Minerals Forum 2020


The Minerals Forum is back on and happening in October this year. 

The New Zealand extractive sector is expanding on the back of material and environmental science innovations and a strong commodities price outlook.

The sector is driving to increase productivity and expand new markets while exploring the technological challenges of the drive towards a low-carbon economy.  

The Minerals Forum will cover:

  • New Zealand minerals investment opportunities

  • Exclusive industry announcements

  • Current mining operations and a Mine Managers’ Forum

  • Government and regulatory updates

  • Technology adoption and where to next

  • Leading geoscience and environmental science updates

  • Workforce health and well-being

  • Pathways towards a low carbon economy including an Energy Users' Forum

Take a look at the programme

New Zealand mining and quarrying Certificate of Competence (CoC) holders can record session attendance as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity.

For more information and to register, head to www.mineralsforum.co.nz


Finalists for the Minerals Sector Awards 2020

The finalists in the third annual Minerals Sector Awards for innovation, health and safety initiative, environmental management, and community initiative are confirmed.

They are: Bathurst Resources (3 entries are finalists), Nuenz (1), OceanaGold (4), Road Metals (1), Waikaia Gold (1), and Winstone Aggregates (1).

Innovation award finalists

Nuenz – development and commercialisation of silicon nitride nanofibre advanced material

OceanaGold Waihi – improvement to water supply for underground mine fire response

Waikaia Gold – use of sheet piles to manage groundwater in alluvial gold mining

Health and safety initiative award finalists, award sponsored by MinEx

Bathurst Resources – medical assessment health programme

OceanaGold Macraes – “healthy employees make safer employees”

Winstone Aggregates – “stop for safety” approach to reduce injuries from plant

Environmental management award finalists, award sponsored by Lane Neave

Bathurst Resources – Canterbury Coal mine, management of acid mine drainage

Bathurst Resources – Stockton mine related bird conservation

OceanaGold Macraes – reducing the environmental footprint of lubricants

Community initiative award finalists

OceanaGold Waihi – precinct for community reflection on the role of miners

Road Metals – open day at Rolleston quarry



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