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01:11
It seems campers at the site north of Westport have had an early visit from St Nick.

Cash left around West Coast camp ground mystifies owners

Visitors at the camping ground north of Westport woke to find $6800 placed around the site.

AOS called to reports of man with firearm threatening another man in Westport

The alleged offender was arrested without incident soon after police arrived at around 4pm.

02:03
Breakfast weatherman Matty McLean has the latest forecast

Thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain could hit much of the country today

Storms could become severe with downpours over 25mm per hour and also large hail.

01:44
The project has received $800,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund.

Crucial dredging of Greymouth's silted-up port a welcome sight for locals

The West Coast is reliant on the expansion of its fishing industry.

One person dead after avalanche on Aoraki Mount Cook

Police say the avalanche occurred at about 1:30pm and involved three trampers.

PM Jacinda Ardern gave a clever response to her minister at the launch of the renamed forestry service.

Government injects $140m into West Coast tourism, digital connectivity

Loans will also be given to a mining project and to create a milk segregation project.

Ryan Walsh survived after a tree fell on his car.

Tree crushes car at 100km/h: 'It lined me up and took me out,' says Westport man

Ryan Walsh was driving his beloved 1987 Honda City a remote road.

03:49
Seven Sharp's Mike Thorpe went to the West Coast business to fill up.

Greymouth petrol station offering equal employment along with the essentials

"Probably about 50 per cent of our work force has some form of disability."

01:24
Anna Osbourne, who lost her husband Milton in the explosion, said this year feels "a bit different" after a re-entry plan was announced.

Pike River families gather for memorial on mine tragedy's eighth anniversary

Anna Osbourne, who lost her husband Milton in the explosion, said this year feels "a bit different" after a re-entry plan was announced.

03:14
Andrew Little spoke today as it was announced police will reopen their investigation of Pike River mine, if re-entry is achieved.

Government should apologise for failures at Pike River, Andrew Little says

"It totally let down the families," the Minister responsible for Pike River re-entry said.

01:54
Forensic experts are concerned mishandled evidence could jeopardise a court case.

Forensic expert fears mishandling of evidence if police don't enter Pike mine

Police are yet to decide whether their own staff will enter the Pike River Mine.

Eight fire crews battle house fire located next to Westland petrol station

Fire services were called to Seddon Street, in Kumara, at around 4.30am.

01:08
The re-entry is expected to begin in February next year.

Watch: Detailed explanation of the Pike River Mine re-entry plan

The plan will be split into seven phases and is expected to be complete by June 2020.

00:10
Westland Mayor Bruce Smith posted footage of flood waters cascading on to the road.

Raw video: Torrent of water rushes down West Coast road as heavy rain causes slips

Hokitika school closes with SH6 closure extended from near Hokitika to south of Fox Glacier.

03:59
"It's quite a huge moment," Pike Family Reference Group Anna Osbourne told Breakfast today.

'It means so much' - Pike River families reflect on today's 'huge, huge milestone'

The Pike River Agency's final re-entry plan is set to be turned over to the Government today,

00:20
The agency has been working alongside experts to establish the safest re-entry of the tunnel into the West Coast mine.

Government to receive final Pike River re-entry plan today

The aim is to find remains of the 29 men who lost their lives eight years ago in the explosion.

Southerly front drenches West Coast, Christchurch next in line

Haast in the West Coast has had 42mm of rain in the last 12 hours.

The community’s leaders are looking to set up a new health food enterprise on the West Coast.

Man from Gloriavale flown to hospital in critical condition

St John says the 20-year-old was taken to Grey Base Hospital yesterday.

02:01
Dog owners in Franz Josef, however, say there are few places in the area to walk their pets.

Plan to allow pets into national park angers environmentalists

Forest and Bird says DOC's planned rule change in Westland sets a dangerous precedent.

01:57
Eighteen women are due to give birth in the next few months, many from the small community of Franz Josef.

South Westland having a baby boom amid worries over kindy, hospital travel time

The Franz Josef kindy could close and the birth unit is two-and-a-half hours away.

01:12
After an explosion at the West Coast mine on 19 November 2010, the bodies of 29 men remain in the mine.

Watch: Three re-entry options for Pike River Mine explained in 3D graphic

The bodies of 29 men remain in the West Coast mine following an explosion in November 2010 and experts are looking at the risks involved in re-entry options.

02:14
Families of those killed in the explosion on the west coast were met today by the mine re-entry minister Andrew Little.

Pike River Mine to be treated as 'crime scene' - Government

Andrew Little, told Checkpoint that planning for re-entry was now at a very detailed stage.

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