West Coast

Carnegie building to be strengthened

The Carnegie building in Hokitika has been closed because it meets only 12 per cent of the national building standard.

Hokitika's historic but quake prone Carnegie building will be strengthened.

Contractor defends Pike work

Pike River families protest at the mine gates.

West Coast contractor defends role in sealing Pike River mine. 

Dame Fiona Kidman joins Pike protest

Dame Fiona Kidman and her husband Ian at the Pike River protest.

Dame Fiona Kidman says John Key "will be a hero" if he does everything he can to bring the men out of Pike.

Strong police presence at Pike protest video

Pike River families protest at the mine gates.

 Police ramp up presence at Pike River mine protest.

Vines and wines first for couple

Rabbit Hill Cafe owners John and Sheree Assen in their Pinot Gris block, which is the couples favourite.

A cafe and winery has opened in Ngatimoti sporting rabbit memorabilia.

Meeting a 'waste of time' video

We'll be at that gate, we'll be at the gates of Parliament. We'll do whatever it takes to get the justice we were ...

Pike River families label Solid Energy meeting "insulting" and "a complete waste of time".

Pike families meet Solid Energy

Pike River families protest at the mine gates.

Pike River families are meeting with the mine's owner in Greymouth.

Street race death investigated

Motorcyclist Guy Lowe loved rabbits and had a pet parrot called Reggie who accompanied him everywhere.

WorkSafe is investigating the death of Nelson man Guy Lowe at the Greymouth Motorcycle Street Races.

Man wins six-year fight with DHB

Marcus Shenker sought an apology from the West Coast District Health Board for his care after a brain injury in 2010.

A West Coast man with a brain injury nearly died as doctors decided what to do with him. Six years later, he's received an apology.

Coast council reins in staff spending

Councillors and staff at a Westland District Council meeting on Thursday.

Westland District Council reins in spending by management staff.

Severe rain and wind for south

South Island to get a windy weekend with severe rain in Westland, northern Fiordland.

Severe rain and galeforce winds expected for Canterbury, West Coast and Otago.

Company fined for worker's death

Rosco Contractors Limited is contracted to carry out earthworks at the Waikaia Gold goldmine.

A West Coast earthmoving company must pay $152,500 after a worker was killed at a northern Southland goldmine.

Severe weather warning for Fiordland

A severe weather warning has been issued for Fiordland.

Those living in Fiordland are no strangers to wet weather, but heavier falls than usual have been forecast, with MetService issuing a severe weather warning.

Councillors reject $6.2m plant

Flooding in Franz Josef destroyed the town's oxidation ponds.

The newly-elected Westland District Council has rejected a controversial $6.2 million wastewater treatment plant for Franz Josef. 

Contractors confronted at Pike River video

The protesters want the Government and Solid Energy to agree to enter the mine's drift to search for remains before the ...

Contractors sealing the Pike River mine have been confronted by relatives of the 29 men who died there.

Cooler conditions for Canterbury

Cloud and lower temperatures are forecast for Christchurch on Thursday following several days of warm weather.

After a hot start to the week, cloud is covering much of the South Island as the weekend draws closer.

Fisherman in court for killing birds

Daniel Smyth was fishing off the West Coast in April and failed to use a streamer line, a mandatory device designed to ...

Fisherman who caused the deaths of 39 albatross has been sentenced to 300 hours' community work.

Firm heeds Pike families' pleas video

The portal to the Pike River Mine.

Allied Concrete won't provide the concrete to seal Pike River Mine after victims' families pleaded with them not to.

Woman assaults ex with pool cue

Diane Marie Lundy, 53, and Craig David Reyland, 47, pleaded guilty to assault and assault with a weapon respectively.

A West Coast woman and her partner barged into the home of her ex after she accused him of stealing from her.

House 'totally gutted' in blaze

A West Coast family escaped a house fire early Wednesday.

Heartbreaking Christmas ahead for West Coast family who have lost everything in a house fire.

Mine disaster remembrance

The scene at the entrance to the Strongman State Coal Mine, Greymouth, after the disastrous explosion in which nineteen ...

West Coasters to mark the 50th anniversary of the Strongman mine disaster.

Driver caught 20 times

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GENERIC: Fatal crash. Police. Road closed. Accident. Emergency ...

West Coast man convicted for the 20th time of driving while disqualified.

Tsunami sirens possible for West Coast

2013 Tsunami Report map of tsunami heights

Civil Defence is investigating a tsunami siren system for the West Coast, particularly for cell phone black spots.

Journalist convicted for breaching name suppression

Greymouth District Court

A journalist has been convicted of breaching a name suppression order. 

Pike River protest continues

Pike River protester Karl Barkley blocked the road at Pike River mine on Monday. He moved off the road after being ...

Work to seal the Pike River mine restarts after early morning stand off with a lone protester and police.

West Coast's top cop wins marathon

Hannah Wells, of Te Puke, was the first woman home in the Queenstown Marathon half marathon event.

Inspector Mel Aitken wins Queenstown Marathon, which celebrates huge crowds in its third year.

Pike mine to be sealed video

Pike River Mine Families spokesman Bernie Monk is frustrated authorities won't reenter the mine.

 The Pike River road blockade has ended after a heated meeting with a Government minister and threats of arrest.

SH6 reopens after slip

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News: Riverview Road is still closed after numerous slips along the ...

The slip closed the West Coast road for several hours on Wednesday.

Heavy rain for West Coast

Heavy rain is predicted for the West Coast overnight.

West Coast and Nelson can expect storms overnight.

Pike protest paused

Anna Osborne and Sonya Rockhouse, who lost family members at Pike River, protest at the mine gates. The action has now ...

Pike River protest on hold after quake rocks South and lower North Island.

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