With offices in Wellington and Christchurch, our operations are nationwide. As the leading New Zealand coal producer, we provide energy for the agri-business sector, schools, hospitals and many other key players in our economy and society.
And with the recent acquisition of our joint venture BT Mining (of which we have a 65% equity share) we’re now an exporter of high-quality coal for steel production primarily in Japan, India and Asia.
We’re listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) but are a New Zealand registered company, with all current operations and employees located in New Zealand.
We have three operating mines in the South Island:
- Canterbury Coal (west of Christchurch) - 100% owned;
- Stockton (north of Westport) - 65% owned via BT Mining; and
- Takitimu (north of Invercargill) - 100% owned.
We also operate Maramarua and Rotowaro in the Waikato region of the North Island (65% owned via BT Mining).
We have two further mines - the Cascade and Escarpment mines near Westport. Both of these mines are currently under care and maintenance (100% owned).
In addition to our domestic operations, we have permits over 15,000 hectares on the Buller coalfield (100% owned). This is part of our strategic plan to become an exporter of high-quality metallurgical coal. We also hold various exploration and prospecting permits in other areas of the South Island to position ourselves for further opportunities and growth.
We invested in the first tranche of a new joint venture in British Columbia, Canada in July 2018 which gave us an 8% stake in the project. The Crown Mountain project is in the exploration stages and once operating will be a coking coal mine for the export market that will complement our current export operations.