Two men who freed themselves from the wreckage of their crashed microlight before it was engulfed in flames have been described as ''extremely lucky boys''.
Two men have been taken to hospital after their microlight crashed at Hokitika on the West Coast.
An audio recording from the Grey Valley is among 50 reports of possible encounters with the South Island kokako, previously thought to be extinct.
A Hokitika man was lucky to survive after stumbling into an abandoned goldmine shaft near Arthurstown.
Police have released the name of the man who died after a crash near Greymouth last week.
A Christchurch man has died after swimming in a river on the West Coast.
A man has died in hospital after he was injured in a crash near Greymouth yesterday morning.
A West Coast family is reeling after their 18-year-old son died in an accident while repiling a bach at a remote site near Hari Hari yesterday.
The Otira Hotel publican who admitted hitting a train driver over missing heritage items was yesterday acquitted of assault.
Battle lines are drawn in the Westland District Council, with at least three of the eight councillors now in open revolt with the Mayor Bruce Smith.
Calls are growing louder for controls on freedom camping on the West Coast in the wake of another busy tourist season that has left lay-bys 'reeking of toilet' and favourite fishing spots ruined.
Fifty years ago, in March 1967, West Coast Airways concluded operations as the last of the pioneer airlines to fly the South Westland Air Service from Hokitika.
The Kingston Flyer may yet ride West Coast rails after Development West Coast confirmed yesterday it is still investigating the option to buy the historic steam train in its entirety.
A man who fell while rock climbing on coastal cliffs at Charleston yesterday is critically ill in Wellington Hospital after suffering a head injury.
A young man who went into dairy farming after ''falling in with the wrong crowd'' at school is earning accolades.
Police have confirmed the name of the man who was killed in a helicopter crash near Reefton on Monday.
A man died in a helicopter crash in remote terrain about 10km from Reefton last evening.
Tourist numbers on the West Coast exploded last month, including a new record at Franz Josef Glacier.
Police have confirmed a second sighting of missing Westport woman Leanne Ryall.
A project studying Fiordland crested penguins at Jackson Bay has been extended after almost every chick and egg in the colony was eaten by stoats.