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Media focus on fracking following report

John Kerr posted in on November 28th, 2012.

The release of a much-anticipated report into the oil and gas extraction technique ‘fracking’ has stimulated public discussion on the regulation of the mining process in New Zealand. Parliamentary Comissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, yesterday released her report, Evaluating the environmental impacts of fracking in New Zealand: An interim report, which covers the background, […]

Mine CCTV footage – what it may tell us

Peter Griffin posted in on November 24th, 2010.

CCTV video footage taken from a camera at the entrance to the Pike River mine was released last night and shows the impact of the pressure wave that resulted from the explosion deep within the mine. The 52-second piece of footage can be viewed on most news websites including TV3 and Stuff. The Science Media […]

Oil drilling and exploration in NZ’s deep waters

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 4th, 2010.

ONLINE MEDIA BRIEFING: Thurs 10 June, 11 am (NZT) Over past decades, the drive to discover large new petroleum reserves has pushed drilling into deeper and deeper off-shore waters. New Zealand is surrounded by deep water basins that have potential to yield substantial petroleum resources. This week’s announcement of the opening of the Raukumara basin […]

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