Technology that allows coal ban a first for NZ dairy

Press Release – Babbage Consultants

Auckland, July 4 The engineers who were part of the ground-breaking decision to use electricity to power a dairy companys major heat source say the decision showed courage and commitment. Read more »

Mining industry says no more projects the size of Te Kuha

Article – BusinessDesk

Mining industry says no more projects the size of Te Kuha, but smaller ones waiting Read more »

Conservation land saved from coal mine

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is congratulating the Government on todays announcement protecting pristine conservation land from the proposed opencast Te Kuha coal mine. This is a hugely significant, forward-thinking decision, that future generations of New … Read more »

Te Kuha protection a victory for the people, climate change

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Te Kuha protection a victory for the people, climate change, and great spotted kiwi” The decision to protect a section of the West Coasts Mt Rochfort Conservation area from becoming a coal mine – announced today by the Government – will come as … Read more »

Coal Mining Rejection is a Win for People-Power

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Coal Mining Rejection is a Win for People-Power 350 Aotearoa commends Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, and Energy and Resources Minister, Megan Woods on their decision to decline the application to mine coal on the conservation land that is … Read more »

Govt declines application to mine conservation land

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government declines application to mine conservation land at Te Kuha An application to mine coal on public conservation land near Te Kuha in the Buller District has been declined, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Minister of Energy Resources … Read more »

New tunnel option for Pike River Mine re-entry

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

New tunnel option for Pike River Mine re-entry 14 June 2018 Creating a new small tunnel into the Pike River Mine drift is one of three re-entry scenarios which have been investigated by technical experts in Greymouth over the past two days. The Pike … Read more »

Pike River Recovery Agency seeks Senior Project Manager

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

Pike River Recovery Agency seeks Senior Project Manager 1 June 2018 The Pike River Recovery Agency is looking for a Senior Project Manager. Read more »

Pike River Recovery Agency plans second expert workshop

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

Technical experts in ventilation and geotechnical engineering will gather again in Greymouth soon to further refine concept plans for recovering the Pike River Mine drift access tunnel. Read more »

Conservation land needs urgent protection from mining

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes Government moves to ban mines on public conservation land, but says that action needs to be urgent. The intended ban was announced at the opening of Parliament last year, but since then the Department of Conservation has continued … Read more »

Views sought on no new mines on conservation land policy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Public input will be sought on proposals to enact the Governments policy of no new mines on conservation land, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage announced today. Read more »

Re-entry tender process moves to next stage

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

Re-entry tender process moves to next stage 25 May 2018 A number of suppliers who responded to a recent procurement process to recover the Pike River Mine drift access tunnel will next be selected to submit full proposals to the Pike River Recovery … Read more »

Black Tears for Pike River

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Black Tears for Pike River A provocative choral work called Black Tears by Fraser Bremner has premiered in New Plymouth showcasing an important reminder that New Zealand is still thinking about the tragedy which took 29 lives, says Minister Responsible … Read more »

Technical Experts Alliance draft Pike River Mine re-entry

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

Technical Experts Alliance draft Pike River Mine re-entry plan 3 May 2018 A detailed feasibility plan will be drafted about re-entry to the Pike River Mine, after input from technical experts who gathered in Greymouth this week. We had years and years … Read more »

Fonterra shows that biomass can replace coal for processing

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

Bioenergy Association congratulates Fonterra on its move to use wood fuel at its Brightwater dairy factory. Read more »

Productivity Commission Report Well Balanced

Press Release – Straterra

Productivity Commission Report Well Balanced And Thoughtful Straterra, the industry association representing the New Zealand minerals sector, has welcomed the Productivity Commissions draft report on transitioning to a low emissions economy. We will … Read more »

Getting to Zero: challenging but achievable

Press Release – Productivity Commission

Today we released our draft report on how New Zealand should transition to a low-emissions economy. Read more »

Coal is used for much more than just electricity generation

Press Release – Straterra

Straterra, New Zealands minerals sector industry organization, has welcomed Energy Minister Megan Woods comment on TVNZs Q and A on Sunday that the government has no plans to end coal mining in New Zealand, particularly in light of governments … Read more »

Pike re-entry decision should be based on safety

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The decision to re-enter the Pike River Mine must remain a health and safety one which does not put further lives at risk, Nationals Pike River Re-Entry spokesperson Chris Finlayson says. Read more »

Portal walk marks new chapter in Pike story

Press Release – Stand With Pike

Today Pike River families walked further into the mines drift than they have ever been allowed to. Read more »

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