A couple who were held by armed home invaders in a remote location on the West Coast of the South Island are recovering from minor injuries.
Environmental group Forest & Bird says a High Forest and Bird,Court decision has strengthened its case against mining on the Denniston Plateau on the West Coast.
Scientists are baffled at what might have killed four whales which washed up over two days on a certain section of a West Coast beach.
The sea is slowly but surely destroying Hokitika's beach-front land.
The blaze that killed young West Coast father Ben McBride was triggered by an electrical fault, police say.
Forest & Bird is fighting a court decision approving an open cast mine on the Denniston Plateau just days after the government signed the project off.
Ben McBride, 25, died in a shed fire on the property he shared with his girlfriend and their two young daughters.
A high speed test has been launched in Moana, in the Lake Brunner District on the West Coast.
One person is dead after a shed fire on the West Coast early this morning.
The fight's not over for conservationists opposed to mining on the West Coast as many people turn out to public meetings about the mine.
Conservation groups vow to fight the decision made by Minister Dr Nick Smith today to approve a 106 hectare open-coast coal mine on the South Island's West Coast.
Environment Minister Nick Smith will today make an announcement about the proposed open cast coal mine at Dennison Plateau on the West Coast.
Two armed men have burst into a West Coast house in the early hours of Thursday, police say.
A man has been sentenced after fraudulently taking ACC payments despite working three jobs
There are renewed calls tonight to make adventure tourism safer after nine people died in the Fox Glacier tragedy.
The son of a 2010 Fox Glacier plane crash victim says the coroner's report has given the family some closure.
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