News

Keep up to date with the latest business news for the West Coast of New Zealand.

Jan. 19, 2021

Six foods to sink your teeth into at Wildfoods Festival

It’s that time of the year again, the famous Hokitika Wildfoods Festival brings a wide array of exotic (and wild) foods to the Cool Little Town, for …

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Jan. 19, 2021

West Coast must-do adventure activities

Here are some must-do adventure activities to put on your list when planning your travel through the West Coast.

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Jan. 16, 2021

12 historic West Coast spots history buffs will love

It's easy to step back in time on the West Coast of New Zealand, a place steeped in gold and coal mining history. These are the 12 must-visit sp…

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Jan. 4, 2021

Top 6 Instagram spots in Franz Josef and Fox Glacier

Franz Josef and Fox Glacier are home to some truly memorable views. From world famous mirror lakes to awe-inspiring glaciers.

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Dec. 17, 2020

WAIUTA RECOGNISED AS TREASURED HERITAGE PLACE

Historic West Coast goldtown “Waiuta” joins Tohu Whenua , recognising it as one of New Zealand’s most treasured heritage places.

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Dec. 17, 2020

Weta Workshop for Pounamu Pathway

Weta Workshop leads design concept phase for Pounamu Pathway

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Dec. 17, 2020

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER HOT POOLS REOPENING

The Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools reopen on Thursday 3 December

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Nov. 19, 2020

Naturally West Coast Food 2020

DWC runs month-long celebration of West Coast food.

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Oct. 19, 2020

Using a drone on the West Coast of New Zealand

If you visit the West Coast of New Zealand, your drone will definitely be put to good use. There are specific requirements for drone flights in the …

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June 3, 2020

Hands On competition winner announced

Capree Elizabeth Wineera from Hawera wins Development West Coast’s Hands On competition.

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Aug. 26, 2019

Hokitika eatery crowned Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover winner

The West Coast is officially home to the country’s best toastie, with the Hokitika Sandwich Company winning the inaugural Great New Zealand Toastie T…

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Dec. 12, 2017

Five great reasons to visit Hokitika

Here are our top five reasons why Hokitika, West Coast is worth the visit.

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June 14, 2017

Granity

If you are keen to get off the beaten track, explore destinations that the tourists haven’t quite discovered yet, head to Granity on the West Coast.

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May 17, 2017

Historic Reefton – the Little Big Town

The small village of Reefton nestled in the Victoria Forest on the West Coast is immersed in history.

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