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A massive slip of trees, rocks and soil has come down covering almost half a kilometre of the main trunk line to the West Coast's glaciers.

A&P Show cancelled after massive slip blocks road

A 400-metre slip continues to block the road to Whataroa and the West Coast glaciers.

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Huge 400m landslide closes West Coast's SH6

Some vehicles were trapped between two arms of the slip.

Paul Tainui, previously Paul Wilson.

Revealed: How David Bain's double-murdering groomsman 'duped' the prison system

"He pulled the wool over their eyes."

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Pike River: Six key pieces of evidence unaccounted for

"If it's not a cover-up and it was negligence, then so be it. Just tell the truth."

Inside Pike River: Interactive graphic shows the extent of the disaster.

Pike River 'cover-up': Missing cabinet sparks police enquiry

The families are shocked a potentially vital piece of evidence into the explosion has gone missing.

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Pike River: Police will not enter mine drift until fully recovered

But if critical evidence is found they could deploy staff before the drift recovery.

Waitaha River camp is approved to accommodate 15 freedom campers a night, but since the installation of free toilets and bins, it's attracting more than double that number.

West Coast campgrounds struggling against Govt-funded sites

"The council have effectively set up a campground in competition to us, with our taxpayers' money."

In October 2018, James Shaw told Newshub Nation that if everyone is "equally unhappy" with the final state of the Zero Carbon Bill, he'll be happy.

West Coast council wants more evidence of man-made climate change

It won't support the Zero Carbon Bill until it gets its evidence.

Watch: Chris Brandolino speaks to The AM Show about the weather.

The one place in NZ that won't be scorched revealed

If you want to avoid the summer heat this week, here's where you need to go.

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Thousands flock to Hokitika Races

It could be the town's last race day if a recommendation to slash race tracks across the country is seen through.

Road safety campaigner Clive Matthew Wilson told Newshub the road toll shows the safety campaigns aren't working.

2018 road toll rises again to 382

It's the highest the road toll has been since 2009.

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Missing boy walked 3km through scrub on New Year's Day

The eight-year-old was missing for six hours, but found safe and well.

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Gloriavale dad kicked out for questioning religious sect's leadership

He is the second man to be kicked out in just over a week.

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Father of two kicked out of Gloriavale for disloyalty

He's been accused of speaking to people outside the religious sect.

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Regions suffering under foreign-owned banks - Shane Jones

He's defending a decision to lend $10m to a West Coast milk company.

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West Coast gets major taxpayer cash injection

$140 million is being invested from the Government's Provincial Growth Fund.

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Govt announces special funding to fight kauri dieback

But experts fear it could be too late, with hundreds of tracks already closed due to the disease.

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Monk slates Bridges for calling Pike River apology 'unnecessary'

"There's a lot of people in National that are going to have egg on their face."

Watch: Four people were killed in motorcycle crashes on Saturday.

Woman who died in Pike River motorcycle race named

Police are seeking witnesses.

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Firefighters battle West Coast explosion

Over 30 have been called to the blaze, which at one point approached a petrol station.