Arthur's Pass will not reopen today as contractors struggle to clear "monstrous" slips on the highway.
An "extremely frightened" mother and son could only watch as a slip destroyed their car and flooded the kitchen of their West Coast home.
Gale-force winds hit the capital overnight, along with Canterbury, as heavy rain pelts West Coast.
Labour leader Andrew Little to table bill for Pike River mine re-entry push.
Otira artist John Burns turned to painting after losing his job at a cement works.
Gusts of 150km/h are expected around the region from Wednesday afternoon.
A Westport publican says he was knocked out and his nephew had his jaw broken after an attack outside his pub.
The 19 men killed in the Strongman State Mine explosion 50 years ago are to be remembered at two services in Greymouth.
The NZ First leader is backing families' calls for mine re-entry and body recovery.
A plan to export Southern Alps glacial water is in its 27th year but its backers are not giving up.
NZ First leader Winston Peters to visit Pike River protestors at their camp by the mine gates.
Jack Kennedy was the last in a line of Kennedy drivers servicing West Coast towns since the 1800s.
The sun is set to shine in Christchurch, Blenheim and Nelson, while elsewhere rain may dampen spirits.
OPINION: A mother and miner who lost her son in Pike River demands justice and closure.
The popular Kumara races have been cancelled and roads partially washed out as heavy rain pounds the West Coast.
Police breached policy when an officer stunned a Greymouth man with a Taser, the IPCA has ruled.
A West Coast publican has been charged with assaulting a train driver.
A Greymouth couple who have had a festive lights display for 17 years are turning them out for the last time.
A Westport Bollywood dance group has picked up national awards despite there being only one student with Indian heritage in the school.
A wheelchair-bound woman was trapped in a car that'd gone down a West Coast bank.
A man was slashed with a razor blade in an early morning attack on the West Coast.
Another Nelson city councillor has put their hand up to stand for the Green Party in next year's election.
Injured woman airlifted to hospital in critical condition after two-car crash near Inangahua
The petition calls for for a halt to all water exports "to protect this precious resource from private profiteering".
A man has been stabbed on the West Coast after three men invaded his home.
Billions of litres of glacial water would be piped down a West Coast mountain and onto ships headed overseas.
Victims' families are vowing to keep fighting for justice as their protest is set to restart on Thursday.
Do you get to be mayor when you nearly own it all? "My wife's the mare, I'm the stallion".
Man was "stuck precariously on a rock" after slipping on the West Coast, but had a locator beacon.
Flooding of the Paturau River kept campers and cows on the West Coast stranded for around four hours on Sunday morning.