Police have revealed the passenger who was killed in a crash in Nelson in the early hours of this morning was a woman from the West Coast.
West Coast residents are reeling with the death of blueberry farm pioneer Phil McLennan who succumbed to his injuries after a motor accident on the outskirts of Ikamatua on Monday.
The ban is among initiatives rolled out by the Buller District Council to help it cope with freedom camping.
Fifteen years after they were almost wiped out, there are now enough rare rowi kiwi for a new population to be established.
Holidaymakers at a remote campground north of Westport awoke to find wads of cash had been left for them yesterday morning.
The Armed Offenders Squad were called to a property in Westport this afternoon after a man allegedly threatened another man with a gun.
Helicopters have started ferrying 100m lengths of pipe to the Pike River Mine site as work ramps up for the re-entry.
A month after heavy rain again closed the Fox Glacier valley, Doc says work will begin soon to reinstate foot and vehicle access on the valley floor.
Maritime NZ says its investigation has found there was no real risk of a Greymouth fishing boat being dashed against the Blaketown tiphead during the Cyclone Fehi storm surge on February 1.
The Government yesterday announced a $140million package for the West Coast - the largest since Development West Coast was formed when native logging ended in 2000.
The mother of a Pike River worker says families were misled by the mine's boss at the time, Peter Whittall, after the first fatal explosion in 2010.
West Coast police are looking for a 30-year-old man who has multiple warrants out for his arrest and should not be approached.
A Westport man is lucky to be alive after a tree fell and crushed his car while he was driving near Reefton.
West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor has hinted that a financial package to be announced at a function in Punakaiki tomorrow will be "very significant".
Descendants of former Kumara Premier Richard John Seddon have cooled plans to build a replica homestead as a museum in the township.
A little blue penguin found entangled in a fishing line on a beach north of Hokitika is a reminder that rubbish in the ocean and on beaches is a threat to marine life, the Department of...
The Department of Conservation says it will decide next week on reinstating access to Fox Glacier, but it has already warned of future damage.