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Straterra is an incorporated society offering a collective voice for the NZ minerals and mining sector, from small firms to large enterprises. Our membership represents 90% by value of New Zealand's mineral production (except for oil & gas and geothermal) and a large percentage of the exploration effort.
Straterra works closely with the petroleum sector, and has links to geothermal.
Launched in 2008 at the annual conference of the NZ Branch of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), Straterra now has three full-time staff working from a well appointed office with street-front presence in the Wellington CBD.
We are committed to the Government's agenda for Green Growth, which includes environmental and social responsibility, and to the sector making an economic contribution to NZ, and to the NZ brand.
Key issues facing the resource sector in New Zealand are access to land for exploration, and the conditions under which access is allowed. Straterra participates in government policy processes, and carries out advocacy and other functions, including government relations.
Straterra is building membership and an industry hub in Wellington providing in-house policy expertise and a meeting venue in the Capital for members.
We believe in engaging with others in a fair, reasonable and transparent way, to promote informed debate on resource sector issues.
Our board represents interests in coal, gold and other metallic minerals, aggregates and industrial minerals, exploration, tehnical services and research.
Technical Services and Research Sector Group
Solid Energy NZ
Coal Association of NZ
Newmont Waihi Gold Ltd
Aggregate and Quarry Association of NZ (AQA)
Minerals and Exploration Sector Group