Police launching new search for Westport woman who hasn't been seen in 10 days.
A Westland council executive was planning to build sewage plant for at least six months before putting it to council.
A plan to bottle alpine water for export may tranform an isolated and dwindling West Coast community.
Drivers travelling the alternative route between Picton and Christchurch will have an even longer journey from Sunday night.
A plaque and bronze boot memorial remembering one of NZ's worst alpine tragedies will be unveiled in Arthur's Pass today.
Westland council chief executive Tanya Winter has not had her contract renewed and has lodged a grievance claim.
Some of the best scenery in the South Island is back on display as passenger rail services between Christchurch and Greymouth resume.
The man who tried to set up a sewage plant contract with a cake decorator told the public it was the only option - even though another one was available at a fraction of the price.
Police are seeking information about missing Westport woman Leanne Ryall and a missing Spanish tourist.
Freight and tourist services to resume between Christchurch and Greymouth after huge rural blaze.
Police are appealing for sightings of a Westport woman and missing tourist.
Sandy Passant and Russell Johns enjoy uninterrupted sea views from their West Coast home.
Spanish tourist reported missing after 10 days late back from West Coast tramp.
West Coast water export plan "exploiting and plundering" natural resources for private benefit, hearing told.
Christchurch residents can crank up the barbecue for dinner as a warm end to the working week brings a high of 28 degrees Celsius.
The man who oversaw a $7m sewage plant contract go to a cake decorator is selling his house.
West Coast police "thoroughly investigated" sex attack complaint and are taking no further action.
Contract awarded to cake decorator's firm to upgrade two water treatment plants has been put on hold.
SH1 reopens south of Kaikoura five days after fresh slips from heavy downpours blocked the main route in and out of the centre.
A West Coast rest home shut down by the Ministry of Health was serving cold, processed and insufficient food, an audit has found.
Crews have worked under clear skies on Wednesday to ensure State Highway 1 will reopen 7am Thursday.
Fox Glacier remains identified as helicopter crash victim Cynthia Charlton.
Cake decorator wins contract to build $7 million West Coast sewage plant despite no construction experience.
The Thacker Shield has returned to the West Coast for the first time since 1997.
Lingering rain and strong winds trigger fresh slips south of Kaikoura, keeping State Highway 1 shut for another morning.
A Christchurch man has pleaded not guilty to indecently assaulting a woman at a Hokitika Wildfoods Festival campsite.
Big drop in cannabis plants recovered in annual police operation after helicopters not used.
Man charged with indecent assaulting on woman, as police make nine arrests over course of weekend festival in Hokitika.
A teenager was thrown from her car after crashing near the Pike River memorial on the West Coast.
Wet weather did not put a damper on crowds enjoying the 28th Hokitika Wildfoods Festival this weekend.