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Environment Not Threatened By Fast-track Bill

Monday, 10 June 2024, 11:28 am | Straterra

The notion that the Fast-track Approvals Bill somehow paves the way to destroy the environment, with vast swathes of the countryside turned into mines, is way off track, says Straterra chief executive, Josie Vidal. More >>

$2 Billion Export Goal For Mining Great News

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 4:51 pm | Straterra

Doubling mining’s export value to $2 billion over the next 10 years is a great goal, says Straterra chief executive, Josie Vidal. More >>

Disrupter Fast-track Bill Long Overdue

Friday, 19 April 2024, 12:07 pm | Straterra

t’s time for a disrupter to get infrastructure and development projects moving, with significant benefits for New Zealand, says Straterra chief executive, Josie Vidal. "We see the Fast-track Approvals Bill as the ticket to this and our submission ... More >>

Coal Rule Changes Welcomed

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 7:49 pm | Straterra

The mining industry welcomes the Government’s announcement today that there will be law changes to align coal with other forms of mining, says Straterra chief executive, Josie Vidal. More >>

Awards Recognise Mining And Quarrying Stars

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 3:23 pm | Straterra

A West Coast geologist, an Auckland lab manager, and a kaiārahi and environmental compliance manager were celebrated as the stars of mining and quarrying at industry awards given out today in Hamilton. Celebrating diversity and inclusion, Straterra, ... More >>

Fast-track Bill Cuts Red Tape Strangling Innovation

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 1:20 pm | Straterra

Red and green tape is strangling innovation in New Zealand and the mining industry welcomes the relief the Fast Track Approvals Bill, announced by the Government today, will bring, says Straterra chief executive, Josie Vidal. "On the West Coast, ... More >>

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 >>





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