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.
Police recover a body from Grey River believed to be Jeremy Brons, who was swept away on Saturday.
Home and Away star and tourist group forced to dodge boulders "the size of cars and fridges" on Franz Josef glacier.
Jeremy Brons' friends cut his safety rope to help save him. But he never resurfaced.
The rumour mill will be running hot in Hokitika this morning where someone has won $2 million.
At 260,000 hectares, Kahurangi National Park is the largest area DOC will tackle in pest control campaign.
Pike River re-entry plan can't be approached with a 'she'll be right' attitude, Solid Energy boss says.
Actions of cop who followed speeding car prior to fatal crash in which Judd Hall died were justified, investigation finds.
Shane Dibben has been found and will face charges of unlawful sexual connection and assault
A 'dangerous' man with a spider web tattoo is wanted by police after sexual and violent assaults.
Cheaper entry fees and a new race director result in entries to the 2015 Coast to Coast up 60 per cent, say organisers.
Tramper lay dead for almost eight weeks before private helicopter spotted his body.
Grey District Council has been paying thousands of dollars a month to an online sex shop.
Farmers struggling to feed stock and Canterbury skifields shutting early in unusual dry spell.
Farmers are selling stock and turning irrigation systems on to fight dry conditions.
This year's bill from storm damage is adding up to more than $135 million already.
Critics say the Govt's five new marine reserves off the West Coast are "lost opportunities" due to their small size.
Stress was replaced with joy as couple who lost their home in devasting fire wed and find new place to live.
Cunliffe criticises Govt's handling, while Key says his rival is politicising the tragedy.
Teen wanted to be a nurse like her mother
A young woman who died after a car crash near Murchison was a "lovely girl" dedicated to helping others.
Young West Coast woman dies in hospital eight days after collision with truck near Murchison.
CAA determines fog and disorientation contributed to microlight crash last year that killed two West Coast men.
Coroner says father's brain tumour may have contributed to accident at gold mine where son drowned.
The weather was stunning but the fish were sparse for the start of the West Coast whitebait season.
Geoffrey McFadden fell from the third floor of a hotel while he was on holiday in Hokitika.
Pike River families urge Prime Minister John Key to do more to make sure their men "come home".
A man was drinking with friends before plunging to his death from a West Coast hotel balcony.
Man brandished gun at West Coast shopkeeper before fleeing with cash and cigarettes.
A 2.6km barrier to stop penguins being hit on a West Coast highway has been completed.
Greymouth mayor calls for Solid Energy to get on with Pike River mine re-entry after further delays.
Hopes for a decision dashed as families told plans to re-enter coal mine where 29 men died have been delayed again.
Fears of underground coal fires on the West Coast after smoke rises from ground quashed by mining company.
Sawmillers want to remove storm-damaged West Coast native timber but no-one knows who will get to do so.
OPINION: Welcome to my favourite place, a slice of paradise from the Mokihinui River to Tauranga Bay.
University student sentenced for ill-treating cows on a farm near Westport during holiday job.
South Island firefighters tackle three serious blazes, including suspicious fire in Christchurch.
Native West Coast trees cut down urgently before bill was passed will be recovered by DOC.
West Coast victim described as "remarkable young woman" as abuser is jailed for more than 14 years.
A West Coast mayor is worried more uninsured residents will be "left out in the cold" by the region's weather.
Mayor worries destructive weather will leave uninsured residents "out in the cold".
Canterbury poised for short-lived burst of fine weather, while West Coast braces for heavy downpours.
Journalist labelled "utter tosspot" by Gerry Brownlee for insensitive Pike River approach declares it a career highlight.
For four years the Otira Hotel and part of the township was up for sale, waiting for the right owner to see its potential.
Franz Josef attempts to give hitchhiker stabbed on the West Coast better memories as she returns.
Chlorine leak at a West Coast pumping station forces Greymouth residents to boil their water.
Canadian company given go-ahead to search for precious metal in Tasman and Southland.
Chimney filters are being trialled in Reefton to help curb air pollution in the West Coast town.