Mining and Drilling News

The local environment could be ruined.

The real impact mining will have on the seabed

Officials seem satisfied everything will be hunky dory as the Taranaki seabed is torn up. Are you?

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Massive mining project off Taranaki gets go-ahead

Trans-Tasman Resources will be able to mine 50 million tonnes of iron ore sand off the coast each year.

The company entered voluntary administration in 2015 after directors concluded there was no way of refinancing significant debt.

Solid Energy sells final Reefton assets

Solid Energy has sold the last of its Reefton assets, bringing an end to its last operations in the area that began in 1989.

A diamond mine conveyer belt.

Diamond mine flooded, 16 missing

Rescue teams are searching for 16 workers missing in a Russian diamond mine.

Colombian flag.

Illegal gold mine explosion kills inspectors

Six security contractors working for a Canadian company were killed.

At least eight miners have died and five are missing after an explosion

Colombia mine blast kills at least eight

Eight miners are dead, and more missing, after explosion at underground coal mine

Pike River Mine borehole.

'Nothing new' in Pike footage - English

But Labour leader Andrew Little says it provides a compelling reason for re-entry.

Phosphate from mines like this in Morocco are New Zealand's main source.

Court to announce legality of African phosphate seizure

A judge has reserved his decision until late Thursday.

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Company wants to mine seabed in blue whale territory

Tai Hauāuru iwi Ngā Rauru is battling a proposal to mine its seabed.

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Exempt Pike River re-entry from safety laws - Peters

Winston Peters says if anything goes wrong during re-entry, he'll make sure no one is held responsible.

Phosphate from mines like this in Morocco are New Zealand's main source (Getty)

NZ farmers could be hit by African phosphate seizure

The shipment from Morocco had been due in NZ at the end of the month.

NZ companies shamed for 'morally indefensible' mining shipment

NZ companies shamed for 'morally indefensible' mining shipment

African groups accuse NZ of violating international law.

CHARLESTON, WV - MAY 05: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump models a hard hat in support of the miners during his rally at the Charleston Civic Center on May 5, 2016 in Charleston, West Virginia. Trump became the Republican presumptive nominee following his landslide win in indiana on Tuesday.(Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)

Trump 'putting an end to the war on coal'

The US President is scrapping more of Obama's policies.

A Māui dolphin (File)

Oil drilling threatens Māui dolphin - Greens

The block offer announcement for 2017 includes a large chunk of Māui dolphin habitat.

The 706-carat diamond (Sierra Leone State House)

Massive diamond found in Sierra Leone

A Christian pastor has found one of the world's largest uncut diamonds.

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Four Pike River families oppose re-entry

Not all the Pike River families think going back into the mine is a good idea.

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'We don't need heroes'

A mine rescue expert says no one needs to risk their life in re-entering the Pike River mine.

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Spring Creek Mine to close after lack of interest

Solid Energy says it is their only mine which hasn't got a buyer.

Mining hard hats (file)

Mine collapse in India

At least nine Indian miners have been killed and nearly two dozen trapped.

Tony Kokshoorn (file)

Pike River standoff 'back at square one'

Mayor calls on Solid Energy to give the Pike River families another chance.