West Coast

Heavy rain forecast South Island areas

Heavy rain is being forecast for Fiordland, Westland and the headwaters of Otago Lakes and Rivers. Severe gales for parts of the South Island are also being predicted for the area, with the MetService issuing a severe weather watch for the region. "An...... Read More

Injured climber in Waikato Hospital

A woman injured in a climbing incident in Mount Maunganui is in a serious but stable condition in Waikato Hospital. The 32-year-old Whakatane woman was injured in the climbing incident on Wednesday night. Emergency services were called to the tracks...... Read More

Pike River recovery operation enters critical phase

Work to flush explosive gases out of the Pike River mine tunnel is set to begin today as the operation to re-enter the mine drift enters a critical phase. The Pike River Recovery Agency said it was making good progress at the West Coast mine, where...... Read More

Solid surf tests Kiwi women’s best

A solid West Coast swell marched up the country on day two of the Health 2000 National Surfing Championships testing New Zealand’s top female athletes as they entered the water for the first time. As the swell tripled in size throughout the day...... Read More

Boy, 8, found after straying from West Coast track

An 8-year-old Christchurch boy has been rescued and is unharmed after a six-hour search around the Waiuta area, near Reefton. The boy went missing on Tuesday at about 11.30am while walking with family on the tracks surrounding the historic West Coast...... Read More

West Coast woman killed in Stoke crash

Police can confirm the person who died in a crash in Stoke in the early hours of this morning was a 25-year-old woman from the West Coast. While inquiries are ongoing to understand the circumstances of the crash, we can confirm the vehicle involved...... Read More

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