The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is relying on ticket sales this year to turn a profit.
The Chinese driver of a rental car which plunged into a West Coast river says there should have been a safety barrier.
The country's two most contaminated mine sites will be cleaned up, at a cost of $3 million.
Motorists urged not to take keys off dangerous drivers as government promises to fast-track road improvements.
Chinese family charters plane after rental car keys taken for bad driving on the West Coast.
A kayaker's friends leapt into the water when they saw he was in trouble but were unable to save him.
Attempts to resuscitate kayaker, who was found floating face down off a West Coast beach, failed.
A kayaker has died on the West Coast, with police still trying to determine the circumstance of his death.
Two men made it to land with just cuts after their boat was overturned near Westport tonight.
The extent of a roof collapse in a small West Coast coalmine remains unknown.
A 54-year-old has been arrested and guns and drugs taken from a rural property near Hokitika.
A tragic and unlikely combination of events led to the death of a Canadian couple on the West Coast, coroner rules.
Elderly man airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after a scooter accident in Hokitika.
Police believe arson was behind a scrub fire near Hokitika over the weekend.
Greymouth man who claimed he was going to "give the judge a run for his money" gets sent into custody by same judge.
Helicopter search locates 67-year-old man who was stuck in extreme weather and resorted to rationing food.
Five young Ngati Waewae women spark controversy by storming to the front of the usually male-only wero.
Several homes were evacuated in Cobden on Saturday after a resident found a suspicious box outside his home.
Homes evacuated after a resident found what he thought was a bomb on his doorstep.
Cabinet minister Nick Smith chartered another helicopter for TV cameras - this time using tax-payer cash set aside for families of the Pike River victims.
Families of Pike River Mine disaster victims want a visitor centre and a walking track on the mine site.
Delays in surgery were a 'missed opportunity' for a West Coast man who died after weeks in hospital.
A kunekune pig and piglet thought to have been slaughtered on a West Coast family's driveway were hit by a car, police say.
Australian tourist who was threatened with an iron bar hopes sentencing will encourage teen to sort himself out.
One of the oldest buildings on the West Coast has been destroyed by an "unexplained fire".
Man might have been able to move to safety had he not been focused on his camera, a coroner says.
Police are appealing for information after a suspicious fire in Greymouth.
Three boys snooping around a rail yard were shut inside a freight container they tried to hide in.
'He was a family member'
Owners discover remains of pet kunekune pig, Dude, and piglet after the "lovely animals" were butchered at their property near Hokitika.
Firefighters battle a fire they believe was deliberately lit at the site of another arson before Christmas.
A man who fell to his death in a deep West Coast hole had lived in the area all his life.
A West Coast woman has been arrested for the arson of a bach at Mokihinui, Buller District.
One person has moderate injuries after reportedly being crushed by a campervan in Fox Glacier.
A remote courthouse on the West Coast is up for sale, complete with jail cell.
Access by air only to Fox and Franz Josef
Fox and Franz Josef glaciers are now only accessible by air, and that's making headlines.
Up to four people are believed missing after a car was washed down a West Coast river.
Police investigating after West Coast bach completely destroyed in suspicious blaze.
A car torched in its garage overnight in Waimangaroa is being treated as suspicious.
Man is dramatically saved from drowning on West Coast beach after an earlier rescue attempt failed.
Computer teacher stayed in touch with a pupil who had been expelled, then indecently assaulted him.
Bus company investigates claims tourists abandon bus on mountain pass due to 'erratic' driver.
The cause of a sleepout fire that killed a young West Coast father may never be known.
Major West Coast highway slumping, just one month after the Haast Pass reopened.
Otago, including Queenstown, and the West Coast are enjoying a gold rush of visitors.
The West Coast is on the map for oil and gas exploration in New Zealand after 15 new explorations permits have been awarded.
Police are seeking witnesses to a fatal crash involving four tourists on the West Coast.
A teenager's curiosity about endangered NZ plants has made him $50,000 richer.
A 73-year-old postie has died five days after her van rolled backwards over her while she was unloading items on the West Coast.
Main West Coast highway closed for two hours after heavy showers bring down rock and soil.
Worksafe will investigate accident which left postie in critical condition after van rolled over her.