A former Gloriavale member says he knows for an "undeniable fact" that sexual abuse has occurred in the West Coast religious community.
An academic is warning that the secretive Gloriavale sect could become even more reclusive following the death of its founder Hopeful Christian.
Scouting New Zealand has abandoned its bid to have references to the Scouts permanently suppressed after a former Hokitika scout leader was jailed last Friday on numerous sex charges.
Gloriavale founder Hopeful Christian has died at the secluded religious community after a battle with cancer.
Scouting New Zealand today abandoned its bid to have references to the scouts permanently suppressed after a former Hokitika scout leader was jailed on Friday for numerous sex charges.
A scout leader who admitted six charges including sexual grooming and making objectionable publications has been unmasked.
A 19-year-old woman from Nelson Creek and a 17-year-old girl from Hokitika were pepper-sprayed in the forecourt of the Hokitika BP service station on Tuesday night following a drunken spree through the town centre.
The employer of a young Greymouth trainee builder who died when a bach he was helping to re-pile near Hari Hari collapsed on him, yesterday admitted a charge of exposing an individual to risk of harm or illness.
Haast township has mobile coverage for the first time.
A 45-year-old man has today made a shock admission of murdering a woman shot dead in Greymouth last year.
Manned re-entry of the Pike River Mine entry tunnel seems increasingly likely following a workshop attended by 31 experts.
The tower is up for the first cellphone connection in Haast, and is on target to be switched on by the middle of this month.
The driver of a road marking truck had a lucky escape on Tuesday when the brakes failed while descending the Otira Gorge before flipping about halfway down from Candys Bend.
A man is in hospital with a gunshot wound and another has been arrested after a row between neighbours.
The original support crew, and biggest fans, behind Hokitika’s Commonwealth Games javelin medallist Holly Robinson reunited on the 23-year-old’s former training ground earlier this week to reflect on her stellar Games performance.
A coroner has highlighted New Zealand's drinking culture, ruling on the role "senseless" peer pressure played in the death of a West Coast teenager.
Grey Mayor Tony Kokshoorn, the longest-serving mayor in Greymouth's history, has announced he will be retiring at the local body elections next year.
MBIE has has apologised to Shane Jones after $350,000 of provincial growth fund money was approved for a West Coast waste-to-energy project with connections to a businessman referred to the SFO.
The West Otago Community Board plans to explore additional sources of community funding to replace a local war memorial.
Government Minister Andrew Little entered the Pike River mine this morning during a visit to Greymouth today where spoke to the families of the victims of the tragedy.