At approximately 1945hrs
tonight 09/02/13, Christchurch Police attempted to stop a
fleeing driver, driving a vehicle which had earlier been
reported as stolen.
The offending vehicle was
subsequently involved in a low speed collision with another
vehicle as it turned onto Mairehau Road from a carpark
area. The driver of the offending vehicle received
moderate injuries and was taken to Christchurch hospital.
Four other occupants of the offending vehicle are also
being dealt with by Police.
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Denniston Announcement: Coal Mine Gains Access Approval
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced his approval under the Crown Minerals Act for an access agreement for Bathurst Resources for its Escarpment Mining Project on the Denniston Plateau, near Westport.
“This approval is for an open-cast mine on 106 hectares of the 2026 hectares that comprise the Denniston Plateau. This area is not National Park, nor Conservation Park nor does it have any particular reserve status...
“The loss of conservation values is compensated by a $22 million package by Bathurst Resources. This will fund pest and predator control over 25,000 hectares of the Heaphy River catchment in the Kahurangi National Park, 4,500 hectares on and around the Denniston Plateau, as well as for historic projects on the Plateau itself. This is More>>