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Recovery attempt possible gallery video

Fox glacier on Monday.

Three women and one man recovered from Fox Glacier helicopter crash, but three bodies yet to be recovered.

Fire damages lawnmower shop

Fire truck.

West Coast lawnmower shop damaged in suspicious fire.

Anger at more tourist deaths

British graduate Emily Jordan, 21, drowned while on holiday in New Zealand.

Parents of killed backpackers angry, upset at news of latest Kiwi adventure tourism deaths.

Warm and windy week ahead

The sun rises in Christchurch.

It will be warm and windy for Canterbury on Monday - and it appears that will be the mantra for the rest of the working week.

Body recovery postponed video

Nigel and Cynthia Charlton.

Bodies of four tourists still on Fox Glacier unlikely to be recovered until at least Wednesday, police say.

Glacier crash kills much-loved pilot video

Mitch Gameren died along with six tourists in a tragic crash on Fox Glacier. Police digitally altered this image to remove graphic content before its release.

Mitch Gameren will be remembered as a "champion" guy, a best mate and a loved brother.

Tourists knew nothing of crash

American photographer Alex Baranda was part of a group of 23 who flew up Fox Glacier shortly before the fatal crash.

Tourist group on Fox Glacier was unaware of helicopter tragedy unfolding nearby.

Pike families remember video

Anna Osborne lost her husband Milt in the Pike River mine disaster.

Families of the 29 men who died at Pike River vow to continue fighting for justice.

West Coast to get 'burst of heavy rain'

West Coast residents can expect some heavy rain over the next couple of days, with a front expected to move across the South Island on Friday.

A "burst of heavy rain" is on its way for the West Coast, with fine weather for the rest of the South Island.

Pike family's five-year wait for Kiwi holiday

Malcolm and Jane Campbell will spend several weeks in New Zealand after marking the fifth anniversary of their son, Malcolm, in the Pike River tragedy.

Malcolm and Jane Campbell, from Scotland, will tour New Zealand after marking the fifth anniversary of their son's death at Pike River.

Bollywood dancing lights up Westport

Buller High School's Bollywood dancers have inspired an adult group, despite the region having only a handful of Indian families.

High School Bollywood dance group creates surge of interest in Indian culture on West Coast.

Pike: 'I won't let it ruin my life'

Pike River Mine Families spokesman Bernie Monk.

Bernie Monk, Carol Rose and Damien O'Connor share their memories of Pike River.

Pike families to mark deaths in private

Family members and friends of the 29 Pike River victims will observe one minute's silence at the mine entrance at 3.44pm on Thursday.

Families of the 29 Pike River victims will mark the fifth anniversary of their deaths privately on Thursday.

Pike memories: Tony Kokshoorn

Grey district mayor Tony Kokshoorn, "It was a hell of a night."

Perhaps more than anyone else, the Grey district mayor was the central figure of the response to the Pike River mine disaster.

Pre-Pike mine safety rules 'clearly deficient'

The Pike River tragedy was the catalyst for overdue health and safety reform in the mining sector.

New Zealand’s mining safety laws were “clearly deficient” when the Pike River mine exploded, Workplace Safety Minister says.

Pike River mine idle five years on

An airtight seal has been installed in the mine tunnel, about 170 metres from the entrance.

Families of the 29 Pike River victims will mark fifth anniversary of their deaths privately.

Havelock treated to military open day

More than 60 Havelock residents played the role of refugees rescued in the final phase of Exercise Southern Katipo.

A coastal town in the Marlborough Sounds will be treated to an open day for playing its role in a military exercise.

Gloriavale 'prying' in public interest

Gloriavale Christian Community, across from Lake Haupiri, on the West Coast.

Gloriavale members should have been told they were being filmed, but the footage was justified by level of public interest.

Pike River walkway confirmed

The site of the Pike River mine disaster is the focus of a new Great Walk, announced by the Government.

New "Great Walk" on the West Coast will commemorate 29 men killed in Pike River mine disaster.

Katipo secures beach in Okiwi Bay gallery video

A landing craft heads for fictional country Becara, also known as Okiwi Bay, in the Marlborough Sounds.

A simulated political crisis has brought military forces and humanitarian agencies from across the world into New Zealand to practise working together in unstable territory.

Tourist track an insult to Pike widow

Anna Osborne will mark the fifth anniversary of the Pike River explosion at her husband Milton's memorial boulder in Atarau.

A Pike River widow believes families have been railroaded into plans for a Great Walk from the mine to Punakaiki, which she says will cross sacred land.

Pike River survivor: 'I'm alive' video

Smith at his home in Cobden. "[You] picture their faces and start thinking about it. That’s when you’d get the tears."

This Thursday, November 19, Pike River mine disaster survivor Russell Smith will get up and go to work.

Motorcyclist dead after crash with truck near Westport

A police spokeswoman said the crash happened about 11.40am Thursday on Newcastle St, in Waimanagaroa, between Westport and Granity.

A motorcylist has died after hitting a truck near Westport.

'He didn't mean to hurt her'

Rachael McKenzie, left, was shocked when partner Jamie Boulton set fire to her car.

A woman who watched her partner set fire to her car with her child inside has not ruled out taking him back.

Rain to ease in Christchurch

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Overnight downpours in Christchurch should ease.

House fire in Greymouth

It took fire crews from Greymouth, Brunner and Cobden an hour to get a house fire in Greymouth under control.

Firefighters take an hour to bring a house fire under control on the West Coast overnight.

Ex-Gloriavale teen convicted again

Barnabas Ben-Canaan talks to Campbell Live in April about leaving the Gloriavale religious sect on the West Coast. A month later he was caught doing burnouts on a Temuka golf course.

A former Gloriavale teen has been convicted again on driving charges.

Person flees fire scene

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Stoke Volunteer fire fighters rush to an emergency in a fire engine from the Stoke Volunteer fire brigade.

Person seen running from West Coast property after a porch apparently set alight.

Sacked ski patroller wins $16K

Temple Basin Ski Club Inc has been ordered to pay a former employee more than $16,000.

South Island ski club ordered to pay $16,000 to a former ski patroller after a dispute over track digging.

Reckless driver runs out of gas

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Erratic driver who sparks "flood" of calls to police arrested when he runs out of petrol.

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