A woman who allegedly burned down a Housing New Zealand property in Greymouth in 2015, did so to get a "speedy transfer" to Tauranga, a jury was told in the Greymouth District Court on Wednesday.
A car travelling in convoy to a concert at Gloriavale on Tuesday morning went missing, seemingly without a trace.
The Gloriavale is entitled to apply for money from the Provincial Growth Fund but there is no guarantee its application will ever see the "fiscal light of day", Regional Economic Minister Shane Jones says.
Police are now looking for shoes as inquiries continue into the murder of 41-year-old Cyrus Alupis in Greymouth early on Monday morning.
A report commissioned by the New Zealand Conservation Authority suggests introducing whitebaiting licences, which would also require people to keep a diary of their catches.
A helicopter had a near-miss with skydivers after refuelling without clearance from an aerodrome on the West Coast.
Delays over the new Greymouth Hospital are costing the West Coast District Health Board about $50,000 a month.
Doc has agreed to a controversial aerial 1080 poison drop on the West Coast despite fears that it could kill kea.
More protest action is planned following the opening of the Taramakau Bridge, as West Coast leaders plan how to build on the momentum.
West Coast Labour MP Damien O'Connor has been taken to task by his local constituents, at the official opening of the new Taramakau road bridge on State Highway six.
A nurse and Hokitika rest-home have been told to apologise after a man in their care was not resuscitated, even though an ambulance officer later found he was still warm.
The Department of Conservation is urging people to notify them of wallaby sightings on the West Coast, after a dead one was found near Paroa, south of Greymouth - the third to turn up recently.
Police are asking for the public to help them find a man following an alleged assault in Westport earlier this month.
The number of offences related to methamphetamine use on the West Coast has escalated sharply, court records show.
Greymouth fishing industry leaders have lashed out over the state of the silted-up port, which is holding up fishing boat unloading and turnaround at the busiest time of the year.
Construction delays are forcing the West Coast DHB to keep patching up the earthquake-prone Grey Base Hospital.
Two fishermen have been sentenced to community work after pleading guilty to wilfully ill-treating seabirds, including hitting them with a gaff and a high pressure hose.