A member of the Westland District Council's executive team is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office.
A West Coast couple are now bankrupt over a $90,000 debt to their local council.
A key West Coast tourist attraction has closed down amid claims it hasn't met new mining regulations.
Police reassure the public they are not in danger after a 14-year-old girl was reportedly attacked on a West Coast walking track.
Substation fault wipes out electricity for 12,000 Transpower customers.
For six years a group of Westport volunteers have worked to transform a muddy sea of gorse by hand into stunning cycle trails.
Families left "absolutely gutted" as efforts to get charges against Pike River's former boss reinstated fail.
Shelley Crooks, who survived for six weeks lost in West Coast bush, is one step closer to home.
Families protested outside the Solid Energy building before some are to meet with Bill English.
A decision to allow open-cast coal mining on "pristine" public reserve land will be challenged in court.
Police have seized a "moderate" amount of methamphetamine in a drug bust on the West Coast.
West Coast farmer Nina Kersten is set to tackle the world's best in badminton and table tennis.
From a tree house to a glass house to a mountaintop chalet, these are a far cry from the Kiwi bach.
Woman who spent six weeks lost and injured in the West Coast bush is still recovering in hospital.
A West Coast couple have been given two weeks to pay back nearly $90,000 they owe to their local council.
Solid Energy's plan to close West Coast's Spring Creek mine causes "extreme disappointment".
A broken white cross marked where her son died in a car crash. Then, randomly, it was fixed.
Protesters at Pike River forced Solid Energy workers to retreat with a confronting demonstration.
Feilding woman Rosemary Zaremba drowned near the mouth of the Kohaihai River.
Six-week closure of Chch-Greymouth rail link is "extremely disappointing", Grey District mayor says.
She was standing beside the river, her shoes were in tatters, she was barely talking above a whisper.
Among victims a woman, 70, swept out to sea, a swimmer sucked over rapids, and a teen lost to a swollen river.
Shelley Crooks used her extensive bush craft knowledge to survive six weeks in the bush with a leg injury.
A man who died while tramping on the West Coast has been named as David Jackson.
A woman has died after being swept out to sea while walking on the beach with her partner.
Work to clean up slips on three major West Coast highways is continuing after heavy rain lashed the region.
Severe rain on the West Coast creates flooding and slips, causing delays to motorists on two highways.
Police want to talk to drivers of white cars in area where missing woman Shelley Crooks last seen.
Police clamping down on slow drivers in rental cars who are causing frustration on South Island roads.
A voluntary treasurer who stole thousands of dollars from a West Coast speedway has repaid all of the money.