Update - Minerals Forum cancelled learn more here


The sector is pushing to increase productivity and expand new markets while exploring the technological challenges of the drive towards a low-carbon economy.  

The Minerals Forum will cover:

  • New Zealand minerals investment opportunities
  • Exclusive industry announcements
  • Current mining operations and a Mine Managers’ Forum
  • Government and regulatory updates
  • Technology adoption and where to next
  • Leading geoscience and environmental science updates
  • Workforce health and well-being
  • Pathways towards a low carbon economy including an Energy Users' Forum

New Zealand mining and quarrying Certificate of Competence (CoC) holders and AusIMM members can record session attendance as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity.


Freeman, the Straterra Board, AusIMM and our key sponsors Bathurst Resources and OceanaGold regret to advise that we have cancelled the in-person Minerals Forum scheduled for 12-14 October, in Hamilton due to security and safety concerns.

Following meetings with the Police, venue and security in Hamilton we arrived at the decision that we cannot hold the event safely due to the...

The organisers of Minerals Forum, Straterra and Freeman, have made the decision to proceed with an in-person conference in Hamilton next month.

Today, the Prime Minister announced an intention to bring the country out of the current lockdown levels. “Cabinet has agreed in principle that at 11.59pm on Monday the 21st September, the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 1,” she...

Under current alert levels, mass gatherings are restricted to 100 people which would prevent us holding Minerals Forum in-person and we would need to run an online event.

The Government announced on Friday September 4 that the current alert levels will remain until September 16. It will review these levels on Monday September 14. We have decided to wait until this announcement before...