New Zealand

April 2019
Understanding New Zealand’s coalfields
This article is an edited excerpt from AusIMM's upcoming Monograph 33: The Geology and Resources of New Zealand Coalfields Monograph 33 was commissioned to provide a single introductory reference to the geology, resources and general mining prospects of New Zealand coalfields. It is designed as a high-quality and long-lasting reference book for professionals and companies working in the New Zealand coal sector and geologists with an interest in New Zealand coal deposits.  The volume Read More
June 2015
Understanding the success of the Correnso gold mine
How Newmont Waihi Gold approached the development of its New Zealand mine The Correnso mine is located at Waihi in the North Island of New Zealand. Waihi is 63 km north of Tauranga, the major regional port and approximately 125 km southeast of Auckland. Waihi has a population of about 4700 people and the surrounding area supports horticulture and dairy farming (Maton, Bertoldi and Gawith, 2012). The Correnso underground mine was brought into production in 2015 and is situated directly Read More
photo of open pit gold mine, New Zealand
April 2015
Kiwi mining conundrum
Why New Zealand mineral regulation needs an overhaul For mining companies sitting on the Australian side of the Tasman Sea, New Zealand must appear to be a dazzling opportunity, just waiting to be plucked. Just over 2000 km away is a country with one of the biggest exclusive economic zones in the world, endowing it significant natural resources. By the World Bank’s estimates the country ranks eighth out of 120 countries in natural capital per capita, a position that is only bettered by the Read More
New Codes of Practice released by Work Safe New Zealand
Worksafe New Zealand has released a number of new codes of practice in the mining area in 2014. The new codes of practice may be of interest to recipients of this newsletter both within New Zealand but also elsewhere. A new regulatory framework for mining in New Zealand came into force in December 2013. In 2012 the report of the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy recommended changes to the mining regulations in New Zealand and the provision of codes of practice and Read More