• NZP&M Block Offer 2015

    Block Offer 2015 tender for petroleum exploration permits is open.

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    NZP&M Block Offer 2015
  • 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


Checks and balances: responsible development of petroleum and minerals in New Zealand

Over the last few months the regulation of the petroleum and minerals sector has been a subject of some debate.
Attention has been on the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), and what recent marine consent decisions mean for the fledgling seabed mining industry.

[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

Block Offer 2015: Deed of guarantee template now available

31 August 2015
The deed of guarantee template for bids for Block Offer 2015 is now available.

Going to AusIMM? NZP&M is running workshops you need

27 August 2015
Our team of experts will be presenting a workshop looking at NZP&M’s key systems.

Block Offer 2015: Application form now available and IFB updated

3 August 2015
The application form for bids for Block Offer 2015 is now available.

Reservation of Land from prospecting permits

9 July 2015
Reservations of Land from prospecting for metallic minerals have been put in place over parts of Nelson, Marlborough, Otago and Southland.

Platinum land reservations expire today

6 July 2015
Reservations from mineral permitting for the 2013 South Island Platinum tender have expired.

Kermadec mineral reservation extended

25 June 2015
The existing mineral reservation over the Kermadec and Colville Arcs will be extended until 2017.