An application to build an open-cast coal mine on a public reserve risks setting a nation-wide precedent, Forest & Bird says.
More public feedback is being sought from West Coast communities as the Local Government Commission considers merging the region's councils.
A great ride six years in the making on the South Island's West Coast can't be finished while the project faces a funding shortfall.
A sighting by a member of the public helped police locate a missing Westport man missing since Monday.
Police believe a missing West Coast man may be sleeping rough in Nelson.
West Coast councillor ditched from his job due to being Australian says his employer is one of the country's most "gagged" councils.
Upgrades to two West Coast water treatment plants are back on track following the termination of a contract with a cake decorator's firm.
Police are concerned for missing 24-year-old Westport man Byron Donaldson.
The new Grey Base Hospital will have 56 patient beds, three operating theatres and a 24/7 emergency department,
Man who attacked elderly women on West Coast says he "wanted to be someone" when he committed his crimes.
Two whitebaiters from Christchurch allegedly threatened a DOC officer on the West Coast.
They drove in the wrong lane, over painted arrows, and collided head-on with another car on the West Coast.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a house fire on the South Island's West Coast.
Three fire crews responded to the call of a fire in a remote, unoccupied house.
Half a million tourists descend on the tiny West Coast town, but can it survive if a big one hits?
Winston Peters to host formal negotiations with National and Labour on Sunday.
West Coast-Tasman list MP Maureen Pugh has lost her seat and is now out of Parliament.
A West Coast man has been arrested in Southland for allegedly slashing 50 tyres earlier this year.
Pike River widows say dropping charges against mine boss was unprincipled and unlawful.
NZ First leader Winston Peters met with Pike River families spokesman Bernie Monk before starting coalition talks.
Company behind Queenstown and Rotorua gondolas wants to put one on a West Coast glacier
He is accused of sexual violation and indecent assault at the Gloriavale religious community.
The work will cause 30 minute delays for motorists on the alternative State Highway 1.
A good Samaritan's attempts to stop a petrol thief have landed him in trouble with the law.
Slade Griffin's from Greymouth - 'where resilience is a blood type' - and has overcome injury adversity to get to grand final.
After a nationwide drenching, most areas can expect severe gales to close out the weekend.
Westport and Carters Beach residents were placed on strict water restrictions earlier in September.
Wing nuts allegedly loosened and a wheel has come off in what is thought to be a bid to intimidate staff over 1080 pest control.
The Salvation Army plans to door-knock businesses to see if they're keen to give ex-cons a second chance.
Blaze causes "substantial structural damage" to an "iconic" homestead on Seaview Hospital grounds.