West Coast

Appeal for information following Greymouth fire

  Greymouth Police investigating the fire that occurred in the early hours of last Sunday morning are seeking public help to identify a person seen in the area at the time.   At around 4am on Sunday 17 June a fire was discovered at Priya...... Read More

Fatal crash near Mount Aspiring

One person has died following a serious crash in the Wanaka-Mt Aspiring area. A police media spokesperson says he crash happened this morning. "The crash happened about eight kilometres past the access road to the Treble Cone ski area. "Police...... Read More

Police get ready to reopen Pike River investigation

The police are gearing up to reopen their investigation into the explosion at Pike River, in anticipation of the planned re-entry of the mine later this year. Assistant Commissioner Richard Chambers visited Greymouth last week to meet the Pike River...... Read More

Greymouth police investigate fire

Greymouth Police are investigating a fire that occurred in the early hours of this morning. Detective Sergeant Kirsten Norton says a fire was discovered at a restaurant on Tainui Street, Greymouth around 4am. "A total of four businesses...... Read More

Sixty fire-fighters battle blaze in Greymouth

Much of the West Coast's fire service is battling a blaze in Greymouth this morning The fire broke out in a restaurant on Tainui Street about 4am and spread to other tenants of a large commercial building. No one was in the building at the time...... Read More

’There is a place for boutique mining’ - Buller mayor

The Government's decision to block the development of part of a coal mine on conservation land near Te Kuha has angered Buller's mayor. Rangatira Developments wants to take 250,000 tonnes of coal annually from an open cast mine that would cover...... Read More

New tunnel option for Pike River Mine re-entry

Creating a new small tunnel into the Pike River Mine drift is one of three re-entry scenarios which have been investigated by technical experts in Greymouth over the past two days. The Pike River Recovery Agency was set up by the Government earlier...... Read More

Greymouth murder: Man sentenced to life imprisonment

A man who murdered a 43-year-old woman in Greymouth will spend a minimum of 17 years behind bars. George Sean Warren, 45, was sentenced at the High Court in Greymouth today. Warren had earlier pleaded guilty to the murder of a 43-year-old woman in...... Read More

QSM reflects efforts of many, say recipients

Eastern Bay of Plenty potters and conservationists Stuart and Margaret Slade have both been awarded a Queen’s Service Medal. But while the award goes to them, the couple emphasises that it recognises the efforts of many others. “It really...... Read More