Programme 2019 - DAY 1

2019 programme announcements

 

Monday 27 May 2019

3.00pm

EXHIBITION OPENS  

4.00pm

Registration OPENS  

5.00-6.30pm

WELCOME FUNCTION

Including a presentation from Women in Mining New Zealand

 

 

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

 

CONFERENCE OPENING ADDRESS

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 (under invitation)

 

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
Rene Sterk - Director, RSC Consulting
Mark Le Messurier - Managing Director, Tasman Mining
Mick Wilkes - President and Chief Executive Officer, OceanaGold

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

​​Ilana MillerNational Manager Minerals, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

 

10.45am

Morning break and refreshments 

 

11.15am

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

MINE MANAGERS' FORUM

     Sponsored by

Komatsu

 

 

WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR

Tony Haworth - Director, 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. David Darby welcomes you to this stream and explains more.

David Darby – Manager, Commercial Analysis & Investment,
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

Panelists under invitation

Facilitated by: Wayne Scott - Chief Executive Officer, AQA

 

11.30am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

Eight x 15-minute company presentations showcasing mining investment opportunities in New Zealand.

 

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. New mine 
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 Hine - Mine Manager, OceanaGold

 

1.00pm

Networking LunchGHD

 

2.00pm

 

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.

Dave BellettDeputy Chief Inspector of Mines, Tunnels and Quarries, WorkSafe 

 

2.30pm

MINING PROJECT VALUATION TECHNIQUES

Owners typically underestimate the complexity and time it takes to sell their extractives sector company or project. This session will provide a practical guide outlining the key fundamentals you need in place to secure interest, the process you should follow and the pitfalls to avoid.

  • Types of deals available in the market
  • What does "sale-ready" mean?
  • Resource estimates
  • Where are the buyers?
  • Premiums available from overseas buyers
  • Managing a successful sales process

 

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 

 

3.00pm

AFTERNOON BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

Return to main plenary sessions

 

3.30pm

NEW MINE UPDATE: PLAMAN GLOBAL’S ‘FOULDEN HILLS’ 

The North Otago Foulden Hills diatomaceous earth mining development promises to be the next mineral to come into production in New Zealand. 

  • Resource overview and mine plan
  • Production and route to market 
  • Resource consenting observations 
  • Upcoming milestones, recruitment, contractors 

Craig Pilcher - General Manager – New Zealand, Plaman Group

 

4.00PM

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; Grey District Councillor

 

4.25pm

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).

Alan Sherwood

 

4.30pm

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 last year 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 Harvey - General Manager – Export Operations, Bathurst Resources

 

5.00PM

SUMMARY REMARKS FROM THE MC

 

5.05pm

NETWORKING DRINKS

 

7.00pm

GOUGH CAT GALA DINNER AND MINERALS SECTOR EXCELLENCE AWARDSGough CAT

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