Bathurst chairman slams never-ending appeals in NZ system

Mon, 19 Nov 2012

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Bathurst Resources chairman Craig Munro has thanked shareholders for their patience as the would-be Denniston Plateau coal miner deals with "what seems like the never ending appeals process that allows minority groups to stifle development in New Zealand." Speaking at Bathurst's annual meeting in Sydney, Munro bemoaned the appeals mounted by environmental objectors to the company's plans for open-cut mining of high grade coking coal on the previously mined and ecologically significant plateau above Westport. "This is...

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