West Coast

Punakaiki residents frustrated over infrastructure upgrades

Residents in the West Coast town of Punakaiki - home to the Pancake Rocks - have been left frustrated by delays over improvements to vital infrastructure. The previous government had planned to upgrade carparking, toilets and access ways last year,...... Read More

Heavy rain for Fiordland and southern Westland

A heavy rain watch has been put in place for Fiordland and southern Westland for Monday.  "A front has been forecast to move onto west of the lower South Island during Monday morning," says MetService. "It is to remain slow moving...... Read More

Stabbed Greymouth man a loved son and father - family

The family of a Greymouth man who was stabbed to death says he was a great father. Cyrus Alupis, 41, was fatally stabbed in Greymouth in the early hours of Monday morning. "Cyrus was a very loved son and a great father who loved all his children,"...... Read More

Information plea in Greymouth homicide case

  Police investigating the homicide of Cyrus Alexis Alupis are appealing to the public for more information. Cyrus was fatally stabbed in Greymouth early in the morning of Monday July 30. Police are keen to talk to anyone who may have seen a...... Read More

Greymouth homicide victim named

Police can now release the name of the man who was fatally stabbed in Greymouth early on Monday morning. He was Cyrus Alexis Alupis, 41, of Greymouth. A 17-year-old man appeared in Greymouth District Court on Monday afternoon charged with murder,...... Read More

Teenager questioned in relation to fatal stabbing

Police continue to investigate the fatal stabbing of a 41-year old man overnight in Greymouth. A 17-year-old man is assisting Police with enquiries into the death. "I am confident there is no risk to our community as a result of swift actions of...... Read More

Murder probe after man fatally stabbed

Police are investigating after a man was found with stab wounds in Greymouth early this morning. The man was found with critical injuries on Cowper Street around 2am and died shortly after in Greymouth Hospital, says Detective Senior Sergeant...... Read More

Agreement signed with Pike River family rep

A partnership agreement signed this week between the Pike River Recovery Agency and the Stand With Pike Family Reference Group is an important milestone in the Agency’s mission, Chief Executive Dave Gawn says. “The Family Reference Group...... Read More

Four more Kiwis into kayaking semifinals

Rotorua kayaker River Mutton has bounced back from a decent dose of nerves to lead another successful New Zealand assault on the ICF under-23 and junior canoe slalom world championships in Italy. The 16-year-old had a tough first run in the under-18...... Read More

Information sought on Westport assault

Westport police are seeking information from the public following an assault earlier this month. Detective Mal Haughey says the assault happened when man entered a rural property on Utopia Road at about 6.50am on Friday July 6. “He approached...... Read More