Road closed between Nelson and Richmond due to Chemical leak
Road closed between Nelson and Richmond due to Chemical
Cordons are in place at Saxton Rd, Nayland Rd,
Whakatu Drive and the Richmond Deviation due to a chemical
leak at Wakatu Estate.
There is currently no vehicle
access between Nelson and Richmond.
The Railway Reserve is
also cordoned off.
Police and fire are in attendance and
hope to have the routes reinstated as soon as possible.
Police ask people to avoid the area until further
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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>>