Mining can be a dangerous business, throughout history there has been too many accidents, lives lost, limbs severed.
Sacrificing fertile farmland to mine lignite coal is “100 per cent stupidity”, an Australian farmer turn activist told an anti-coal mining festival in New Zealand.
Anti mining activists will come together at the annual ‘Keep Coal in the Hole’ festival which is to be held in New Zealand next weekend.
Local residents living in and around Northland, New Zealand are protesting against hard rock mining in the area.
A leading mine safety consultant has compared New Zealand’s mine safety to China’s in wake of the Pike River tragedy.
New Zealand’s largest opencast mine is set to cut $32 million from its budget as it looks for ways to stay viable.
The Pike River mine disaster was preventable and caused by the mine being used before it was ready, a Royal Commission has found.
New Zealand’s prime minister John Key has labelled the report into the Pike River mining tragedy ‘sobering’.
Kiwis Against Seabed Mining is campaigning against planned iron sand mining off New Zealand’s Taranaki Coast.
Peter Whittall, the former head of Pike River, has today denied charges that the company failed to ensure a safe work place at the mine.
An abandoned mine in New Zealand has been uncovered as a drug lab, after police responded to calls of an explosion which killed two men at the site.
Fonterra, the global dairy company, is planning to develop a major coal mine in New Zealand.
Miners facing job cuts at Solid Energy’s Spring Creek and Huntly East coal mines will tomorrow march on New Zealand’s parliament.
Rio Tinto’s New Zealand Aluminium Smelters has announced it will axe 100 jobs by November.
Paul Medcraft* asks whether Australia’s mining industry is living up to its reputation as the safest in the world.
New Zealand coal miners will march against Solid Energy’s decision to close its Spring Creek mine.
New Zealand’s Solid Energy has announced it will suspend operations its Spring Creek coal mine and cut jobs at Huntly East.
A worker at Newmont’s Waihi gold mine in New Zealand has been sacked after a review found they failed to follow safety procedures during an underground fire.
Hundreds of jobs at New Zealand coal miner Solid Energy’s operations are at risk as it carries out a cost cutting review.
More than 200 jobs could go at Solid Energy’s Huntly East coal mine if it is unable to secure its supply contract.