news & issues

Straterra welcomes decision to grant consent for Te Kuha coal mine

Posted on 27 November 2017

Straterra welcomes the decision from the West Coast Regional Council and the Buller District Council to grant Stevenson Mining a resource consent for the Te Kuha coal mine.

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Trans-Tasman Resources marine consent application approval – open for business

Posted on 10 August 2017

Straterra is pleased that the Environmental Protection Authority has granted Trans-Tasman Resources marine consent for its offshore ironsand mining proposal.

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New minerals research institute on the West Coast

Posted on 7 August 2017

A new research institute being established on the West Coast is expected to drive a “paradigm shift” in how New Zealand extracts value from minerals.

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Let's Talk About Coal

Posted on 27 October 2016

Climate change and the Paris Agreement place coal - and all fossil fuels - on centre stage.
How do we respond? What do we do globally and in New Zealand, to reduce emissions? Straterra does not claim to have all the answers, but we know good information is essential to good policy, and we hope this resource will contribute to NZ’s policy response. We launched the resource at the AusIMM NZ Branch conference last month and will continue to work on the content.

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Mining for the Climate Economy

Posted by Bernie Napp on 1 December 2015

Let’s add “mining” to New Zealand’s “Pure Advantage”. Minerals are essential to sustainable cities, low-emissions transport, healthy homes, renewable electricity generation, ICT and e-connectedness, and other smart and green technologies, in New Zealand and overseas.

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Straterra reacts to EPA decision on ironsands mining application

Posted by Chris Baker on 19 June 2014

The declining of Trans Tasman Resources' marine consent application yesterday has come as a shock and a surprise, Straterra says.

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Minerals Briefing Paper Launch

Posted by Chris Baker, CEO Straterra on 8 April 2014

“Mining is vital to the way we live, and we believe it is time New Zealanders had the facts about how mining is integrated into their everyday lives,” announced Straterra CEO Chris Baker, launching a Minerals Briefing Paper in Wellington tonight, at Parliament.

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Mature debate is urgently needed

Posted on 12 March 2014

Phil McCabe of Kiwis Against Seabed Mining trivialises the offshore ironsands mining issue as an “either-or” debate (Strip-mining or marine life?, March 11 Dominon Post).

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