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.
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.