Man is dramatically saved from drowning on West Coast beach after an earlier rescue attempt failed.
Computer teacher stayed in touch with a pupil who had been expelled, then indecently assaulted him.
Bus company investigates claims tourists abandon bus on mountain pass due to 'erratic' driver.
The cause of a sleepout fire that killed a young West Coast father may never be known.
Major West Coast highway slumping, just one month after the Haast Pass reopened.
Otago, including Queenstown, and the West Coast are enjoying a gold rush of visitors.
The West Coast is on the map for oil and gas exploration in New Zealand after 15 new explorations permits have been awarded.
Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash involving four tourists on the West Coast.
A teenager's curiosity about endangered NZ plants has made him $50,000 richer.
A 73-year-old postie has died five days after her van rolled backwards over her while she was unloading items on the West Coast.
Main West Coast highway closed for two hours after heavy showers bring down rock and soil.
Worksafe will investigate accident which left postie in critical condition after van rolled over her.
Rural postie, 73, run over by her own van remains in a serious condition in hospital.
Anamiek Manshande's distraught mum blamed herself as she watched paramedics try to save her girl's life.
A 21-month-old girl was playing in the garden at home when she fell into a shallow garden pond.
Anna Osborne wants "justice" for her husband and the other 28 men buried in the Pike River mine.
Judge takes pity on man whose dog was killed when police raided farm over his unlicensed rifle.
A man who streaked at an international league test has been told his behaviour only thrills himself.
Better response may not have prevented man with mental health issues from drowning, coroner rules.
West Coast move gets Shane Pascoe out of a rut
He's done time on drugs, time in jail and time living in a cold Christchurch "storage room". Now it's time for change - and the West Coast is calling.
A man was woken, robbed and assaulted while in a campervan on the West Coast.
New Zealand's remote and little-known places are home to a particular kind of enchantment.
Pike River victim's father says his family can finally move on after Solid Energy's decision to stay out of the ruined mine.
Victim's parents feared re-entry could kill more
Victim's parents feared re-entry could result in further deaths, and hope mine will now be turned into memorial.
Solid Energy is poised to walk away from the Pike River mine re-entry, MP claims.
Train enthusiast was standing near tracks with his partner when he was hit, inquest hears.
Contractor who closed Haast Pass due to a slip didn't see tourists' trapped campervan, inquest hears.
A coroner's inquest into the deaths of two Canadian tourists on the Haast Pass is set to resume.
Reefton company wins first contract to salvage cyclone-damaged timber on the West Coast.
West Coast hideaway wins for idyllic setting
Quirky West Coast bach with neighbouring penguins scoops top prize in hunt for the perfect hideaway.
In 1985, Keri Hulme didn't turn up to the Man Booker ceremony as she didn't think she had a chance - she won.
A decision on whether to re-enter the Pike River mine tunnel may be deferred to consider more expert evidence.
More than 100 protesters have gathered outside a West Coast council to rally against its backing of a company planning to manufacture 1080 pellets.
A West Coast council investing in 1080 was always going to spark debate in a region with many outspoken opponents to the poison.
A Motueka van driver died in a "nasty" collision with car transport truck in the Buller Gorge.
A West Coast teen, driving drunk at up to 140kmh, was fatally thrown from her car.
Couple relieved after issue over meat resolved
West Coast couple who were in the firing line for selling unregulated pies are relieved to have charges withdrawn.
One hundred and fifty years after gold was found on the West Coast, oil exploration appears set to take off.
Chimney filters trialled in the West Coast's smoggiest town could come to Christchurch to help tackle air pollution.
Search teams remain hopeful of finding missing helicopter after frustrating conditions yesterday.
After a cloudy morning, improving weather allows search for missing helicopter to resume.
Scientists drill 1.3km for clues into Alpine Fault
Scientists drill 1.3km into Alpine Fault in hope of learning more about earthquakes.
Pike River families victims are 'astonished' by an apparent turnaround regarding re-entry of the mine.
Marie Evelyn Johnstone, 66, from Seddonville has died in a head-on crash near Westport.
Pike River families have won a battle to get their hands on info outlining re-entry concerns.
One person is dead and two others injured after a crash on a West Coast bridge.
Police want to speak to man who gave "uncomfortable" hitch-hiker a lift on the West Coast.
Home and Away's Jackson Gallagher says surviving rock fall on Franz Josef glacier was "surreal".
Jeremy Brons' friends tried desperately to haul their mate from a swollen river after he disappeared.
A Pike River commissioner is presenting work safety seminars throughout the country, teaching valuable lessons on what went so wrong on the West Coast.