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Buller Mayor Jamie Cleine is suggesting Reefton people be consulted over plans to set up a network of security cameras in their town.
A loader being driven by one of the miners when the Pike River mine exploded has been removed from the main entry tunnel.
Councils working on one district plan for the whole West Coast have grasped the nettle and given the go-ahead for the mapping of significant natural areas (SNAs) on private land.
Each winter, a small team of specialist avalanche forecasters begin their vigil to keep people safe while travelling on the Milford Road. Video
The burgeoning Gloriavale Christian Community at Lake Haupiri is looking to expand with a second compound at Lake Brunner, West Coast council leaders have heard.
Reefton's long-serving weather guru Tony Fortune believes if people learned to burn coal correctly the town would not have a problem with air pollution.
World walker Paul Salopek has just finished crossing India, which is in the grip of the worst water crisis in its history. Also in Kennedy's sights this morning are the Supreme Court's decision on… Audio
West Coast councils are waiting to hear how much they will have to pitch in for flood protection work largely funded by the government as Covid-recovery 'shovel-ready' projects.
A company's appeal to build a coal mine on West Coast conservation land has failed in the Supreme Court today.
In a first for the West Coast, iwi and the regional council have teamed up with DOC to make the most of funds on offer for nature-based jobs
West Coast Bulk Logistics says it has been exploring West Coast mineral sands for the past decade, but had no viable way of getting it to offshore markets until recent investment in the coast's ports…
The West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board is backing a move by the government to ban the sale of moa bones.
Both tahr and deer numbers are now spiralling out of control in Westland, according to Conservation Authority member, Dr Gerry McSweeney.
The West Coast wishlist of flood protection schemes looks set to be granted - at least in part after the government announced a $210 million investment in climate resilience.
A West Coast iwi leader says the region's new combined district plan is a chance for councils to crack down in a more consistent way on problems caused by freedom campers.
TranzAlpine train services will be running again between Christchurch and Greymouth next month, but the move has left supporters of Dunedin Railways fuming.
The Transport Agency has done a U-turn on its plan to close the South Island's Arthur's Pass to drivers until snow and ice is cleared.
After speaking with the Conservation Ministry Eugenie Sage, a West Coast gold miner says he's hopeful mining could be allowed on conservation land.
Tourism on the West Coast is receiving a boost with nearly $18 million for visitor hubs with digital displays telling the region's story.
West Coast residents say plastic waste is becoming strewn along their beaches, because councils haven't monitored a landfill near Fox Glacier that spilled into floodwater last March. Video