Solid Energy mining operations as normal following Quake
Solid Energy mining operations as normal
following Christchurch earthquake
Solid Energy advises that all its mining
operations are continuing to operate as normal.
available for export is being stockpiled at our mines, says
Chief Operating Officer Coal, Barry Bragg.
At present the
West Coast coal route and Lyttelton Port of Christchurch are
closed. The rail and port operators, KiwiRail and Lyttelton
Port of Christchurch respectively, are inspecting their
facilities and we are awaiting their reports.
We expect to
issue force majeure notices for the interruptions to
shipments that we suffer as a result of the Christchurch
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>