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Chris Baker

Mining sector in shock over seabed mining rejection

Chris Baker, Straterra

‘Stake in ground’ mining report short on detail

Chris Baker, Straterra CEO

Mining lobby seeks less regulatory confusion, freer hand for explorers

Chris Baker, Straterra CEO

Rash of oil and mineral protests nationwide

Environmental protests against oil, gas and gold mining have broken out from one end of the country to the other in the last two days.

Mining lobby dismisses claims of power grab in RMA reforms

Straterra chief executive Chris Baker

Straterra says the government is right to try and improve the Resource Management Act, dismissing environmental groups' claims of a ministerial power grab as "rubbish".

Miners fear 'stifling over-regulation' after commission's report

The Pike River Royal Commission has done a good job but the country's small coal mining industry should not be over-regulated, a resources industry body says.