• New Minerals Guidelines

    New guidelines have been developed to assist with mineral permit applications and mineral permit reporting requirements.

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    New Minerals Guidelines
  • Data Pack 2015 Now Available

    Our most comprehensive pack yet, featuring 11 exciting new projects.

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    Data Pack 2015 Now Available
  • The Core Store

    The National Core Store houses both petroleum and minerals core, and has fit-for-purpose viewing facilities.

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    The Core Store
  • Public information factsheets

    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

Working together for a safer industry
This month will mark the fifth anniversary of the Pike River mining tragedy. The tragedy changed the mining health and safety landscape in New Zealand forever.
29 men lost their lives and it can’t be allowed to happen again.

[internal link] How the government manages the industry. How the government manages the industry
Multiple government agencies, together with regional and district councils, share the responsibility for regulating petroleum and minerals activities in New Zealand. This activity is carefully managed at every step.

Latest news

New Mine Plan submission guidelines for Tier 1 Permit Holders published

21 December 2015
NZP&M has published new guidelines to support permit holders with their reporting obligations for mine plans, under the Crown Minerals Act 1991.

Minister announces 9 new oil and gas exploration permits

16 December 2015
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has announced nine new petroleum exploration permits granted for Block Offer 2015.

Southland and Otago aeromagnetic surveys

14 December 2015
NZP&M’s aeromagnetic survey project will start flights over Southland and Otago from early January 2016

Aeromagnetic surveys in Nelson and Marlborough

26 November 2015
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has announced aeromagnetic surveys will begin in Nelson and Marlborough from 27th November 2015.

Government opens consultation for Block Offer 2016

3 September 2015
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has opened consultation on the proposed Petroleum Block Offer 2016.

Guidelines for Minerals permit applications now available

3 September 2015
Operational guidelines for minerals sector applications, requirements and obligations are now available.