Mon 18 Sep 2017
Dashcam video shows hair-raising near miss as ute overtakes a convoy.
Thu 13 Jul 2017
Govt announces money for tourist destinations, roads and mining research.
Thu 8 Jun 2017
At the ripe old age of 87 Noeline Lofthouse is one of the oldest members of the Dairy Women's Network (DWN) but that doesn't stop her from attending the network's annual conference.
Wed 7 Jun 2017
A gold-mining tunnel and a sluicing channel nicknamed the cathedral are two of the hidden treasures on the West Coast farm of Robyn Curtis-Smith and Malcolm Smith.
Wed 7 Jun 2017
A bull sold for $15,500 at the Waiau Hereford annual sale.
Mon 13 Jul 2015
Dairy farm ownership in under 10 years is achievable, a West Coast couple say.
Fri 19 Dec 2014
Discover abandoned gold towns and the birthplace of the custard square in a remarkable interactive map bringing together Mike Crean's decade of chronicling South Island settlements.
Wed 11 Sep 2013
Trees are down, power is still out and schools have been shut nationwide in the wake of a wild storm that tore across the South Island yesterday.
Wed 6 Jun 2012
High winds and heavy rain have forced 11 West Coast houses to be evacuated and lifted the roof off a house.<br /><br /> Evacuations of 10 homes in Coal Creek in the Grey district were forced this morning due to flooding. <br /><br /> One house in McLeans Pit Rd was also evacuated.<br /><br /> Range Creek had burst its banks, affecting lower Cobden in Greymouth, but not affecting any houses, the Grey District Council said. <br /><br /> Surface flooding in the Grey district was receding, but motorists were advised to continue driving cautiously.<br /> <br /> As of 3.30pm, the Grey River had reached four metres, but was not classed as being at risk of flooding.<br /> <br /> River levels at Waipuna and Ahaura had both plateaued, the council said.<br /> <br /> McLeans Pit Rd was likely to be closed for the rest of the day, but Mawhera Quay had reopened after firefighters secured the roof and front of a building that was at risk of collapse during strong winds.<br /><br /> The fire service received reports of a roo
Sat 31 Jan 2009
New Zealand's clean and green image is being sold out on the West Coast by the "complacent" regional council's reluctance to prosecute dirty dairying, environmentalists have claimed.