Heavy rain at the weekend washed out the access road to Fox Glacier, just as the tourist season is ramping up.
Police are investigating two further suspicious fires in Buller following the arson of the old Nikau public hall early on Friday.
Security guards were stationed at most Department of Conservation offices throughout the West Coast for two weeks this month.
Skyline Enterprises is seeking feedback on its proposal for a gondola at Franz Josef Glacier, as part of public consultation to the draft Westland Tai Poutini National Park management plan.
Two brothers accused of assault after an alleged Greymouth fracas at the weekend have appeared in court today.
Police in Greymouth are investigating following an incident where six people were assaulted leaving one person in hospital with serious injuries.
The grieving mother of a 12-year-old boy who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a gas-powered shower has spoken of her sorrow and warned other families not to use the shower units.
A court of Appeal ruling has put the proposed Te Kuha open-cast coalmine behind Westport further in doubt.
Kumara nonagenarian Bob Watson always had jumping from the back of a plane on his "bucket list" and when he turned 90 recently he finally decided it was time to take the plunge.
Forest & Bird has won an appeal against the development of an opencast coal mine on the West Coast of the South Island.
A drunk man firing a shotgun outside a Totara Flat house on Monday sparked a full scale armed police response that closed State highway 7 between Greymouth and Reefton for several hours.
A climber was critically injured in a fall from Mount Harper in the Arthur's Pass National Park on Monday.
State Highway 7 has been reopened between Greymouth and Reefton this evening after being temporarily closed for about three hours.
The Department of Conservation says it will look at changing a Bill which whitebaiters fear will lock them out of West Coast rivers.
Despite being described by National Party leader Simon Bridges as "f***ing useless" in a covert recording - MP Maureen Pugh says she has forgiven him and will stand again.
The MP Simon Bridges disparaged as "f***ing useless" on a secret tape release by Jami-Lee Ross says hearing the criticism was "pretty devastating".
A convicted child sex offender from Auckland, arrested on the West Coast this week, had been on the run for nearly 15 days after he cut off his ankle bracelet and stole a car.