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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...

- Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Drilling has begun at the former Pike River Mine site, with the first of three holes now under way directly above the mine tunnel, near to where...

By Laura Mills
- Monday, 03 February 2014

Bathurst Resources expects to start work at its new Denniston mine this month, but says it may delay the “ramp up” to production after...

- Thursday, 07 November 2013

The Listener journalist Rebecca Macfie’s book Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How and Why 29 Men Died, will be launched in Greymouth on November 15 —...

By Laura Mills
- Thursday, 07 November 2013

Tv audiences last night voted against any more mining in New Zealand — and the Green Party said they would not allow the Bathurst open-cast mine...

By Brendon McMahon
- Thursday, 07 November 2013

Potentially virgin ground on the old Kaniere goldfield diggings behind Hokitika could be mined again if an application to the Government’s Crown...

By Tui Bromley
- Friday, 25 October 2013

Bathurst Resources plans to hit the ground running after yesterday finally winning its two-year Environment Court battle for the rights to develop...

By Laura Mills
- Monday, 09 September 2013

The ongoing saga over the proposed Denniston coalmine, which is still before the courts, has already cost West Coast ratepayers $127,000.

By Rebekah Fraser
- Thursday, 29 August 2013

A large mining pit that is getting deeper at Ross will have to be backfilled and turned into agricultural land once gold extraction has finished...