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 »

137 jobs lost at Stockton Mine

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

137 jobs will be lost at the Stockton coal mine on the West Coast due to low coal prices, a high Kiwi dollar, and serious mismanagement of Solid Energys finances by its previous Board and the government. Read more »

Solid Energy plans production and job reductions at Stockton

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Solid Energy has today told Stockton Alliance staff that it plans to reduce production at the West Coast export mine by a quarter, from 1.9 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 1.4 Mtpa in the next financial year, and that it is proposing to reduce jobs at … Read more »

The Regions Matter – Give Them a Share of Royalties

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The West Coast is reeling today from more job losses, and the National Governments total neglect of the regions means there is nothing to soften the blow, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Layoffs more evidence coal won’t provide secure jobs

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Further layoffs expected today at Solid Energys Stockton mine are a warning that coal cannot be relied on for community prosperity and jobs says Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA). Read more »

Solid Energy prepares for more job cuts at Stockton

Article – BusinessDesk

June 5 (BusinessDesk) – Continuing weakness in world prices for high grade coking coal appears likely to trigger a new round of job losses at Solid Energy’s main open-cast coking coal mine, Stockton, bringing further bad news to the Westport community following … Read more »

Bathurst seeks up to $2.67 mln in rights issue

Article – BusinessDesk

May. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources, which raised A$7.39 million in a discounted placement to institutional investors last month, is seeking up to $2.67 million in a rights issue, to help fund the development of its Escarpment open-cut coal mine … Read more »

Minister congratulates EECA Awards winners

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges tonight congratulated the winners and finalists in the 2014 EECA Awards. The line-up of exciting projects at the EECA Awards tonight demonstrates that New Zealand businesses and community organisations … Read more »

Doctors back healthy, just transition for coal communities

Press Release – OraTaiao

The Health group OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council has welcomed todays launch of the report Jobs After Coal by Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA). Read more »

New report shows coal has no role

Press Release – Forest And Bird

New report shows coal has no role Forest & Bird says a significant new report released this morning shows that Bathurst Resources planned open cast coal mine on the West Coasts Denniston Plateau is not just in the wrong place but that coal … Read more »

Coal mining brings no prosperity to communities

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Wellington 22 May 2014– Coal mining and poor communities go hand in hand in New Zealand, according to new research by the Coal Action Network Aotearoa. New Zealands coal mining communities generally have fewer full time jobs and lower per capita … Read more »

Dunedin City Council dumps fossil fuels – reaction

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network today congratulated the Dunedin City Council for dumping its fossil fuel investments because of climate change, warning that investments like Westpac Banks loans supporting coal mines in NZ will be coming under increasing … Read more »

Bathurst raises A$7.93M in placement to help fund Escarpment

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources raised A$7.39 million in a discounted placement to institutional investors to help fund development of its Escarpment open-cut coal mine on the Denniston Plateau near Westport. Read more »

Bathurst Resources needs extra day for capital raising

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources says it needs an extra day to complete a discounted share placement raising funds to develop its controversial Escarpment open-cut coal mine on the Denniston Plateau near Westport. Read more »

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