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

The business 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 advocates 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.