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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Call for calm on fracking

Posted on 4 November 2011

New Zealanders concerned about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in oil and gas development are urged to consider the issues carefully before leaping to conclusions, Straterra says.

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Care needed with ETS review report

Posted on 15 September 2011

The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme review report is unjustifiably optimistic on the global climate change response, and the Government is urged to get its own facts before reaching any decisions, Straterra says.

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