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Bathurst receives some approvals for Buller plans

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - Bathurst Resources Ltd, the Australian company planning to develop a large open cast coal mine in the Buller coal field, said it has received government approvals for the acquisition of the project.

Buller power scheme gets green light

Westport, Oct 1 NZPA - Privately owned Hydro Developments Ltd today received the green light for its "green" power scheme using polluted water from the Stockton open cast mine in Buller.

Pike River welcomes aero-magnetic surveys

Pike River welcomes aero-magnetic surveys
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government's decision to conduct aero-magnetic surveys in Northland and the West Coast of the South Island is welcome news for the mining sector, Pike River Coal Ltd chief executive Gordon Ward said.

Mining U-turn humiliating, says Goff

Mining U-turn humiliating, says Goff
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - National's U-turn on mining is a forced and humiliating back-down rather than a case of the party listening to the people, Labour leader Phil Goff says.

Cycle track segment opened

Cycle track segment opened
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Move aside giant carrot. Ohakune is also to be known for its cycle track. Prime Minister John Key today opened the first part of a 200km Ruapehu to Wanganui New Zealand Cycle Trail project at Old Coach Road, in Ohakune.

Hunters want deer seen as game animals, not pests

Hunters want deer seen as game animals, not pests
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Hunting lobbyists have hailed a new report advising the Government on how to set up a Game Animal Council which they hope will change perceptions of feral deer from noxious pests to potentially valuable prey.

Govt plans to take possums, wallabies

Govt plans to take possums, wallabies
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Government is planning to remove possums and wallaby species from coverage by the Wild Animal Control Act to simplify their extermination.

Carter lays out 25-year pest management plan

Carter lays out 25-year pest management plan
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - The Government today set out four themes for its proposed changes to pest management over the next 25 years.

'It's not ok' campaign wins award

Wellington, June 21 NZPA - The It's Not Ok family violence campaign won the top award at the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) Public Sector Excellence Awards.

Conservation Minister gets drilled over mining

Conservation Minister gets drilled over mining
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson got drilled on how mining protected land is impinging on her environmental responsibilities today.

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