Australia, NZ & South Pacific








SMC Gold buys Chilean miner

Queensland, Australia-based SMC Gold will almost triple it share base by issuing up to 200 million shares in part t…



Southland evacuated again

Safety problems continue at the Southland coal mine in New South Wales, Australia, where production has been suspen…



BHP Options Aussie Project

Mega-miner BHP Billiton (bhp-n) has decided to exercise an option to earn into an Australian nickel-copper project…