District: National Alerts
Ambulance are attending a truck vs car crash on SH27 between
Wardville and Gillert Rd.
The lone driver of the truck
has suffered minor injuries.
An occupant of the car is
deceased. It is not known at this time how many
in the car and/or any description of the deceased.
this area is closed off and units are stationed at the
with Wardville and Gillert to divert
traffic. The traffic volume at the
present time is
described as moderate and will be monitored
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Scoop Business: Bathurst Gets Nod For DoC Access To Denniston Mine
Conservation Minister Nick Smith has approved access over conservation estate land for Bathurst Resources to develop an open cast coal mine on the Denniston Plateau, above Westport, to the dismay of environmental opponents.
The timing for Smith’s move avoids Bathurst having to resubmit applications for access agreements under the revised Crown Minerals Act, which comes into force tomorrow and would have required public consultation.
The announcement lands in the middle of delicate negotiations between the company, environmental groups and other interested parties that could pave the way to a broader agreement on the Escarpment proposal, whose resource consents are still subject to court appeals. More>>