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 »

Minister for Pike River Re-Entry to visit Greymouth

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-Entry Andrew Little is visiting Greymouth this Thursday 19 April to meet up with families and take the opportunity to visit the Mine Portal. Read more »

Technical Expert Advisors to meet end of April

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

The 11 technical expert advisors providing independent advice to the Pike River Recovery Agency have been invited to a four day Agency Technical Experts Alliance workshop in Greymouth starting Monday 30 April. Read more »

Pike River Recovery Agency appoints technical advisors

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

A group of 11 technical advisors has been appointed by the Pike River Recovery Agency to provide independent advice addressing the safety and feasibility of a manned re-entry to the Pike River Mine. Read more »

Bathurst’s JV with Talleys drive surge in profit

Article – BusinessDesk

March 1 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources turned to a profit from ordinary activities in its first-half thanks to the contribution of four months of earnings from its joint venture with Talley’s Group, which took control of Solid Energy facilities … Read more »

Fund encourages lower-emissions technology

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Research, Science and Innovation MEDIA STATEMENT 19 February 2018 Fund encourages lower-emissions technology Read more »

High Court rules Crown Minerals Act has primacy

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – The High Court has ruled that the Crown Minerals Act has primacy over the Reserve Act in an application to mine coal on reserve land in Buller. Read more »

Genesis Energy irks greenies with plans to keep burning coal

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy has pushed back plans to stop burning coal for power generation to 2030, a move that has sparked the ire of environmentalists. Read more »

No future for coal in New Zealand

Press Release – Green Party

There is no future in burning coal to produce electricity in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

In a move that has stunned environmentalists, Genesis Energy has announced a plan to keep burning coal for power generation until 2030. Read more »

Sage says Sullivan Mine didn’t meet economic benefit test

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Coal couldn’t persuade Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage that its plan to buy Solid Energy’s mothballed Sullivan Mine on the Denniston Plateau was a good enough deal for New Zealand. Read more »

Government must deliver for Westport

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National Party Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan Young is calling on the Government to make a positive decision on access for the Te Kuha Mine after visiting the site recently. Read more »

Remarks to the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR OF SOLID ENERGY TO THE TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SELECT COMMITTEE – 1 FEBRUARY 2018 Read more »

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