The countdown is on for the Pike River Mine re-entry in three weeks' time, with the cost now set at $36 million.
An eight and a half minute wait to speak to the police after dialling 111 has left a West Coast resident outraged.
Staff working at the Pike River Recovery Agency are to have their contracts extended from June to December.
State Highway 6 at Diana Falls is now open to one lane after a ''washout'' there closed the road, adding to the West Coast's transport problems.
The Otama Rural Water Supply Bill passed its second reading in Parliament this week, gaining unanimous support.
If the Government paid to shift people off the flooded south bank at Franz Josef Glacier, landowners living by the sea and in flood plains all over NZ would be seeking the same, the local MP says.
A mystery explosion that rattled Rapahoe residents on Tuesday night turned out to be the army bomb squad detonating an unexplained device found at an empty house in the township.
If the Government paid to shift people off the flooded south bank at Franz Josef landowners living beside the sea and in flood plains all over the country would be seeking the same, West Coast...
Forest & Bird has described rubbish-strewn South Westland beaches as possibly the ''biggest coastal eco-disaster since the Rena oil spill''.
West Coast leaders are at loggerheads over whether to sacrifice the flood-ravaged south side of the Waiho (Waiau) River, in order to save Franz Josef Glacier township.
Westland Mayor Bruce Smith says about 750m of the access road to view the Franz Josef Glacier has gone.
Just a year after the Grey District Council declined iwi representation in a statutory review, it now proposes admitting local iwi Ngati Waewae to an equal seat at the council table.
The huge co-ordinated clean-up of rubbish-strewn South Westland beaches starts properly today, with helicopters and volunteers ready to strike south of the Waiho River.
Soldiers and students are on their way to South Westland to help rebuild the Waiho Bridge and clean up rubbish-strewn beaches after last week's storm.
Power was restored to Haast early yesterday, six days after one of the biggest recorded floods in the Haast River damaged the town's hydro scheme.
The Luminaries cast and crew, including director Claire McCarthy and actors Richard Te Are, who plays Te Rau Tauwhare, an Arahura Valley greenstone hunter, and Himesh Patel (right), who plays Emery...
West Coast police and Fire and Emergency NZ are investigating two suspicious fires which may be arson in Greymouth and Westport at the weekend.
A huge effort is continuing to clean up beaches strewn with litter after last week's severe storm on the West Coast.
Ngahere Mining Co is buying Birchfield Minerals' mothballed giant gold dredge and buying up three associated Grey Valley dairy farms.
Work to replace the lost Waiho River bridge, south of Franz Josef, has begun.