Tasman's thin blue line is about to get a little thicker following the announcement the region will get 55 new officers.
A nearly two-year delay on a West Coast hospital rebuild is costing taxpayers $50,000 a month.
A family of 11 has left the secluded Gloriavale community and donations have poured in to help them.
Windblown timber plan called "common sense", as Opposition warns it'll undermine forest protection.
Claims over West Coast council's lack of transparency and proper process spark multiple investigations.
He denied a tyre slashing spree, spent 6 months in custody, then police dropped the case.
Activist Phil Paterson was protesting a 1080 drop outside a farm gate in Westland.
Two men have been thrown out of the Gloriavale Christian Community for using a cellphone.
Disappointed publican says he was 'close to being killed'.
The religious sect claims its application for taxpayer cash will benefit the West Coast. Regional leaders seem to agree.
A woman has been flown to hospital with moderate injuries after being hit by car.
Health survey results are in - and they don't paint a pretty picture of our exercise and diets.
It's tedious work, with long days, early starts and discomfort. But mining is a passion for those at the coalface.
He wanted money to breed varroa mite-resistant bees, but Shane Jones' people said no.
A Nelson fisherman caught more than he bargained for after downing a bottle of rum and driving through the front of a Westport takeaway shop
Thousands of West Coasters protest against a Government plan to ban new mining on Department of Conservation land.
Jimmy Stewart has over 25,000 beer labels from over 225 countries, and he wants more.
The West Coast has high hopes for NZ's first new Great Walk in 25 years, currently being carved through the Paparoa mountain ranges.
A passenger train along the West Coast from Westport to Hokitika is a step closer.
Franz Josef residents are in a spin about increasing chopper noise. Operators say it's a "town of helicopters".
Minister signs outlines three re-entry options in recovery agency's concept plan.
Cash demanded before woman grabbed, punched in early morning altercation at a rural property.
Plan to re-enter Pike River mine could cost $12m more than $23m budget, minister tells victims' families.
A new Government-funded research institute aimed at finding ways of using New Zealand minerals has opened on the West Coast.
Fire crews battled a suspicious blaze for about three hours in the small town of Granity.
Whether you want to make the big bucks, or are looking for the lifestyle find out where real estate agents are or aren't in New Zealand.
The river is silted up, the boats are stuck - and the council's $350,000 dredge has been dubbed a "lemon".
About 340 grams of gold has been stolen from a West Coast mine.
Two fisherman kicked and hit threatened seabirds with spears, before throwing the dying and dead overboard.
Kevin Moseley doesn't need to research how his grandparents lived. He can read about it.