West Coast

23C for Chch

Some high cloud and 23C is forecast for Christchurch on Sunday.

Temperatures are tipped to reach 23 degrees Celsius in Canterbury on Sunday.

Dr David Bowie and his magnificent 'everyday miracles'

The New Zealand Flying Doctor Service operates out of a "rustic hangar" at Christchurch Airport.

 Every day David Bowie's team saves lives. Sometimes this happens in mid-air while they're flying past the stars.

Shot dead, but who did it? video

David John Robinson, aged about 18 in about 1991, shortly before he left home.

John and Joan Robinson still don't know who killed their son in 1998, but they aren't giving up hope.

Killing cold case reopened

David Robinson, aged about 18. His body was found on a West Coast beach in 1998. Police are investigating new leads in ...

David Robinson's death on a remote West Coast beach is a classic whodunit, says detective.

New top cop for West Coast

Inspector Mel Aitken says she is "very excited" to be considered for the job of West Coast area commander.

Acting West Coast area commander Inspector Mel Aitken set to be appointed to the role permanently.

St John struggling with shortage

Parts of the West Coast have limited ambulance cover while St John struggles to recruit at least 40 more volunteers.

Severe lack of volunteers puts pressure on ambulance services in rural areas.

Sunshine to follow fog

A fine weather run for Christchurch and surrounding areas is expected to continue on Friday following a foggy start.

Motorists are being urged to take care as fog blankets much of Christchurch.

Mild autumn weather continues

People find shade from the sun on a balmy autumn day in Christchurch.

Christchurch will enjoy more blue skies as the mild autumn weather continues.

No oil spill threat from beached boat

The fishing boat Kowhia beached on a remote beach in South Westland

A beached fishing boat will take "bloody ages" to remove from one of New Zealand's most remote coastlines.

Festival a 'great success'

The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival was named among Lonely Planet's top destinations.

The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival has made a profit for the first time in at least five years.

Massive slip threatens highway video

A slip threatening State Highway 6 at Knights Point north of Haast.

"If that thing goes overnight, we're going to lose people." Locals say NZTA must move on massive slip.

Blue skies for Canterbury

A fine day is in store for Christchurch.

It will be clear and crisp in Canterbury while other South Island centres can also expect a fine day.

Sunshine forecast for Canterbury

A high of 20 degrees Celsius is forecast for Christchurch on Tuesday.

The autumn sun is set to continue for Canterbury, while the West Coast is in for a few showers.

Rain set to batter West Coast

Heavy rain is forecast for the West Coast on Friday and Saturday.

It's going to be a foggy start to the day for Christchurch, while the West Coast is in for some heavy rain to end the week.

Gold newcomer causes concerns

Liquidation-prone Mike McDonald has been associated with several mining companies beginning operations on the West Coast.

Gold mining is helping to keep the West Coast in business, but a newcomer has raised some questions.

3500 sandbags to save camp

Punakaiki campground manager Craig Findlay is worried about the threat of severe coastal erosion

Volunteers put in ''mammoth'' effort to save a top Kiwi camp spot threatened by the sea.

Fine and fresh day ahead

There will be morning low cloud in Christchurch before it clears and makes way for sunny spells, MetService says.

It will be sunny and fresh for South Island on Thursday, but rain may appear by the weekend.

Race for civic glory in South Island

Former chief executive of Christchurch International Airport and former Stonewood Homes director Jim Boult is ...

Jim Boult considers Queenstown mayoralty bid as candidates line up to lead towns and regions.

Cannabis crop only reached by boat

The men boated up West Coast river to tend to hidden cannabis crop.

Photos saved on memory stick showed men boating up West Coast river to tend to hidden cannabis crop.

Locals back proposed new mine

Buller Coal Ltd's Cascade Mine, an open cast mine on Denniston Plateau.

A planned open-cast coal mine could bring $20 million and 64 much-needed jobs to the region.

21C high for Christchurch

MetService predicts a high of 21 degrees Celsius for Christchurch and Ashburton, both fine with light winds.

Blue skies and light winds greet most of the South Island, with a fine day ahead.

Sunshine to bask South Island

"Watching sunrise from my stand-up paddleboard at Taylor's Mistake, Christchurch."

The sun will be out for much of the South Island on Tuesday as a settled weather system arrives.

Arbon gets high-powered lawyer

West Coast beekeeper Roy Arbon is accused of smuggling cocaine into Perth.

Drug smuggling accused appoints human rights lawyer Craig Tuck to clear his name.

Car shot at six times

A car was shot at on Coulson Rd, near Greymouth.

Greymouth police are investigating a drive-by shooting incident on the West Coast. 

'They can come and arrest me' video

Pike River widow Anna Osborne is battling Hodgkins Lymphoma.

After a week of taking cannabis oil, cancer sufferer Anna Osborne is sleeping better and no longer uses anti-nausea pills.

Pike medals spur fight video

Bernie Monk, pictured with his wife Kath, was formally made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit on Friday for ...

Bernie Monk has received his New Year Honour for his work following Pike River.

Alleged child sex offender on run

greymouth district court

Man wanted in New Zealand on alleged child sex offences is on the run in Australia.

Overcast day for SI

Sunrise on another fine autumnal Christchurch day

Cloudy skies and a highs of around 17 degrees are expected for South Island centres.

New road link investigated

A proposed new road from Karamea to Nelson would go through the Kahurangi National Park.

The proposal to build a road linking the northern West Coast and Tasman is still on the table. 

Coast councils want to share costs

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Hari Hari on the South Island's West Coast.

Four West Coast councils sign up to a study on merging some services to save time and money. 

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