The latest from the West Coast

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Aug 16 2019
Snow.jpg Check for snowy road conditions this weekend

A southerly change with snow and heavy rain is expected to affect the highways across the lower and central South Island this weekend. People are asked to drive to the conditions and be well prepared.

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Aug 13 2019
Te Koharaki Mason.jpg 2019 Māori tourism Dragons's Den winners

Te Koharaki Mason (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Waewae) was awarded for her idea of a sea to source jetboat experience from Te Tai o Poutini, Hokitika, through the sky-blue braided river plains up the Hokitika Gorge.

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Aug 12 2019
Haast Valley Large rock blocks Haast Pass road

A rockfall between Haast and the top of the Haast Pass has closed State Highway 6 today. The highway will remain closed until further notice, the next update will be at 12pm Wednesday 14 August.

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Aug 08 2019
Tourism West Coast - Fox Glacier (17).jpg Operation Tidy Fox ending Sunday with a record number of volunteers

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has announced that the massive effort by volunteers to clean-up the Fox landfill spill will end on Sunday after a final push by the biggest volunteer force yet.

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Aug 04 2019
Hikers on Fox Glacier Why Fox Glacier is a must do on your South Island trip

While the South Island is full of iconic spots, Fox Glacier is a gem of town tucked away on the West Coast and well worth the visit.

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Jul 18 2019
Taking Photos at Punakaiki.JPG Capture and share picture-perfect Punakaiki by video

Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks are the most visited natural attraction on the West Coast, so the opportunities for Insta-friendly photos or widely shareable videos are here in force.

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