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Coal plays a small part in greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand, Minerals West Coast manager Patrick Phelps told West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board this month.
Kaikōura district councillor Neil Pablecheque has been given a formal warning by police after a complaint that he "attacked" a truck driver for parking in the wrong spot.
How do you get a stoat to swallow a dead rat? First take its photo. That's the cunning plan devised by pest control teams in a remote valley.
An "embarrassingly simple" intervention has made a dramatic difference in Māori patients' ability to keep hospital appointments, West Coast DHB staff say.
West Coast council leaders and conservationists are cautiously endorsing some of the new Cabinet appointments announced yesterday by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
The Ngāi Tahu rūnanga is mounting a legal challenge to the Minister of Conservation's appointment decisions for the West Coast Conservation Board.
The West Coast Regional Council is forging ahead with the four flood protection projects it successfully pitched to the government as shovel-ready projects.
West Coast council leaders are hoping a new minister will be drawn from Labour's own ranks this term - and take a more pro-industry approach to the use of conservation land.
Any changes to the government's new freshwater rules are likely to be minor, according to the new chief executive of the West Coast Regional Council, Vin Smith.
The West Coast Regional Council and local iwi will make history tomorrow when they sign a formal pact to work together.
Saving Jellyman Park at Cobden from the sea will cost at least $1.6 million, and it is not clear who will pay for it.
Greymouth residents who already pay for flood protection will see their rates rise next year to strengthen the town's floodwalls.
Government funding to help farmers and councils deal with new environmental rules is "nowhere near enough" to cover the costs, West Coast Regional Council chairman Allan Birchfield says.
Neurology clinics have been cancelled for the foreseeable future on the coast and patients must now make the trip over the hill to Christchurch.
The days of seeing a different GP every few months may be soon be over for Buller residents.
West Coasters have weighed in with their thoughts on privacy at Greymouth's Te Nikau Hospital, after the issue came up at last week's meeting of the district health board.
West Coast District Health Board chairman Rick Barker says he is not opposed in principle to health reforms that would cull the number of DHBs around the country.
The West Coast Regional Council now has all the details of how much co-funding the government wants from Coast communities, if it is to go ahead with approved 'shovel-ready' flood protection projects.
Now is the time for Coasters to speak up if they'd like to see a favourite old tree saved from the chainsaw.
The government's new rules to protect freshwater quality are not fixed and final and will be 'tweaked' to accommodate regional differences in weather and other factors, Agriculture Minister Damien…
More resource consents, more monitoring, more money and more staff - the government's new rules for managing freshwater will cost the West Coast big-time, Allan Birchfield says.
West Coasters have been left to pay for the costs of removing waste, left throughout the region without consent and no clues to who it belongs to.
Ngāi Tahu representatives have once again pulled out of the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board, accusing the Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage of an unlawful appointments process.
Wilderness advocates have urged the West Coast Conservation Board to stand up for the rights of people to experience the backcountry without seeing or hearing aircraft overhead.
West Coast Regional Council chairman Allan Birchfield has vowed to bar ecologists from his land if they come looking for significant natural areas.