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

May 7, 2024

Coast lauded on American tv

Reefton has been received a big plug on American television on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert thanks to guest, New Zealander Phil Keoghan.

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May 6, 2024

Karamea Walking Tree, finalist for Tree of the Year NZ

This week sees the launch of Tree of the Year NZ 2024. The competition invites New Zealanders to select their favourite from a shortlist of six much loved trees spread across the country.

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Jan. 16, 2024

West Coast Business Gets Rare Aussie Visitor

Dion Arnold, the owner of White Heron Sanctuary Tours in Whataroa, recently had a delightful surprise during one of his tours when a rare Pacific Heron made an unexpected appearance.

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Dec. 11, 2023

West Coast dominates top experiences on visitor app

In a year-end report unveiled by the Roady App, the West Coast emerges as a standout destination, securing top ratings and attracting a significant number of visitors.

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Dec. 9, 2022

Fox Glacier Viewpoint gets a makeover

West Coast unveils spectacular new cultural heritage attraction

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Nov. 14, 2021

Discovering the heritage hot spots of the West Coast

Mining tunnels, ghost towns, stamper batteries, shipwrecks, all in mind bogglingly beautiful locations. When it comes to heritage, the West Coast has plenty of iconic hot spots and hidden gems that await discovery.

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Aug. 3, 2021

Free fuel vouchers to lure visitors to West Coast

To lessen the blow from the latest suspension of the trans-Tasman bubble, West Coast businesses have pulled together a deal offering travellers free $50 fuel vouchers.

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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. 19, 2021

Six foods to sink your teeth into at Wildfoods Festival

Once a year, the famous Hokitika Wildfoods Festival brings a wide array of exotic (and wild) foods to the Cool Little Town, for visitors to test their taste buds on.

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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 spots for a history fix.

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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

Weta Workshop for Pounamu Pathway

Weta Workshop leads design concept phase for Pounamu Pathway

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Dec. 17, 2020


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

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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 region that you need to know.

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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 Takeover competition.

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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


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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