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Mining industry praises Govt's decisions

Mining industry praises Govt's decisions
The Labour Party is taunting the Government for what it describes as "a humiliating backdown" over mining conservation land, but the industry doesn't see it that way. 

Peter Wilson: Government In For A Fight Over Mining

Peter Wilson: Government In For A Fight Over Mining
It was never going to be easy. Mining in conservation land is highly sensitive, there are lobby groups totally committed to opposing it and at least one of them has a mole embedded in the decision-making machinery.

Unlikely Coromandel Would Be Carved Up, Assocation Says

Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - It's highly unlikely conservation land in the Coromandel will be carved up if approval for mining is given, the Minerals Industry Association says.

Mining Conservation Land Could Hurt Tourism, Industry Says

Mining Conservation Land Could Hurt Tourism, Industry Says
Wellington, Aug 28 NZPA - Opening the conservation estate to mining could put New Zealand's $20 billion tourism industry at risk, the Tourism Industry Association said today as opposition to the Government's decision to carry out a stocktake of valuable mineral resources increased.

Opponents Want To Know Where Mining Interests Lie

Opponents Want To Know Where Mining Interests Lie
Wellington, Aug 28 NZPA - Greenpeace wants the mining industry to identify which areas of conservation land it is interested in mining.

Miners Stage Election-year Lobbying At Big Minerals Conference

Wellington, July 25 NZPA - Miners are mounting a major lobbying campaign in the run-up to the general election and calling for a re-think on support for exploration.

Miners Say Extraction Industries Could Do Better For Economy

By Kent Atkinson of NZPA Wellington, July 25 NZPA - Miners say New Zealand has $140 million worth of metallic minerals left in the ground , but needs a better approach to extracting wealth from both those minerals, and its oil, gas and coal.

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