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.
The Grey District Council hopes to make permanent repairs to the Greymouth water supply next week after the town ran out of water on Christmas Eve.
One person has been flown to Greymouth Hospital after suffering moderate injuries in a crash on the Haast Pass Highway this afternoon.
The Grey District Council has pulled the plug on plans to fit a giant 3m television screen above the Greymouth town square, after costs escalated.
The Department of Conservation has delivered an early Christmas present to Fox Glacier by reopening the glacier access road and walking track, which had been closed because of flood damage in early...
A 25-year-old woman killed in a crash in Nelson was Kelsie Monk, the niece of Pike River spokesman Bernie Monk.
A 20-year mining permit has been issued to private Australian company Tasman Mining to redevelop the historic Blackwater mine near Reefton on the West Coast, mooted as an overall $500 million project.