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Coal price of $150 a tonne key to new Coast mine

Wednesday 3 May 17 10:00am

The BUller Plateau


THE Government is counting on a coking-coal price of $US150 a tonne in estimates about the economic benefits of proposed new mining on the Buller Plateau.

Economic development minister Simon Bridges is considering a plan to allow new open-cast mines at Whareatea West and Deep Creek, on the Buller Plateau north of Westport.

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