A mineral exploration company has applied to prospect for seabed mining off the West Coast, despite a failed attempt to do the same in the North Island
More job losses are on the cards for the West Coast weeks after Solid Energy said it would cut 150 jobs at Stockton mine.
"Stick the money" is what I would have said, says Pike River widow
Solid Energy has confirmed it will cut 151 jobs from the West Coast's Stockton coal mine.
Two women whose relatives were killed in the Pike River Mine disaster are arguing their case in the High Court at Wellington.
An injured hunter had to wait overnight for rescue in a remote West Coast valley.
Police have named the man who died after a head on collision on the West Coast.
Nightfall has forced police to call of the search for an injured hunter on the West Coast of the South Island.
Franz Josef locals are asking themselves "what next?" after a fault avoidance zone was put through the town centre.
Illegal gin traps used to protect a cannabis plot have killed kiwi and weka.
A recidivist drink driver will serve jail time and lose his licence indefinitely after his 10th conviction.
A man who sparked a bomb threat at a district court has been sentenced to community work to "give back" to the community he upset.
Police and a judge have been sympathetic towards a man who suffers seizures and was found cultivating cannabis.
A plan to manage earthquake risk in a busy West Coast tourist town has been given the go ahead by commissioners.
Jai Bishop is about to turn 1, but as it might be his only birthday his mum and dad have a very special gift for him.
Police seek advice from international experts as they try to piece together how a toddler suffered fatal injuries.
A farm owner has been found guilty for the ill treatment of cows on his West Coast property while it was leased to a father and son.
The West Coast needs bold ideas and investments to bolster the region following further job losses in the coal industry, political and community leaders say.
More than 110 workers will lose their jobs at the West Coast's Stockton Mine but relief it was not 'mothballed'.
Police receive several calls about secretive Gloriavale commune following abuse allegations.
Stockton Mine workers have been called to a meeting in Westport on Thursday.
Severe weather warning as heavy rain pelts the West Coast causing surface flooding and slips.
Work has started to upgrade a dangerous stretch of road near Arthur's Pass.
Young entrepreneur sells Oompher, featuring videos of successful Kiwis, to Careers NZ.
A quad bike fatality on a West Coast farm over the weekend was the second death on the same farm.
A Westport woman died after crashing a quad bike on a farm at Cape Foulwind.
Two years ago Elijah Overcomer was kicked out of the secretive community, but he still longs to return - to change it.
Ex Gloriavale members may be reluctant to use a hotline to report abuse, says a former member.
Gloriavale men are "groomed" to have sex with underage girls, while girls who put on weight are forced to fast, say ex-members.
A restaurant in Franz Josef township will be out of business for some time after a fire broke out in a back room.