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Fast-track Bill Long Overdue

Monday, 12 February 2024, 10:30 am | Straterra

Reducing red tape and allowing a "can do" approach to significant projects that boost New Zealand’s economy and create jobs is long overdue, says Straterra chief executive, Josie Vidal. "Straterra supports the principles of the Government’s ... More >>

Mining Essential To Renewable Electricity

Monday, 6 November 2023, 11:19 am | Straterra

The new Government needs to understand the role of mined minerals, including coal, as it picks up the renewable energy mantle, says Straterra chief executive, Josie Vidal. "There will be no energy transition without minerals and we make that ... More >>

Mining Industry Asks New Government To Think Big

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 9:30 am | Straterra

The mining industry is calling on the next elected government to think smart, think big and think ahead when it comes to mining, says Straterra chief executive, Josie Vidal. Straterra has sent its election hopes in a brochure to 119 MPs, along with ... More >>

Strategic Approach To Mining Essential

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 9:55 am | Straterra

It is time for a strategic focus on what minerals we need for the future, and where we are going to get them from, says Straterra chief executive Josie Vidal. Parliament’s Environment Select Committee inquiry on seabed mining presents a valuable opportunity ... More >>

Awards Recognise Women In Extractives

Friday, 10 March 2023, 2:04 pm | Straterra

Internationally recognised environmental work and an ability to roll up the sleeves and do any job, while mentoring others, were defining qualities of the winners of awards given out today in Christchurch by the extractives industry. Celebrating diversity ... More >>

Government Should Promote New Zealand’s Excellent Mining Industry

Friday, 10 February 2023, 10:19 am | Straterra

The Government should promote New Zealand’s excellent mining industry, not scare off investors with anti-mining rhetoric, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. Straterra spoke to the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Select Committee at Parliament ... More >>

Rushed Law Should Be Binned

Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 11:12 am | Straterra

The Government should bin proposed changes to the Crown Minerals Act as it jeopardises investment in mining, including in critical minerals needed to fuel a low emissions future, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. Straterra has made a submission on the Crown ... More >>

Mining Ban Dead In The Water

Monday, 19 December 2022, 12:41 pm | Straterra

Opening up New Zealand to offshore wind farms means attempts to ban seabed mining are dead in the water, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. Last week, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced the Government is seeking public feedback on the development ... More >>

Mining Blindsided By 11th Hour Regulation Switch

Thursday, 8 December 2022, 11:39 am | Straterra

Politically motivated changes to regulations, made at the eleventh hour without consulting the public, iwi, and other affected parties, is a blindside, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. Environment Minister David Parker today released the National Policy ... More >>

Government Sends Wrong Message With Bill Changes

Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 10:54 am | Straterra

Changes to the Crown Minerals Act, being introduced to Parliament under urgency today, send the wrong message, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. "Changing the purpose of the Act and removing the Government’s obligation to promote prospecting, ... More >>

Facts Trump Emotive Anti-mining Slogans

Monday, 7 November 2022, 10:44 am | Straterra

Facts, not emotive slogans, should be used to determine where mining can take place in New Zealand, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. "Groups protesting over the past couple of weeks keep referencing a protest 12 years ago that related to a suggestion ... More >>

NZ Government Lags On Support For Minerals

Thursday, 27 October 2022, 11:50 am | Straterra

Yesterday’s Australian Federal Budget allocated more than AU$100 million to critical minerals, leaving New Zealand in its dust, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. "The budget includes AU$50.5 million over four years to establish the Australian Critical ... More >>

Tinkering With ETS Settings Could Spell Disaster

Friday, 7 October 2022, 9:04 am | Straterra

Tinkering with price settings in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will create major uncertainties and cost increases for Kiwi households and businesses, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. Straterra, the industry association representing New Zealand minerals ... More >>

More Mines Needed For Low-emissions Future

Friday, 16 September 2022, 10:57 am | Straterra

A confounding issue for environmentalists is to save the planet, we are going to need more mines not less, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. Today, speaking to the panel giving the Government advice on reclassification of stewardship land on the ... More >>

Straterra Supports Ngāi Tahu Panel On DOC Land Use

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 1:12 pm | Straterra

Straterra supports the Ngāi Tahu Mana Whenua Panel’s recommendation that there be no reclassification of stewardship land as national parks on Te Tai Poutini (the West Coast), says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. In its submission on the Western South ... More >>

Environmental Rules Confused

Thursday, 21 July 2022, 10:56 am | Straterra

The Government’s environmental rules for land users are getting confused, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. Straterra, the industry association representing New Zealand minerals and mining sector, has submitted on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous ... More >>

Logic Lacking In Wetlands Rules

Monday, 11 July 2022, 10:20 am | Straterra

Logic is lacking in the Government’s push to protect wetlands when it comes to coal, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. “Straterra welcomes the Government’s moves to fix some earlier issues in the regulations to protect wetlands, but we oppose ... More >>

Minerals Vital To Climate Change Plans

Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 12:12 pm | Straterra

It was disappointing to see no mention of the crucial role the minerals and extractive sector will play in strengthening New Zealand’s resilience to climate change in the Government’s latest consultation, says Straterra CEO Josie Vidal. Straterra ... More >>

Straterra Welcomes New CEO

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 12:00 pm | Straterra

Straterra, the industry association representing the New Zealand minerals and mining sector, has appointed Josie Vidal as its new CEO. She replaces Chris Baker who leaves the position after 12 years of service. Straterra Chair Alison Paul announced the ... More >>

Seabed Mining Decision A Lost Opportunity

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 3:20 pm | Straterra

Straterra, New Zealand’s minerals sector industry organisation, is disappointed with the Supreme Court decision which prevents Trans-Tasman Resources mining off the coast of Taranaki for ironsands. “This is a disappointing decision for Trans-Tasman ... More >>





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