PM John Key has "let down" the lost Pike River miners with watered-down health and safety legislation, relatives say.
A driver unfamiliar with a jet boat crashed into rocks, fatally injuring a passenger.
A woman has accepted blame in a car accident that killed a West Coast woman last year.
More than 65 workers are looking for new jobs after two West Coast companies missed out on a region-wide roading contract.
The West Coast is set to weather another round of job losses as a local gold mine plans to finish mining in October.
A man has been seriously injured by falling debris in a workplace accident at the Pike River mine site.
A North Canterbury teenager pleads guilty to charges relating to a car crash that killed one of his passengers.
The Government will put an extra $6 million into surveys across the South Island to improve the data available for prospecting miners.
The West Coast's top cops are back at work but are still proceeding with defamation action against their boss.
A teenager has been charged over a car crash that killed his 19-year-old passenger.
A helicopter pilot injured in a crash on the West Coast is in good spirits despite still being in hospital, his boss says.
A fire which likely killed a furniture maker on the West Coast was so intense that investigators may never establish how it began.
A paedophile who abused children on the West Coast has had his appeal dismissed.
A furniture maker, community stalwart and "bloody character" is believed to have been killed in a fire at a remote property on the West Coast.
Police have found a body inside a shed that caught fire near Fox Glacier.
A West Coast bar pinged with a harsh penalty for breaching its liquor licence has reopened after a two-week suspension.
Right to the end, Ron Hibbs put the concerns of others first.
A man involved in the outdoor dance party scene has pleaded guilty to a range of sexual offences across the South Island.
A West Coast cycle trail will get an extra push to be completed with a Government fund injection.
Top West Coast police officer and two senior sergeants launch a $1.5 million defamation case against their boss.
Up to 8000 unserviced washing machines similar to one that caused a West Coast fire are still to be recovered.
Elderly residents displaced after their rest home flooded two weeks ago are being kept locally where possible.
A pilot injured in a helicopter crash a week ago is still in hospital but is improving, his boss says.
Police on West Coast pubs: "The kind of intoxication we're talking about, no-one's having fun."
Brad Maclachlan remains in intensive care after a helicopter crash on the West Coast.
West Coast pub patrons were so drunk they couldn't walk, were vomiting and urinated on themselves.
Franz Josef business owners are appealing an earthquake plan that would limit development in their town.
A flooded rest home on the West Coast will take months to clean up and reopen.
Young helicopter pilot was talking and conscious after a serious crash on the West Coast.
Approaching 70, Blenheim couple Lilian and Michael Ross should be enjoying the fruits of a life of toil.