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Watch: Bernie Monk and Patrick Gower's emotional journey into Pike River.

Pike River timeline: From the first explosion to the re-entry

It's been more than eight years since the men were killed.

Watch: Andrew Little open to cancelling Pike River re-entry if progress cannot be made safely

Confirmed: Pike River Mine re-entry attempt set down for Tuesday

It was originally scheduled for earlier this month.

The Kawhaka shelter was stolen from the cycle trail.

'Low life' thieves nick hut from cycle trail

"Just no respect for people or property anymore."

A pipeline may run to Jackson Bay through a sanctuary.

Company still fighting for pipeline through conservation land

That's despite massive backlash from the public for years.

Here's Saturday's WeatherWatch update.

Severe weather, snow to hit on Mother's Day

Maybe don't plan a brunch outdoors.

Kaikoura resident Dave Lyon confronted a tourist and filmed him while he was relieving himself at the beach.

Kiwis no longer worried by freedom campers - survey

But there's a marked difference in levels of concern between the North and South islands.

WeatherWatch forecaster Philip Duncan gives a weather update.

'Exceptionally warm' weather forecast before Mother's Day rain

Some areas could be hitting more than 20C.

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Weather: Heavy snow threatens to replace warm afternoons

It's expected to get chilly in the south.

Watch: Andrew Little open to cancelling Pike River re-entry if progress cannot be made safely.

Pike River: Finding cause of first explosion more important - widow

"There would never have been a second explosion if the first one hadn't happened."

Erika Ufer's father, Josh, is one of the lost miners.

Pike River child visits resting place of father she never met

Erika calls her dad "'the man in the mountains".

Andrew Little and Bernie Monk speak to The AM Show about the delay.

Little open to cancelling Pike River re-entry

He said questions will be asked if progress isn't made by Christmas.

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Kea deaths linked to 1080 trial

DoC says it was "in the order of what was expected".

While access has been restored to the region, Peter Langford says more needs to be done.

Opinion: Infrastructure on West Coast needs addressing

West Coast farmers are getting sick of being called resilient, writes Peter Langford.

Watch: Scott Simpson on The AM Show.

National calls on Govt to get involved in West Coast dump disaster

"[The Government] often tell us that they care, that they want to be kind, well now's an opportunity."

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Govt, Westland Council in deadlock over paying for landfill washout

Work by volunteers is on hold for Easter, but there's still more rubbish to be cleaned up.

Clifton Schulke took the video as he flew over the glacier on Friday.

Watch: 'Thousands of tonnes of rock' falls at Fox Glacier

The man who filmed it said the video didn't do it justice.

The storm caused decades' worth of rubbish from the Fox River Landfill to be strewn everywhere.

'We need a bit of urgency': West Coast clean-up steps up a gear

Locals fear a repeat of the Fox River Landfill being breached in the future.

The original bridge was destroyed 17 days ago.

First vehicles roll across Waiho River's new bridge

The original was destroyed in a storm just 17 days ago.

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West Coast flooding runs river through farmer's best paddocks

The deluge ploughed through a number of farms at Waiho Flats.

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Westland Mayor thanks The AM Show for coverage after Waiho Bridge destroyed

Storms destroyed the bridge, cutting off the Franz Josef township.