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The West Coast may have the cleanest rivers in the country but a six-monthly review has shown the regional council is struggling to meet some of the goals it has set in relation to freshwater.
About 150 properties in Buller have been affected by a council error that wrongly classified them - and saw some facing potential rate increases of up to 300 percent.
The National Bowel Screening programme is coming to the West Coast with free tests for people aged 60 to 74.
Summer has seen no let-up in the number of dodgy environmental deeds investigated by West Coast Regional Council.
Buller Mayor Jamie Cleine today reassured Reefton residents facing huge rate hikes that any errors in their estimated bills will be fixed.
Some property owners in Reefton are in for whopping rate increases of more than 200 percent if the Buller District Council adopts a proposed new rating formula.
National Party list MP Maureen Pugh says the Franz Josef community is in desperate need of the $24m project to shore up the floodwalls around local village.
Westland Mayor Bruce Smith is rejecting a claim by the region's MP Damien O'Connor that there is no long-term plan for the future of Franz Josef township.
Government officials have put the brakes on the $24 million project to shore up the floodwalls around Franz Josef Glacier village and build a new bridge over the wild Waiho (Waiau) River.
Wheelchair users in Reefton will soon have a safe way of crossing the town's main street, State Highway 7.
A West Coast patient died last year because hospital staff failed to realise the person's condition had deteriorated and did not transfer them in time to a tertiary-level hospital.
Getting around Reefton used to be relatively easy for wheelchair-user Lisa Neil, but that changed after works on the main street and state highways.
Westland Mayor Bruce Smith has appealed to the government to release funds for flood protection work at Franz Josef Glacier before the town dies through tourism starvation.
The West Coast is on the verge of gaining at least one new ghost town unless the government comes through with promised life-support for Franz Josef Glacier, a councillor for the region says.
The West Coast Regional Council is taking a closer look at the row over the Ross lake, where someone has been dismantling a weir built by volunteers to control the lake levels.
Westland Mayor Bruce Smith says his council is willing to help resolve the ongoing stoush over water levels in the artificial Ross Lake, but the regional council is the regulator and should act.
In recent weeks, various medics and their union have aired their views on the use of 'rural generalists', a new breed of doctor increasingly being employed on the West Coast.
West Coast councils are split over what Airbnbs are doing to local communities - and they want a steer from the community on how to treat them.
A household rubbish collection is on the cards at last for Kaikōura residents - but it could add $70 to the average rates bill.
A claim the new Minister of Conservation is an "activist" who will put iwi interests ahead of the environment has been rubbished by a Māori leader.
With the dairy season at its peak, farmers breaching their resource consents have appeared on the West Coast Regional Council's black list for the first time in months.
The West Coast Regional Council has cut its losses and sold its share in a Canterbury-based pesticide factory.
The Department of Conservation has agreed to help with the cost of identifying significant natural areas on public conservation land.
A West Coast regional councillor is calling on Development West Coast to stump up and cover costs that are about to land on ratepayers because of the government's new environmental policies.
An American surgeon working in Greymouth has resigned, saying the people of the West Coast deserve better than a hospital essentially run by GPs.