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- 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...

By Laura Mills
- Friday, 09 August 2013

The main street of Westport was awash with red and blue bunting this morning — Buller colours — as the town celebrated the final approval for the...

- Wednesday, 31 July 2013

An English coalminer was lured to the West Coast four years ago with the promise of better wages and working conditions at Solid Energy’s Spring...

By Laura Mills
- Friday, 12 July 2013

Two decades after plans were abandoned to mine the Barrytown Flats for ilmenite, a fresh bid has been launched, this time with the possibility of...

By Tui Bromley
- Friday, 28 June 2013

The vast majority of Oceana Gold’s 240 workers at the Globe-Progress open-cast goldmine near Reefton could be cast on the scrap heap when the mine...

By Laura Mills
- Monday, 27 May 2013

Conservation Minister Nick Smith went against his own department’s advice to grant an access agreement for the proposed Denniston open-cast...

By Laura Mills
- Thursday, 16 May 2013

Francis Mining has notified the contractor at its Echo coalmine, near Reefton, that work on site may be about to slow down.

By Christine Linnell
- Friday, 03 May 2013

A new lobby group calling itself Environment West Coast has emerged from a pro-mining meeting held in Westport earlier this week.