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Anti-1080 marchers accuse West Coast farmer of assault

He says he is pressing charges.

Close up of a man using mobile smart phone

Two Gloriavale members kicked out for mobile phones

Secret phone contact can encourage members to leave.

Shane Jones has revealed he was invited to a party in Gloriavale.

Shane Jones reveals he declined party invite from Gloriavale

He says they were "really strange" and "dressed like 1950s traffic officers".

Nine children have been orphaned after a man and woman drowned at Muriwai Beach.

Kids of Muriwai drowning victims mourn parents

The deaths of former refugees Kay Dah Ukay and Muy Thu Pa left their nine kids orphaned.

The NIWA forecast.

NZ wakes to cold and foggy morning

Forecasters predicted near record-low temperatures for Saturday morning.

Hokitika residents have been outraged by the smell coming off the towns sewage ponds.

Sewage pond causing a stink in Hokitika

"The smell was so bad I was dry retching."

Children stuck inside due to weather.

Cold weekend ahead for New Zealand

"The last few days of June and early July are going to be well and truly winter."

Proposed West Coast mine

Application to mine on conservation land declined

The Government said any economic benefit would not outweigh ecological damage.

Learning Adventure day care centre.

West Coast teacher's HIV status revealed in letter to parents

The teacher was fired four weeks later.

The men were given a warning by police and there are no plans to lay charges, police say.

Two men warned by police after 1080 'terrorism' letter sent out

There are no plans to lay charges, police say.


Police investigate 1080 'terrorism' letter

Activists claim anyone involved in an upcoming 1080 drop is "committing an act of terrorism".

The Alpine Fault ruptures roughly every 300 years.

Simulation shows widespread damage if Alpine Fault ruptures

The fault line is expected to rupture within our lifetime.

Patrick Gower spoke to The AM Show on Wednesday about the two potential leaders.

Gower: The two contenders vying to lead Gloriavale

Meet the two men who want to take over.

Founder Hopeful Christian loved KFC and often shouted feeds for the sect.

Why they wear blue: The most unusual customs from inside Gloriavale

All eyes are on the religious West Coast sect following the death of Hopeful Christian.

Patrick Gower spoke to The AM Show on Wednesday after Hopeful Christian's death.

'Battle for control' brewing in Gloriavale after founder's death

The race is on for Hopeful Christian's replacement.

Police searched for Warren for a day after the shooting.

Man pleaded guilty to shooting dead 43yo woman in Greymouth

Her children were there when the incident happened.

Revoke notices are being sent to 359 truck owners and 257 trailer owners.

600 vehicle certifications revoked amid towbar issues

It follows more than 800 certifications being rescinded last month.

A group of experts have spent the past few days trying to decide the safest way to re-enter the mine.

Pike River re-entry edges closer as experts draft safe re-entry plan

Re-establishing ventilation has been declared a priority.

West Coast

Expelled Gloriavale man's struggle without his family

John Ready hasn't seen his wife or kids since Christmas Eve - he talks exclusively to Patrick Gower.

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'Please leave': Gloriavale leader confronted over expelled member

In an exclusive investigation, Patrick Gower challenges Hopeful Christian about John Ready being "shunned".