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Laura Mills
- Thursday, 07 July 2016

The Inland Pack Track near Punakaiki - which became a political football - is being cleared with explosives and will reopen shortly, three years...

Laura Mills
- Monday, 04 July 2016

The Department of Conservation had to shoot a fur seal pup after someone put it on the back of a motorbike while skylarking on the Hokitika beach...

Laura Mills
- Wednesday, 01 June 2016

The Paparoa National Park draft management plan proposes opening the door to helicopters flying people into the new Pike 29 'great walk', new...

Brendon McMahon
- Thursday, 26 May 2016

An icy spat between a couple at the top of the Franz Josef Glacier yesterday nearly saw the man and woman being left out in the cold � by the...

Laura Mills
- Friday, 13 May 2016

The route for the new Pike 29 'great walk' traversing the Paparoa Range has been finalised, and construction work could be under way before the...

Laura Mills
- Monday, 09 May 2016

The largest 1080 poison operation in New Zealand's history will be launched this winter in response to a pest plague that Conservation Minister...

- Friday, 06 May 2016

A Danish tourist who was fined $10,000 for killing an endangered whio (blue duck) near Whataroa serves as a timely reminder for people to identify...

- Wednesday, 04 May 2016

Powerful waves off the West Coast over the next day could lead to erosion, inshore currents, undertows and rips.

Laura Mills
- Thursday, 14 April 2016

The Government proposes taking 1080 poison out of the hands of councils, and removing the need for resource consent.

- Tuesday, 08 March 2016

A group of researchers has shown that New Zealand's Alpine Fault has moved more in the past 25 million years than any other known on-land fault on...

Viv Logie
- Wednesday, 03 February 2016

Sizzling temperatures on the West Coast - unofficially reaching 43degC in inland areas - have people questioning the accuracy of the cool, wet El...

Laura Mills
- Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The ice retreat of the South Westland glaciers is continuing apace, with Fox Glacier losing 300m � the length of three rugby fields -- in the year...

Ben Aulakh
- Monday, 14 December 2015

Buller's Mayor is trying to get the wheels in motion for the road link between Karamea and Tasman.

Laura Mills
- Friday, 04 December 2015

The West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board has decided to keep 1080 on the agenda after a number of members expressed concerns over the...

Brendon McMahon
- Friday, 04 December 2015

A tough stance by the West Coast Regional Council and hundreds of thousands of dollars invested by individual farmers in the Lake Brunner...