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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.

By Tui Bromley
- Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Australian-based Bathurst Resouces is shedding staff and withdrawing exploratory drilling rigs from the Denniston Plateau as the struggle to work...