• New Zealand Block Offer 2014

    Government announces 15 new oil and gas exploration permits.

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    New Zealand Block Offer 2014
  • New Online Permit Management System.

    View the highlights video and find out more about this useful new tool.

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    New Online Permit Management System.
  • New Zealand Block Offer 2015

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

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    New Zealand Block Offer 2015
  • Try your luck at gold fossicking

    Try your luck at gold fossicking at one of the designated sites in historic South Island gold mining regions.

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    Try your luck at gold fossicking
  • Advantage NZ Petroleum Summit 2015

    Save the date!

    29 March to 1 April 2015

    Skycity, Auckland, New Zealand

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    Advantage NZ Petroleum Summit 2015
  • 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 with iwi and hapū
We are committed to proactively engaging with iwi and hapū, local authorities, and communities, about the development of oil, gas and minerals resources in areas of interest.

Under the Crown Minerals Act and the minerals programmes for petroleum and minerals, we consult with all relevant iwi and hapū in relation to certain permit activity.

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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

Government announces 15 new oil and gas exploration permits

9 December 2014
Minister Simon Bridges has announced 15 new petroleum exploration permits have been granted for Block Offer 2014 today.

Consultation for Block Offer 2015 opens

14 November 2014
Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has opened consultation on the proposed Petroleum Block Offer 2015.

Partial fees changes approved

10 November 2014
Proposals to reduce fees for offshore petroleum prospecting permits and offshore minerals permits have been approved by Government.

Block Offer 2014 Invitation for Bids: close date for industry questions

22 September 2014
The deadline has now passed for industry questions regarding the Block Offer 2014 Invitation for Bids. The closing date was 19 September.

Workshops for Tier 2 permit holders in Greymouth this October

12 September 2014
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals is running one-on-one workshops specifically for Tier 2 permit holders in Greymouth this October.

Block Offer nominations

22 August 2014
Each year, New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals invites industry to nominate areas of exploration interest in New Zealand.