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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Northland minerals tender important step to scoping gold potential in region

Posted on 13 June 2012

Straterra welcomed the announcement today made by New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals inviting tenders for metallic mineral exploration permits in Northland.

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Minerals sector aims for bright 2012

Posted on 17 January 2012

The oil and gas sector’s strengthened representation will help promote the resource sector’s potential contribution to New Zealand, Straterra says.

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IPENZ report adds rigour to debate on resources

Posted on 12 December 2011

The Institute of Professional Engineers has produced a report that promotes mature and well-informed debate on minerals and energy in New Zealand, Straterra says.

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Report gives green light to fracking

Posted on 24 November 2011

Taranaki Regional Council’s report on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) provides a sensible approach to regulating this technology for increasing gas production, Straterra says.

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