Health Minister David Clark flew to Westport yesterday to announce that plans for a new $20 million health centre to replace the ageing Buller Hospital have been accepted.
Seven-year-old Ruby Cameron and 4-year-old Ka Arohaina Heartthrob were collectively the winners of three categories in horse events at the West Otago A & P show over the weekend.
A motorcyclist has died in a single-vehicle crash on the West Coast this afternoon, on a horror day in which three other riders were also killed.
A Haast man who died in a high-speed car crash at Moeraki Bridge on Wednesday was a former farmer turned whitebaiter.
The survivors of a crash that killed a Haast man, who was today named by police, told rescuers they had never been in a car "travelling so fast".
Location shooting will begin on the West Coast early next year for the television adaptation of Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries.
A West Coast resident has lost her home in a devastating fire which threatened to spread to the neighbouring service station.
Forbes Magazine has named two young New Zealanders in its annual "30 under 30" rankings - designed to showcase 30 people under the age of 30 the world needs to watch.
A Kumara resident lost her home in a devastating fire which threatened to spread to the neighbouring petrol station, just before dawn yesterday morning.
Some good fortune helped save a woman who severely broke her leg and ankle while tramping near Haast yesterday.
About 20 whitebaiters turned out to have their say on issues facing the West Coast fishery in a public meeting hosted by the Doc in Hokitika this week.
A person who was trapped in a vehicle after it crashed off a bridge north of Haast yesterday evening has died.
A female tramper is recovering in Dunedin Hospital after suffering a broken leg and ankle near Haast this afternoon.
When a bakery in Greymouth was broken into, one thing was clear - the burglar wasn't there for a custard square.
Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-Entry Andrew Little will tomorrow announce whether a plan to go into the Pike River Mine will go ahead.
A major South Island highway should reopen tomorrow after last week's severe storm, but sections of it look set to be down to one lane through the Christmas and New Year period.
Police are urgently seeking a "dangerous" man wanted for arrest who may have access to firearms. He's believed to be in the West Coast or Tasman areas.