news & issues

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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New Zealanders support mining

Posted on 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.

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Public support for exploration a good sign for investors

Posted on 5 July 2012

New Zealanders’ strong show of support for minerals exploration sends a much-needed, positive signal to investors in resources, Straterra says.

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Balanced debate urgently needed on mining in NZ

Posted on 26 June 2012

Media coverage of the Government’s plans to survey mineral potential on the West Coast highlights the need for well-informed, rational public debate on mining in New Zealand, Straterra says.

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