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Under the Crown Minerals Act, all Tier One permit holders need to report annually on their engagement with iwi and hapu. Tier One permits are defined in the Crown Minerals Act 1991 and include permits covering petroleum, large scale operations, offshore activity and underground a...ctivity.
Taranaki iwi, Te Runanga O Ngati Ruanui, has developed a useful guideline and resource to support industry best practice engagement with iwi.Read more
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By Bainton, Nicholas A.
The people of the Lihir Islands in Papua New Guinea have long held visions of a prosperous new future, often referred to by local leaders as the 'Lihir Destiny'. When large-scale gold mining activities commenced on the main island of Lihir in 1995, many hoped that this new world ...had finally arrived. The Lihir Destiny provides a nuanced account of the social structural and cultural transformations engendered by large-scale resource extraction. Tracing the history of Lihirian engagement with outside forces, from the colonial period through to recent mining activities, this book brings new light to bear on the bigger question of what 'development' means in contemporary Melanesia. The Lihir Destiny explores how Lihirian leaders devised future plans for a cultural revolution based upon the maximisation of mining activities and the influential philosophies of the Personal Viability movement. However, reaching the 'Lihir Destiny' is no simple affair, and many Lihirians find themselves negotiating divergent formulations of culture, sociality and economic engagement. The Lihir Destiny will appeal to readers interested in the social impacts of large-scale resource development, the processes of cultural continuity and change and the ways in which modernity is configured in local terms.Read more
Edited by Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala
The chapters in this book offer concrete examples from all over the world to show how community livelihoods in mineral-rich tracts can be more sustainable by fully integrating gender concerns into all aspects of the relationship between mining practices and mine affected communit...ies. By looking at the mining industry and the mine-affected communities through a gender lens, the authors indicate a variety of practical strategies to mitigate the impacts of mining on women's livelihoods without undermining women's voice and status within the mine-affected communities. The term 'field' in the title of this volume is not restricted to the open-cut pits of large scale mining operations which are male-dominated workplaces, or with mining as a masculine, capital-intensive industry, but also connotes the wider range of mineral extractive practices which are carried out informally by women and men of artisanal communities at much smaller geographical scales throughout the mineral-rich tracts of poorer countries.Read more
By Carmine, Mary
One hundred years after the six month long Waihi miners strike, this book takes a look at what happened and its effect on the people of the town. It is an attempt to reconcile those disastrous events to the people of Waihi so that they can understand their history from the perspe...ctives of the various types of people who lived in the town but will be appreciated by anyone who has an interest in New Zealand history.Read more
By Derby, Mark; By (artist) Kerr, Bob
" 'There in Waihi, with its toil and its treasure' Men's lives are squandered while earning a crust" This song was sung by residents of the Coromandel goldmining settlement of Waihi ("Waiheathens") in the first years of the 20th century. It is one of several authentic impressions... of the town compiled in this book, including some that are rare or previously unpublished. Waiheathens has been produced to coincide with the centenary of the 1912 miner's strike which turned Waihi into a battleground and resulted in the violent death of one striker. The book includes colour reproductions of the exhibition of paintings titled "Gold Strike", by Wellington artist Bob Kerr, which was also inspired by the Waihi strike. Waiheathens gives voice to a community and historical events which are unique in New Zealand, yet remain intensely significant to the entire country."--Back cover.Read more
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