Mining in New Zealand is a small but significant industry with a lot of untapped potential, particularly as the world looks to mine more minerals to transition to renewable energy and to help solve climate change challenges.
Batteries, wind turbines and solar panels that are relied on to power vehicles and create renewable energy, exist because of mined minerals.
Food processing, health care, heating, travel, communication (including your phone and computer), work, and pretty much everything you use and rely on every day exist because of mined minerals.
Infrastructure, housing and modern life as we know it, are built on mining.
Some people are saying mining is bad for the environment. We believe in presenting facts, science, and evidence to let people make up their own minds.
Like much of what humans do, mining has an impact on the environment. But mining in New Zealand is heavily regulated to ensure environmental impacts are mitigated or offset. Mining companies in New Zealand care about the environment.
We have high standards of responsible mining, across workplace health and safety and environmental practices.