A derelict railway wagon has been spruced up and given a new life -- as an Airbnb.
Some businesses and residents in Reefton continue to have difficulty accessing the internet more than a week after rats chewed through a cable, causing widespread disruption.
A man appearing in court yesterday caused a commotion when he ripped off his prison gown, bounded out of the dock stark naked and made a break for the exit.
Greymouth people are fighting back after their town took a bruising in national media because of the rundown look of the central business district.
Just a few days after a Stuff article talked about 'the fall of Greymouth', the town has featured on the satirical Facebook page 'Sh** Towns of New Zealand'.
The Department of Conservation says it is doing a full assessment of its giant snail captivity programme, previously funded by Solid Energy.
Tourists who stopped at the Otira Gorge lookout yesterday and heard a German tourist's barely audible calls for help had saved his life, police say.
Forest and Bird has appealed a High Court decision that the Crown Minerals Act trumps the Reserves Act when considering open-cast mining on a publicly-owned reserve.
A crane with a basket attached was called to rescue a man who had been stuck on top of the steep Reid Falls flume on the West Coast for hours, with fears that he could slip over the 100m sheer drop into the riverbed below.
A young couple, their seven-week-old baby and flatmate fled for their lives when a Greymouth house was engulfed in flames early today.
The day Greymouth centenarian Jean Mosley was born, thousands of New Zealand soldiers were in Egypt preparing to land at Gallipoli in just over a month's time on April 25, 1915. Yesterday, she celebrated turning 103.
A Kumara woman's beloved golden retriever has come home after a week missing - but its companion is still missing, and hopes are now fading.
Five weeks after Cyclone Fehi washed out the access road to view Fox Glacier, it remains closed, and Doc says it might take a further fortnight to reopen.
Greymouth's debut in hosting the Farmlands West Coast Ag Fest will see the biggest exhibition yet on the West Coast.
Police are keeping an open mind on a rash of star stickers randomly plastered on letterboxes inland from Hokitika in the past few days.
Extra census staff have been put into Westland belatedly to try to reach entire pockets of people who were missed out in the lead-up to Census Day.
The Labour-led Government and West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor are under fire just six months after the general election, with no sign of revised plans for Buller Hospital.
Ex Cyclone Fehi which battered the West Coast at the start of February is starting to bite farmers in the pocket as their co-operative Westland Milk Products today reduced its forecast payout for the 2017-18 season.
The Westland Mayor has labelled the online census a "balls-up" as claims emerge that some West Coasters have not received their paperwork, which had to be filed on Tuesday.
A Greymouth man is devastated after thieves ransacked his extensive collection of scale model aeroplanes in a burglary of his home.