Fiji upgrades environment unit to better monitor mining — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Unit monitors State land and mineral resources Serafina Silaitoga | The Fiji Times | September 24, 2016 THE Mineral Resources Department has upgraded its environment unit to properly monitor and control development of State land or mineral resources. Acting director Apete Soro said the unit, under the mines’ division and part of the mineral department, […]

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Two un-named mining companies hired Chinese to survey New Britain Trench — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Golden task for vessel’s maiden trip Echo Yang | Shanghai Daily | September 24, 2016 CHINA’S first privately funded oceanic research vessel “Zhang Jian” returned to Shanghai yesterday after its maiden voyage off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean. Hired by two mining companies in Papua New Guinea, the ship carried […]

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Australian real estate investor circles Solomons ‘disaster’ gold mine — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

The Solomon Islands environment ministry has condemned the ‘immoral’ behaviour of an Australian miner for selling an abandoned gold mine to traditional landowners for A$100. Stefan Armbruster | SBS World News| 3 September 2016 In the latest twist of the saga involving the troubled, 20-year-old operation, Chinese-Australian property developer AXF is now preparing to buy […]

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NZ seabed mining company slammed as ‘arrogant’ by South Taranaki iwi — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Jeremy Wilkinson | Stuff | 2 September 2016 Iwi have labelled a seabed mining company “arrogant” and slammed their consultation process in applying to mine offshore in South Taranaki. For the second time in as many years Trans Tasman Resources have applied for consent to annually mine 50 million tonnes of sand from the seabed […]

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Fiji Ministry clarifies on bauxite mining processes — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Fiji government tries to claim consent to mining from two chiefs is equivalent to free prior informed consent from ALL the landholders… Luke Rawalai | The Fiji Times | August 28, 2016 BAUXITE has only been mined at Nawailevu and Naibulu and chiefs from both areas have consented to the project, says Ministry of Land’s deputy […]

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Bougainville’s Me’ekamui dismiss Rio share spat – Full Transcript — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Dateline Pacific | Radio New Zealand | 26 August 2016 The leader of Bougainville’s Me’ekamui rebel group, Chris Uma, says the spat over shares in Bougainville Copper Ltd, BCL, is of no consequence. There has been a war of words between the governments of Papua New Guinea and Bougainville after multi national miner, Rio Tinto, […]

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Another environmental disaster for Australia’s world class mining industry — Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

Pump crews work at abandoned silver mine to keep toxic spill out of Murray-Darling Basin Mark Willacy | ABC News | 25 August 2016 Queensland Government officials have taken emergency action to stop massive mine storage ponds on the Queensland-New South Wales border discharging heavy metals into the Murray-Darling system, the ABC can reveal. Heavy […]

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