Critical minerals list coming too late, says Straterra

Critical minerals list coming too late, says Straterra
Is NZ falling behind in race to secure essential minerals like lithium? (Image: Getty)
Ian Llewellyn
After years of delay, the government says it will start public consultation on a ‘critical minerals list’ in the new year as other countries rush to protect access to strategically important resources.The latest update on progress came as submissions were being taken on changes to the Crown Minerals Act (CMA), which changed its purpose from promoting mining to administering it.The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), which administered the minerals regime, said in a newsletter that “the government is also se...

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