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