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The access road to Fox Glacier was washed out by a landslide on 22 February.
Closure of road to Fox Glacier will have 'negative effect on township'
Fox Glacier (file picture).
West Coast to receive $3.9m funding boost following decision to close access road to Fox River valley
03:16
Damien O’Connor said the Government is not looking to ban whitebait, but said people understand “something needs to change”.
National 'want to turn the West Coast into a political football' over whitebait - ag minister
05:08
As the volunteer clean-up effort comes to an end, DOC director general Lou Sanson speaks to Breakfast.
'The new normal': DOC official says climate change makes repeat of Fox River event likely
02:36
Authorities now believe most of the rubbish from an old landfill site has been cleaned up army to after this weekend.
Protecting Fox River from future rubbish spills could cost $2.8 million
02:36
Authorities now believe most of the rubbish from an old landfill site has been cleaned up army to after this weekend.
Last weekend of Fox River clean up brings out 200 volunteers
Major roads affected after wild weather hits South Island
02:22
First exposed by ex-cyclone Fehi last year, large chunks of earth have eroded over the past three days at the Hector landfill.
Westport 'can't wait' for Government funds to stop erosion of Hector landfill
02:15
Kaitlin Ruddock had been with coastal residents as they prepared their properties.
Rough seas continue to batter West Coast as wintry weather rolls on
02:54
Huge waves have slammed the coast today.
Landfill close to being swept away as huge waves pummel West Coast
01:50
Locals are concerned, as a strong sea lashes the West Coast.
Massive swells could breach old dump near Westport filled with industrial waste
00:24
Children travelling out of town during school holidays brought influenza back with them.
Influenza identified as mystery illness that forced closure of West Coast school
02:34
Today contractors worked on removing a 30m concrete barrier into the mine.
Pike River Recovery Agency starts four-week process to remove barrier
00:25
Mysterious illness among students causes Westport school to close
A file image of a courtroom.
West Coast man pleads not guilty to murder of 10-month-old son
00:41
Four people died at an intersection in the Kaingaroa Forest this morning, and another at Houhou Bridge near Hokitika.
One person killed, another seriously injured as West Coast crash closes SH6
Mothers and children from the West Coast Christian community Gloriavale
Former Gloriavale member returns by night to help others leave
02:43
Dozens of Defence Force personnel and volunteers are involved in the clean-up effort.
Fears Fox River clean up could be 'undone' by looming spring rainfall
00:23
They’ll start working alongside DOC and a group of volunteers tomorrow.
More troops brought in to help clean up littered West Coast's Fox River
Cattle Cow Farm in New Zealand. You can even see sheep on the typical green hills in back.
Sale of Westland Co-operative Dairy to foreign buyer given green light
The vehicles included two Pinzgauer light operational all-terrain vehicles and two HX60 medium and heavy operational vehicles (MHOVs),
Fox River clean-up to get boost as more Defence Force vehicles and manpower sent to help
02:04
Medical waste, needles and asbestos have been found among the rubbish which poured out of an old landfill three months ago.
Volunteers find medical waste, needles, asbestos as Fox River clean-up boosted
01:55
More than a dozen of the rare Haast Tokoeka kiwi have been found.
Rare discovery of Tokoeka kiwi brings hope for the bird’s survival
Auckland grandfather and grandson head south to help clean up 'environmental disaster' at Fox River
01:06
Volunteers are trying to clean up decades of rubbish after a huge storm washed a landfill down a world heritage site on the West Coast.
Defence Force to send large contingent to help clean up West Coast landfill rubbish
01:06
Volunteers are trying to clean up decades of rubbish after a huge storm washed a landfill down a world heritage site on the West Coast.
Fox River clean-up receives another $300,000 funding from Government
01:48
In 2011 rescuers left a note on the 170m seal, vowing they’d return to bring the 29 men who died home.
'Bring you home' - missing note to Pike 29 to be replaced in mine
00:48
Five weeks after re-entering the West Coast mine, the recovery team’s completed an important first step.
Pike River mine tunnel search so far reveals nothing for police probe
04:42
Flooding in March this year ripped apart the landfill beside the Fox River.
DOC takes over clean-up of Fox River, polluted after March storm uncovered landfill
01:07
Mike Steenhauer's drama unfolded when his dog Digby in fell down a crevice and he went in to save the canine.
Man 'got stuck' trying to rescue his dog trapped in West Coast cave
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