West Coast

Job losses discussed at milk plant

Westland Milk Products processing plant in Hokitika.

Officials from Westland Milk Products met with staff and union delegates at the Hokitika dairy factory last week.

Violence on man 'sickening'

West Coast man Robin Osborne pleaded guilty to one charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and was ...

West Coaster acquitted for alleged role in second assault on man in the hours leading up to the victim's suspected suicide.

Breaking the mental health 'taboo'

West Coasters will release lanterns to light up the dark by the driftwood sign in Hokitika on Saturday.

The West Coast has the highest rate of suicide in the country. A new group wants that to change.

Beaten twice before suspected suicide

West Coast man Robin Osborne denies his part in a second violent group assault on a man hours before the victim's ...

A West Coast man denies being part of a second group assault on another man in the hours leading up to the victim's suspected suicide.

31 kids rescued after Kiwi's arrest

Drew Webb on holiday in Honolulu.

The arrest of an online predator in New Zealand led to 31 children being rescued around the world and another 17 arrests.

Alpine Fault power cut researched

The West Coast's electrical grid consists mostly of overhead power lines.

New research will look at the impact of a region wide power cut on the West Coast in the event of an Alpine Fault earthquake.

Party-goers 'equally culpable' - judge

Adam Adcock has been found not guilty of supplying alcohol to a minor, who later died, at a West Coast party in 2016.

West Coast man not guilty of supplying alcohol to teenager who later drank himself to death at a lakeside party.

Pike River appeal goes to Supreme Court

Pike River mine protesters Anna Osborne and Sonya Rockhouse.

Families will argue the money former Pike boss Peter Whittall's insurer gave them amounted to "blood money".

Pike video raises 'serious questions' video

New footage does not appear to show fire damage deep in the Pike River Mine.

Families were told an underground fire destroyed everything in the mine. But new video appears to show otherwise.

Man struck at New Year's party

Denis Bernard Crozier, 48, has been found guilty of grievous bodily harm by a High Court jury in Greymouth this week.

Man left permanently disabled after he was struck with a baton-like weapon at a New Year's Eve party.

Dairy farm owners fined $20k

White Developments was ordered to pay more than $20,000 by the Employment Relations Authority, including $5000 in unpaid ...

West Coast farm owners paid migrant workers less than the minimum wage and illegally deducted living costs.

Oil tanker rolled

An oil tanker rolled on State Highway 6 on Sunday morning. Initial reports are there are no injuries and the fuel in the ...

An oil tanker rolled on State Highway 6 on the West Coast causing significant traffic delays.

Paradise lost? Don't pave Wangapeka

Reporter Jonathan Carson walks through the lush, green forest as the early morning sun hits the canopy.

OPINION: Surely we can come up with more creative ideas for reviving a region than building a big, ugly road through a natural treasure.

West Coast meth lab found

A 34-year-old man appeared in the Greymouth District Court on Friday, facing several drugs charges.

A West Coast man has appeared in court after police discovered a suspected meth lab.

'He lived a life people dream to live'

Tom Campbell was a snow groomer and super pipe builder at Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Acclaimed snow park builder Tom Campbell was headed to Wanaka for the ski season when his car plunged off a bridge.

$5.2m for tourist toilets

West Coast councils will get more than $1m for to help pay for much needed tourism infrastructure such as parking and ...

36 new toilet blocks are coming to our beauty spots to help keep them clean.

Tourists witness bridge plunge

One person was killed after crashing their vehicle at Maimai Creek Bridge, in South Westland, on Wednesday.

The group watched in horror as a car in front went off a bridge, killing the driver.

Truck carries beached boat

Fishing boat Kutere is lifted on to a truck before being driven from Cobden Beach on June 2.

Local workers capture video of fishing vessel Kutere being driven from where it ran aground on a West Coast beach.

'Glum' weather ends long weekend

Poor weather will bring an end to the weekend for many in the top of the South Island. (FILE PHOTO)

Snow to 600m in parts of the South Island, while the deep south escapes with fine weather.

Westland council completes review

Westland District Council mayor Bruce Smith is on a committee which has reviewed the district's asset contracts.

The Westland District Council has completed its review of contracts granted to an Auckland company.

Father-son trip turns to tragedy

The son found his father down a ravine with head injuries and went to his aid, police said. (FILE PHOTO)

A man watched his father die after finding him down a ravine with head injuries during a West Coast hunting trip.

Punakaiki boil water notice lifted

The water supply at the popular pancake rocks at Punakaiki is now safe to drink.

A boil water notice has been lifted at West Coast tourist hot spot.

Contractors dig in to move boat video

A bulldozer pushes Kutere away from the surf at Codben Beach on May 30.

Contractors waited for the tide to recede before the digger could begin pushing the beached vessel away from the surf.

Battle to access water

Okuru Enterprises has been chipping away at the plan for 27 years but is yet to extract a drop of West Coast water for ...

The biggest water bottling operation in NZ will go to whoever comes up with the money first.

Waves were 'over our heads'

Fishing boat Kutere beached at Cobden, near Greymouth, on May 29.

Fisherman Matthew Fisher was asleep in a berth underneath as the boat went across the bar with no-one at the helm.

Police right to charge Emily's dad

A farm four-wheel-drive ute that became submerged in the Poerua River on the West Coast. Barry Petrie and 2-year-old ...

OPINION: As humans, as parents, we feel the father of a drowned 2-year-old should not be prosecuted. He's been through enough. But our instinct is wrong.

Dad charged after toddler swept away

Emily Saunders, 2, was swept away. Her body was never found.

His little girl was swept away when he tried to drive across a river. Almost a year on, he's charged over her death.

Delays through Arthur's Pass

A test run for the lengthy load was carried out on State Highway 73 earlier this week.

Delays expected on main highway between Canterbury and West Coast as oversized trucks move materials for major bridge project. 

A stroll down memory lane

Neil Oliver, host of Coast New Zealand.

TUNNEL VISION: From Patriot's Day to Jean Batten, interesting history was presented on the screen.

Mac is the man

Richard McNamara will be responsible for Tasman, Marlborough-Kaikoura, the West Coast, North Canterbury, Christchurch ...

Marlborough's rural fire boss Richard McNamara has landed one of the top jobs in the new amalgamated fire service.

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