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Twenty-nine died in the 2010 disaster.

Pike River: Families handed the keys 3 hours ago

The Pike River families will be given keys to the mine's access road, seven years since the disaster.

Missing Persons, Police

Mystery surrounds Greymouth woman's disappearance

Danae Russell was last seen at the Greymouth Medical Centre.

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Car the focus of Greymouth shooting inquiry

Police are seeking sightings of a late 1990s silver Honda sedan with mag wheels.

The snails had to be protected from operations at the Stockton mine.

Rare South Island snails saved from extinction

The snails had to be protected from operations at the Stockton mine.

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West Coast shooting: Murder-accused appears in court

He allegedly fled from police for nearly 24 hours before his arrest.

The woman was shot at a house in Marsden Rd on Sunday afternoon.

Alleged West Coast shooter arrested

The alleged gunman reportedly shot and killed a mother-of-three yesterday.

Heavy rain and thunder is set to hit much of the North Island on Monday.

Heavy rain, thunder to hit North Island

Drivers returning home from the long weekend should take care.

West Coast, Missing Persons

Police resume search for missing boatie on West Coast

Kieran Lynch's body is still missing after his friend Jay Cairney's body was found in September.

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Bright blue sea creatures invade West Coast beaches

"We've seen a few wash up before, but nothing on this scale."

Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters have promised a manned re-entry.

'We're going to get into that drift'

The Pike River families are buoyant after meeting Winston Peters and Jacinda Ardern.

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Franz Josef welcomes five rare tuatara

The dinosaurs are slowly coming back from the brink of extinction.

Lightning struck the West Coast 10,000 times within two hours.

Wild weather, lightning strikes hit West Coast

Lightning struck 10,000 times within two hours overnight.

West Coast, Police

Dead fisherman 'generous to a fault'

Jay Cairney's family have released a statement after the discovery of his body.

West Coast, Police

Body of fisherman found on West Coast

Police have failed to locate a second man after the pair went missing last week.

West Coast, Police

Police dive squad joins search for missing boaties on West Coast

The pair have been missing for five days.

The search is taking place on the West Coast of the South Island.

Dive squad joining West Coast search

The police dive squad is joining the search for two missing fishermen off the West Coast.

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One found, two missing from south Westland boat

It's believed the vessel got into trouble on Thursday night.

The town now only has six days of water reserves left.

'We cannot rely on council anymore' - angry Westport residents

The town now only has six days of water reserves left.

Crash, Police, West Coast

Teen's heroic actions saved lives in West Coast crash

Andrew Field saved the lives of three young boys.

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Kids rescued from fatal bridge accident

A person has been killed and three children rescued after a car veered off Muffins Bridge in the West Coast.