• 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

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.

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.