Help Balance the Conversation about No New Mines in New Zealand
This article is posted on behalf of Straterra - the collective voice for the NZ minerals and mining sector, from small firms to large enterprises.
In the speech from the throne, the government announced their "no new mines on conservation land" policy. This came without warning, and lacking any detail. Yet the proposal poses a significant threat to our mining community and those who surround us.
The consultation period is likely to start next month. Ahead of this, we need your help to be in touch with those who support mining, including colleagues in the industry, people working in businesses that support mining and our wider community. We are planning on keeping everyone informed and we'll share any key information, tools or ideas which will help us all to balance the conversation about mining in New Zealand.
Here's how you can help.
- Take a few minutes to think about all the people you know who support mining.
- Write them all a brief email, letting them know how they can join our email list. We've written a draft email for you below, so you can just copy and paste.
Here's the email text for you
Subject line: Help balance the conversation about mining in NZ
In the next few weeks, the government will start a consultation process around its new policy of "no new mines on conservation land". We need as many people as possible to know what's happening, and we'll also need help sharing factual, balanced information about mining with fellow kiwis.
Straterra, the industry body for mining and minerals in NZ, is going to keep in touch with many of us who support mining.
Sign up here to join the conversation for updates and information as this unfolds.