Group arrested after allegedly using explosives at historic West Coast mine

Group arrested after allegedly using explosives at historic West Coast mine

West Coast Police have arrested a number of individuals and charged four of them in relation to damage done at the historic Big River Quartz Mine between June and July of this year. Between June 10 and July 7 a group of people allegedly set off an explosive at the...

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One person dead after Vehicle goes into River on West Coast

One person dead after Vehicle goes into River on West Coast

Police report that a single -vehicle was involved in a serious crash on the West Coast, Thursday morning. The crash happened near Harihari on Wanganui Flat Road at around 9.15am. Fire and Emergency appliances responded to the incident including West Coast's ROA rescue Helicopter. Reports indicated that the vehicle went...

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Search and Rescue Helicopter locates Body of missing Rafter on West Coast

Search and Rescue Helicopter locates Body of missing Rafter on West Coast

A search and rescue operation was initiated on the evening of May 23 to locate a rafter reported as missing on the Ahaura River, inland from Greymouth. Police reported yesterday afternoon that a search and rescue Helicopter located the body of the man that was reported as missing. The man...

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Search and Rescue Operation underway to find missing Rafter on West Coast

Search and Rescue Operation underway to find missing Rafter on West Coast

A search and rescue operation is underway after Police released a statement saying that a rafter had been reported as missing on the Ahaura River, inland from Greymouth, yesterday evening. At around 5.30pm a mad had reportedly fallen from a raft into the river at around noon. Communication issues meant...

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Magnitude 4.9 earthquake shakes lower South Island

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake shakes lower South Island

GeoNet reported a magnitude 4.9 earthquake that shook the lower South Island and surrounding areas on Thursday evening at 8.07 pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 9 km and struck about 45 km southwest of Haast on the West Coast. With few reports, being a ‘light' shake. Around...

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15 Takahē Birds released into Kahurangi National Park

15 Takahē Birds released into Kahurangi National Park

The Department of Conservation Takahē Recovery team partnered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Fulton Hogan to release the 15 birds into Kahurangi National Park. The Takahē breed was released into Kahurangi in 2018. It was the first attempt to generate a new wild population. “It’s challenging to establish...

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61-year-old David originally reported missing, located after not returning from tramp – West Coast

61-year-old David originally reported missing, located after not returning from tramp – West Coast

Police advised the press that 61-year-old David Jensen was reported as missing since Saturday, February 20, from a tramping trip near Hokitika on the West Coast. Authorities believed David left the area of Lake Coleridge, intending to go for a tramp through the Mingo Pass. Reports indicated that he was...

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Pike River Mine: Remote Camera fails to enter through three different pipes

Pike River Mine: Remote Camera fails to enter through three different pipes

A remote camera was deployed into 300mm pipes at Pike River Mine yesterday. The camera was successfully deployed into each pipe but it was unable to penetrate rubble and rockfall as each pipe contained extensive damage. Police said they will not be releasing any images or video from the camera...

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Westland District Council receives $1million funding boost

Westland District Council receives $1million funding boost

The Westland District Council will be getting a funding boost of $1million that was followed by an announcement from the Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones. Funding for the Council will go towards the renovation of community halls and war memorials, improving the infrastructure and making them more modern....

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