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News & Events

MinEx produces a number of regular publications, detailed below. If you would like to receive these automatically, please subscribe here.

For details of events, conferences and training opportunities near you, check out the latest Train Brain - or keep looking below - we will post details of big events on this page.


Train Brain

The Train Brain is the MinEx training newsletter - an easy way to stay up to date with training opportunities. It also gives you Train Tips on how to access useful information. It's a no brainer that training is the way to make sure you and your workmates or staff go home safe every day.

Safety Alerts

These provide a flow of information from health and safety authorities in New Zealand and Australia, with details of recent incidents provided to alert other industry operators to hazards and unsafe practices.


MinEx produces a regular newsletter which summaries health and safety trends and information. 



MinEx HSMS Workshops


MinEx is coming to a town near you with our regional workshops.

The workshops provide an introduction to Health and Safety Management Systems - what they are, and how to develop one. The elements covered in each workshop are:

  • Risk Management
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Plant
  • Training & Competency
  • Emergency response.

You will be provided with a simple HSMS template with forms to use in your operation.

Tuesday 16 October - Paeroa

Wednesday 17 October - Te Kuiti

Thursday 18 October - Stratford

Wednesday 24 October - Kerikeri

Thursday 25 October - Dargaville

Tuesday 13 November - Auckland

3.00pm – 6.00pm, followed by refreshments and general discussion, venues to be confirmed.

Registration is free – 3 hrs formal CPD

For full details see the North Island flyer 

To RSVP contact MinEx today.


Many thanks to the sponsors of this workshop series.

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Electrical and Mechanical Superintendent Workshop

Electrical and Mechanical Superintendent Workshop
November 20/21 


Electrical and Mechanical Superintendents remain a requirement in mines of any scale. We can’t remember the last time they were offered a chance to engage at a workshop, so we are bringing one together in November.

At this stage, we’d like expressions of interest if you think you might like to attend. Please email office@minex.org.nz

WorkSafe training workshop in Dunedin



Thursday 27 September

After a successful forum in Palmerston North earlier this year on training, WorkSafe is bringing together a workshop in Dunedin on Thursday September 27 for those interested in lifting the outcomes from the training we provide as an industry. 

There will be the same range of speakers discussing the variability and quality of training across New Zealand. These include IOQ Australia CEO Paul Sutton who will again provide some strong messages to companies that they need to take a hands-on role in selecting trainers and ensuring the courses they provide give value-for-money and on-going benefit; no more tick and flick courses. 

Another highlight speaker from Palmerston North who will be at the Dunedin workshop is Keri Harrison who’s provided mentoring and support to get her own company’s (and several others) CoC candidates through their oral exams.

As MinEx CEO, I’ll help wrap up the day along with WorkSafe Chief Inspector Paul Hunt.

The workshop will earn you 6 hours formal CPD. You can register for the WorkSafe workshop here.