An Ikamatua couple were left distraught and thousands of dollars out of pocket when their racehorse was severely injured in an incident on what they say is the poorly maintained Mawheraiti bridge.
A section of the South Island's State Highway 6, which runs down the West Coast, has been closed due to flooding.
For most Kiwis, getting vaccinated takes no more than an hour or two - and even that can be met with grumblings of inconvenience.
Covid-19 is now on the doorstep of the West Coast, with more cases in nearby Nelson and reports of several Greymouth people self-isolating after visiting the sunny city at the weekend.
The number of West Coast people waiting for surgery or a specialist's assessment has soared in recent weeks because of Covid constraints, the vaccine mandate and staff shortages.
A war of words has erupted over less than $600 as the Blackball Museum of Working Class History confronted the Grey District Council over declined rates relief.
West Coast iwi are "very, very" relieved the Government has closed the paua fishery at Jackson Bay for two years to allow it to recover after almost being fished to exhaustion last summer.
Freedom campers will be banned from two new sites in South Westland, after one too many abuses of the privilege.
West Coast Civil Defence has set up an emergency operations centre in Hokitika as a precaution, with heavy rain forecast for the region this weekend.
Motorists in the West Coast are being urged to take care ahead of a deluge of rain expected this weekend.
A campaign has been launched with the aim of ensuring New Zealanders understand why coal is important — even if they do not love it.
The West Coast of the South Island has seen a surge of interest from players large and small in gold prospecting.
A Gloriavale school teacher has admitted three charges of assaulting pupils by pushing and shaking, and calling one of the children a ‘‘moron’’.
The Reefton area is becoming a hotbed of the unvaccinated, prompting warnings that unwilling residents cannot "hide it out" when Covid-19 arrives.
The new combined District Plan for the West Coast will introduce residential building height restrictions for the first time in the Grey district.
Gloriavale Christian Community school teachers have joined the community’s midwives and accepted their Covid vaccinations.
The discovery of bodies inside Pike River coal mine, more than a decade after the disaster, has reignited family hopes that a criminal prosecution is still possible.