Haast township is still without power, food and sewerage, three days after a huge storm swept through the area.
South Westland is still mopping up after this week's once-in-a-century storm, and a state of emergency remained in place yesterday.
Metservice is forecasting more heavy rain on the already sodden West Coast this Sunday, and the West Coast Regional Council is monitoring the situation closely.
Westland Milk Products has lowered its forecast payout range from $6-$6.20 to $5.80-$6 for the current season, citing lower-than-expected sales.
The New Zealand Transport Agency was warned two days before the Waiho Bridge was wrecked that works upstream could make the bridge unstable.
For 40 years, Hazel Horne has lived on the banks of the Waiatoto River, but never had she seen it sweep across her property with the force it did on Tuesday.
Residents say floodwaters have washed away a lifeline for their community after torrential rain battered the West Coast for two days.
Raging floodwaters have severed access on the West Coast, swallowing a major bridge and causing slips throughout the region.
Three hundred tahr are to be culled and fed to kea in an attempt to keep the endangered native parrots away from an aerial 1080 poison drop in the hills behind Whataroa.
Reefton residents who banded together to battle Renew Energy plans to stockpile baled waste from around the South Island in their town, appear to have won the day.
A cruel, debilitating and deadly disease that has cursed generations of a West Coast family has struck again, this time in an active Hokitika 35-year-old woman.
Time has caught up with Greymouth's long-serving jeweller and watchmaker Ian Tennent, who will close the doors to his little Boundary St shop for the last time next month.
Long-time spokesman for some Pike River families Bernie Monk, who recently resigned from the Families Reference Group, denies a split with the group.
A West Coast woman who set up a Givealittle page for a grieving family and then stole $2211 has been sentenced to home detention and community service.
A former West Coast school teacher who indecently touched a young girl seven years ago won't be placed on the sex offenders register as he is a "low risk" of reoffending, a court has heard.