The Chinese ban on recyclables is having a direct impact on Greymouth, forcing the Grey District Council rubbish contractor to dump mountains of paper and cardboard.
Inangahua Junction School is set to close after the roll fell to just two pupils.
Greymouth Coastguard is so badly undermanned it cannot launch a search and rescue in the event of a mishap, alarming the fishing industry.
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.
Police are now looking for shoes as inquiries continue into the murder of 41-year-old Cyrus Alupis in Greymouth early on Monday morning.
Police have released the name of the man who died after a stabbing in Greymouth earlier today.
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.
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 leaders and goldminers were celebrating last week’s announcement the underground Blackwater mine at Waiuta may be reopened.
A protest on the West Coast this weekend will include a large procession of trucks.
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.
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.
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.
A 55-year-old man accused of setting fire to an Indian restaurant in Greymouth has been denied name suppression.
Doc says it is reconsidering permission for a test-case 1080 drop near Whataroa, after kea were seen eating non-toxic baits laid before the aerial poison drop.