Grey Mayor Tony Kokshoorn used CPR to save the life of Kiwi rugby league legend and Grey district councillor Tony Coll after he collapsed with a heart attack in front of him last weekend.
After almost five decades teaching, mostly in South Westland, Hilary Millard has finally called it a day, having made many happy memories.
Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has quashed rumours rife in Buller that she's blocking plans for a cycle trail to cross her private land at Charleston.
The Greymouth Jockey Club has had a reprieve with the pending shake-up of New Zealand racing - but Hokitika and Reefton are not so lucky.
West Coast Regional Council chairman Andrew Robb says his council's stance on the proposed Zero Carbon Bill is not embarrassing for the region, and he has had e-mails in support.
Tourists are apparently buying self-contained stickers off the internet, or printing them off for free, as a way of getting around camping rules on the West Coast.
Revelations the West Coast Regional Council wants to see more scientific evidence to prove that human-driven climate change is real, have caused embarrassment on the West Coast.
The mayors of Westland and Grey are standing firm on their councils' provision of freedom camping sites, and say they are getting tourists out of the bush and into a toilet.
The new freedom camping sites established by the Grey and Westland district councils are hurting - if not killing - their rate-paying businesses, campground owners say.
Agency staff this week began training on the new 950kg machine, fabricated at Gray Brothers Engineering in Greymouth.
As the dust settles on a highly successful New Year racing circuit, West Coast racing clubs are now faced with a fight for survival.
A West Coast woman caught drink-driving four times over the limit on the weekend had two young children in the car with her, police say.
Dunedin apprentice jockey Zubair Bholah is recovering after a nasty fall in the second race at the Kumara Races on the West Coast.
Inconsistencies in liquor laws imposed on West Coast racing clubs is causing confusion.
The West Coast District Health Board says it hopes to be in the new hospital in Greymouth next December, as costs continue to mount.
The Grey District Council hopes to make permanent repairs to the Greymouth water supply next week after the town ran out of water on Christmas Eve.
An outbreak of chickenpox in Hokitika has affected a number of children going into the holiday season.
The Grey District Council has pulled the plug on plans to fit a giant 3m television screen above the Greymouth town square, after costs escalated.
The Department of Conservation has delivered an early Christmas present to Fox Glacier by reopening the glacier access road and walking track, which had been closed because of flood damage in early...
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.