*The NZ Herald - January 2019*
The great Greek historian Thucydides had a dim view of
politicians. In the fifth century B.C. he wrote: “Some
legislators only wish to vengeance against a
particular enemy . . . They devote very little time on the
Blackwater Gold Mine Permit a Welcome Boost for West Coast
Straterra, New Zealand’s minerals sector industry
organisation, has welcomed the decision from
government agency New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals to
grant Tasman Mining a mining permit for the
high-grade Blackwater gold deposit near Reefton.
“There is still much work to be done to establish the
Blackwater prospect as...
Why mining must play a part in New Zealand’s future
*Hauraki Straterra letter - Waihi Leader Sept 2018*
Forest & Bird head Kevin Hague recently came out with some
advice for West Coasters, pretty well advising them to give
up on mining, claiming “a thriving West Coast economy in
the future has to embrace...