A mystery illness - which forced Westport North School to close after a third of the pupils became ill - remains unknown as health officials wait for results.
A white van was one of two vehicles involved in a fatal crash on the Hou Hou Creek bridge, just north of Hokitika, yesterday morning.
A Wanaka woman who worked as a volunteer collecting rubbish at the Fox River says the scale of the task is daunting.
One person has died and another is reported to be seriously hurt after a crash on a West Coast bridge.
A former Gloriavale member has admitted he travels back to the West Coast community under the cover of darkness to try to provide information on life outside the Christian group.
An elderly man who had to fight to evict tenants from his Hari Hari rental home has been left with a $15,000 bill on top of unpaid rent.
Volunteers who have done most of the clean-up work on the Fox River to date say they would not still be there, let alone racing against the clock, if the Government had acted sooner.
An online crowd-funding campaign has been set up to raise money for people who flee Gloriavale Christian Community on the West Coast.
Development West Coast's Kevin Stratful - a key figure in the controversial waste to energy plant proposed for Hokitika - resigned at the weekend then changed his mind.
With doubt over the future of the Reefton sawmill, there are fears a possible closure could mark not just the end of the Forever Beech story, but the end of sawmilling in the entire Inangahua area.
The NZ Transport Agency will next month install permanent highway safety barrier gates at either end of the Fox Hills, between Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier.
A group of former Westland Milk shareholders have failed in their bid to have the Overseas Investment Office delay the sale of the co-op to Chinese dairy giant Yili.
A heritage order is being sought by people on the West Coast to protect four 300-year-old rātā trees from being chopped down.
The Conservation Minister has criticised Westland District Council for not having the to cash clean up Fox River, but the mayor says the region's few ratepayers shouldn't need to pay.
A neighbour feels "sick to the stomach" wondering if they could have done more after a 30-year-old man has been charged with murder over the death of a 10-month-old baby boy in Hokitika.
A 30-year-old man has been charged with murder after a 10-month-old baby boy who was injured yesterday died today.
Three people were injured - two seriously - in a two-car crash in icy conditions near Makarora last night.