West Coast

National accuses govt of back-pedalling on Pike pledge

The National Party believes the new government is already back-pedalling on its pledge to re-enter the Pike River mine. Twenty-nine men died when the mine exploded on the West Coast in November 2010. In January, the new government will establish a...... Read More

Police name woman who died in West Coast crash

Police have named the woman who died following a crash on State Highway 6 on the West Coast last week.  She was Iwona Porawska-Hyjek - a 47-year-old Polish national holidaying in New Zealand.   The crash happened on Thursday, November...... Read More

Pike River families get keys to mine gate on 7th anniversary

The minister responsible for Pike River Re-entry, Andrew Little, has handed the key to the main gate on the road leading up to the mine, to the families of those who died. Today marks the seventh anniversary of the Pike River Mine disaster in which...... Read More

Missing West Coast woman found

A Greymouth woman who was reported missing Wednesday afternoon has now been located. Concerns for the woman arose after she was last seen at the Greymouth Medical Centre on the morning of November 15. Danae Russell, 34, was last seen...... Read More

PM acknowledges quake anniversary from Manila

As the people of Kaikōura, Hurunui and Marlborough gather to mark the anniversary of the November 2016 earthquakes today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sends her thoughts and support. She says these communities have shown true strength over the...... Read More

West Coast crash closes road

Delays are expected after a crash on SH73 Otira Highway near Arthurs Pass National Park earlier this morning. A police media spokesperson says a light truck carrying scaffolding crashed at about 10am this morning. "The crash...... Read More

Maximum effort from mini riders

Maximum results were a feature of the mini bike race action at West Melton at the weekend. The popular annual New Zealand New Zealand Mini Motocross Championships were staged at Moore Park, near Christchurch, on Saturday and Sunday, with several of...... Read More

Search for missing man continues

West Coast Police continue to search for missing man Colin Ross after his vehicle was located last week. Colin was last seen in Blenheim on Wednesday 25 October, 2017 at approximately 5pm and Police have significant concerns for...... Read More

Bursts of heavy rain for Fiordland and Westland

A severe weather watch is in place for heavy rain for Fiordland and Westland. Moist westerlies with embedded fronts are expected to bring periods of heavy rain to Fiordland north of Doubtful Sound and Westland south of Arthurs Pass today and into...... Read More

Vehicle found in search for missing man

West Coast Police are continuing their search for missing man Colin Ross after his vehicle was located earlier today. Colin was last seen in Blenheim at approximately 5pm on October 25, and the authorities have admitted they have serious...... Read More