The New Zealand Minerals Forum in partnership with AusIMM is a two and a half day conference and exhibition covering mining in New Zealand. It is designed: to showcase the New Zealand mining sector to stakeholders and prospective investors; and educate and inform the New Zealand mining community. It attracts high-level attendance from mining companies, government regulators and agencies, the investment community and service companies.

The event is a joint venture between the industry association Straterra and Freeman, publisher of Inside Resources.

Hon Dr Megan Woods - Minister of Energy and ResourcesFROM THE MINISTER

The New Zealand minerals sector provides both a substantial economic contribution to our country and we want to see this continue in the future.

This Government understands the importance of mining for regional economies and is interested in the pivot going on around the world towards ‘green minerals’ and what role New Zealand could play in this.

Further, the adoption of new mining technologies and our role in innovation provides opportunities for best practice operators and service providers in New Zealand to export their intellectual property.

The Minerals Forum is an important event being attended by key stakeholders in the sector and I look forward to seeing you all there.

Hon Dr Megan Woods - Minister of Energy and Resources

Chris Baker - Chief Executive Officer, StraterraMESSAGE FROM STRATERRA

We are pleased to announce the Minerals Forum 2019 and welcome both the industry and prospective investors to this informative conference and exhibition. 

It’s your forum and an opportunity to hear from leaders at the forefront of the themes impacting our industry today. It’s also your chance to support and promote our industry as a positive and valuable contributor through investment, jobs, taxes and royalties. 

Minerals Forum 2019; Exploring science, technology and new markets. See you there. 

Chris Baker - Chief Executive Officer, Straterra




Freeman, publisher of Inside Resources, is an experienced and savvy information services provider to the New Zealand corporate community.

It specialises in online subscription news and information services for specific business sectors. It publishes a range of reports and maps, and also runs events.

It was established in 2002 by Matt Freeman, publishing business magazines and websites in the telecommunications and IT sectors.

It launched Energy News in 2008 – a subscription-based news and information website for the New Zealand energy sector. In 2013 it launched Inside Resources covering the mining and quarrying sectors.

Inside Resources has already carved out a niche as the trusted source of New Zealand mining and quarrying news and information.

Freeman runs a number of successful events within both the energy and mining and quarrying sectors, and publishes six industry maps, including mining, quarrying and coal maps. The business is based in Wellington and employs sixteen full-time staff members. 


Straterra represents the New Zealand minerals and mining sector, from small firms to large enterprises and including suppliers, advisers and service providers.

The businesses goal is to see increased investment and growth in minerals exploration and mining in New Zealand. It engages in public policy processes with central and local government, and advocate for the sector in the media and at public events and forums. 

To maintain high standards and to build public support, Straterra also encourages best practice across the industry in health & safety, and in environmental management.