The West Coast Regional Council - which famously demanded more proof that climate change was actually happening - now appears to accept it, but warns of great pain as the as the region adjusts.
A family of nine that fled Gloriavale says the Christian community tried to separate their family to control them.
A huge landslide at Fox Glacier is moving by 11cm a day and is so large it can be seen in satellite images.
The West Coast has been judged home to the country's best toastie after the Hokitika Sandwich Company won the inaugural Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover competition.
A family of nine are desperate for work and a place to live after fleeing the Gloriavale Christian Community.
The Westland District Council yesterday reluctantly agreed to spend $465,000 it does not have, to put in rockwork while it digs out the remaining Fox Glacier rubbish dump to prevent it being...
Departing Westland district councillor Des Routhan called four times for Mayor Bruce Smith to resign on Wednesday, claiming the Hokitika Ute Muster last year had run at a far greater loss than...
A gold mine in the Arahura Valley, north of Hokitika, has been trashed, leaving a repair bill of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The 15km alpine stretch of Milford Road will close tomorrow morning due to an increased avalanche risk.
The Department of Conservation is promoting compliant whitebaiting this season, as key native fish species remain under threat.