West Coast

Coast pins hopes on rubbish

The Holcim Cement Works at Cape Foulwind Westport, which is now closed.

Planned $250m plant in Westport would turn waste from around the South Island into electricity.

Cold morning for Christchurch

The sun will break through on Wednesday, bringing a fine day to Christchurch.

Despite a chilly start, it's going to be a sunny day for most of the South Island.

$30k raised to honour dad and brother

Jennifer, Murray, Katrina, 12-year-old Keira, and 2-year-old Luca Bowes ran the Bridge to Brisbane charity race.

A 12-year-old girl who survived a car crash that killed her brother and led to her father being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer is hoping to help find a cure.

Brisk morning for Christchurch

MetService predicts a high of 15 degrees Celsius for Christchurch, cloudy periods with afternoon sunny spells and some ...

It's going to be a cloudy start to the day for most of the South Island.

West Coast: Anti-vax country

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Home to religious groups like Gloriavale, the West Coast is the least immunised region of NZ.

'Nothing prepares you'

Hokitika teenager River Caldwell, 16, died when he was knocked off his bicycle early on August 24.

West Coast teenager killed when he was knocked off his bike has been farewelled by friends and family.

Teen killed in Hokitika crash 'an absolute trouper' video

Motorists are being diverted from State Highway 6 along Blue Spur after a cyclist died in a crash with a truck just ...

A teenage cyclist killed on the road on the West Coast has been described as a hard worker and great kid.

Farmer flees after threats on kids

Threats painted on Russell Copland's Milltown property.

West Coast farmer faces threatening to kill charge amid claims of late night gun shots, greenstone pilfering, stolen cattle and police inaction.

Cafe worker unpaid for three months

A Springs Junction cafe has been ordered to pay almost $12,000 to a former worker who it did not pay for three months.

Springs Junction cafe claimed staffer volunteered to work to help out a friend.

Canine rescued from crevice

Middy and owner Charis Sweeney are reunited after Middy was rescued from a a 10-metre crevice in West Coast bush.

Firefighters rescue trapped dog after two days stuck down a 10-metre crevice on the West Coast.

140-year-old footbridge closed

A 140-year-old footbridge has been closed due to safety concerns at Grey Base Hospital in Greymouth.

 Safety concerns has closed a 140-year-old footbridge at Grey Base Hospital.

Deteriorating weather in store

The unusually warm August weather is set to deteriorate as the week goes on.

A mostly sunny Tuesday is expected for Canterbury, but wind and rain is to come.

Cycle trail $1.5m over budget

A section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail, between Kumara and Hokitika.

Westland council almost $600,000 over budget on cycle trail and still needs almost another $1 million to finish it.

March after spate of suicides

A suicide awareness and prevention march in Greymouth attracted about 60 people.

West Coasters fed up with losing loved ones to suicide call for better mental health services in the region.

'Her smile would light up a room'

Seven-year-old Jordyn Jarvis died suddenly at home in Greymouth on Saturday after an illness.

Seven-year-old Jordyn Jarvis was a "beautiful little girl". Her sudden death has shocked many on the West Coast.

A voice for the wilderness is silenced

Andy Dennis sitting on coastal limestone rocks below Truman Track just north of Punakaiki on the West Coast.

Nature has lost one of its most ardent and articulate advocates with the death of Andy Dennis.

Fine Friday for most of the south

Fog in Latimer Square, Christchurch.

It's set to be a fine end to the week for most of the South Island.

Restorative justice for rugby racism complaint

West Coast Rugby Union chief executive Mike Connors accepts the role the union had to play in a racism complaint taking ...

Mediation likely for West Coast rugby clubs involved in racial abuse complaint.

Fine day ahead for South Island

Fog in Latimer Square, Christchurch.

It's set to be a foggy start to the day in Canterbury, with the sun eventually breaking through later in the day.

Ross battles to keep cop

Plans to permanently close Ross' sole charge police station show "total ignorance and a lack of understanding of true ...

A former Ross constable says scrapping the community's sole charge police station "defies logic and common sense".

$1.5m to fix big slip

A slip threatening State Highway 6 at Knights Point north of Haast.

There's about five metres between the road and the West Coast slip - and erosion could close the gap.

Leaders' 'strict orders'

Gloriavale founder Hopeful Christian talks to members of his community.

Gloriavale mum would have been "told what to say" to police by leaders following daughter's death.

Fine day for the south video

A high of 13 degrees Celsius is forecast for Christchurch following morning frost.

Don't let the morning frost fool you, it's set to be a sunny day throughout the South Island.

The Gloriavale story video


WATCH: How the Gloriavale community has attracted unwanted attention for years.

'Loud clunk' from bedroom

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Crown says man bashed victim on the head with a baton, but defence says he held a feather duster and accuses "jealous" partner instead.

Child death at Gloriavale video

Prayer Ready, who died aged 14 at the Gloriavale community on the West Coast.

VIDEO: A child with Down Syndrome died while in an "isolation room" at the reclusive Gloriavale community.

Child death at Gloriavale video

Prayer Ready, who died aged 14 at the Gloriavale community on the West Coast.

A teenage girl with Down syndrome choked to death at the Gloriavale community in an isolation room where the door couldn't be opened.

A child's death in Gloriavale video


How has a reclusive Christian community managed to cover up the death of a child, in concerning circumstances, for more than a year?

Police track down thieving duo

Police caught two offenders the following day with eight stolen bags, containing passports, laptops ipads and more than ...

They tried to evade police by camping overnight on the West Coast, but were found the next morning.

High of 13C for Christchurch

Christchurch should be mainly fine on Monday, with some high cloud and a high of 13 degrees Celsius

It's set to be a fine start to the week for the South Island, with only a chance of morning rain to worry about.

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