Sky Network Television has signed a conditional five-year
deal to secure broadcast rights to the New Zealand Rugby
Union and Sanzar unions for an undisclosed amount, a deal it
could not afford to lose.
A preliminary report on reopening the historic Blackwater
gold mine, near Reefton, on the West Coast, would require a
tunnel to advance exploration, which has been costed at $US78
million ($NZ97.7 million).