Three leading groups opposing the Westpower hydro-electric proposal for the Waitaha River claimed today a draft decision had already been made and called for it to be released before the general election in September.
Residents have been complaining of a variety of issues since Tuesday last week, including 'oily' or 'waxy' water and even wet hair left standing on end, imbued by a gel-like substance during showering.
A northern Buller man sparked a five-hour stand-off with armed police after he allegedly threatened to shoot the local policeman when he responded to a domestic incident in Hector.
Gloriavale Christian Community reported a six-figure deficit last year, according to the annual report to July 2016 filed with Charities Services and released this week.
The deadline for completing the West Coast Wilderness Trail has been pushed out yet again, with a number of components still incomplete on the $8 million project.
A man who "lost his rag" at the Greymouth Work and Income office, yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge of speaking threateningly.
The New Zealand catering and hospitality industry has paid tribute to Scott Richardson, a highly regarded chef who died yesterday morning in Dunedin Hospital.
Rapidly rising floodwaters today nearly thwarted the rescue of an 85-year-old man who spent a winter's night out in the open after falling from a ladder in a remote site.
Last-minute haggling by the mayor to "adorn" the Greymouth floodwall with 359 painted blocks of blue and green, costing at least $10,000, scraped through at the last Grey District Council meeting.
Three West Coast men who viciously beat their former friend over a drugs dispute, leaving him for dead and unrecognisable, were yesterday jailed for between two and seven years each.
Construction is set to start next week on the $10 million 'great walk' from Blackball to Punakaiki, Environment Minister Nick Smith announced in Blackball today.
Greymouth teenager Lily Gordon has been found safe and well after being missing for five days.
A man has been arrested in relation to the aggravated robbery of a Greymouth petrol station by a samurai-sword wielding thief.
The Government has announced a $36.8 million action plan to boost the West Coast.
An ill-equipped Welshman who went on a solo tramp above the snowline near Fox Glacier yesterday wearing sneakers and jeans, is lucky to be alive after he called police from Mount Fox concerned about his position.
Katie Milne has had an ''amazing'' response to becoming the first female national president of Federated Farmers in its 118-year history.
An unexpected fire siren in Cobden resulted in 14 firefighters showing up at their station...in time to give some children a talking to.
With the hoki season in full swing the Greymouth port is operating to capacity, with facilities stretched to the limit.
Plans to develop an events arena at the Greymouth aerodrome have upset the aero club.
Buller's Stockton Mine workers are to keep their jobs when the West Coast mine changes hands.