West Coast

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

West Coast crash under investigation

The cause of a crash which injured two people in the West Coast region is being investigated. Emergency services were called to the crash near Inanguhua around 4pm. The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was one of three helicopters dispatched to...... Read More

Man dies near Jacksons, West Coast

A man has died after being found in Tyco Gorge, near Jacksons on the West Coast. Police were alerted when a group the man was with activated a Personal Locator Beacon just before midnight last night. Police have been told the man was in hot pools...... Read More

Man dies after Greymouth car crash

A man has died after suffering critical injuries in a car crash near Greymouth. In a police statement released this evening, the authorities say a 64-year-old man passed away earlier today following the incident. The crash...... Read More

Teen killed in workplace accident named

Police can now release the name of the teenager who died following a workplace accident in Harihari yesterday afternoon. He was Rory Hayward, 18, from Greymouth. WorkSafe has been notified and the cause of death will be determined by the Coroner. Police...... Read More

Road closed following crash

Taylorville Rd near Greymouth is currently closed due to a crash which happened at about 8.55am this morning. One person is in a critical condition. The road is currently blocked for emergency services and police to assist at the scene.  Motorists...... Read More

Teen dies in Harihari work accident

A Greymouth teenager has died after a workplace accident in Harihari earlier today. Police have confirmed breif details of the accident, which happened on Oneone Road in the West Coast town this afternoon. In a statement released earlier,...... Read More

Woman’s body found on West Coast

A woman's body has been found in bushes near a beach in the West Coast region. Police say a member of the public stumbled across the body near Shingle Beach, in Westport, on Saturday afternoon. The death is not suspicious and will be referred to...... Read More

West Coast focuses on falls prevention

In an effort to reduce the number of falls experienced by people on the West Coast, a programme of community awareness events is being produced for “April Falls Month”. A Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) New Zealand report showed...... Read More

Murchison couple take top dairy award

A Murchison couple have been announced as major winners in the 2017 West Coast-Top of the South Dairy Industry Awards. Jon and Vicki Nicholls were announced winners of the region’s Share Farmer of the Year competition at the annual awards dinner...... Read More