THE NEW ZEALAND MINERALS SECTOR’S COMMERCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL EVENT
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