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Councils and iwi working on a new district plan for the West Coast have signed off on the first draft, which is to go public on 26 January.
Franz Josef township has about 20 years before the massive stopbanks protecting the community will no longer be up to the job of holding back the wild Waiho (Waiau) River, experts warn.
West Coast councils have engaged a specialist lawyer in the hope of gaining the government's ear as it launches the long-awaited review of stewardship land.
A West Coast farming family is happy to 'lock up' some land for posterity and the birds, but they sympathise with other farmers who are upset at the prospect of having parts of their land labelled…
West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor says landowners on the south side of the Waiho (Waiau) River at Franz Josef Glacier should have a clearer picture of the options for their future in the new year.
The irrational attitude of anti-vaxxers is damaging Reefton's hospitality, health services, and reputation, says Inangahua Community Board's chairperson.
Planners writing new regulations to protect native bush on private land are suggesting one set of rules for Grey district and another for Buller and Westland.
Barrytown JV Ltd wants to mine 63ha of farmland on the Barrytown Flats for ilmenite and other minerals. Councils have recommended granting consent under certain conditions.
The number of West Coast people waiting for surgery or a specialist's assessment has soared in recent weeks because of Covid constraints, the vaccine mandate and staff shortages.
Community workshops are under way to help West Coast residents prepare for Covid-19.
In its first prosecution involving damage to a protected wetland, the West Coast Regional Council took John Cowan to court earlier this year for excavating a 270m-long drain adjoining Department of…
Governance costs for the West Coast Regional Council have nearly doubled in the past three months, prompting a "please explain" from the council's finance monitors.
Reefton's economic development officer Rachel Fifield says she and her husband would close the gym they operate rather than exclude people not vaccinated against Covid-19.
A new mental health unit for the West Coast is back on track after getting the nod from the government's capital investment committee.
Soaring rates bills on the West Coast are forcing some homeowners on low incomes to consider selling up.
Most farmers have no intention of destroying native bush just to get in ahead of new rules protecting significant natural areas, according to Grey Valley farmer Anton Becker.
Only West Coast Regional Council chair Allan Birchfield has declined to reveal if he was vaccinated saying that was no one's business but his own.
Barrytown JV Ltd wants resource consents from the Regional and Grey District Councils to mine privately-owned farmland for ilmenite and other minerals, over an eight-year period.
Councillors who voted to forge ahead with mapping significant natural areas on the West Coast are likely to lose their seats at the next election in retaliation, the regional council chairman says.
West Coast Regional Council chairman Allan Birchfield has lost his bid to bar significant natural areas from private land.
Buller Electricity Trust chairman Frank Dooley is urging Westport people to get in behind the plan to protect the town with floodwalls and stopbanks.
Manawhenua have dropped objections to a mining venture on the Barrytown flats after the original plans were modified.
The elusive leak draining Reefton's water supply is still evading discovery but could be revealed soon, with the arrival of a team of expert leak detectives.
Reefton's public toilets could come crashing down in an earthquake - but replacements have been delayed in part because of debate and indecision about what the new loos should look like.
This week's meeting of the region's emergency management committee agreed to carry out a debrief on how the crisis was handled, with support from the National Emergency Management Agency.