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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.

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Teen's heroic actions saved lives in West Coast crash

Andrew Field saved the lives of three young boys.


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.

Locals are being urged to play their part.

Westport running out of water

Locals are being urged to play their part.

A small tornado has ripped through a West Coast settlement.

Tornado rips through West Coast settlement

It tore through Awatuna just before 6am.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.

Motorbike rider dies in South Island crash

One person is dead and another seriously injured after two motorbikes crashed on the West Coast early on Sunday.

The father was discharged without convection in the Christchurch District Court on Friday.

Father discharged without conviction for daughter's accidental death

Emily Saunders' body was never found.

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Westport standoff ends 'without incident'

A man has been arrested following a standoff at a house near Westport.

Flooding in the Okarito township, West Coast.

Rain and flooding hits West Coast and Nelson

Police are urging people to stay off the roads.

It will be wet and wild from Wednesday to Thursday for many parts of the country.

Mammoth downpours set to thrash West Coast

Heavy rain will hit the north of New Zealand as well on Wednesday night.

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Search ends for Swedish hunter in 'unforgiving' West Coast bush

There has been no sign of Hans Christian Tornmarck, who was expected to return on May 17.

Christian Tommarck (supplied)

Search for missing hunter back on after campsite found

Searchers will visit a camp site they believe could belong to a missing hunter.

Barrytown, West Coast, Community Hall

West Coast town hall silenced after solitary noise complaint

The community believes the moaner is an "outsider".


Woman's touching message after dead son's blanket stolen

"I don't wanna report you, I just wanna know if you are okay," the South Island mother wrote.

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Revamp could turn cave to 'theme park'

DoC's plans to revitalise a small West Coast settlement is facing controversy.