West Coast

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

Severe weather warning for Westland area

The MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the Westland area. A strong moist northerly flow is expected to bring heavy rain to Westland from Thursday evening, easing Friday afternoon. "Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers...... Read More

West Coast ex-CEO paid $85k severance

A former council chief executive who resigned pending an investigation into her conduct received an $85,000 severance payment. Former chief executive Tanya Winter resigned in April after being stood down pending an independent investigation into her...... Read More

District mayor supports Pike River re-entry

Grey District mayor Tony Kokshoorn has backed re-entry into Pike River, but says expectations about what can be done need to be realistic. Minister Responsible for the re-entry of the mine Andrew Little says he wants to investigate options for re-entry...... Read More