West Coast

Police searching for missing man

Tasman Police are seeking the public's assistance to locate 59-year-old Alan Pauling who was last in contact with family on Saturday 8 December. Mr Pauling is from Tapawera, it's believed he may now be in Whangapeka, Takaka or down the West...... Read More

West Coast Police looking for Nicholas Clark

West Coast Police are seeking 30-year-old Nicholas Clark, who has multiple warrants out for his arrest. Clark was last seen about 7pm on Wednesday on State Highway 73, just south of Old Christchurch Road. "Clark is believed to be travelling...... Read More

Coroner and Police meet with Pike River families

Officials from the Pike River Recovery Agency, Police and the Chief Coroner have met with families of Pike River victims in Greymouth. The meeting was to update the families on the process going forward following the Government’s announcement...... Read More

Crash victim took part in Pike River memorial run

Police continue to investigate the events leading up to Saturday’s fatal motorcycle crash on the West Coast. The crash occurred on State Highway 6, about 1km toward Reefton from Berlins Café and Bar, about 3.55pm. The motorcycle passenger...... Read More

Mother of Pike River victim: Re-entry plan ’disgraceful’

Christchurch mother Marion Curtin says she was left sitting by her phone feeling raw after the announcement of the Pike River Mine re-entry yesterday. Her son, Richard Holling, never came home after the November 2010 tragedy, but she wanted it to stay...... Read More

Police make arrests in bakery burglary

Police have arrested a 54-year-old man following a burglary at a bakery in Greymouth. Between 10pm 26 October and 6am 27 October, the bakery was broken into and a 300kg safe was stolen. It is believed the offenders used heavy machinery to uplift...... Read More

Pike River re-entry given the green light

They’re going back in. Eight years after 29 men died in a fireball of methane and other dangerous gases in the Pike River Mine explosions, the Government has given the all-clear to go back into the mine to recover the bodies. And the families...... Read More

West Coast weather chaos continues as warning extended

The torrential rain that has been causing chaos in the West Coast since yesterday, leading to the death of a woman in a swollen river, is forecast to continue for just a little while longer. A weather warning has been extended until about now for Westland...... Read More