Straterra is the industry group representing the NZ minerals sector
Straterra offers a collective voice for the New Zealand minerals sector, from small firms to large enterprises. Our membership represents more than 90% by value of NZ's minerals production, exploration, scientific research, engineering and geotechnical services, and legal, financial, environmental and other consultancy services.
Straterra members are committed to environmental and social responsibility, and health and safety is paramount.
The goal of the resource sector is to be recognised as being a responsible and significant contributor to the NZ economy, NZ mining, the NZ Brand and to the environmental values held so highly by all NZers.
Situated in the CBD at 93 The Terrace, Straterra is well positioned near the Beehive (view of Woodward Street from The Terrace).
7 June 2013
Straterra has welcomed the results of a new opinion poll on extracting minerals in the Taranaki as a triumph for common sense Kiwis who understand the benefits that the minerals industry offers communities, regions and national New Zealand.
Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd (TTR) commissioned the survey to ascertain the interest in and support for its plans to harvest iron ore from the seabed off the South Taranaki coast inshore from the Kupe gas field production platform that lies about 30km off Manaia. More
12 December 2012 Otago Daily Times
Straterra said the Government's vision to build growth and jobs in New Zealand through sustainably using New Zealand's natural resources would be great for the industry if supported by a fair, stable and competitive regulatory regime. ''To achieve this, Government needs to ensure its continued reform of the Resource Management Act is done in coordination with a raft of other reforms coming through which will impact on our industry.''
11 October 2012 Otago Daily Times
Straterra chief executive Chris Baker said results of a recent 1000-person national poll, showing support and understanding in percentages beyond 70%- 80% ... revealed most New Zealanders supported responsible exploration and mining for minerals, "contrary to what a vocal and persistent minority would have us believe". More
3 August 2012
Improvements to New Zealand's regulatory framework must be made if Government efforts to attract investment are to succeed, and this will require engagement from industry, according to Straterra chief executive Chris Baker. More
24 July 2012
Mr Baigent-Mercer's use of the term "toxic mining" is unhelpful. No one wants toxic mining. What the Government and industry both want is environmentally and socially responsible mining, in which risks are managed, and effects are mitigated, while providing jobs and other economic benefits for New Zealand. More
9 July 2012
A mining industry group says strong support for mining in a survey shows "misinformation" from opponents is rejected by most New Zealanders. More
6 July 2012
NZP&M has recently invited tenders from mineral exploration companies interested in Northland's metallic mineral prospects. So it is fitting to envisage what a gold mine would look like in the region and to get an idea of the economic benefits that would flow from activity writes Chris Baker, CEO of Straterra. More
3 July 2012
OPINION: It was refreshing to read a sensible contribution to the New Zealand mining debate (Editorial 'It won't hurt to have a look', June 27). More
29 June 2012
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26 June 2012
Chris Baker speaks to the Greymouth Evening Star about plans for an aeromagnetic survey on the West Coast. More
26 June 2012
Media coverage of the Government’s West Coast mineral survey plans has highlighted the need for well-informed, rational public debate on mining in New Zealand. More
13 June 2012
Straterra welcomed the announcement made by New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals today inviting tenders for metallic mineral exploration permits in Northland. More
31 May 2012, Greymouth Evening Star
... is essential to the New Zealand economy and mining should be encouraged ... It is unrealistic and irresponsible to advocate for a halt to coal mining in NZ. More to come
29 May 2012
No one would disagree with Forest and Bird ... that New Zealand needs to meet our international climate change obligations. But to make New Zealand responsible for the burning of coal overseas would be like making the people who sell us oil responsible for the emission coming out of our vehicles. More
06 May 2012
Fashion was the winner on the day when the Straterra team welcomed some 70 people into our premises to discuss ... a few social issues.