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Laura Mills
- Thursday, 03 December 2015

A Texan-based company has applied to prospect 1.6 million square kilometres offshore of New Zealand -- including off the West Coast -- in the...

Brendon McMahon
- Thursday, 05 November 2015

In a coup for Runanga, former Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark has agreed to be patron of the Miners' Hall and has promised to be there to open...

- Tuesday, 22 September 2015

by Laura Mills
Application has been made to mine garnets from Mananui, just south of Hokitika.

Ben Aulakh
- Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The West Coast Regional Council expects its new plan "tilted in favour of development" will be appealed to the Environment Court.

Nicholas McBride
- Friday, 14 August 2015

West Coast mining companies are eyeing up Solid Energy, which is probably going to be broken into pieces and sold.

Laura Mills
- Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Solid Energy board has put the company into voluntary administration, and wants to start selling off its assets as a going concern.

By Laura Mills
- Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Conservation Minister Nick Smith says claims from Forest and Bird that Bathurst Resources has inadvertently caused fires on the Denniston Plateau...

Laura Mills
- Thursday, 24 July 2014

An extension to the Roa coalmine near Blackball, just announced platinum exploration at Murchison and oil strikes near Lake Brunner show the...

By Laura Mills
- Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Almost 10 years after gaining consent, mining is under way at the Cypress Mine at Stockton — scene of the fierce and protracted Save Happy Valley...

- Friday, 13 June 2014

Mosman Oil and Gas director John Young, left, country manager Graeme Alexander, chairman John Barr and technical director Andy Carroll check over...

By Laura Mills
- Friday, 06 June 2014

Green Party list MP Kevin Hague says now is the time to make a transition away from coal, something he claims two West Coast mayors have privately...

By Laura Mills
- Thursday, 22 May 2014

A report commissioned by an anti-coal group says the industry is in terminal decline, financial institutions are already divesting their coal...

Picture: Mary Trayes
- Tuesday, 15 April 2014

An old Australian hotel, possibly named after West Coast goldminers, was badly damaged by Cyclone Ita at the weekend.

By Laura Mills
- Friday, 21 March 2014

Residents of Reefton — a town built right alongside a coalmine — could be banned from burning hot bituminous coal as part of efforts to reduce...

By Laura Mills
- Friday, 28 February 2014

The Department of Conservation has to spend $320,000 installing an escape tunnel from its underground coal museum at Denniston, in the wake of...