news & issues

Mining’s potential on the West Coast

Posted on 11 May 2018

Op Ed - Published in The Greymouth Star 11 May 2018

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Productivity Commission Report Well Balanced And Thoughtful

Posted on 11 May 2018

Media Release - Straterra, the industry association representing the New Zealand minerals sector, has welcomed the Productivity Commissions’ draft report on transitioning to a low emissions economy.

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New Zealand coal is used for much more than just electricity generation

Posted on 24 April 2018

Straterra, New Zealand’s minerals sector industry organisation, has welcomed Energy Minister Megan Woods comment on TVNZ’s Q and A on Sunday that the government has no plans to end coal mining in New Zealand, particularly in light of government’s recent decision to ban all offshore exploration for oil and gas which sent shock waves through the business community. 

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Exports and Energy Security Compromised by Offshore Exploration Ban

Posted on 17 April 2018

New Zealand’s exports and energy security will be compromised by the government’s decision to stop issuing permits for offshore drilling, according to minerals sector industry association, Straterra.

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Mining’s potential in regional growth plans

Posted by Chris Baker on 12 April 2018

Op Ed - Published in The Dominion Post 12 April 2018

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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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