85-year-old man spent night injured at foot of tree before being choppered out of remote spot on West Coast in face of atrocious conditions.
South Island's West Coast shaken by a magnitude-4.3 earthquake early on Friday morning.
Vivek Goel, who commissioned a cake decorator's firm to build a $7m sewage plant, was on paid leave for four months before resigning.
A $3.6 million clean-up of two of the most contaminated mine site in New Zealand is complete.
Construction of New Zealand's newest Great Walk, in memory of the men killed in the Pike River mine disaster, will begin soon.
Three West Coast men have been jailed for their vengeful assault on a man in the hours leading up to his death.
Fane Christopher Dudley allegedly robbed a West Coast petrol station with a samurai sword.
Inspector who overstated his CV had his performance in investigating fatal helicopter crash red-flagged internally.
A man has been arrested after he allegedly robbed a Greymouth petrol station while wielding a samurai sword.
A motorcyclist has been seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle allegedly being driven on the wrong side of the road.
Driver suffered minor injuries in collision between car and train on the West Coast.
A trip on New Zealand's TranzAlpine railway has revealed a magical winter wonderland.
Seven singles have set out to find a match in the backcountry of the West Coast.
A West Coast council has terminated its contract with a cake decorator's firm to upgrade two water treatment plants.
Even after two snowy nights in her car, cancer battler Donna Littleton-Taylor wasn't complaining.
Govt announces money for tourist destinations, roads and mining research.
Principals say "tension" and students "lashing out" has increased, but the statistics do not tell the whole story.
Do you know this samurai sword-wielding man? The Greymouth police would like to.
Police appeal for witnesses after sword-wielding robber makes off with cash in early morning raid.
Westland District Council has approved a major upgrade to the wastewater treatment at Franz Josef.
A West Coast man with a crippling spinal condition would have to catch a bus on Wednesday for a Friday appointment in Christchurch.
Tristan Tamati had a rape conviction from the 1990s but a new allegation could not be proved.
Spring Creek coal mine will be sealed up, with 60 miners left in the district from the thousands there once were.
West Coast councillor says rising sea levels should be factored into planning infrastructure in low-lying coastal towns.
The Pike River disaster has captured a lot of media attention but would it sway voters?
As rural and urban fire crews unite under one banner, what will change? Well, email addresses for one.
Surprise snow falls eased after cutting road access to Tekapo and Mt Cook.
Demand for cancer treatment is stretching charitable accommodation providers.
A West Coast man has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving in an incident causing two deaths, including his daughter's.
Hector's dolphin found dead on a West Coast beach died after being caught in an illegal set-net, inquiry finds.