Four people are injured, including one seriously, after a crash on the Haast Highway.
It is still under construction and 10 months away from opening, but the Paparoa Track has made the New York Times list of the top 52 places to go in 2019.
Agency staff this week began training on the new 950kg machine, fabricated at Gray Brothers Engineering in Greymouth.
The Broadcasting Standards Authority has dismissed a complaint against radio station Coast for playing the 43-year-old Bob Dylan song Hurricane because it contains the n-word.
As the dust settles on a highly successful New Year racing circuit, West Coast racing clubs are now faced with a fight for survival.
Work to flush explosive gases out of the Pike River mine tunnel is set to begin today as the operation to re-enter the mine drift enters a critical phase.
A West Coast woman caught drink-driving four times over the limit on the weekend had two young children in the car with her, police say.
Dunedin apprentice jockey Zubair Bholah is recovering after a nasty fall in the second race at the Kumara Races on the West Coast.
Rumble strips, safety barriers and wider shoulders will be installed as part of a road safety package to improve rural highways on the West Coast and in Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Manawatu-Whanganui.
Freedom campers had to flee a fierce blaze in gorse near a campsite near North Beach at Westport, suspected to have been deliberately lit.
A recruitment consultant says the government will need to pay around $200k to attract an electrical technician qualified enough to help enable the re-entry of the Pike River mine.
A heavy rain warning has been issued for the West Coast as dry and warm conditions continue in the North Island.
The Department of Conservation is considering clearing the old visitor centre site at Franz Josef Glacier, as part of a ‘‘park and ride’’ system to get people to and from the glacier.
A West Coast man is facing charges after a motorist was allegedly hijacked at gunpoint and made to drive him some distance.
An 8-year-old Christchurch boy was rescued after a six-hour search around the Waiuta area, near Reefton last night.
The West Coast is in for more wet weather, with heavy rain set to fall today, and it'll be warm for all of the South Island.
The West Coast District Health Board says it hopes to be in the new hospital in Greymouth next December, as costs continue to mount.
An outbreak of chickenpox in Hokitika has affected a number of children going into the holiday season.