• Block Offer 2016 tenders now open

    Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has opened the Block Offer 2016 petroleum tender

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    Block Offer 2016 tenders now open
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Minerals permit processing reports to be published quarterly

3 May 2016
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals are publicly releasing quarterly reports on processing times for minerals permits.

Annual reporting now available online

22 March 2016
Permit holders can now lodge their annual permit reporting through NZP&M’s Online Permitting System.

Block Offer 2016 announced

21 March 2016
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has opened the Block Offer 2016 tender for petroleum exploration permits.

Block Offer 2017 Nominations open

21 March 2016
Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges has opened industry nominations for Block Offer 2017

New Zealand Minerals Data Pack released

29 February 2016
NZP&M has released an all new Mineral’s data pack.

New Zealand 2016 Petroleum Data Pack released

22 February 2016
NZP&M has released its 2016 Petroleum Exploration Data Pack.