The mechanic who worked on a bus before a horror crash - its brakes allegedly failed - has been named.
Fox Glacier helicopter company involved in crash that killed seven has licence suspended.
May was the wettest month on record for Hokitika, while in Christchurch it was the warmest.
Police investigate suspicious house fire in West Coast town of Runanga.
What happens when families wait years for their loved ones to return?
No-one can agree on moving West Coast town's pioneer statue.
A West Coast woman missing for three days has been found.
Mother of killed Greymouth toddler Leith Hutchison thanks marchers against child abuse through tears.
Arthur's Pass will be closed overnight Saturday as work to repair a one-way bridge is finished.
The West Coast community will get a new hospital after the Government finds $10m to cover cost blowout.
Drew Webb was an outstanding young man, but had a horrible secret that let to a long jail stretch at only 20.
It might seem like a sleepy little town, but it's bursting with interesting characters.
Seven people will lose their jobs at Westport Harbour when Holcim closes its cement plant.
Controversial $6m wastewater plant for tourist hot-spot won't go ahead without community support, mayor says.
Karamea will keep its sole police officer as West Coast police restructure confirmed.
Mechanic charged after 13 bus passengers seriously hurt when bus nearly plunged into the Otira Gorge.
A Christchurch man has been charged with sex offences spanning 49 years.
The Westland District Council has overspent on building the West Coast Wilderness Trail but doesn't know by how much.
Family of killed toddler narrowly escape a deliberately lit fire that spread from a car to their home.
Flooding and snow has closed some southern highways, but the flurry of dire weather will fade.
Raising babies is never easy, but raising the rarest kiwi chicks in the world needs a team effort.
More strong winds and rain are expected for Canterbury on Sunday.
Landslides would close major highways for up to six months, isolating communities and limiting food supplies.
A town waiting for the next big one - flood and earthquake.
A water tank being used to collect sewage at Franz Josef pops out of the ground every time it rains heavily leaving raw sewage to flow into the ground.
Thunder and strong wind expected for West coast, while Christchurch reaches 19C high.
'I really love Kiwi girls and will do my best to drag one back across the ditch.'
Sun is expected throughout the South Island, although Dunedin will start the day with severe gales.
Severe storm warning issued for West Coast, but Christchurch should get only light rain.
A band of rogue rambling roosters drunk on whiskey has been captured in Westport.