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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 »

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 »

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