The burned out hull of the unmanned Te Aroha, with the wheelhouse removed, was towed across the Grey River bar by fellow Greymouth boat the Wendy J yesterday, en route for Nelson yesterday.
A fresh rockfall on the north side of the Meybille Bay slip this morning has slowed down rock removal from the site and kept the Coast Road, State highway 6, closed for another day.
Hokitika and South Westland rivers enjoyed the best of the West Coast whitebait season, which closes on Monday.
Following the $2.6million clean-up of New Zealand’s most contaminated mine site, at Waiuta, the Department of Conservation has applied for consents to also tackle the nearby Alexander River site.
A man who fell while rock climbing on coastal cliffs at Charleston yesterday is critically ill in Wellington Hospital after suffering a head injury.
Both the Otira Tunnel and a shortage of extra carriages have been cited by KiwiRail as reasons why it cannot expand its flagship Tranz Alpine service to Greymouth.
A man was arrested at a Kaniere Forks property inland from Hokitika last night for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine (P).
Rapidly rising floodwaters today nearly thwarted the rescue of an 85-year-old man who spent a winter's night out in the open after falling from a ladder in a remote site.
West Coast police say they are appalled after a weekend of drink-driving offences, including one drunk Greymouth man driving on the wrong side of the road on the Cobden Bridge before running into a police patrol.
A man was killed last night and three children rescued after their car went off a West Coast bridge that has been slammed as ''beyond its use-by date''.
A groundbreaking trial to double the dose of aerial 1080 poison in a small area south of Haast has eliminated "all" 2000-odd possums, according to promoters.
Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn has backed the renewed bid to re-enter the tunnel leading into the Pike River Mine, but cautions that the large rockfall between the drift and the mine workings could be an obstacle.
A Greymouth woman says she has fire crews to thank that her home was not engulfed by a suspected arson that destroyed two neighbouring houses on Easons Hill.
A Greymouth man paralysed in a surfing accident 12 years ago graduated from the University of Canterbury yesterday with a doctorate.
Police are staying mum, but there are widespread reports that the annual West Coast police helicopter cannabis recovery is well under way, with sightings from Kumara to Westport.
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.
Greymouth 17-year-old Ben Williams has achieved more than someone twice his age. He has competed in two Coast to Coasts, run the 85km Ghost to Ghost Ultra, and won the 2018 NZ junior men's 8km mountain run at Cardrona.