West Coast

Warning letter investigated by West Coast Police

West Coast Police are currently investigating the actions of a group of 1080 activists who delivered a warning letter to a number of organisations on the West Coast this week in light of pending 1080 drops planned across the area. The warning letter...... Read More

Wild weather on the way for South Island

A wet, windy and snowy week is forecast for much of the South Island this week. Between eight to 12 centimetres of snow is expected to fall around the Southland region tonight and tomorrow, and heavy rain and winds up, to 120 kilometres per hour around...... Read More

Norovirus suspected after students fall ill in Greymouth

Several school trips to Greymouth have ended in vomiting and diarrhoea for some students after a suspected outbreak of norovirus. The Canterbury District Health Board was contacted yesterday after 17 people from two different schools groups, staying...... Read More

Police appeal for sightings of stolen vehicle

Police are appealing for sightings of a grey Toyota Hilux stolen in Greymouth on Sunday 6 May. The 2001 vehicle, registration ZY4986, is believed to have been involved in an attempted theft of diesel from a farm in Tokarahi, near Oamaru on Monday 14...... Read More

Weather warning for Westland

A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of the South Island. The MetService is forecasting periods of heavy rain for southern Westland on Friday. "A deepening low over the Tasman Sea is expected to move southeast towards the west coast...... Read More

Pike River re-entry optimism rises after experts meet

Manned re-entry of the Pike River Mine entry tunnel is looking increasingly likely following a workshop of 31 experts. A who's who of the mining sector has been meeting near Greymouth to come up with a plan to recover the bodies of the 29 men who...... Read More

Pike River re-entry: Experts meet on West Coast

Technical experts from around the world met on the West Coast today to plan manned re-entry of the Pike River Mine. The Pike River Recovery Agency is simultaneously calling for a specialist contractor who can undertake the re-entry and recover the...... Read More

Rainy weekend throughout NZ

Heavy rain is on the cards for many areas throughout the North and South Islands today. MetService has issued warnings for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula and western Bay of Plenty, and for Canterbury south of the Rakaia and for Westland....... Read More

One arrested in West Coast firearms incident

A 57-year-old man has been arrested following a firearms incident in the West Coast. Detective sergeant Kirsten Norton says the incident involved neighbours and occurred in Seddonville. "This happened at about 10pm on Friday and resulted...... Read More