West Coast

02:01
It was a symbolic gesture to mark the seventh anniversary of the Pike River mine disaster.

Pike River families handed keys to access road on seventh anniversary of tragedy

Minister Andrew Little is set to take the Pike River Mine re-entry details to Cabinet.

The yellow eyed penguin population has hit a 25-year low and it seems predators are part of the problem.

Badly-injured penguins find refuge in Wellington Zoo

The two Fiordland Crested penguins have been sent from the West Coast with eye and abdominal injuries.

04:23
Roy is sharing his story to make sure others don’t experience what he did.

NZ's beekeeper's sad lesson after duped into smuggling cocaine across the globe

Roy wants to make sure others don't fall into the same trap.

Woman dead, six injured after horror crash near Harihari, on South Island's West Coast

Emergency services were called to the scene where a van had rolled this afternoon.

Danae Russell.

Fears for Greymouth woman missing since yesterday morning

Danae Russell, 34, was last seen at the Greymouth Medical Centre.

01:02
The Opposition leader said it would be a challenge to exempt the dangers of Pike River from workplace laws.

It is not obvious how Government will 'crack the problem' of Pike River re-entry, says Bill English

The Opposition leader said it would be a challenge to exempt the dangers of Pike River from workplace laws.

Car of missing Blenheim man found at entrance to Heaphy Track on West Coast

Colin Malcolm Ross, 53, has been missing for a week.

01:01
Police confirmed in a press conference this afternoon mother Hayley Williams was the victim of yesterday's shooting.

'Number of children at the address' - Police say victim's children at home during time of Greymouth shooting

The suspect in the shooting was arrested peacefully near Arahura Marae, 40km south of Greymouth, after giving himself up.

Armed police at the Greymouth shooting.

Greymouth shooter still at large, possibly armed after woman fatally shot

It is thought that the offender may have travelled from the address with an associate.

01:59
The outcome of the report could drastically change the town.

Franz Josef's tourism future depends on upcoming natural hazards report

The outcome of the report could drastically change the town.

Raw video: Country house destroyed in fierce blaze in West Coast town

Fire services required three appliances and a water tanker to bring the blaze under control.

Debris believed to be from the fishing boat which ran into trouble on Thursday night.

Dive squad to search wreckage for missing West Coast fisherman

Kieran Lynch hasn't been since September 14 when he sailed out on the vessel Wendy J.

02:36
A trend of people decorating ocean stones at Bruce Bay on the West Coast has divided locals whether it is beautiful or destructive.

Visitors signing stones on remote West Coast beach widely considered 'vandalism'

Thousands of visitors have used permanent markers to write on the stones at Bruce Bay.

Watch: Terrifying near head-on collision between ute and oil-tanker on West Coast following reckless overtaking manoeuvre

"He was just trying to get in front of us at all costs," the overtaken driver said.

Debris believed to be from the fishing boat which ran into trouble on Thursday night.

Search for two missing boaties resumes on South Westland coast

Their fishing boat is believed to have run into trouble in rough conditions on Thursday night.

Two people missing after fishing boat runs into rough conditions off South Westland coast

One man from the boat was rescued after a helicopter spotted him on a rock.

01:44

Graphic warning: 'Disgusting' chainsaw attack on beached whale sparks DOC probe

The grisly find has left Greymouth locals and conservation staff angry and baffled.

Beaked whale washed up on Greymouth beach.

Graphic image: Beached whale has beak illegally sawed off on West Coast beach

DOC has warned of the dangers of touching a dead carcass.

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Two people seriously burned in bonfire on West Coast

Emergency services are trying to determine how the burns occurred because the bonfire was not out of control.

00:41
Eighteen-hundred Westport locals linked up protesting a new 10-bed centre they say will be too small and not suitable.

Watch: Drone footage captures nearly 2000 protesters forming human chain around Buller Hospital on West Coast

Locals linked up around a Westport hospital today protesting that a new $12 million, 10-bed centre will be too small.

03:47
Ben Rockhouse died in the disaster and Sonya Rockhouse says the Conservation Minister has relied on incorrect data to stay out of the mine.

'We're correct and he's not' - Pike River mother says Nick Smith relies on false data to avoid re-entry for body recovery

Sonya Rockhouse has welcomed a Labour, Greens, United Future, Maori Party re-entry commitment.

02:15
All political parties bar National have vowed to re-enter the mine as soon as possible.

'We have an obligation to the families' - new cross-party Pike River Mine agency would bring out bodies by end of 2018

The parties want a new Government agency to take over the mine after Solid Energy is removed as a state-owned enterprise.

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