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Pike River Coal confident despite lower production forecast

Pike River Coal confident despite lower production forecast
Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - Pike River Coal remains confident it will eventually meet production forecasts at its underground mine near Greymouth, but investors were not slow to show their disappointment after the company cut its forecast again today.

Pike River Coal shares fall after production forecast cut

Pike River Coal shares fall after production forecast cut
Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - Shares of miner Pike River Coal took a hit after the company cut its production forecast.

NZOG comes to Pike River Coal's rescue

NZOG comes to Pike River Coal's rescue
Wellington, Sept 30 NZPA - Pike River Coal Ltd has negotiated an unsecured loan facility of up to $25 million with its largest shareholder New Zealand Oil & Gas Ltd (NZOG) to provide short-term working capital while its mine on the West Coast ramps up.

Fletcher Building, Mainfreight post significant gains

Fletcher Building, Mainfreight post significant gains
Wellington, Sept 14 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket continued to gather steam during the day as blue chip construction and building supplies stock Fletcher Building hit a nearly five-month high in the wake of the Canterbury earthquake.

Internal appointment for Pike River CEO

Internal appointment for Pike River CEO
Wellington, Sept 14 NZPA - Peter Whittall has been appointed chief executive of Pike River Coal, replacing Gordon Ward who will step down on October 1.

Pike River details capital raising, more production delays

Pike River details capital raising, more production delays
Wellington, April 20 NZPA - Pike River Coal has released details of plans to raise around $90 million to refinance an existing bond facility and continue developing its underground premium coking coal mine on the West Coast, where production has fallen behind schedule.

Business welcomes mining plan, coal identified low quality

Business welcomes mining plan, coal identified low quality
Wellington, March 22 NZPA - State-owned Solid Energy said coal in the Inangahua sector of Paparoa National Park identified by the Government today for potential mining would almost certainly be destined for use in the domestic market.

Mining More Uncertain But Possible On DOC Land, Says Pike

Mining More Uncertain But Possible On DOC Land, Says Pike
The Government is signalling a more pragmatic approach to mining on Department of Conservation land. PAM GRAHAM of NZPA talks to a company already doing it.

Pike River Coal Discovers More Mineable Seams In Paparoa

Pike River Coal Discovers More Mineable Seams In Paparoa
by Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - Pike River Coal Ltd has the potential to expand its West Coast mine with an estimated 8 million tonnes of high-quality coal from three additional coal seams.

Pike River Gets Through Hawera Fault

Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - Pike River Coal Ltd has completed tunnelling through the Hawera Fault, which was a major hurdle for tunnellers at its new mine on the West Coast.

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