The chairman of Westland Holdings Ltd - the umbrella company for the Westland District Council's two trading companies - has resigned in a surprise move.
An early morning fire call to Granger House yesterday resulted in 12 people being evacuated, and the Cobden fire siren waking many Greymouth and Cobden people.
The Bealey Hotel, a historic coach stop on the road to the West Coast since the 1860s, has shut the doors.
A Greymouth retailer has warned other businesses to be alert after someone tried to pass over a counterfeit $50 note yesterday.
A Wellington miner who found an aquifer while drilling for garnets around Bruce Bay, now wants to extract the water and export it.
New Zealand-wide fashion brand Postie, which started out on the Reefton goldfields, is celebrating 110 years.
The huge backlog of houses for sale on the West Coast, and an average sale time of over two years, is showing an "eye-popping" turnaround.
The access road to Franz Josef Glacier is due to reopen tomorrow, weather permitting, two months after a devastating storm washed out the road, leaving the glacier inaccessible.
He wrote one of the most recognised anthems of the Woodstock and played guitar alongside some of the big names of the 1960s -- but for the past month former rocker Darby Slick has been in Reefton.
A trio of Taiwanese tourists had a lucky escape on Monday when their car flew through the air at least 10m after attempting a sudden turnoff near Kumara due to following GPS instructions.
After eight years and 141 days - and a false start three weeks ago
Westland Milk Products' farmer shareholders are awaiting full disclosure from their board of directors on the proposed sale of their business to Chinese company Yili for half a billion dollars.
One of the biggest 1080 aerial poison operations in New Zealand, scheduled to get under way on the West Coast this week, is to start in the Arthur's Pass area before moving to Buller and then South...
At least 2500 Greymouth ratepayers not hooked into the sewerage scheme will be "compelled" to connect after a Grey District Council decision to "break new ground".
The biggest 1080 aerial poison operation to date is scheduled to get under way on the West Coast this week, starting in the Arthur's Pass area before moving to Buller and South Westland.
Unprecented demand for heavy rock for flood works has left contractors scouring the riverbed at Franz Josef Glacier and the West Coast Regional Council is considering opening up new quarries in a...
Myrtle rust has been detected on the West Coast for the first time, on a young pohutukawa tree in Greymouth.
Coal makes up just 5% of New Zealand greenhouse gas emissions, mining industry lobby group Straterra says.
An itinerant man who showed up in Westport late last week is allegedly behind a trail of tyre slashings that has left a bill of at least $60,000.
The Govt's move to a ''zero-carbon economy'' - ending the burning of coal and casting future coalmines into doubt - will be a ''very difficult transition for the West Coast'', Grey Mayor Tony Kokshoorn says.