Briefing to Ministers – November 2023

November 2023

Mining in New Zealand is a story about opportunities. These are opportunities we want to see captured because of the many benefits they bring.

As the world races towards more reliance on technology and electricity, with generation mainly from renewable sources, it has become blindingly obvious that there will be no high-tech, low emissions energy transition without mined minerals. The catch  is, the demand for these minerals vastly outstrips supply so the world needs more mines, and fast.

This is an exciting time for mining and a golden opportunity for New Zealand where responsible mining is undertaken to some of the most exacting standards in the world – advantage New Zealand.