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.
A new hospital in Greymouth will require $7.2 million not covered by a government loan.
West Coasters feel they have "turned a corner" from the tourism downturn after the Canterbury earthquakes.
West Coast police are looking for a Kumara man wanted for alleged criminal harassment.
Stockton miners to find out today if they'll be made redundant in Solid Energy's restructure.
Fire service investigates two South Island fires, including a blaze that destroyed a family home.
A West Coast man has been sentenced to five years in prison for causing the death of Runanga man Judd Hall.
A Hokitika man who died while on a hunting trip was the "proudest father you could ever meet," his family say.
Search for missing West Coast man pauses until weather improves, but family keeps searching.
Drivers urged to obey crossing signs after vehicle collides with train on West Coast.
Upping sticks to Hokitika was a 'mare - until I found that spot on the Coast where everything is right with the world.
Hunt for missing man near Hokitika only found tarpaulin and his 'distinctive' hat in river.
Tarpaulin belonging to 35-year-old Hokitika man overdue from hunting trip found on river bank.
Police are searching for a man who has not returned from a four-day hunting trip.
Heavy rain, gales to lash the West Coast today while hail, rain and snow threaten Christchurch Wednesday. l Snow set for skifields
The Government's commitment to the West Coast's road network is long overdue, leaders say.
Missing US tourist 'found' when he checks into backpackers in Hokitika.
Solid Energy has confirmed 185 employees and contractors on the West Coast will be made redundant in a restructuring.
Despite a law change, storm-damaged rimu may still rot on conservation land because it's unprofitable.
Union blames mismanagment for restructure which will see 185 employees made redundant.
Helicopter with monsoon bucket is helping to clear rockfall after debris closes State Highway 6 near Makarora.
Surface flooding, strong winds and rockfall are threats to motorists on the West Coast.
Drilling 1.3km into the Alpine Fault to better understand the earthquakes it triggers will begin in October.
The West Coast could soon emerge as a new centre for commercial oil production.
Aussie company plays down minister's suggestions it may be in line to commercially produce oil on the West Coast.
OPINION: Recovering native timber blown over in Cyclone Ita on West Coast public conservation land is extraordinarily dangerous.
Forest & Bird says native timber recovery bill makes no economic sense.
West Coast has 65 sign-only railway crossings awaiting upgrades, two of which saw deaths this year.
A new mine on the West Coast's Denniston Plateau is unlikely to boost industry job numbers for years, its owner says.
Bathurst's coal mine on the West Coast will proceed on a smaller scale than first planned.
Greymouth police are interviewing a man in relation to the knifing of a 24-year-old yesterday.
West Coast police searching for 33-year-old man in relation to alleged sexual assault on woman yesterday.
Human Rights Review Tribunal dismisses further complaints by a West Coast man trespassed from a rural school.
Buller mayor says OceanaGold is about to cut jobs at its Reefton gold mine.
A teenager has been hospitalised with serious injuries after a crash on the West Coast this morning.
A cyclone that battered the West Coast over Easter has cost insurers $46 million.
Is a dog in a GP consultation room therapeutic or a hygiene risk?
Two people have survived a microlight plane crash largely unscathed this afternoon.
News of likely loss of over 180 jobs at Stockton mine wasn't as bad as feared.
Solid Energy won't talk, but 300 jobs may go when a 'change plan' is put to Stockton Mine workers.
Driver had been drinking, smoking cannabis
A West Coast teenager killed instantly when he crashed into a pole at speed had consumed alcohol and cannabis before his death.
Two cases of legionnaires' disease have been linked to the same motel spa pool in Hokitika.
Arson is suspected in two abandoned house fires in Christchurch and Cobden last night.
Police 'amazed' to see tourists uninjured after car crossed centre line in a head-on smash.
Two men facing poaching charges after shooting deer on private West Coast land.
Newlywed couple killed when their car collided with a train at a rail crossing.