Mining in NZ

Why we need minerals

rights to minerals

Overview Almost every aspect of our modern lives relies on minerals or mineral products, such as base metals, precious metals, coking coal, iron sands, aggregates, limestone and industrial minerals. These are all vital elements used for building and construction, vehicle manufacture and fuel, computers and other...

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Mining in NZ

Why mine in NZ

The world needs minerals and mining.  Mining is vital to the way we live. Much of what we do every day depends on the extraction of minerals. That should be done responsibly in New Zealand and globally

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Careers in mining

Careers in mining

Work in our industry is done in-house, or contracted from consultancy firms, dedicated service providers, or sole traders.   Many mining companies provide on the job training for staff as well as apprenticeships and further tertiary study for those who have started to do a relevant professional qualification. See our list of members for the range of companies operating in the mining sector. Visit Careers NZ[https://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs-database] training to check what type of training is appropriate to enter the mining industry. Ask MITO for more on training in the extractive industries. View this infographic for facts and figures on Mining and Exploration employment in New Zealand.

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