Governor-General welcomes Royal announcement
Governor-General welcomes Royal
It was with much joy and happiness
that we learnt this morning that Their Royal Highnesses, The
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby.
of the pregnancy is a wonderful gift to the child’s
parents, and both of their families, and especially Her
Majesty The Queen, who celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this
On behalf of my wife Janine and all New
Zealanders, I send our best wishes to the Prince and Duchess
at this happy time. I will be writing to Their Royal
Highnesses to offer my personal congratulations.
Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry
Governor-General of New
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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>>