A gas-fitter whose negligence led to the death of a 12-year-old boy will pay his family $70,000.
Pressure is mounting on the Government to release $24 million earmarked for the hurting tourism town of Franz Josef.
The mother of an Alexandra boy who died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a gas-fitter signed off a hot water unit that shouldn't have been installed says the tragedy wasn't an accident and was preventable.
Westland Mayor Bruce Smith is rejecting a claim by the region's MP Damien O'Connor that there is no long-term plan for the future of Franz Josef township.
A West Coast patient died last year because hospital staff failed to realise the person's condition had deteriorated and did not transfer them in time to a tertiary-level hospital.
Giant swells and waves reaching up to 10 metres high along New Zealand's south-west coast are on the cards amid a bout of wild mid-week weather.
An old landfill that spewed rubbish along 100 kilometres of West Coast coastline will be removed, starting next week.
A small stone, flicked off the blade of his scrub bar during a round of voluntary community service, nearly killed Hokitika councillor Latham Martin.
Going where no man, or woman, has gone before, scientists are using drones to observe some of the most inhospitable parts of the West Coast’s remote and rugged coastline.
Gravel and rock from the West Coast are in high demand, both for 'exporting' and for $60 million of large infrastructure projects about to get under way throughout the region.
A West Coast council is looking at a row over Ross Lake, where someone has been dismantling a weir built by volunteers to control lake levels after continual flooding of the new Chinese memorial gardens.
The West Coast is on the verge of gaining at least one new ghost town unless the Government comes through with promised life-support for Franz Josef Glacier.
Westland Mayor Bruce Smith says his council is willing to help resolve the ongoing stoush over water levels of the artificial Ross Lake, but the regional council is the regulator and should act.
Police investigating a slew of suspicious fires on the West Coast say two of the blazes were lit under occupied campervans.
A good deed for the community took a turn for the worse for Hokitika councillor Latham Martin this week.
A very English double-decker bus took to the streets of Greymouth yesterday, turning heads in the town.
The loss of international tourism is pushing the West Coast’s twin glacier towns to the brink. Empty cafe tables, a slew of motel vacancy signs, a highway bare of travellers and the...