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The Westport Story : Right Of Reply From Coal Action Network

Monday, 26 August 2013, 8:22 pm | The Westport Story told by Scoop

The recent Scoop series on the prospects for a new coal mine on the West Coast told a great story many of us identify with. More >>

Hamish Bohannan's Hopes For Westport - The Westport Story, 4

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 4:13 pm | The Westport Story told by Scoop

On the final day of Scoop Amplifier's three day field trip to Westport Scoop's Alastair Thompson and Stephen Olsen spent the day in the company of Bathurst Resources' CEO Hamish Bohannan, Corporate Affairs Manager Sam Aarons and Westport based Chief Geologist ... More >>

Denniston's "Caviar" Of Coal? - The Westport Story, part 3

Monday, 5 August 2013, 1:02 pm | The Westport Story told by Scoop

Metallurgical coke, made from bituminous coals such as the West Coast’s, are desirable in the blast furnace conversion of iron ore to iron. They are sometimes referred to as the caviar of coals for their special steel enhancing properties. More >>

The Pain Of "Uncertainty" - The Westport Story, part 2

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 4:09 pm | The Westport Story told by Scoop

“There’s so much uncertainty out there for our town at the moment. This is why people are starting to speak up”. This sentiment – expressed by a letter writer to Westport newspaper The News on 19 June – was heard often during Scoop Amplifier’s ... More >>

At the Crossroads in Coaltown - The Westport Story part 1

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 12:04 pm | The Westport Story told by Scoop

One way or another it’s a fact that the past, present and future of Westport and the Buller District is inextricably linked to the ground-covered seams and coal-fields on the lofty cloud-draped plateaus directly outside the township’s front door. More >>