West Coast

Fishing boat grounded at Greymouth

The three crew members of a small fishing boat are safe and well after their vessel ran aground on a Greymouth beach while attempting the entrance to the Greymouth River. The Kutere's skipper sent out a mayday early on Monday, saying the vessel...... Read More

Increase in missed appointments concerns DHB

While some progress has been made with improvements to its processes, the West Coast DHB would still like to understand why some patients do not turn up for appointments. Nurse Manager Clinical Services Julie Lucas says there’s been an increase...... Read More

Searchers find missing hunter’s campsite

UPDATE 6:15pm: Five search teams have been in the Karangarua Valley, near Fox Glacier today as the search for missing Swedish man Hans Christian Tommarck continues. And the emergency services have revealed they have located a campsite believed...... Read More

Missing hunter sparks widespread search

Tasman Police have launched a widespread search south of Fox Glacier after a man failed to return from a hunting trip. Hans Christian Tornmarck - a Swedish national - is two days overdue from his trip in the Karangarua area. The 27-year-old...... Read More

Free patient WiFi at Grey Base Hospital

​​​​​​Free public WiFi internet access is now available in parts of the Grey Base Hospital. West Coast District Health Board chief information officer Miles Roper says the service has been initiated with the help of supplier 2 Degrees. “It’s...... Read More

Missing man found safe and well near Westport

A man reported missing in Paparoa National Park this morning has been found safe and well. The 40-year-old walked out and met the search and rescue team shortly after 3:30pm this afternoon. A police spokesperson says: "He is safe and well,...... Read More

Police name man killed in Buller River crash

Police have relrased the name of the man who died after his car crashed into the Buller River in the weekend. He was 40 year old Jeremy Carnahan, of Marlborough. "Police extend their sympathies to Mr Carnahan's family and friends at this...... Read More

Divers searching Buller River

Divers are currently searching for survivors after a car crashed into the Buller River near Westport. A police spokesperson told Stuff they were alerted at 4.50pm this afternoon after the vehicle had crashed into the river on Lower...... Read More

Mountain biker winched from Old Ghost Road

A mountain biker had to be winched into the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter after injuring himself along the Old Ghost Road trail yesterday. The 55-year-old male from Timaru supposedly retained a hip injury at around 11.30am whilst riding the trail...... Read More

Two hurt in West Coast microlight crash

Two men have been taken to hospital after their microlight crashed on the West Coast. It appeared the aircraft crashed as it was taking off from Hokitika Airport on Saturday morning, a police spokeswoman says. One of the men suffered serious injuries...... Read More