Programme 2019 - DAY 1

2019 programme announcements

Click here to download a copy of the full Minerals Forum programme as Adobe PDF.

 

Monday 27 May 2019

3.00pm

REGISTRATION OPENS

CPD HOURS: Four hours for attending both conference days and an additional three hours each for attending the Mine Managers' Forum on day one and the Aggregates and Industrial Minerals stream on day two.

4.00pm

EXHIBITION OPENS

5.00-6.30pm

WELCOME FUNCTION

Incorporating the launch of the Women in Extractives Network New Zealand (WENNZ)

Sharon FlynnExecutive Vice President, Head of External Affairs and Social Performance, OceanaGold

 

Tuesday 28 May 2019
New Zealand Minerals Forum 2019 - Day One
Wednesday 29 May 2019
New Zealand Minerals Forum 2019 - Day Two
Forum Day One Investment Opportunities Mine Managers' Forum Gala Dinner Forum Day Two Energy Users' Forum Aggregates & Industrial Minerals

 

 

 

7.00am

Registration and coffee

 

8.00am

DAY ONE MC

Chris Baker - Chief Executive Officer, Straterra

 

8.10am

 

WELCOME TO DUNEDIN

Dave Cull - Mayor of Dunedin City

 

8.20am

STRATERRA CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS   

Brent Francis - Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Coal & Carbon

 

8.35am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Applying science and innovation to advance our minerals estate

  • Update on Government approach to minerals
  • Unlocking our potential with new technologies
  • Minerals-to-materials science
  • How we can promote this country’s leadership in environmental science

Hon Dr Megan Woods – Minister of Energy and Resources
Hon David Parker – Minister for Economic Development

 

9.10am

LEADERS’ PANEL: NEW TECHNOLOGIES, SMART PRACTICES AND NEW MARKETS

How is New Zealand promoting, both domestically and abroad, its excellence in mining practices and how its minerals can and do contribute to new technologies that are increasingly taking their place in this new world order and low carbon future.

  • First, an update on the status quo and current challenges; new prospects, new mines
  • Surfacing the potential conflicts between different Government objectives: the smart economy, regional development, environment and conservation, response to climate change, research & development and innovation    
  • Advances in mining, and materials science technologies
  • Where minerals fits into the emerging low carbon technologies and New Zealand’s story

Richard Tacon - Chief Executive Officer, Bathurst Resources
John McGagh - Director, McGagh
 Advisory
Mark Le Messurier - Managing Director, Tasman Mining
Mick Wilkes - President and Chief Executive Officer, OceanaGold

Maree Baker-Galloway - Partner, Anderson Lloyd

Facilitated by: Chris Baker - Chief Executive Officer, Straterra

 

10.15am

NEW ZEALAND PETROLEUM & MINERALS: KEYNOTE ADDRESS 

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals leads and actively manages the New Zealand government’s minerals and petroleum portfolio. It grants access to New Zealand’s Crown-owned minerals and works alongside participants throughout their time here. Its aim is to attract capable companies with high environmental and health and safety standards. This presentation will provide an update and overview of NZP&M’s close work with other government agencies involved in the regulation of the sector, and present new initiatives in our regulatory and compliance environment.

  • The view of the regulator
  • Strategic initiatives from NZP&M
  • Good practice exemplars

​​Sarah Kenward - National Manager Petroleum & Minerals (Acting), New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

 

10.45am

Morning break and refreshments Atlas Copco

 

11.15am

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

MINE MANAGERS' FORUM

     Sponsored by

Komatsu

  • Attending this stream qualifies for three CPD hours
 

 

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Tony Haworth - Consultant, Campbell MacPherson

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Steve Riddell - Director, Kaipara

 

 

11.20am

UNDERSTANDING OUR ADVANTAGE AND PROMOTING THE NEW ZEALAND MINERALS ESTATE

Principal sponsor New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals promotes and manages the government’s minerals portfolio. This conference is but one access point for prospective investors. Suzannah Toulmin welcomes you to this stream and explains more.

Suzannah Toulmin  Manager, Commercial Analysis & Investment (Acting), New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

PANEL DISCUSSION: WORKER HEALTH AND ITS IMPACT ON YOUR SITE’S PRODUCTIVITY

Let’s get out of our comfort zone.

Worker health is an area that is increasingly coming to the fore. And it has a big impact on your mine’s productivity. We now understand monitoring for illicit drug use and alcohol abuse at the workplace, but increasingly today we need to be looking out for occurrences of abuse of prescription medication, mental health issues, diet, sleep patterns, and so on. We talk to some experts and leading mine managers about their sites:

  • Different mines will be at different stages here. Where do I start?
  • What are the key health areas I need to be on the lookout for
  • Productivity improvements and how worker health improvements will lift your bottom line
  • Exposure to hazardous substances
  • How does workplace culture impact this including the impacts of harassment etc

Paul Feaver - Mine Manager - Canterbury Coal, Bathurst Resources
Eamon MoynihanMine
 Manager, New Zealand Coal & Carbon
Charlie Gawith Underground Mine Manager, OceanaGold
David McBride - Associate Professor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Otago
Philippa Gibson - Principal Specialist, WorkSafe 

Facilitated by: Wayne Scott - Chief Executive Officer, MinEx/AQA

 

11.35am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

Five company presentations showcasing mining investment opportunities in New Zealand.

TASMAN MINING – BLACKWATER

Australia-based Tasman Mining is advancing the high-grade West Coast underground gold project at Blackwater near Reefton. It is presently tendering out a 3300-metre underground drive and in the middle of fundraising.

The project assessment is for 570,000 ounces gold over 10 years with AISC USD$635/ounce. JORC resource: 0.9Mt @ 23g/t Au for 700koz.

Mark Le Messurier - Managing Director, Tasman Mining

ADVENT GOLD - REEFTON GOLD

Advent Metals Ltd is planning an IPO in Q1 2020 that will include both New Zealand and Australian assets.
Its New Zealand assets include:

  • Capleston gold project (subject to NAA process)

Adam McKay - Chief Executive, Advent Gold

BLUE PACIFIC MINERALS – INDUSTRIAL MINERALS

New Zealand-owned Blue Pacific Minerals owns and operates two significant industrial mineral mining, processing and exporting product lines, providing zeolite- and perlite-based products to market. It also imports and wholesales other industrial minerals.

Production is running at around +120,000 tonnes per annum sales of quarried ore.

A 5-year product development plan has produced a number of high-value products using the zeolite ore. Two of these products are approaching a co-investment phase to commercialise.

Dave Hill Managing Director, Blue Pacific Minerals

MATAKANUI GOLD - RISE AND SHINE VALLEY GOLD PROJECT , OTAGO

The Bendigo-Ophir hard rock gold project lies along the Rise and Shine Sheer Zone in Otago where potential for a large low grade gold resource amenable to heap leaching has been identified along a structure analogous to Macraes.  A 28-hole drilling programme has been recently completed to expand existing resources and test new geochemical and geophysical targets. Preliminary metallurgical test work has confirmed gold recoveries of 70 -90 percent are achievable. Current focus is to further increase resources towards a one million ounce target, with a number of options being considered for funding of the project’s advance towards feasibility.

Warren Batt - Director, Matakanui Gold

BATHURST RESOURCES - NEW ZEALAND COAL AND INTERNATIONAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
Bathurst Resources’ growth story in the past five years is an impressive one. It is now looking ahead to the joint-venture overseas Crown Mountain project and Buller development on the West Coast of New Zealand.

Market cap: AUD $216m
Earnings: $105m
Export volumes: 1.1mt
Total production: 2.4mt

Richard Tacon - Chief Executive Officer, Bathurst Resources

 

12.20Pm

DETAILED MINE PLAN UPDATE: MACRAES GOLD MINE

Macraes is the largest gold mine in the country and is held up globally as a best-practice midsized low-cost producer. The mine plan provides substantial optionality around resource extension and sustainable production. It includes the pivot to the north at Coronation, ongoing underground exploration and the gold-tungsten play at Round Hill. General Manager Matt Hine takes us through the plan:

  • Coronation North and the northern pits
  • FRIM
  • Round Hill and options around plant moves
  • Underground exploration
  • Production costs work and ongoing optimisation

Matt HineGeneral Manager - Macraes Operation, OceanaGold

12.40Pm

 

BOOK LAUNCH: THE GEOLOGY AND RESOURCES OF NEW ZEALAND COALFIELDS

This monograph is an essential guide to the geology, resources, exploration status and general mining prospects of New Zealand coalfields and encompasses a career of work by Alan Sherwood, a geologist who worked at Crown Minerals and then New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals. It is a joint publication between the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Dale Sims - Principal, Dale Sims Consulting

 

12.50pm

Networking LunchGHD

 

1.50pm

LITHIUM POTENTIAL OF THE TAUPO VOLCANIC ZONE, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Recent research into the “green mineral” potential of New Zealand by GNS and NZP&M identified the Taupo Volcanic Zone in the central North Island of New Zealand to have the potential to contain enriched amount of Lithium. Potential host rocks include clays and rhyolitic volcanic rocks associated with fossil and active geothermal systems. This presentation will outline the methodology and results of geochemical sampling and analysis from selected drill core in the TVZ undertaken by GNS and NZP&M, and any implications for future work.

Rob SmillieEarth Resources and Materials Manager, GNS Science

 

WORKSAFE: INDUSTRY STATISTICS RELEASE AND REGULATORY REVIEW

WorkSafe will provide an update on the regulatory review, CPD, CoC updates and the on-line mine plan repository as well as the latest data on industry safety performance including:

  • Injury data & trends
  • Incident data & trends
  • Incident analysis
  • Where WorkSafe views the industry performing well and transversely areas for improvement

Rachel Carne Senior Mine Plans Analyst, WorkSafe
Paul Hunt Chief Inspector – Extractives, WorkSafe

 

2.15pm

FUTURE UNDERGROUND COAL MINING IN NEW ZEALAND

There is an opportunity within West Coast basins for substantial undiscovered underground coal deposits that could be a game-changer for the industry. The West Coast of New Zealand hosts high-rank high quality coals used around the world in steel-making, as well as chemical feedstock, reductants, electrodes and carbon products. Mining around the world is embracing autonomous, robotic technologies where we can now see humans remain on the surface and machines carry out underground mining, providing some answers to the health & safety challenges of underground coal mining.

  • Technology advances in underground mining techniques and equipment
  • Overview of the geology and where these deposits could lie
  • The social license to operate
  • Advanced materials

Alan Broome - Chairman, CRL
James Pope - CEO, CRL

 

OPTIMISING YOUR FLEET: THE LATEST IN FUEL EFFICIENCY AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENTS

The mining industry is changing rapidly due to the need to improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase safety.  Optimising mine performance to achieve the lowest cost per tonne and enhance safety is now more achievable than ever – thanks to the increasing amount of data and information available in real-time. Trevor Griffiths will discuss how man and machine can work together to achieve:

  • Lower cost per unit
  • Optimisation of maintenance events
  • Automation of processes and controls to reduce the probability and/or severity of mishaps at the mining site
  • Improved system availability, performance, utilisation and consistency

Trevor Griffiths – Smart Solutions Manager, Komatsu 

 

2.40pm

AFTERNOON BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

Return to main plenary sessions

 

3.10pm

INTRODUCTION TO STUDENT DELEGATES

Click here to download a copy of the AusIMM Student Programme sponsored by Bathurst Resources

Steph Junior - PhD postgraduate student, University of Otago
Hamish Lilley - MSc postgraduate student, University of Otago

 

3.20pm

 

 

 

MEETING THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE

One thing is certain, the future is not going to be like the past. Minerals will always be essential, but
why should they always be cheap?
Last century's economic theory hinges on continuous growth in production and productivity for
wealth creation of shareholders - workers, maintenance, and the environment had to pay the price
even as commodity values eroded. Next century's economics will be based on the real values of
labour, minerals, land, environmental viability and services. The mineral extraction industry will
produce vastly lower quantities with safety first, excellent working conditions, high skills and high
wages. Engineering that transition is an interesting prospect.

Susan KrumdieckProfessor, University of Canterbury

 

3.50PM

WEST COAST ALLUVIAL GOLD MINING: ACCESS OPTIONS AND TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES

Land access remains one of the challenges facing the alluvial gold mining industry on the West Coast. Should the various regulatory authorities be looking to ring-fence known highly-prospective areas for alluvial mine development? In this panel we hear from two experienced miners:

  • access considerations: private land; Ngai Tahu; DoC; Crown; other
  • the alluvial gold economy and future opportunity for growth on the West Coast
  • processing plant innovation
  • machinery advancements
  • current permitting and consenting arrangements

Peter Haddock - Mill Creek Mining; Minerals West Coast Board; Grey District Councillor

 

4.15pm

ENGINEERING FOCUS: FEATS FOR RE-ENTRY OF THE PIKE RIVER MINE

  • Drilling of additional boreholes
  • Nitrogen plant
  • Laying of nitrogen lines
  • Remote Emergency door
  • Purging process
  • Ventilation plan 

Dinghy Pattinson - Chief Operating Officer, Pike River Recovery Agency

 

4.40pm

DETAILED MINE PLAN AND OPERATIONS UPDATE: STOCKTON OPEN-CAST COAL

Stockton is New Zealand’s largest coal mine. Changes are afoot following BT Mining’s taking over of operations from Solid Energy and the significant expansion of this export mine that is underway. We take a look at plans for the next 12 months.

  • Changes in mobile fleet to optimise coal production; new technology to access challenging sites, e.g. Millerton
  • Progress with site rehabilitation, AMD and managing overburden
  • Synergies with other West Coast coal mines and blending to manage sulphur content
  • Logistics, supply chain and export markets

Ian HarveyGeneral Manager – Export Operations, Bathurst Resources

 

5.10PM

SUMMARY REMARKS FROM THE MC

 

5.20pm

NETWORKING DRINKS

 

7.00pm

GOUGH CAT GALA DINNER AND MINERALS SECTOR EXCELLENCE AWARDSGough CAT

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