MINERS' MONTHLY JULY/AUGUST
SAVE THE DATE FOR MINERALS WEST COAST FORUM 2021
Minerals West Coast is proud to announce a date has been set for its annual forum, to be held in Reefton on Thursday the 21st of October, along with its annual general meeting.
Once the full line-up of speakers has been finalised, along with a few other details, tickets will be made available for purchase for those wishing to attend.
Minerals West Coast is looking forward to hosting another successful forum on the back of last year's Reefton event.
Subject to interest, a field trip to a mine within the Reefton area may be organised for Friday the 22nd of October.
More information will be available within the coming weeks.
MINERALS WEST COAST WORKING WITH NEW ZEALAND PETROLEUM AND MINERALS TO ADDRESS PERMIT PROCESSING
Minerals West Coast will be meeting with staff from New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals to address concerns over the speed of permit processing for those working in the minerals sector, such as miners and explorers.
In July, Minerals West Coast wrote to New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals raising concerns with the department's processing of permits and the impact it is having on the mining sector. New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals staff have since spoken with Minerals West Coast at the most recent trust meeting (held in August) to explain some of the issues.
Another meeting will be held when Minerals West Coast representatives meet with New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals staff in Wellington this month. If you have any concerns you would like raised at this meeting, or solutions, please contact Minerals West Coast's manager, Patrick Phelps, so that these matters can be put in front of the officials.
Patrick can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 021 238 6846.
MINERALS WEST COAST AND WEST COAST COMMERCIAL GOLDMINERS' ASSOCIATION AMALGAMATION PROGRESSES
In mid-July a meeting was held in mid-July to confirm and progress the merger of Minerals West Coast and the West Coast Commercial Goldminers' Association. All those in attendance from both organisations (which have many common members) supported the two groups becoming one, with the West Coast Commercial Goldminers' Association amalgamating into Minerals West Coast.
In line with the constitution of the West Coast Commercial Goldminers' Association constitution, another meeting will be held on between now and the annual general meeting of both groups in October when the merger will be finalised, subject to the approval of each respective groups' membership.
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