Takitimu mine


The Takitimu mine is located near the town of Nightcaps in Southland.

Takitimu contains one of the few remaining pockets of sub-bituminous coal in the region, where coal has been produced for over 140 years.

We’re currently mining the Black Diamond block, an extension of the original Takitimu mine. Our operations underpin the local economy, providing jobs and supplying energy to local schools, hospitals, food businesses and dairy processing plants.

The nearby New Brighton exploration permit is in close proximity to the Takitimu mine and is connected by the same railway line. This location has the potential to unlock more high-grade sub-bituminous coal and extend our Southland operations.



Takitimu location on map

Mine information

  • Ownership
    100% BRL
  • Location
    60 km northwest of Invercargill
  • License/Permit
    MP 53614, EP 51620 and Private Coal
  • Coal types
    Sub-bitumionous coal
  • Life of mine
    9 years
  • Coal Reserves
    0.9 Mt
  • Coal Resources
    2.0 Mt
  • Last FY production
    220 Kt