Minerals Sector Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the third annual Minerals Sector Awards for innovation, health and safety initiative, environmental management, and community initiative are confirmed.

They are: Bathurst Resources (3 entries are finalists), Nuenz (1), OceanaGold (4), Road Metals (1), Waikaia Gold (1), and Winstone Aggregates (1).

Innovation award finalists

Nuenz – development and commercialisation of silicon nitride nanofibre advanced material

OceanaGold Waihi – improvement to water supply for underground mine fire response

Waikaia Gold – use of sheet piles to manage groundwater in alluvial gold mining

Health and safety initiative award finalists, award sponsored by MinEx

Bathurst Resources – medical assessment health programme

OceanaGold Macraes – “healthy employees make safer employees”

Winstone Aggregates – “stop for safety” approach to reduce injuries from plant

Environmental management award finalists, award sponsored by Lane Neave

Bathurst Resources – Canterbury Coal mine, management of acid mine drainage

Bathurst Resources – Stockton mine related bird conservation

OceanaGold Macraes – reducing the environmental footprint of lubricants

Community initiative award finalists

OceanaGold Waihi – precinct for community reflection on the role of miners

Road Metals – open day at Rolleston quarry