New Zealand has a long history in mining and has various mineral resources and is smaller than New Zealand’s oil and gas sector, however it remains a significant industry in its own right.
The mining industry is dominated by foreign investors with the exception of the state owned enterprise, Solid Energy. Around two thirds of New Zealand’s coal is produced by Solid Energy, half of which is exported (primarily to Asia).
Major issues facing the mining industry in New Zealand include:
- resource consent, environmental issues and stakeholder engagement (Government, Iwi, conservation groups)
- transportation costs – critical to the viability of exports, particularly coal given the location difficulties with the West Coast of the South Island
- attracting and retaining talent and this is where Hard Hat Recruits can assist you in your business resourcing
To learn more about our mining recruitment services, please contact Hard Hat Recruits. To learn more about our available jobs in the Mining industry please register your CV with us HERE.