New Zealand Maritime Index
|Source:||New Zealand herald|
|Title:||Black gold fires up the coast|
|Abstract:||BIOGRAPHY FILE: STAPLETON, David|
Describes the economic upswing being experienced by the West Coast region of the South Island. The opening of a new coal mine and the prospect of exporting coal to overseas markets is helping to revitalise the port at Greymouth. The port's manager David Stapleton briefly describes some of the equipment upgrades and staff increases taking place at the port.