ENERGY

Bathurst reinforces long-term commitment to New Zealand

Wednesday 21 March 2012, 3:29PM
By Bathurst Resources
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Modern coal mining company, Bathurst Resources, says the opening of its Wellington office today is further demonstration of its long-term commitment to New Zealand.

Many of our stakeholders, including customers, the Government and environmental groups, are located in Wellington and its very important for us to be close to them as we develop our projects, Managing Director Hamish Bohannan said.

Over the next decades, well be sharing the benefits of our business with hundreds of New Zealand families and businesses and contributing to the long-term protection of the conservation estate in the South Island.

Mr Bohannan said Bathurst had established successful mining operations through its subsidiaries Buller Coal in Westport, and Eastern Coal in Southland and Timaru.

The companys operational functions would be run out of Wellington.

About Bathurst

Bathurst Resources is a New Zealand-based coal mining company with projects in Westport and Southland.

It is committed to building partnerships that benefit the people, environment and communities in which it works.

In the past 18 months, Bathurst has invested over $81 million in New Zealand.

Subject to the outcome of an Environment Court hearing later this year, Bathursts proposed Escarpment Mine Project will inject a further $1 billion into the national economy over six years.