• We are New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

    the government agency that leads and actively manages New Zealand’s petroleum and minerals portfolio.

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    We are New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals
  • New South Island data available

    New high quality aeromagnetic data is now freely available for download through our exploration database.

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    New South Island data available
  • Minerals Exploration Data Pack 2016 - Now Available

    NZP&M has launched a new Minerals Exploration Data Pack.

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    Minerals Exploration Data Pack 2016 - Now Available
  • Petroleum Exploration Data Pack 2016 - Now Available

    Our most comprehensive pack yet.

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    Petroleum Exploration Data Pack 2016 - Now Available
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    Find out more about how the government manages New Zealand's oil, gas and minerals industry

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    Public information factsheets

In focus

It’s been a tough year for the minerals industry here and abroad but there is light at the end of the tunnel writes National Minerals Manager Ilana Miller.

Land that has recently become available for minerals applications.
A fortnightly report that provides notification of land available for mineral permit applications. Offering timely information on new minerals opportunities across New Zealand.

Latest news

Changes to permit fees to take effect 1 January 2017

27 October 2016
Following consultation the Government has increased petroleum and minerals permit fees to recover the costs of permit administration. The new fees will take affect from 1 January 2017.

Aeromagnetic surveys in Otago and Canterbury delayed

18 October 2016
NZP&M’s aeromagnetic survey in northern Otago/southern Canterbury has been temporarily suspended.

NZP&M website refresh

13 October 2016
New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals has launched a number of website improvements to enhance the visitor experience.

Minister opens consultation for Block Offer 2017

19 September 2016
Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Simon Bridges has opened consultation with iwi and hapū on Block Offer 2017. Consultation with local authorities will begin on 17 October.

New South Island surveys announced

6 September 2016
The Government is undertaking further aeromagnetic and new geochemical surveys in the South Island.

Reservation of Land from prospecting permits

5 September 2016
Reservations of Land from prospecting for metallic minerals have been put in place over Murchison and parts of Otago.