Pike families failed by Government every step of the way

Press Release – Green Party

John Key failed the families of Pike River at the point he handed over responsibility for the retrieval of the bodies of the 29 men killed in the mine disaster to the commercial sector, Green Party West Coast MP Kevin Hague said today. Read more »

Has John Key done all he could for Pike families?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

It will be forever on the conscience of John Key whether he did all he could to recover the remains of the 29 miners who died in Pike River, Labours MP for West Coast-Tasman Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Solid Energy annual losses mount with another $110.6 mln in

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Solid Energy posted its third annual loss in a row as the financially distressed state-owned coal miner wrote down the value of its export operations amid lower coal price assumptions, and warned of more red ink to come. Read more »

Solid Energy hold-off decision at request of Pike Families

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Solid Energys Board decision about whether to continue with the project to re-enter the drift at the Pike River Mine will not occur at the October board meeting as first indicated. Read more »

Underground coal mining safer as check inspectors return

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Working underground got a lot safer this week with the appointment of Industry Health and Safety Representative Stephen Woods. Read more »

Crown extends clean-up promise to Solid Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Commercially troubled state coal miner Solid Energy requires an extension of a government guarantee to meet the $103 million future cost of returning mined land to its pre-mined condition in order to maintain positive equity in its … Read more »

Extension of Solid Energy’s remediation indemnity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government officials are working with Solid Energy to extend the companys remediation indemnity, which will meet the future costs of returning the companys mining land to its pre-mined condition, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises … Read more »

UPDATE:Bathurst writes off full value of Buller coal project

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources has written off the total value of the assets covered by its Buller coal project as it hunkers down and waits for international coking coal market conditions to improve. Read more »

Bathurst writes off full value of Buller coal project

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources has written off the total value of the assets covered by its Buller coal project as it hunkers down and waits for international coking coal market conditions to improve. Read more »

Final job loss numbers confirmed at Stockton mine

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Miners on the West Coast have been told today that 135 jobs will definitely be lost at Solid Energys Stockton coal mine. Read more »

Solid Energy confirms changes at Stockton Mine in Buller

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Solid Energy has today confirmed to its Stockton Mine staff that it will reduce the mines output and make changes to the way work is organised. The change, outlined as a proposal to staff on 6 June, is in response to continuing low international … Read more »

PCE report: easier to mine DOC land than use it for tourism

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the government should immediately take its current block offers off the market, following a report from the independent Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE). Read more »

Denniston gamble more eco-vandalism from National

Press Release – Green Party

Allowing opencast mining at Denniston is another example of short-sighted environmental vandalism from National, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Energy Quarterly: Oil production, exports return to trend

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the March quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. The report contains the Ministrys latest data and analysis of energy supply and demand. Read more »

Authority to Enter And Operate for Escarpment

Press Release – Bathurst Resources

Bathurst Resources Limited (Bathurst – NZX/ASX: BRL) is pleased to announce that it has received the Authority to Enter and Operate (AEO) for the Escarpment Mine Project from the landowner – the Department of Conservation (DOC). The company … Read more »

Bathurst announces slow start to Escarpment mine

Article – BusinessDesk

June 18 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources is to begin site works and extracting coal from a much reduced area of its consented Escarpment mine on the Denniston Plateau, above the South Island west coast town of Westport following the extension of its … Read more »

Work to begin on Denniston coal mine

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Approval has been given for Bathurst Resources to commence work on its Escarpment Mining Project on the Denniston Plateau near Westport, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. I granted an access agreement for Bathurst Resources in … Read more »

Appointments to Solid Energy Board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Hon Tony Ryall, has announced two appointments to the Board of Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd. Read more »

Solid Energy to cut a quarter of its Stockton mine workforce

Article – BusinessDesk

June 6 (BusinessDesk) – State-owned coal miner Solid Energy has announced redundancies for just over a quarter of its workforce at the open-cast Stockton mine, on the West Coast near Westport, in response to a prolonged period of depressed global prices … Read more »

Now almost 900 job losses from Solid debacle

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

With 137 jobs set to go at Stockton mine, the total number of job losses from the Governments disastrous management of Solid Energy is close to 900, says Labours SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. Read more »

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