Officials seem satisfied everything will be hunky dory as the Taranaki seabed is torn up. Are you?
Trans-Tasman Resources will be able to mine 50 million tonnes of iron ore sand off the coast each year.
Solid Energy has sold the last of its Reefton assets, bringing an end to its last operations in the area that began in 1989.
Rescue teams are searching for 16 workers missing in a Russian diamond mine.
Six security contractors working for a Canadian company were killed.
Eight miners are dead, and more missing, after explosion at underground coal mine
But Labour leader Andrew Little says it provides a compelling reason for re-entry.
A judge has reserved his decision until late Thursday.
Tai Hauāuru iwi Ngā Rauru is battling a proposal to mine its seabed.
Winston Peters says if anything goes wrong during re-entry, he'll make sure no one is held responsible.
The shipment from Morocco had been due in NZ at the end of the month.
African groups accuse NZ of violating international law.
The block offer announcement for 2017 includes a large chunk of Māui dolphin habitat.
A Christian pastor has found one of the world's largest uncut diamonds.
Not all the Pike River families think going back into the mine is a good idea.
A mine rescue expert says no one needs to risk their life in re-entering the Pike River mine.
Solid Energy says it is their only mine which hasn't got a buyer.