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02:20
Last night, 1 NEWS revealed the door from an electrical control box is missing. But it’s not the only item that could be lost.

Police investigate whether Pike River evidence is missing

It follows 1 NEWS revealing the door from an electrical control box was blown out of the mine in the deadly 2010 explosion.

Watch: West Coast fisherman winched from life raft, 'lucky to be alive' after boat catches fire

Rescuers say if the man hadn’t had his distress beacon he may still be out at sea off Westport.

Large chunk of ice breaks off Tasman Glacier, causes 2 metre tidal surge

A glacier guide said the scale of the event was jaw-dropping.

New Brighton Pier in Christchurch (file picture).

Almost subtropical: Unprecedented rise in South Island ocean temperatures

The disruption of ecosystems could be devastating to some species says University of Otago's Dr Robert Smith.

03:54
The council said more evidence of man-made climate change is needed, but James Renwick disagrees.

Climate scientist says West Coast’s reason for rejecting Zero Carbon Bill isn’t genuine

"I don't think there's a shortage of understandable information out there about climate change," climate scientist James Renwick said.

Rockfall forces closure of State Highway 73 at Arthur's Pass

Contractors worked to clear the road overnight with an update expected later this morning.

Twenty whio released on West Coast as population of threatened bird continues to increase

"Hopefully the newly released whio will pair up, establish territories and breed."

New Zealand bush (file picture).

Boy, eight, rescued shortly before nightfall after spending six hours lost in West Coast bush

The youngster walked about 3km through dense scrub and forest near Reefton.

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."

01:54
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.

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.

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