Oceana Gold has unveiled a 10-year corporate strategy for more expansion.
Oceana Gold has indicated exploration is continuing at its mainstay Macraes site in East Otago, and spending has been boosted to $8 million during the next two years.
One of the bigger employers in Central Otago, L&M Mining, plans to seek permission to operate its Earnscleugh gold mine past its 2016 deadline.
Peel Mining, based in Perth, is frustrated with the process it is being forced to go through to find whether it can proceed with its Rise and Shine project based on the Perriam property, close to Cromwell.
An annual Canadian-based global survey of mining companies ranks New Zealand as 26th in its ''policy attractiveness'' for investment, out of 96 regions and countries around the world.
The effects of plunging global commodity prices will be high on the agenda of New Zealand's annual mining conference this week, with hundreds of New Zealand jobs shed during the past year and all companies under operational reviews.
Shares in New Zealand and Australia's largest gold producers have bombed in recent weeks, with Australian giant Newcrest Mining shedding $A9 billion ($NZ10.72 billion) in share value during the past year.
A potentially precedent-setting Environment Court case begins in Christchurch today with coal mine developer Bathurst Resources facing legal challenges from Forest and Bird to stop strip mining for coal on the Denniston plateau above Westport, on the West Coast.
A warning shot was fired across the Government's bows yesterday by Oceana Gold, the country's largest gold producer, over proposals to impose increased tax and royalty payments on the sector.
A panel of environmentalists put forward their views at the New Zealand branch of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy's annual meeting yesterday in Rotorua.
Most New Zealanders back the Government's plan to increase exploration for oil, gas and minerals, a Herald-DigiPoll survey suggests.
Government legislation on what is allowed in New Zealand's exclusive economic zone is seriously flawed and betrays the spirit of public consultation, writes Greenpeace's Nathan Argent.
West Coast mining proposals have again attracted headlines, after the Government confirmed a large aerial minerals survey includes swathes of Te Wahipounamu South West, a world heritage area.
Workers at an underground coal mine in New Zealand want safety regulations used in Queensland applied to New Zealand mines.
Environment Court challenges will be heard in October over resource consent permits issued to listed West Coast coal mine developer Bathurst Resources.
A variation to the consent for a diatomite mining operation near Middlemarch means the company will not have to plant trees screening the mine from Moonlight Rd.
More than 100 climate-change campaigners from around the country will gather near Mataura from tomorrow to support Southlanders concerned about the potential impacts of lignite mining on their communities.
Solid Energy's general manager of lignite conversion, Greg Visser, says Coal Action Network is entitled to have Mr Plant address its meeting near Mataura.
It is not necessarily good news when the mining company comes to town, says Queensland cattle farmer Sid Plant. He tells Mark Price of his experience living next door and why Mataura should leave its coal in the hole.
Environmental Court challenges have postponed upgrade plans for Westport's port, and the potential employment of hundreds of staff, until mediation or a court decision, allows coal miner Bathurst Resources to begin West Coast production.