Mining and Drilling News

Watch: Coromandel locals rally to protect endangered Archey's frog from gold mining.

Conservation advocates disappointed pre-election promise remains in limbo

It would see most mining activity banned on some Coromandel land.

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Police didn't look at Pike River black box after first explosion

An expert says protecting that data should have been the first thing police did.

Watch: The Prime Minister, Energy Minister and Opposition leader share their views on mining permits.

Waikato coal exploration permit branded hypocritical

Simon Bridges says it's another example of the Government "failing to deliver".

Watch: Coromandel locals rally to protect endangered Archey's frog from gold mining.

Mining exploration access applications up as Govt delays new mine ban

Activists are angry at the Government's inaction.

Watch: Mining on conservation land discussion document still not released.

Opinion: Why mining Foulden Maar is a very bad idea

Thousands have signed a petition against an Aussie company's bid to mine the fossil-rich Otago site.

Families of the Pike River Mine victims gathered at the gates to watch the symbolic re-entry.

Pike River re-entry nearing next phase

The mine has a new seal, but plans on what to do next have not been finalised.

Watch: Sonya Rockhouse on The AM Show.

Pike River re-entry efforts begin in earnest

A symbolic re-entry took place on Tuesday.

Families of the Pike River Mine victims gathered at the gates to watch re-entry on Tuesday.

'Just incredible': Pike River families celebrate removal of concrete seal

"We've known we are going back in for a year now, today it feels like it."

Watch: Sonya Rockhouse on The AM Show.

Pike River re-entry 'beginning of the end' - Sonya Rockhouse

"Pulling that plug out is like pulling the cork out of a bottle."

Watch: Andrew Little open to cancelling Pike River re-entry if progress cannot be made safely

Confirmed: Pike River Mine re-entry attempt set down for Tuesday

It was originally scheduled for earlier this month.

Watch: Andrew Little open to cancelling Pike River re-entry if progress cannot be made safely.

Pike River: Finding cause of first explosion more important - widow

"There would never have been a second explosion if the first one hadn't happened."

Newshub reveals the three miners who will take the steps inside the Pike River mine.

Revealed: The 3 men undertaking historic Pike River re-entry

Ten big holes were today drilled through the outer wall in preparation.

Cerro Gordo

What it's like to buy an entire Wild West ghost town

"In its heyday, it averaged a murder a week."

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Mining destroying land and wrecking locals' health in Solomon Islands

The Government is doing nothing to stop it, despite reporting no economic benefits.

Watch: Coromandel locals rally to protect endangered Archey's frog from gold mining.

Consultation on conservation land mining policy six months overdue

Activists are frustrated the policy is seeing little action.

Watch: Inside Pike River: Interactive graphic shows extent of disaster

Pike River recovery fraught with danger - chief executive

"You can't undertake a mining operation without an element of risk."

Inside Pike River: Interactive graphic shows the extent of the disaster.

Pike River 'cover-up': Missing cabinet sparks police enquiry

The families are shocked a potentially vital piece of evidence into the explosion has gone missing.

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'They put lives at risk': Grieving Brazilians rage over dam failure

Hundreds are feared dead - and the finger is being pointed at the greed of mining company Vale SA.

 A vehicle is set to explore the South Pole-Aitken basin's Von Karman crater.

Why China sent a probe to the moon

It's not to set up a military base, according to a Kiwi space expert.

Indian Navy personnel come out of a coal mine during a rescue operation.

Families of miners trapped underground give up hope

The workers were trapped when an illegal mine was flooded.